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Playtech lauds global proficiency as board weighs up future outcomes

Playtech Plc has delivered 2021 results above its expected guidance, as the FTSE250 technology group continues to consider its long-term strategic options.  Updating stakeholders in its full year results for 2021, Playtech reported a 12% increase in revenue from €1,078.5 million to €1,205.4 million – driven by growth of its B2B and B2C units.  Revenue growth was coupled with a …

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Aristocrat strategy to remain unchanged following Playtech acquisition fall through

Aristocrat CEO and Managing Director, Trevor Croker, has detailed that the company’s ‘commitment to participate in the RNG sector’ as part of its wider strategy will not be altered, following news of the collapse of its acquisition of Playtech. Issuing a statement this morning, Playtech anticipated that the minimum threshold of 75% of shareholders would not vote in favour of …

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Playtech reviews alternative options as proxy votes reject Aristocrat takeover

The board of Playtech Plc has this morning communicated that its designated £2.7 billion sale to Aristocrat Leisure will likely be rejected by shareholders. The statement follows proxy votes ahead of today’s official vote on Aristocrat’s bid, that have failed to meet the minimum threshold 75% of votes cast needed for Playtech governance to approve the transaction. ASX-listed Aristocrat began its …

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Playtech stands by Aristocrat deal amid rumours of Asian investors revolt

The board of Playtech Plc has this morning responded to media speculation of a ‘contingency plan’ to break-up its business units, should the sale of the company be thwarted by a ‘collective of Asian shareholders’. As reported by Sky News, boardroom concerns loom at Playtech that the recommended £2.7 billion takeover offer made by Aristocrat Leisure will be voted down …

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Gopher withdraws from Playtech bidding war

Gopher Investments has withdrawn from its pursuit to acquire Playtech Plc, confirming that it will propose no counteroffer to investors of the FTSE250 gambling technology group. The Hong Kong investment vehicle that maintains a 5% shareholding in Playtech, had previously stated its intent to table a counteroffer against the £2.7 billion deal put forward by ASX games manufacturer Aristocrat Leisure. …

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Playtech confirms JKO approach as bidding war looms against Aristocrat takeover

The board of Playtech Plc has moved to confirm media speculation that it has been approached by a third suitor seeking to acquire the FTSE250 gambling technology group. This morning, Playtech governance confirmed that on 5 November, a ‘preliminary approach’ was made by JKO Play Limited, a consortium led by former F-1 team owner Eddie Jordan and Scientific Games executive …

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