Research, Policy

UK’s CMA to Microsoft: “We’re Skeptical, Come Convince Us”

Tom Seitz, VP Senior Telecom, Media And Tech Policy Analyst
08 February 2023


The Notice of Possible Remedies leaves a path forward for Microsoft’s (MSFT) proposed acquisition of Activision (ATVI) after the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provisionally found that it would result in a ‘substantial lessening of competition’(SLC), but it does not appear to be covered with rose petals.

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