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Playtech stands by ‘long term prospects’ following TTB rejection 

SBC News Playtech stands by ‘long term prospects’ following TTB rejection 

The board of Playtech Plc has informed investors that Hong Kong investment fund TTB Partners will no longer submit a takeover offer for the FTSE250 gambling technology group.  Issuing a statement, TTB detailed that “due to challenging underlying market conditions it is not intending to make an offer for Playtech Plc”. TTB’s withdrawal follows Playtech’s board granting the Hong Kong …

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Playtech extends TTB Partners deal submission to 15 July 

SBC News Playtech extends TTB Partners deal submission to 15 July 

The board of Playtech Plc has this morning announced that Hong Kong fund TTB Partners has been granted an extension period to submit a deal to acquire the FTSE250 technology group.  TTB Partners’ previous deal submission deadline was due by 17 June, a date that has been extended to Friday 15 July, as Playtech governance informed investors that ‘discussions between …

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Playtech lauds global proficiency as board weighs up future outcomes

SBC News 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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JKO secures Bhargava backing in hot pursuit of Playtech  

SBC News JKO secures Bhargava backing in hot pursuit of Playtech  

Eddie Jordan, who leads JKO Play’s takeover pursuit of Playtech Plc, is reported to have secured the financial backing of former Party Gaming enterprise co-founder Vikrant Bhargava.  The Sunday Times reported that the British Indian tycoon will serve as a co-financier of JKO’s bid that requires its submission to Playtech governance by 2 February. As stands, Playtech governance has backed …

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Playtech stands by Aristocrat deal as Gopher eyes bidding war

SBC News Playtech stands by Aristocrat deal as Gopher eyes bidding war

Playtech Plc has responded to media speculation regarding a counterbid that existing shareholder Gopher Investments will table to take control of the FTSE250 gambling technology group. This Sunday, Sky News reported that Gopher – a Hong Kong-based investment vehicle that maintains a 5% shareholding in Playtech – will launch an expected £3 billion counteroffer, triggering a bidding war against ASX …

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Bingo renewal sees Playtech cover all core igaming verticals for Rank Group

SBC News Bingo renewal sees Playtech cover all core igaming verticals for Rank Group

Playtech Plc has announced its latest ‘tier-1 gambling extension’ as Rank Group Plc renews its lead online bingo supplier agreement with the FTSE technology group for a further five years. Rank’s bingo extension follows its decision to upgrade all igaming provisions (online casino and poker) onto Playtech systems, supporting the heritage UK gambling operator’s group transformation objectives.   Playtech will continue …

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Playtech confirms Susan Ball governance departure

SBC News Playtech confirms Susan Ball governance departure

Issuing a short statement, FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc has informed that Susan Ball has chosen to step down as a company Non-Executive Director and member of the board. Updating stakeholders, Playtech governance confirms that Ball will officially leave her role at the end of the month, with the executive seeking to ‘pursue new business opportunities’. Ball has served …

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Playtech to power RETAbet casino drive

SBC News Playtech to power RETAbet casino drive

Playtech Plc has become lead online casino platform and live table games supplier for Spanish online bookmaker RETAbet (Retabet.es). RETAbet is the online sportsbook property of Basque country gambling group Euskal Kirol Apostuak SA, which has sanctioned Playtech to boost RETAbet’s online casino capacity. The partnership sees Playtech provide RETAbet with a tailored casino suite featuring the technology firm’s high-performance gaming …

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Playtech confident of 2019 prospects as governance seeks new Chairman

SBC News Playtech confident of 2019 prospects as governance seeks new Chairman

FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc has reaffirmed its 2019 corporate earnings guidance ahead of its annual-general-meeting (AGM). Updating investors, Playtech governance maintains its position that ‘adjusted EBITDA’ for 2019 is expected to be in the €390- €415 million range. In its update, Playtech details that it has made significant progress on its growth strategy and strengthening its corporate governance …

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SpringOwl targets restructuring Playtech’s executive pay policy

SBC News SpringOwl targets restructuring Playtech's executive pay policy

The Financial Times reports further boardroom drama brewing at FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc, as US hedge fund SpringOwl, pushes governance to restructure the firm’s executive remuneration policies Led by renowned activist investor Jason Ader, SpringOwl is reported to want Playtech governance to install a more incentivised executive pay package, structured on share options over cash rewards. SpringOwl’s reported …

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