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With every day that passes, Microsoft's (MSFT) takeover of gaming giant Activision Blizzard (ATVI) gets nearer and it's facing a series of challenges right now. From global regulators investigating the legality of the deal and keen to know if it will damage competition in the market, to ATVI current stock price falling below MSFT offer price of $95 (82.27) per share. The deal seems to be hanging by a thread.

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Activision Blizzard (ATVI) stock is trading at around $80 per share, below the $95 bid by MSFT. This is an indication that investors are weighing in a possibility that the deal is blocked by global regulators.

However, as of now the deal is still going ahead and once complete ATVI will be delisted from the Nasdaq (US100). It means that those who have shares in Activision Blizzard will no longer own stock in the surviving business, as it will be owned by Microsoft. Shareholders are, however, given the option to convert shares and will be entitled to receive $95 in cash for every Activision Blizzard share they hold.

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One good thing for Microsoft shareholders is that the deal represents most of its cash and a small proportion of its market capitalization. As CNBC reported, the purchase price amounts to 85% of its cash and short-term investments and 3% of its $2.3 trillion stock market capitalization.

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Warren Buffett snapped up more Activision Blizzard Inc. stock in a merger arbitrage bet, as Microsoft Corp. pursues its deal to buy the video-game maker in what would be one of the largest mergers in U.S. history.

The Federal Trade Commission said it filed an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft's (MSFT) $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard (ATVI). MSFT stock climbed on the news while Activision stock fell.

Popular Twitch streamer Amouranth has earned a fortune from content creation and streaming, and she's put that money to good use. Amouranth has spoken publicly about various investments she's made across a variety of industries, giving her fans insight on big money business moves like buying gas stations, purchasing Google stock, and investing seven figures in a company that produces plastic balls. However, Amouranth's latest big money investment is directly related to the gaming industry.

Amouranth took to Twitter to reveal that she bought nearly $2 million in Activision Blizzard stock, spending $1,904,028 in total. Amouranth explained in the initial tweet that she expects to get about a 20% return on her investment if Microsoft's planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard goes through. In a follow-up tweet, she joked that she was going for an Activision Blizzard board seat to "de-objectify women" by reversing World of Warcraft censorship that saw paintings of women turned into paintings of fruit.

Regardless if Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard goes through, the company will almost certainly bounce back from a financial standpoint thanks to the popularity of its franchises alone. Call of Duty is consistently the best-selling game every year and a new Call of Duty is expected to drop in 2022. Not only that, but Activision Blizzard has some other big new games on the horizon, like Overwatch 2, Diablo Immortal, and Diablo 4. It's not unreasonable to think that Activision Blizzard's stock price could return to the heights it experienced before the lawsuits. In fact, it's already up to $79.72 at the time of this writing, 38 cents higher than when Amouranth made her purchase. 041b061a72


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