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Growth hungry Genius Sports begins Apax journey

Sports data and media rights distributor Genius Sports Group begins a new era under the ownership of US multinational private equity firm Apax Partners. This afternoon, Mark Locke Chief Executive and enterprise co-founder of Genius Sports confirmed that Apax had completed its acquisition. “With the acquisition now complete, we are eager to put our growth plans into action and embark …

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Apax acquires Genius Sports targeting global sports data domination

US multi-national private equity firm Apax Partners has reached a ‘definitive agreement’ to acquire leading sports data and media distribution firm Genius Sports Group. A proven PE investor in technology and telecom enterprises (King.com, Orange, Aptos), Apax confirms that it has agreed to acquire Genius Sports outright from ‘founders, management, funds advised by Three Hills Capital Partners (“THCP”) plus other …

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Betting on Sports 2018 “a unique opportunity” for the PGA TOUR

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The changing landscape of sports betting across the USA has been long debated by many quarters, since that monumental day on May 14, when the US Supreme Court found in favour of New Jersey and repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). As the writing, debate and speculation continues, acquisitions are made and new relationships formed, while the …

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Genius Sports nets official Premier League match data licence for South Africa

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Football DataCo, the official data rights holder of all the professional football leagues in England and Scotland, has granted Genius Sports the exclusive rights to supply and sub-licence official match data and fixture lists to licensed betting operators in South Africa. The exclusive data partnership will elevate the betting opportunities for South African punters, enabling licenced betting operators throughout South …

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Betgenius appoints Alonso Jibaja as LATAM commercial lead

Industry technology and platform provider Betgenius (Genius Sports subsidiary) has confirmed the appointment of Alonso Jibaja as its strategic Head of Business Development for the Latin America (LATAM) region. Jibaja joins Betgenius’ commercial management team from BetConstruct, where he most recently served as Regional Director for South America. Matt Stephenson, Managing Director at Betgenius, commented on the appointment of Jibaja …

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Jay Monahan – PGA Tour actively supports US betting

The governance of the PGA Tour, the leading professional golf organisation for North America has stated its support for licensed US sports betting. Speaking to USA Today, PGA Tour Chief Commissioner Jay Monahan stated that should the Supreme Court repeal PASPA federal laws, the ‘landscape of US sports would change forever’. As a US pro sports stakeholder, Monahan believes that …

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Serbia FA selects Genius Sports as data & integrity lead

The Football Association of Serbia (FSS) has selected Genius Sports and its official data and integrity partner. The FSS will utilise Genius Sports technologies to monitor, track and analyse play across its syndicated Superliga, First League and FSS Cup competitions. The agreement will allow Genius Sports the right to commercialise FSS match real-time data captured by its systems. Confirming the …

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Badminton governing body strengthens integrity strategy

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The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is to embark on a partnership with Genius Sports, with the ultimate goal of protecting its various competitions from the threat of match fixing. As part of the long term integrity agreement, Genius Sports is to be provide Badminton’s world governing body with its bet monitoring system. Detailing the multitude of benefits the BWF are …

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Integrity the key as Football DataCo launches new partnerships

The official data rights holder of all the professional football leagues in England and Scotland, Football DataCo has announced an integrity agreement with Genius Sports and Perform Group.   The Genius Sports and Perform partnership marks the first time that two global leaders in sports data and technology have joined forces to protect the integrity of sport. The partnership will enable …

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Genius Sports and DreamHack link up for data rights and integrity partnership

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Genius Sports, the global leader in data technology services, has signed an extensive data and integrity partnership with DreamHack, the world’s largest digital festival and esports tournaments host. The deal will see Genius distribute data and video streaming from DreamHack’s esports events in the global regulated betting market, while also helping the Swedish digital brand protect its competitions from the …

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