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Raketech completes QM Media acquisition

Stockholm-listed Raketech has completed the acquisition of US-facing sports betting affiliate QM Media and its subsidiary P&P Vegas Group.

Following an initial agreement in July, QM Media assets including Onlinecricketbetting.net and Picksandparlays.net are now operating as an integrated part of Raketech.

Raketech said that it has identified several growth and development opportunities [...]

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Evolution acquires spinning wheel game developer DigiWheel

Stockholm-listed casino supplier Evolution has entered into an agreement to acquire Cork-based DigiWheel, developer of a unique HD spinning gaming wheel.

Evolution will acquire the business for a total up-front consideration of €1m in cash, together with an earn-out payment based on DigiWheel’s net income for the third year following closing.

Evolution [...]

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Catena Media

Catena Media acquires US iGaming affiliate i15 Media

Stockholm-listed lead generation specialist Catena Media has strengthened its North American operations with the acquisition of i15 Media for a total consideration of $45m.

Catena Media will pay $12.5m in cash on closing of the transaction, with a further $20m to be paid in three instalments: $5m in cash or shares [...]

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888 Holdings agrees £2.2bn acquisition of William Hill International

London-listed 888 Holdings has agreed a deal with Caesars Entertainment to acquire the non-US business of William Hill at an enterprise value of £2.2bn.

The acquisition will be effected by means of a reverse takeover and is expected to deliver pre-tax cost synergies of approximately £10m in 2022, rising to around [...]

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Lady Luck Games acquires Danish games studio Spigo

Stockholm-listed slots developer Lady Luck Games has entered into an agreement to acquire Danish B2B games supplier Spigo.

The acquisition includes Spigo’s 27 casino games and eight customer integrations, including two with Danske Spil’s SPILLEHJØRNET and Tivoli Casino brands.

The transaction also includes Spigo Station, the supplier’s Denmark-certified platform, and SPIGO SDK, [...]

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Jumbo enters Canadian charity lottery market

Sydney-listed online lottery provider Jumbo Interactive has entered into an agreement to acquire Canadian lottery management provider Stride Management for AUD$11.7m.

The acquisition of Stride marks another strategic step in Jumbo’s international expansion strategy following the successful acquisition of UK-based Gatherwell in November 2019.

Calgary-based Stride operates in the Canadian charitable lottery [...]

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Kambi

Kambi eyes eSports opportunities with €26m acquisition

Stockholm-listed betting technology supplier Kambi is hoping to a establish itself as a leading provider of esports products and services with the acquisition of esports data and odds provider Abios.

Kambi will pay up to SEK270m (€26.4m) to acquire the business, with SEK150m payable on completion and the remaining earnout subject [...]

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Scientific Games boost iLottery portfolio with Sideplay acquisition

Scientific Games is expanding its interactive lottery capabilities with the acquisition of instant win games developer Sideplay Entertainment.

The acquisition will expand Scientific Games’ portfolio of iLottery content and accelerate the global market penetration of its iLottery business, which currently serves over 20 lotteries globally.

Sideplay is the primary supplier of digital [...]

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Aristocrat expands Digital capabilities with investment in three studios

Sydney-listed gaming operator and supplier Aristocrat Leisure has significantly expanded its digital game development capabilities in Europe with the acquisition of two studios and the creation of a third studio in Helsinki.

The investments are strongly aligned to targeted genres, particularly the high growth casual and merge/match 3 segments, as well [...]

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Playtech

Playtech shareholders vote against Finalto sale to Consortium

Playtech’s shareholders have voted against the proposed sale of Finalto to the Consortium led by Israeli private investment firm Barinboim Group.

At the company’s adjourned General Meeting earlier Wednesday, just 31.7 per cent of shareholders voted in favour of the board-approved resolution, with 68.3 per cent voting against.

Due to the resolution [...]

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Genius Sports acquires video marketing specialist Spirable

New York-listed sports data and technology provider Genius Sports has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire London-based creative performance platform Spirable.

Spirable enables advertisers to deliver data, video and AI driven content across digital media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat.

The SaaS platform will complement Genius’ existing media and [...]

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Paysafe agrees $441m deal to acquire LatAm payments platform SafetyPay

New York-listed payments provider Paysafe is continuing its Latin American expansion with a definitive agreement to acquire SafetyPay for US$441m in an all-cash transaction.

Founded in 2007, SafetyPay enables eCommerce transactions via a range of open banking and eCash solutions, operating across 11 Latin American countries with additional coverage in Europe.

The [...]

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