Microsoft getting ready Close purchase of Activision regardless of ftc extension: This is claimed by some of the New York Post sources, citing how Redmond House was willing to terminate the operation if it received clearance from the CMA and the European Commission.
As Wedbush analysts’ forecasts show, there seems to be optimism regarding decisions from British and European antitrust authorities, thanks to the work of the two commissions and concessions made by the company.
What about the FTC? It seems that Microsoft wants to move forward despite the lawsuit, in fact, it wants to “fog the purchase,” as one familiar source would put it. Because the commission judge does not have the authority to make an injunction to prevent such transactions.
“The CMA has been the strictest regulator of tech market operations in the last few years,” the New York Post source said, implying that once this commission is convinced, everything else will be easy.
“By law, the FTC is required to raise certain important issues in order to issue an injunction, but the judge will need to consider them,” the source said. “If Microsoft makes a deal with the UK and the European Union, competition concerns can be said to be resolved, and if you’re a judge, that wouldn’t be in the FTC’s favour.”