Did Respawn Just Make A 400 Million Dollar Mistake

EA announced that they have acquired Respawn Entertainment for over 400 million dollars. This news comes weeks after EA announcing the closure of Visceral Studios, and the cancelation of their Star Wars game. With EA's reputation of closing down some of gamers favorite studios. One has to ask themselves, did Respawn just make a big mistake? What do both companies have to gain by this buy out?