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GVC secures investor approval of Ladbrokes Coral takeover terms

Issuing a market update, FTSE-listed online gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed that it has secured the outright approval by the majority of its shareholders to acquire Ladbrokes Coral Plc. Holding an ‘extraordinary general meeting (EGM)’ this morning, the FTSE gambling firm’s investors have approved the takeover terms set out by GVC governance in its deal prospectus (published 9 February …

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GVC Holdings secures £1.4 billion debt syndication for Ladbrokes Coral takeover

Issuing a market update, FTSE-listed online gambling group GVC Holdings has detailed that it has launched a ‘general syndication’ for its intended debt-financed takeover of Ladbrokes Coral Plc. Pursuing the larger FTSE100 Ladbrokes Coral enterprise, GVC governance has secured a syndicated ‘Lien Term B’ debt-bond valued at £1.4 billion (comprising £, € and US$ tranches). Furthermore, through the restructured debt …

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Winning Post – GVC hit with heavy fine for misleading adverts

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: advertising regulation – tough love Amongst the organisations likely to lose out if ever a ban on gambling adverts is instituted is the fines department at HM …

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Yggdrasil expansions continue into Spain

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Yggdrasil Gaming has continued its expansion strategy into new markets, with an announcement that a deal has been reached to offer its titles within Spain. Working in conjunction with existing partner GVC, Yggdrasil details that the firm is set to enter the regulated Spanish iGaming market later this year. GVC, whose strong presence within market of Spain is partly aligned …

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Rising Stars and Hill slides – divergent tracks after merger talks

The degree to which the fortunes of the Stars Group and William Hill have diverged since their failed merger talks 18 months ago provides an interesting counterpoint to the current obsession with sector M&A. A recent note on Stars published by the Canadian analyst team at Canaccord Genuity noted that the company’s share price rose 54 percent in 2017, placing …

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GVC Holdings prepares for €187 million tax battle

FTSE online gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed that it will move to appeal its recently sanctioned ‘tax audit assessment’ by the Greek Audit Centre for Large Enterprises. Updating the market, GVC reveals that it has been charged with a tax assessment of €187 million for its Greek subsidiary’s performance for the audit periods of 2010 and 2011. During the …

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Norbert Teufelberger departs GVC Holdings governance

Issuing a market update, FTSE-listed online gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed that former party.bwin Entertainment Chief Executive Norbert Teufelberger has stepped down from his duties as a company Non-Executive Director. Teufelberger had been appointed a GVC Holdings governance member, following the company’s 2016 £1 billion outright acquisition of bwin.party Entertainment. Updating stakeholders, GVC announced that Teufelberger had finished his …

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Ladbrokes chief warns of £2 FOBT ramifications

Ladbrokes Coral Chief Executive Jim Mullen has emphasised that cutting the stakes of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will not only have negative economic implications, but will also “fail to adequately address any issue of problem gambling”. Mullen was responding to a report in the Sunday Times, which claimed newly appointed culture secretary Matt Hancock is in favour of delivering a …

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Football DataCo nets Ladbrokes Coral and Kindred deals

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Football DataCo has announced that is has signed a duo of operators to long term data usage license agreements.. Ladbrokes Coral and Kindred Group join a growing list of licensed betting operators, which includes bet365, Betfred, GVC, Paddy Power Betfair, Skybet and William Hill. Through these new long term agreements, operators will be utilising match day data for the entire …

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GVC expects top profits following strong 2017 finish

FTSE online gambling group GVC Holdings has this morning informed investors that it expects its full-year corporate earnings to be at the top end of management expectations having finished 2017 trading strongly. Issuing its Q4 2017 trading update (period ending 31 December), GVC reports daily group net gaming revenues of €2.2 million up 24% on corresponding Q4 2016 daily NGR …

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