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US News What does Microsoft want with Activision Blizzard?!

10:03  19 january  2022
10:03  19 january  2022 Source:   fool.de

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Microsoft announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard , a leader in game development and an interactive entertainment content publisher. The planned acquisition includes iconic franchises from the Activision , Blizzard and King studios like “Warcraft,” “Diablo,” “Overwatch,” “Call of The acquisition also bolsters Microsoft ’s Game Pass portfolio with plans to launch Activision Blizzard games into Game Pass, which has reached a new milestone of over 25 million subscribers. With Activision Blizzard ’s nearly 400 million monthly active players in 190 countries and three billion-dollar franchises

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Microsoft (WKN: 870747) wants to buy Activision Blizzard (WKN: A0Q4K4). On Tuesday of this week, there were sudden headlines, after which the Tech Group wants about $ 68.7 billion for the video game forge on the table. Both shares responded promptly.

Activision Blizzard was able to win 28.4% in value after the announcement. By contrast, Microsoft lost a few percentage point. Overall, a relatively ordinary behavior for a potential buyer and a seller.

However, the key question is: What would like to purpose the tech heavyweight with the new purchase? Where do synergies result? Exciting questions that we want to go for the reason for the following.

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(Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. is buying Activision Blizzard Inc. in a .7 billion all-cash acquisition, uniting two of the biggest forces in video games. It’s the software maker’s biggest deal ever, almost three times as large as the 2016 purchase of LinkedIn. Here are five key reasons why it happened. Microsoft has been at war with Apple, and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, over the fees the app stores charge for games. “Today, we face strong global competition from companies that generate more revenue from game distribution than we do from our share of games sales and subscriptions,” Nadella said on a call

Microsoft & Activision Blizzard: Does that fit?

There is a superficial dimension why Microsoft may have a legitimate interest in Activision Blizzard, and plenty of hidden things we can hear. At the core: The US Tech Gigant has a video game segment with the Xbox itself and has already served several acquisitions in the past. For example, today's world group has taken over Rare at the beginning of this millennium. However, for the comparatively reasonable price of $ 375 million.

But there should be more adaptation opportunities and more quality. Finally, Activision Blizzard is not just any company in this segment that produces video games. No, but with strong franchises like World of Warcraft, the company has a veritable cash cow that generates stable cash inflows. As well as other franchises such as Starcraft or Diablo. Of course, there are other possibilities.

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Today, Microsoft Corp. announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard Inc., a leader in game development and interactive entertainment content publisher. This acquisition will accelerate the growth in Microsoft ’s gaming business across mobile, PC, console and cloud and will provide According to the official press release[2] shared by Microsoft , Activision Blizzard was valued at .7 billion, or per share for this acquisition, with the deal expected to close in the fiscal year 2023. The planned acquisition includes iconic franchises from Activision , Blizzard and King studios such as Call of Duty

Microsoft announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard , a leader in game development and an interactive entertainment content publisher. The planned acquisition includes iconic franchises from the Activision , Blizzard and King studios like "Warcraft," "Diablo," "Overwatch," "Call of The acquisition also bolsters Microsoft 's Game Pass portfolio with plans to launch Activision Blizzard games into Game Pass, which has reached a new milestone of over 25 million subscribers. With Activision Blizzard 's nearly 400 million monthly active players in 190 countries and three billion-dollar franchises

Maybe the management of Microsoft reinforces the Gaming Streaming area , which is with more content an option. In principle, Activision Blizzard would basically be a suitable choice. Just because already with World of Warcraft recurring sales wave. If the management is consistent with this strategy, new valuation potential and growth opportunities can be found.

Theoretically conceivable would also be conceivable to enter the metaversum using Activision Blizzard. World of Warcraft is a good platform and possibly already a functioning ecosystem. Where a question is, if that fits the game idea. But to stay at the topic: possibilities are available at any rate.

An exciting purchase

that Microsoft Activision wants to buy Blizzard is an interesting news. In any case, it is certain that the US tech heavyweight expands its focus on video games. Which adaptations and what changes happen, that will show the time.

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Microsoft Corp. is buying Activision Blizzard Inc. in a .7 billion all-cash acquisition, uniting two of the biggest forces in video games. It’s the software maker’s biggest deal ever, almost three times as large as the 2016 purchase of LinkedIn. Here are five key reasons why it happened. Size: The transaction, if it can get regulatory approval, will create the world’s No. 3 global gaming company, catapulting Microsoft to just behind China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd., the publisher of League of Legends, and game console rival Sony Corp., maker of the PlayStation. Activision couldn’t compete in the new

It should be a first, great acquisition in the new stock market year 2022. Now it is important to find out investors who strategy the management is pursuing it. Of course, 68.7 billion US dollars are a lot of liquidity. But if growth opportunities arise from it, the deal thus makes sense in the long term.

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