Respawn has alot of value in personel. I've seen it happen lots working in the oil and gas industry. Takeovers happen just to cut out and corner the market and acquire competant workers. The boys and girls at Respawn are some of the best and brightest going back to the Call of Duty era. It makes sense from a sellers point of view as well. The heads of the company got lots of money, now they have more, and now they can take vacations because they have less on their plates. Their employees now have prime jobs with EA and likely an immediate pension buy out from Respawn. Money deal for all involved.