Microsoft acquires ZeniMax Media (Bethesda, id Software, Arkane + 5 more) [2020-09-21]

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    The EU can insist, vis-à-vis other conditions, that for the purpose of approval the merger will take place over a period of no less than 10 years. Or 12 months. Or three blue moons. This locks in the conditions during which they can walk-back any approval granted in principle should they feel any condition not be met.

    For the EU, this is safer than approving then fining the acquirer for non-compliance because penalty that party does not undo any perceived damage done to the market. No idea if this is the case here, this doesn't look like a massive deal from the perspective of video gamers market but the EU clearly has something on their minds hence the invitation for third parties to comments.
     
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    Hoeg Law video explaining the reverse triangular merger setup for Microsoft and Zenimax Media.

     
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