Tag Archives: Catena Media

Catena Media set to complete fresh affiliate acquisition

Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network, Catena Media has outlined its intention to purchase online betting comparison site, BETFREEBETS.UK. Catena Media is aiming to follow up a positive 2017, by continuing a trend in the affiliate market as it places a strong focus on mergers and acquisitions. The group recently expanded its German market presence, confirming the acquisition of Dreamworx Online …

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Smarkets forms ‘stats-led’ content partnership with Squawka

Online betting exchange Smarkets has moved to strengthen its football content coverage, announcing a strategic partnership with new Catena Media property Squawka (Squawka.com). Beginning this March, Smarkets and Squawka teams will combine resources to develop ‘stats-led content’ for football audiences on both portals. The in-depth content and match analysis will be pushed via multiple distribution channels including Twitter, Facebook, and …

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Catena Media appoints Per Hellberg as CEO

Stockholm-listed Catena Media Plc has announced Per Hellberg as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), taking up his new position on the board of directors later this year. In addition, it has also been detailed that acting CEO Persson Ekdahl will return to his role as Board Member and governance advisor.  Citing extensive international commercial experience from a variety of industries, …

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Catena proposes digital growth expert Cecilia Qvist as new governance advisor

Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media Plc will move to expand its Board of Directors to seven active members, proposing Cecilia Qvist as its latest governance appointee. A digital strategy and multi-market growth expert, Qvist currently serves as Global Head of Markets for Spotify Music. Qvist has further held senior executive positions at Ericsson telecommunications and Swedbank. The expected …

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Catena increases corporate debt structure to €250 million

Updating the market, Stockholm-listed industry affiliate network Catena Media Plc has confirmed the successful placement of a new €150 million senior unsecured bond due for 2021. The update sees Catena governance expand its current corporate debt framework to €250 million ‘new bond loan’, with corporate interest payments reduced from 6.75 to 5.5%. Moving forward, Catena governance will refinance its existing €100 …

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New sponsors secured for inaugural Affiliate Insider Bootcamp

Intertops - AIB

Intertops and Optibet (Lifland Affiliates) have signed up to sponsor the Affiliate Insider Bootcamp (AIB) at this year’s Betting on Football conference (20-23 March). Held on the first full day of #bofcon2018 (Wednesday 21 March), the AIB is the first unique affiliate bootcamp from Affiliate Insider, the new affiliate news, training and events focused business launched by Lee-Ann Johnstone. Intertops …

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High flying Catena Media confident of future outlook closing record breaking 2017

Stockholm-listed industry affiliate network Catena Media Plc enters 2018 full of confidence having produced yet another ‘record-breaking performance’for Q4 2017 (period ending 31 December). A strong finish to 2017 trading, saw Catena record Q4 corporate revenues Of €20 million, an increase of 63% on corresponding Q4 2016’s €12.3 million. Updating investors, Catena governance highlighted the firm’s ability to quickly refine …

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Catena expands Deutsch vision with €9.5 million takeover of Dreamworx

Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network, Catena Media continues to expand its German market footprint, confirming the acquisition of Dreamworx Online Ltd for a total consideration of €9.5 million. Updating the market, Catena governance has agreed to acquire all Dreamworx’s related assets and portals active within German sports betting, casino and financial services. German media owner Dreamworx operates high coverage websites …

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Jesper Søgaard – Better Collective – The changing landscape for affiliates

With the working climate constantly changing, Jesper Søgaard, Founder and CEO of Better Collective, spoke to SBC about how affiliates can ensure stability for the forthcoming future, as well as how things have changed over recent years. After being crowned as the affiliate of the year at the SBC Awards 2017, the Better Collective CEO stated the group “are really grateful …

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Catena ups social skills buying distressed Squawka

Stockholm-listed industry affiliate network Catena Media has confirmed that it will buy distressed football analysis and news portal Squawka and its related assets. Last November, Squawka a popular football portal with a reported 4 million unique monthly users revealed that it was in financial difficulties, placing itself into administration. Squawka’s website and social media assets have not been updated since …

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