Yesterday, the shareholders of Activision Blizzard were "Called to the polls" per vote for or against the acquisition of Microsoft announced last January. Contrary to the forecasts of the last period, the majority of shareholders (98%) approved the transaction, which will end during the course of 2023.
This was announced by the controversial and current CEO of Activision Blizzard Bobby Kotick through a press release.
"The incredibly favorable vote from our shareholders confirms our willingness, along with that of Microsoft, to position ourselves appropriately to offer great value for our players, even more opportunities for our employees and to continue to focus on creating a working environment. welcoming, respectful and inclusive. "
However, investor approval it does not confirm the eventual success of the entire operation, which in recent months has been repeatedly contested by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) American who, since the inauguration of the new President of the United States Joe Biden, has begun to review its antitrust policies.
Meanwhile, according to a new report by Bloomberg drafted by investigative journalists Brody Ford e Jason Schreier, Wall Street traders seem not to be so convinced about the success of the deal, causing the value of Activision Blizzard's shares to drop by 25%.