Better Collective unveils Austrian acquisitions

In its first acquisition since its recent IPO, Better Collective has completed the purchase of all shares in Austrian based Bola Webinformation GmbH, including its flagship product Wettbasis.com.

Bola Webinformation GmbH marks Better Collective’s largest acquisition and allows the firm to expand its already strong presence in German speaking markets.

The purchase price has been agreed to €36.3m, of which €30.8m has been paid in cash upon closing and the remaining part will be paid in cash after 12 months.

Jesper Søgaard, CEO of Better Collective, commented: “We are truly excited about having reached an agreement with Bola Webinformation GbmH. This is the largest acquisition we have completed, and it is a great first step after our IPO earlier in June, where we raised funds to continue our acquisition strategy. With the acquisition of Bola, we are very pleased that we now take the position as the leading sports betting affiliate in the German speaking markets, a market where we see high growth potential.”

Last year, Better Collective acquired Sportfreunde GmbH, including websites sportwettentest.net and wettfreunde.net, both large sports betting affiliate websites also targeting the German speaking markets. When combined with the portfolio from Bola Webinformation GmbH and Better Collective’s other websites (including bettingexpert.com), Better Collective is now positioned as the market leader in the German speaking markets.

Florian Körner, Founder of Bola Webinformation, added: “Speaking on behalf of the founders of Bola Webinformation GmbH, we are very excited that we have been able to conclude the sale of our company to Better Collective, a company we have known well for a long time. We are very proud of the company we have built over the years, and we are happy to see our employees and our products continue in a well-managed company where values and quality are priorities.”