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Slideshow Mega-Mergers: Largest Recent M&A Transactions

By The Online Investor Staff, updated Mon., Jan. 24, 1:53 AM

Slide #1. Microsoft Corp. Activision Blizzard Inc.

Acquirer: Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)
Acquiree: Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI)
Details: With three billion people actively playing games today, and fueled by a new generation steeped in the joys of interactive entertainment, gaming is now the largest and fastest-growing form of entertainment. Today, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT) announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI), a leader in game development and interactive entertainment content publisher. This acquisition will accelerate the growth in Microsoft's gaming business across mobile, PC, console and cloud and will provide building blocks for the metaverse.

Microsoft is a technology company that develops and supports software, services, devices, and solutions. Co. provides a range of services, including cloud-based solutions that provide software, services, platforms, content, solution support and consulting services. Co. also delivers relevant online advertising. Co.'s products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; and video games. Co. also designs and sells devices, including personal computers, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, other intelligent devices, and related accessories.

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Microsoft is a technology company that develops and supports software, services, devices, and solutions. Co. provides a range of services, including cloud-based solutions that provide software, services, platforms, content, solution support and consulting services. Co. also delivers relevant online advertising. Co.'s products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; and video games. Co. also designs and sells devices, including personal computers, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, other intelligent devices, and related accessories.

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Company Name: 
Microsoft Corporation
Stock buyback: 
MSFT buyback
Website: 
www.microsoft.com
Sector: 
Application Software
Number of ETFs Holding MSFT: 
175
Total Market Value Held by ETFs: 
$264.44B
Total Market Capitalization: 
$2277.40B
% of Market Cap. Held by ETFs: 
11.61%
Company Name: 
Activision Blizzard, Inc.
Stock buyback: 
ATVI buyback
Website: 
www.activisionblizzard.com
Sector: 
Application Software
Number of ETFs Holding ATVI: 
117
Total Market Value Held by ETFs: 
$8.69B
Total Market Capitalization: 
$63.99B
% of Market Cap. Held by ETFs: 
13.58%
 

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