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Microsoft’s Activision Acquisition Is a Stupendous Deal

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • A blizzard of cost synergies we conservatively estimate at $500MM from lower distribution commissions, hosting costs, and cutting ATVI's highly paid C-Suite.
  • Multiple strategic benefits: Catalyzes Microsoft's XCloud streaming game service and Game Pass subscription offering....potentially offers greater leverage for app store negotiations with Apple and Google.
  • Accretive on valuation alone...MSFT is paying a 10% discount to ATVI's 23x average forward PE from last few years. MSFT's 11x forward P/S vs. ATVI's 5.5x revalues ATVI's revenues 2x.
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Aaron Gabin
TMT & Consumer Independent Equity Research Analyst
Obex Capital Research
United StatesInformation Technology & Communication ServicesEquity Bottom-UpThematic (Sector/Industry)

I have over 18 years’ experience in investing in the TMT and Consumer sectors, almost entirely on the buyside. Started a... 

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