News > U.K.’s competition regulator launches inquiry into Microsoft’s Activision deal

U.K.’s competition regulator launches inquiry into Microsoft’s Activision deal

The Hindu | 07/07/2022 07:25 PM | Click to read full article

The U.K.’s competition regulator said on Wednesday it is investigating Microsoft’s $68.7 billion proposed acquisition of ‘Call of Duty’ maker Activision Blizzard.

The antitrust authority has invited comments on the deal from “any interested party” to assist it with this review. It has set September 1 as the current deadline to announce its ‘Phase 1’ decision – whether to refer the deal for a deeper ‘Phase 2’ inquiry, it noted.