This excerpt taken from the ATVI 10-Q filed Aug 8, 2008.
Business Combination with Vivendi Games
Subsequent to the quarter ended June 30, 2008, we consummated our previously announced Business Combination pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, dated as of December 1, 2007, by and among the Company, Sego Merger Corporation, Vivendi, VGAC and Vivendi Games. Upon the closing of the Business Combination, which occurred on July 9, 2008, Activision was renamed Activision Blizzard. Activision Blizzard continues to operate as a public company traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol ATVI. The Financial Statements, Managements Discussion and Analysis and other Items of Part I and Part II in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q covering the three months ended June 30, 2008 reflect exclusively Activisions stand-alone operations as they existed as of and for the period ended June 30, 2008 prior to the consummation of the Business Combination. Activision Blizzard now conducts the combined business operations of Activision and Vivendi Games. In connection with the Business Combination, we issued approximately 358 million shares of common stock to VGAC. Following the consummation of the Business Combination, VGAC owned approximately 54% of Activision Blizzards issued and outstanding common stock. While we are the surviving entity in this Business Combination, because the transaction is treated as a reverse acquisition, Vivendi Games is deemed to be the acquirer for accounting purposes. Accordingly, for all future Exchange Act filings, the historical financial statements of Activision for periods prior to the consummation of the Business Combination will be those of Vivendi Games. Activisions businesses will be included in Activision Blizzards financial statements for all periods subsequent to the consummation of the Business Combination only. See Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further information.
All information included in this report reflects only Activisions results for the relevant periods, and does not reflect any impact of the Business Combination. The forward looking statements noted throughout this quarterly report on Form 10-Q will likely change as a result of the Business Combination.