Tag Archives: Stuart Simms

XLMedia recruits ‘transformation pro’ David King as CEO 

The board of XLMedia Plc has confirmed the appointment of David King as inbound Chief Executive of the London AIM-listed global igaming media publisher.  Effective from 1 July 2022, the appointment will see King succeed Stuart Simms, who announced his resignation as CEO of XLMedia in April. A UK media figurehead, King is the former Chief Executive of JPIMedia Group, …

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XLMedia confirms CEO departure of Stuart Simms

The board of XLMedia has confirmed that Stuart Simms has chosen to resign as Chief Executive of the London AIM-listed igaming media publisher. Updating investors, XLMedia stated that Simms had chosen to “pursue other interests”, but will support the company in its leadership transition as the board begins an executive search to find its successor. CEO of XLMedia since 2019, …

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XLMedia seeks new Chair to build on 2021 acquisitions strategy

XLMedia will initiate a recruitment process for a new Non-Executive Chairman, as Christopher Bell withdraws from the position to join ‘Nueva Codere‘, the business identity of Grupo Codere SA. During his nearly eight years as Chair of XLMedia, Bell oversaw the group’s IPO on the London AIM in 2014 as well as ‘a number of successful strategic acquisitions’ – the firm …

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XL Media highlights European ambitions in H1 results as BlueClaw acquisition completed

XLMedia (XLM) has detailed confidence in its 2021 growth strategy, as the firm reports a ‘solid performance’ across all verticals, and looks to further enhance its profile via its acquisition of BlueClawMedia to provide a base for EU expansion. Publishing its H1 training results, the company reported revenues of $32.2 million (H1 2020: $27.7 million), with a gross profit of …

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Betting and gaming affiliates set for SBC Summit Barcelona meet-up

SBC Summit Barcelona

This month’s SBC Summit Barcelona will be one of 2021’s key meeting points for operators and affiliates, with more than 130 affiliate businesses set to attend the global betting and igaming show. The event will take place as planned at Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc on 21 – 24 September, as Catalonia and Barcelona are fully open for business events. It …

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XLMedia completes $24 million Saturday Football Inc. acquisition

Saturday Football

XLMedia has completed the acquisition of Saturday Football Inc. for a total consideration of US$23.0 million cash (c.£16.8 million), plus US$1.0 million (c.£0.7 million) in long-term incentive shares. The acquisition is the conversion of an existing agency partnership between XLMedia and Saturday Football Inc., established in December 2020, which brought about a close working relationship with management and generated a …

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SofaScore set to make exhibition debut at SBC Summit Barcelona

SofaScore, the live score specialist, is set to exhibit at a betting and gaming industry event for the first time when it takes part in next month’s SBC Summit Barcelona. The Summit takes place on 21 – 24 September, when senior executives and key decision makers from international sports betting operators will gather at Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc for a …

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Google deranking and COVID-19 bite XLMedia’s H1 performance

XLMedia has continued to feel the effects of Google’s ‘manual ranking penalty’ on its corporate trading, but remains optimistic on its objective of delivering ‘a material recovery in financial performance in 2021’. Publishing its 2020 interim statement (period ending 30 June), the affiliate marketing publisher detailed that the combined effects of COVID-19 and Google ranking penalties had resulted in monthly …

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XLMedia completes takeover of 101GreatGoals.com

XLMedia has continued to revamp its publishing network after confirming that it has acquired all remaining interests in football video streaming platform 101GreatGoals.com.  Issuing a market filing, the London AIM-listed affiliate marketing publisher confirmed that it had secured all interests in 101GreatGoals.com from its founders, and will revamp the domain by implementing a ‘simplified control structure’. In its notice, XLMedia …

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Refocused XLMedia hires Ken Dorward as US business lead 

XLMedia has this morning confirmed the appointment of Ken Dorward as President of North America and a member of its Global Executive Committee. Dorward joins the London AIM digital publisher having formerly served as Chief Operations Officer of leading US affiliate network Rakuten Inc, where he spearheaded global partnerships, media assets and publisher management. The appointment of Dorward as North …

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