Tag Archives: EMMA Capital

SAZKA confirms OPAP takeover intent

Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group has clarified its intentions to secure ‘full control’ of Athens-listed OPAP SA, Greece’s largest lottery and sports betting operator. On Monday, the Athens Securities Exchange temporarily suspended OPAP’s listing, announcing that the gambling group anticipated a ‘major imminent corporate event’. This morning, Reuters disclosed that SAZKA governance had submitted a formal Athens Exchange filing detailing …

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Czech PE’s split SAZKA European gambling assets

Czech private equity firms KKCG and EMMA Capital have confirmed that they will move to split the ownership of assets in pan-European betting and lottery operator SAZKA Group. SAZKA is the Czech national lottery operator, which holds majority/significant holdings in European operators – OPAP Greece (33%), Casinos Austria (30%), LOTTOITALIA (33%) and SuperSport Croatia (67%). Agreeing on undisclosed terms, the …

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Czech Sazka Group eyes London IPO

Updating the market, Czech-based lottery firm Sazka Group has detailed that it may move for a London listing, in order to expand its European market growth ambitions. The lottery group, owned by Czech investment firms’ KKCG Group and EMMA Capital has appointed investment banks Citigroup, Morgan Cazenove and Morgan Stanley as lead coordinators, but states that it has yet to make …

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