Hi there, Kamaron here typing from New York. To shed light on Microsoft’s takeover strategy given its deal for Activision, I spoke to a dealmaker who was front and center on M&A there for 20-plus years. We also look at a big SPAC deal for PetSmart and a divestiture from IBM.
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On the last trading day in the U.S. preceding the announcement that Activision Blizzard would be acquired by Microsoft, I spoke to Marc Brown, who now heads the growth equity practice at EQT. Brown’s career spanned more than two decades at Microsoft, including time as global head of M&A and strategic investments. He shared his insights on how the tech giant gets a mega-deal done.