Now that the FTC can't stop this train, I just don't see how this deal doesn't close in the next few months. So, I predict that MS either settles with the UK in the next few months or they close the deal anyway and deal with the legal wranglings in the UK afterward.
I think the CMA knows this, so they're going to settle to avoid looking powerless.
So, why this particular window? Well, I recently saw that MS/Acti deal extension and I'm confident they'll get the deal done by then. It just seems inevitable at this point.
What do you think, fellas? Am I being a bit too brazen here?
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