Tag Archives: Jeff Sagansky

All eyes on DraftKings April IPO call 

Amid global COVID-19 disruptions, US analysts are monitoring DraftKings developments closely as the DFS and sportsbook operator pursues its 2020 agenda of listing on the US Nasdaq exchange this April. This morning, the firm published the following statement which read: “We are pleased that our registration statement was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this morning, which …

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DraftKings serves up Xmas cracker merging with SBTech & Diamond Eagle

A Christmas week update sends shockwaves across the global sports betting marketplace, as US incumbent DraftKings agrees to a three-way combination with sports entertainment fund Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp and leading industry platform and systems provider SBTech. The respective boards of each company, have agreed to terms forming a new business entity which will trade under the domain ‘DraftKings INC‘, …

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Hollywood duo Sagansky & Sloan monitoring DraftKings’ options

Top Hollywood financiers Jeff Sagansky and Harry E Sloan are reported to be engaged in a takeover of DraftKings Inc, through their LA-based sports entertainment fund ‘Diamond Eagle Corp’. This morning, Bloomberg reports that the media and finance duo have entered negotiations to buyout Boston-based DFS and sports betting operator DraftKings – with Bloomberg reporting that ‘no transaction has been …

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Rumour Mill: Paddy Power Betfair targets FanDuel acquisition

The Supreme Court’s repeal of PASPA’s federal mandate has likely triggered a further betting industry arms race, as US betting news source LegalSportsReport.com details that Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) is ‘close to acquiring’ DFS operator FanDuel. Entering 2018, the governance of FTSE100 PPB stated that it was ‘reviewing all options’ for further expansion within the US market. The UK …

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FanDuel & DraftKings revise future options for a changing US sports market

The two leading players in the US daily fantasy sports (DFS) market, FanDuel and DraftKings are reported to be assessing their future enterprise options. Last week US news source Axios detailed that New York and Edinburgh based FanDuel was in advanced discussions to ‘go public’, reviewing a potential ‘reverse merger’ with special investment vehicle Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp. Platinum Eagle …

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