Tag Archives: Pontus Lindwall

GiG divests B2C arm to Betsson AB for €31 million

Issuing a market filing this morning, Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has disclosed that it will divest its entire B2C unit to Betsson AB. The company confirmed that it has agreed terms on a share purchase agreement worth €31 million, consisting of a €22.3 million cash payment for the assets on top of a further  €8.7 million prepaid platform fee. …

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Betsson AB sees no home comforts closing tough 2019

Publishing its full-year 2019 results, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB details that it has achieved its strategic goals in a year of tough industry challenges and corporate adjustments. Tougher operating conditions within its Nordic home markets and the Netherlands see Betsson record a 5% decrease in group revenues to SEK 5,173m / €493m (FY2018: SEK 5,419m). Lower group revenues …

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Betsson inks new partnership with ibet

Online gambling group Betsson AB has strengthened its network of partnerships after inking a new sportsbook B2B deal with ibet ahead of its launch in May. ibet will be launched prior to the Euros by Malta-based Claymore Group whose executive team has also run one of the largest Asian gaming operators, LeTou. Under the terms of the partnership, ibet’s partnership …

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Betsson states Brazilian intent by acquiring 75% stake in Suaposta racing

Stockholm-listed Betsson AB has acquired a 75% majority shareholding in Brazilian racing operator Suaposta, securing an early foothold in Brazil ahead of an anticipated regulated market opening. Betsson management has confirmed its investment in Suaposta, but as yet has chosen not to disclose any deal terms or conditions. Operating in partnership with Porto Alegre’s ‘Rio Grande do Sul Jockey Club’, Suaposta …

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Tax burden weighs heavy on Betsson Q3 trading

Stockholm-listed Betsson AB reports a further trading quarter of corporate adjustments, as the online gambling group continues to experience multiple challenges across its core operating markets. Publishing its Q3 2019 trading update (period ending 30 September), Betsson continues to report ‘weak trends’ across Sweden and the Netherlands, recording an 11% decline in group revenues to SEK 1,275 million (Q3 2018: SEK …

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Betsson H1 results disrupted by tough regulatory dynamics

Nordic market adjustments and Dutch declines have seen Betsson AB governance report a 5% year-on-year revenue decline for Q2 2019 trading. Publishing its H1 2019 interim update, Stockholm-listed Betsson AB reports a tough Q2 April-to-June trading period, in which group revenues declined 5% to SEK 1.27 billion (Q2 2018: SEK 1.3bn). Betsson governance details a ‘period of operational adjustments’, in …

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Betsson overcomes Swedish adjustment period to post Q1 regional gains

Stockholm-listed Betsson AB has declared a strong start to 2019 trading, as the company reports ‘strong regional growth’ offsetting adjustments within its home market of Sweden. Publishing its Q1 2019 trading update (period ending 31 March), Betsson records a 10% group revenue increase to SEK 1,330.6 million (Q12018: SEK 1,210m), detailing growth across its casino (+10%) and sportsbook (+13%) verticals. Updating …

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Betsson appoints Martin Öhman as new Group CFO

Issuing a market update, Stockholm-listed Betsson AB has confirmed the appointment of Martin Öhman as inbound Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), joining Betsson leadership on 1 September 2019. The appointment sees Betsson governance end its six-month executive search for a new corporate financial lead, following the departure of former CFO incumbent Kaaren Hilsen, who returned to Telenor Sweden last September. …

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Pontus Lindwall: Robust Betsson will meet industry’s multiple 2019 challenges

Publishing its Q4 and full-year 2018 results, the governance of Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB, has detailed a successful year-1 integration and execution of its corporate recovery programme. Product and operational efficiencies see Betsson post its ‘third successive all-time-high’ quarter, recording corporate Q4 2018 revenues MSEK 1,436.6 (Q4 2017: 1,256.4), running alongside a 56% EBIT increase to MSEK 341.5 …

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Betsson AB appoints ‘Strategy Pro’ Peter Frey as group Product/Tech lead

Merging the executive positions of Chief Product and Technical Officer, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB has confirmed the appointment of Peter Frey to its corporate leadership team. A seasoned technology and digital strategy expert, Frey joins Betsson’s executive team from Bonnier Group, Scandinavia’s largest media publishing group, where he most recently served as Chief Technical Officer (2016-2018). Confirming the …

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