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Gerber Kawasaki Inc. owns roughly 90,000 shares of Activision, worth about $4.3 million, according to Bloomberg, and the company's Investment Advisor Representative Nick Licouris thinks Disney should be the buyer of Activision, amid declining share price.

Disney is in the firm’s top three holdings, with a 13F filing listing more than 152,000 shares valued at almost $22 million, based on the data gathered by Bloomberg.

The Disney investor sees potential benefits between Activision's growing esports business and Disney's TV network. He also sees an opportunity for Disney to leverage its film and TV characters. The declining share price over the past months could very well mean that Activision could become a takeover target.

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“Ideally for an investor you want this to happen now.”

Nick Licouris

Furthermore, the article discusses Disney's history in the video-game industry, their struggles and how the company ramped up hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, ultimately deciding to go with licensing instead of publishing.

Disney already televises Overwatch League under a multiyear deal and the acquisition could lead to closer ties, according to Licouris.

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Would of been funnier if instead they decided to buy EA and cleaned house.  But that's just my wishful dark humor surfacing.

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Considering Disney also owns Pixar, this could lead to a proper Overwatch movie. I'm not entirely opposed to the idea...

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23 hours ago, Sharknad0 said:

Just like the food industry. Look it up. 10 companies own everything.

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Not even. Just Four. 4 media conglomerates control 95+ percent of media we consume. Disney is the biggest after the fox takeover, then it's Viacom, AT&T, and Comcast in no particular order. 

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