Tag Archives: CIRSA

CIRSA improves trading outlook following positive LatAm reopenings

Grupo CIRSA, the Blackstone-owned Spanish gambling group, revealed that 2021 trading is ‘on par with company expectations’ as its global land-based units continue to be impacted by COVID circumstances.  Publishing a Q1 2021 trading overview, the CIRSA registered group operating profits of €28.6 million, generated from corporate revenues totalling €156 million. CIRSA underscored that period operating profits were generated against …

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CIRSA stands by global portfolio despite €255 million loss

Grupo CIRSA, Spain’s largest gambling operator, has published its 2020 financial accounts, revealing group-wide operating losses of €255 million.  CIRSA, which is fully owned by US private equity fund Blackstone Group, cites that its financial performance had ‘rebounded’ during the second half of 2020 trading, as the company posted a better than anticipated full-year EBITDA of €126 million. Nevertheless, CIRSA …

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Hot pursuit is on for Tabcorp shake-up

The board of Tabcorp Holdings is reportedly reviewing a number of individual offers and options from companies looking to acquire its TAB wagering and media units. Grabbing yesterday’s business headlines, FTSE100 Entain Plc revealed its interest to acquire TAB units and merge the heritage betting brand with its active Australian market portfolio.  Despite its public announcement, Entain chose not to …

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GAMING1 hires David Carrion as CMO for imminent international expansion

Belgium igaming platform supplier GAMING1 has confirmed the appointment of former Stars Group Inc executive David Carrion as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), leading the firm’s imminent international B2B expansion. Joining the firm’s C-level executive team, Carrion has been tasked with expanding ‘international awareness’ of GAMING1’s products and services as the company undertakes its commercial expansion beyond 2020. GAMING1 highlighted Carrion’s …

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CIRSA confirms Antonio Grau as inbound CFO

Spanish gambling and leisure firm Grupo CIRSA SA has confirmed the inbound appointment of Antonio Grau as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Grau will join the CIRSA executive leadership team this October replacing incumbent CFO David Royo, who during Q2 trading announced that he had chosen to end his 13-year tenure leading CIRSA financial units. An expert in corporate financing, …

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Codere avoids total collapse with 12-month credit line 

Codere SA will escape bankruptcy after the embattled Spanish gambling group secured new terms on its debt arrangement with US debt-holders.  The Bolsa Madrid gambling group is reported to have secured a 12-month funding arrangement with a US hedge fund which will guarantee a €120-150 million credit line for the company to fund its operations and repay its deferred debt …

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CIRSA focuses on Spanish reopening following Q1 wipeout

CIRSA has reported that strong January and February growth was wiped-out by Coronavirus circumstances, which forced the Spanish gambling operator to shut down its entire retail gambling presence. The Blackstone Group owned operator reported that company performance had been in-line with expectations until March, as Q1 operating revenues declined by 6% to €355 million. Publishing its top-line results, CIRSA revealed …

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Sportium upgrades entire security infrastructure with Dell EMC

Sportium, the flagship bookmaker property of Spanish gambling conglomerate Grupo CIRSA, has completed a network securities upgrade led by multinational IT infrastructure and engineering group Dell EMC. The project saw Sportium revamp its entire IT securities infrastructure operating across its network of 3,000 retail betting points servicing +8,000 wagering terminals. Sportium’s systems upgrade was led by Dell EMC’s technology security …

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CIRSA gains competition clearance on Sportium takeover

Spain’s Competition & Markets Authority (CNMC) will allow Grupo CIRSA to acquire bookmaker Sportium outright, permitting the Blackstone owned operator the right to purchase Ladbrokes 50% joint-venture shareholding. The CNMC had been forced to review CIRSA’s pending €70 million acquisition of Ladbrokes JV stake in Sportium, which would see CIRSA control Spain’s biggest wagering network made-up of 3,000 retail betting …

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CIRSA orders Catalan makeover to complete Giga Games acquisition

Following a review by Spain’s Competition & Markets Commission (CNMC), Grupo CIRSA has been ordered to restructure its Catalonian commercial presence in order to complete its acquisition of slot machine and arcade hall operator Giga Games. CNMC has ordered CIRSA governance to dispose of two of its Barcelona bingo halls, whilst further demanding that the Blackstone owned gambling group ‘terminate …

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