According to a recent report by Financial TimesMicrosoft’s $68 billion deal to buy Activision is facing a deep investigation in Brussels (Belgium) and the United Kingdom.
Microsoft under investigation in UK and Brussels
The investigation reportedly comes after growing concerns the acquisition is going against competition and could prevent Microsoft’s rivals from accessing the game franchise. Call of Duty.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is expected to launch a more thorough investigation into Microsoft this week, after the US tech giant decided to go ahead with the deal without taking any action. measures to alleviate competition concerns.
The UK’s CMA is the first global antitrust regulator to warn people about the ‘dangers’ of a major takeover. The CMA is said to have given Microsoft five days to come up with measures to address the concerns, or else Microsoft will face an extensive investigation.
Besides CMA, the EU said the deal will also take a long time to complete as it is said to be facing another in-depth investigation in Brussels.