The Market Is Betting That The Activision Blizzard Acquisition Will Go Through


  • The FTC recently filed suit to block Microsoft from acquiring Activision Blizzard.
  • ATVI is continuing to deal with the fallout from a dysfunctional corporate culture.
  • ATVI is trading at a substantial discount to the proposed acquisition price.
  • The Wall Street analyst consensus favors the completion of the deal.
  • The market-implied outlook (calculated from options prices) indicates a high probability that the deal will close.
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Rich Polk

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) is in something of a state of limbo as regulators continue to work through concerns about the company’s pending acquisition by Microsoft (MSFT). ATVI shareholders overwhelmingly approved the terms of the deal

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