Activision Blizzard: Slim Chance They Will Acquire Take-Two Over EA
Analysts have been throwing their two-cents into the wind since EA decided to pursue Take-Two seven months ago, so it is no surprise that Janco Partners’ Mike Hickey would have to have his say in the matter as well. He feels that Activision Blizzard might be considering making a move on Take-Two themselves.
Speaking to the The Deal.com, Hickey explained:
“We absolutely believe Activision will take a look at Take-Two. If a competitor is for sale, you take a look, and if EA is your real rival, why wouldn’t you stir the pot a little bit?”
UBS Securities’ Ben Schachter though, feels that Activision Blizzard is too busy at the moment to consider further acquisitions since they only finalized their merger yesterday and have loads of work stacked on their plates to content with for the time being.
With Electronic Arts still pursuing Take-Two and extending their offer until August 21, it is highly likely that EA will eventually – but unfortunately – acquire the company. If indeed Take-Two were to be bought by a massive publishing/development conglomerate, it would be in the gaming industry’s best interest if Activision Blizzard were to purchase them instead. EA is basically nothing more than a conqueror riding in on horseback to rape and pillage anything of value and then force their heavy hand upon the survivors.