Tag Archives: Pontus Lindwall

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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Gaming group Cherry receives £802m takeover offer from Bridgepoint

Stockholm-listed online gambling group Cherry AB is the subject of an of SEK 9.193bn (£802m) takeover offer from a consortium fronted by British private equity firm Bridgepoint, fronted by chairman Morten Klein and Betsson CEO Pontus Lindwall. The Independent Bid Committee established by Cherry, set up specifically to consider the takeover bid on the board’s behalf but excluding chairman Klein, has recommended …

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Betsson AB continues recovery momentum as firm looks to ‘make its home mark’

Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB, has this morning published its Q3 trading update (period ending 30 September), reporting robust growth achieved alongside a number of operational efficiencies implemented through its ‘back on track’ corporate recovery plan. Updating the market, Betsson records group Q3 revenues of SEK 1,427 million (Q3 2017: SEK 1,181m), detailing growth and strong player activity across …

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Betsson selects Omnicom starlet ‘Hearts & Science’ as European marketing lead

Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB has selected Omnicom subsidiary agency Hearts & Science as its new European media and marketing lead. The London-based agency will act as Betsson’s group-wide marketing strategist covering European media buys, campaign planning and programmatic advertising. Hearts & Science will support Betsson marketing teams across the territories of Denmark, Italy, Norway and Spain. Betsson AB …

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Hall of Fame ‘perfect finish’ to successful Betting on Sports

Hall of Fame

The third Sports Betting Hall of Fame evening at the spectacular Natural History Museum has been hailed as the perfect conclusion to last week’s hugely successful Betting on Sports 2018. Set against the stunning backdrop of London’s Natural History Museum and hosted by former Sky Sports favourite Kirsty Gallacher, the awards saw five industry legends recognised for their tremendous contributions to the world of …

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Sports betting Hall of Fame to induct 5 new members at Natural History Museum

The Sports Betting Hall of Fame recognises those people who have made an outstanding contribution to the betting and gaming industry over their careers. This year’s Hall of Famers will be recognised as part of the Betting on Sports Week with the evening event taking place at the prestigious National History Museum on the evening of Thursday 20 September. Betting …

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