US senators want the Microsoft Activision
At the beginning of the year, Microsoft surprised with a mega deal , which provides the takeover of Activision Blizzard for a record amount of $ 70 billion US dollars . While the companies have already suited to each other, the competent authorities must now agree to the purchase. counterwind is now available from a small group of US senators , which want to check exactly the deal.
Does the Activision acquisition falter?
In a public letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) , four members of the US Democrats have expressed their concerns . These include Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker – who have set up every three 2020 for the presidency for the presidency – and Sheldon Whitehouse. In detail, it’s about the sexism allegations of the last few months, for which Activision Blizzard appears several times before court appear.
The US politicians fear that the situation with regard to the current allegations could worsen with the deal. Especially also CEO Bobby Kotick , who should continue to keep his job after the acquisition, are the focus of the senators. _ “The lack of accountability, although shareholders, employees and the public demand that KITICK is responsible for his culture he created, would be an unacceptable result of the Microsoft Takeover.” _ It says in the letter to the FTC.
What does Activision say to worry about US senators?
In a statement, the responsible persons of Activision Blizzard have already expressed and assured that the takeover in no way will hinder the measures , which were introduced in the last year to improvement of the workplace . Microsoft supports the plans and goals of Activision Blizzard. Regarding Kotick, it is said that the CEO content was reduced to the minimum of $ 62.500 for 2022.
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