Activision’s EVP of Company Affairs and CCO Lulu Cheng Meservey has delivered an typical menace – on Twitter of all of the locations – of a authorized “combat” if regulators block the Microsoft Activision deal. Meservey’s Thanksgiving message was seemingly tweeted in response to a report from Politico which claimed that FTC is “possible” to file an anti-trust lawsuit towards the merger below chair Lina Khan – a fierce critic of tech monopolies.
Regulators investigating Microsoft Activision deal unlikely to be deterred by threats
Activision is nicely inside its rights to take the battle to court docket ought to the deal not be authorized however a Twitter menace is unlikely to discourage regulators, particularly these within the U.Ok. and remainder of Europe not beholden to the U.S. tech trade’s manner of doing issues. Meservey’s tweet reads:
Seeing numerous hypothesis about Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Any suggestion that the transaction may have anticompetitive results is absurd. This merger will profit players and the US gaming trade — particularly as we face stiffer competitors from overseas. We’re dedicated to persevering with to work cooperatively with regulators across the globe to permit the transaction to proceed, however received’t hesitate to combat to defend the transaction if that’s wanted.
Attention-grabbing alternative of phrases.