The European Union (through its European Commission) has approved the Microsoft + Bethesda merger! That's big news, but apparently not big enough for several major gaming news outlets like GamesIndustry, IGN, Kotaku, and more.
But as we've talked about in this space, while there is much to be commended in investigation via diving through Microsoft's SEC EDGAR filings, Form S-4 and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) aren't the answer.
Big stuff today, but let's get the facts right...in Virtual Legality.
#Microsoft #Zenimax #Merger
Discussed in this episode:
"US Securities & Exchange Commission has approved Microsoft/ZeniMax acquisition"
Tweet - March 8, 2021 - GamesIndustry
"Microsoft's ZeniMax acquisition approved by SEC"
GamesIndustry - March 8, 2021
"Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax (which includes Bethesda) has taken two major steps towards completion"
Tweet - March 8, 2021 - IGN
"Microsoft-Bethesda Acquisition Takes Two Major Steps Towards Completion"
IGN - March 8, 2021
"Regulators Approve Microsoft's $7.5 Billion Acquisition Of Bethesda Parent Company Zenimax Media"
Kotaku - March 8, 2021
Microsoft EDGAR Filings
As of March 5, 2021
Microsoft Form S-4 Filing - Notice of Effectiveness
Effective March 4, 2021
Microsoft's S-4 Prospectus (as amended)
"NOT MERGED YET: On Microsoft, Bethesda, and Securities Law (Form S-4) (VL429)"
YouTube Video - March 5, 2021 - Hoeg Law
"Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media and its game publisher Bethesda Softworks"
Microsoft Press Release - September 21, 2021
"EU approves Microsoft’s $7.5 billion Bethesda acquisition"
The Verge - March 8, 2021
"Premerger Notification and the Merger Review Process"
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