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Virtual Legality Episode 413

Understanding Mergers: 'No, Microsoft isn't Renaming Zenimax as Vault'

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Mergers and acquisitions. It's easy enough to assume that when a company like Microsoft says it's going to "buy" Zenimax, then it's just the simple matter of wiring the right amount of money into the right shareholder accounts, but...the law is never quite so simple.

Now, EU regulators have received documents talking about a new Microsoft entity called "Vault" and some...have gotten the wrong idea.

Reverse or forward we love all kinds of mergers...in Virtual Legality.

#Microsoft #Zenimax #Merger


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Discussed in this episode:
"What Microsoft and Bethesda's Big Deal Means For Xbox And Gaming (VL320)"
YouTube Video - September 21, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/RpIEbsDapNY

"Microsoft Plans To Merge ZeniMax Into A New Subsidiary Called ‘Vault’, PS5 Releases For Future Bethesda Games Still Up In The Air"
PSU - February 9, 2021
https://www.psu.com/news/microsoft-plans-to-merge-zenimax-into-a-new-subsidiary-called-vault-ps5-releases-for-future-bethesda-games-still-up-in-the-air/

Reddit Thread on "Vault"
https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/lghmnp/microsoft_plans_to_merge_zenimax_into_a_new/

"Prior notification of a concentration"
EU Filing
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:52021M10001&from=EN


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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