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Playtech confirms Susan Ball governance departure

Issuing a short statement, FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc has informed that Susan Ball has chosen to step down as a company Non-Executive Director and member of the board. Updating stakeholders, Playtech governance confirms that Ball will officially leave her role at the end of the month, with the executive seeking to ‘pursue new business opportunities’. Ball has served …

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Playtech confident of 2019 prospects as governance seeks new Chairman

FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc has reaffirmed its 2019 corporate earnings guidance ahead of its annual-general-meeting (AGM). Updating investors, Playtech governance maintains its position that ‘adjusted EBITDA’ for 2019 is expected to be in the €390- €415 million range. In its update, Playtech details that it has made significant progress on its growth strategy and strengthening its corporate governance …

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US thinking Playtech appoints Massion & Krumins as corporate advisers

The governance of FTSE gambling technology group Playtech Plc has moved to expand its corporate advisory, confirming the appointments of Anna Massion and John Krumins as new Independent Non-Executive Directors – with immediate effect. Updating investors, Playtech details that the Massion and Krumins appointments will diversify the FTSE firm’s corporate governance capacities and make-up. A seasoned executive in corporate finance …

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Andrew Thomas ends tenure as Playtech advisor

Further to publishing its full-year 2018 results, yesterday FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc confirmed the departure of Andrew Thomas as a corporate Independent Non-Executive Director. A seasoned executive in corporate financing, taxation and UK leisure/entertainment commercial enterprise, Thomas has served as a Playtech governance advisor since 2012. During his tenure as a Playtech Non-Executive Director, Thomas chaired the FTSE …

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Tough 2018 sees Playtech place efficiency in scale as driver for 2019 growth

Publishing its full-year 2018 results, FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc states that it closes a ‘year of many challenges’, as governance places returning shareholder value and capital at the top of its agenda. Operating within a much-changed global gambling landscape, Playtech B2B and B2C divisions continue to adjust to Asian market downturns and regulatory headwinds across the UK and Italy. Despite facing …

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Ader’s SpringOwl demands a Playtech ‘clean break from Teddy’

According to The Times, US activist investor Jason Ader has called on Playtech Plc to sever all ties with Israeli enterprise founder Teddy Sagi. During the course of 2018, Ader’s New York hedge fund SpringOwl Asset Management has been building up its investment in struggling FTSE250 Playtech Plc – demanding that the governance undertake a group-wide shake-up, boosting returns for investors. …

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Playtech pushes on despite difficulties in Asia

Detailing its financial results for the six months to June 30, 2018, Playtech revealed that in spite of difficulties with its Asian operation, the firm’s overall revenue grew 4%. The gaming technology giant did however report a reduction in its EBITDA, which fell 13% to €145m, additionally, its adjusted net profit was €83.3m for the period, down 34 per cent …

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Playtech to recruit Ian Penrose as governance advisor building ‘US Vision’

The Sunday Times has this weekend reported that Playtech Plc is set to recruit former Sportech Plc Chief Executive Ian Penrose as a non-Executive Director advising the FTSE250 technology group on its US market expansion strategy. Penrose is considered one of the leading industry figureheads on US sports betting, having led racing systems provider Sportech Plc’s North American corporate transformation …

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Playtech confirms the departure of Paul Hewitt as corporate advisor

FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc has confirmed the departure of Paul Hewitt as a corporate non-executive director. A veteran in corporate financing Hewitt joined the FTSE enterprise in 2015, advising Playtech governance and leadership on capital structures, large-scale growth planning and M&A strategies. Hewitt is set to join the board of UK consumer finance and insurance group Provident Financial …

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Industry growth guru Susan Ball joins Playtech Plc governance

FTSE250 technology group Playtech Plc has confirmed that industry governance veteran Susan Ball will join its Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Advisor, from 1 August 2018. Last June, Ball departed the governance team of competitor Kambi Group Plc, where she acted as Non-Executive Director and chair of the firm’s Audit Committee (2014 – 2018). A former senior partner at Ernest & …

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