Tag Archives: Ulrik Bengtsson

Betsson targets UK expansion with NetPlay TV £26 million acquisition

Stockholm-listed European sports betting operator Betsson AB continues its aggressive M&A growth strategy in 2017, by confirming the acquisition of London AIM-listed interactive gaming operator NetPlay TV. Updating the market this morning, Betsson governance detailed that it had acquired all-equity in NetPlay TV for a total consideration of £26.4 million, purchasing all NetPlay assets outright, with a view of increasing …

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Betsson AB targets European racing growth with RaceBets €34 million acquisition

Stockholm-listed European sports betting group Betsson AB has confirmed that it has agreed to acquire racing specialist bookmaker RaceBets (racebets.com) for an initial cash consideration of €34 million. Updating investors, Betsson governance detailed that it would acquire all RaceBets assets including the firm’s trading team, adding the UK, Ireland, Malta and Germany licensed bookmaker to its portfolio of European brands. …

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Betsson secures SEK €1 billion bond for furthering acquisition strategy

Updating the market Stockholm-listed European online gambling operator Betsson AB has confirmed that it has been approved an unsecured bond valued at SEK 1 billion (£86 million). Betsson governance detailed that the bond has a three-year tenure, maturing as of November 2019. At the start of this week, Betsson updated the market declaring that it had issued a mandate to …

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Betsson seeks SEK bond for further corporate acquisitions

Issuing a short market update, Stockholm-listed European sports betting operator Betsson AB (Betsson) has confirmed that it has issued a mandate to Nordic investment banks’ DNB Markets (Norway) and Swedbank (Sweden) ‘to arrange fixed income investor meetings starting  14 November 2016’. The betting operator is seeking to secure a three-year bond issue (sum undisclosed), with the proceeds used to facilitate …

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Betsson back on track following strong Q3 2016 performance

Stockholm-listed online sports betting group Betsson AB has recovered from a disappointing Q2 2016 performance, posting a 9% increase in corporate revenues to SEK 1.06 billion (€110 million) for its Q3 2016 corporate performance (period ending 30 September). Presenting its Q3 update, Betsson governance detailed top-line metric growth across all its core verticals, as the operator recorded a period operating …

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Betsson boosts Baltic arm with TonyBet Lithuania acquisition

Stockholm-listed Betsson AB has confirmed that it has entered a binding agreement to acquire Lithuanian betting operator Lošimų Strateginė Grupė, holding company of betting brand TonyBet’s Lithuanian business. Updating the market, Betsson governance detailed that it had acquired Tonybet Lithuanian assets for an initial consideration of €4 million, representing a 3.6x multiple on the acquired firms 2016 to-date EBIT of …

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‘Challenging Period’ – Betsson H1 earnings hit by currency fluctuations & lower betting margins

The governance of Stockholm-listed European sports betting operator Betsson AB has stated that H1 2016 has been a challenging period in which the business has faced various obstacles.  Presenting its H1 trading results (six month period ending 30 June), Betsson detailed that although group revenues had hit SEK 1.93 billion (13% up on H1 2015: 1.7billion), its performance had been …

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Sportsbook trading & currency impacts see Betsson AB issue Q2 profit warning

Issuing a preliminary Q2 2016 trading update Stockholm-listed online betting operator Betsson AB has detailed that its corporate performance has been impacted by lower sportsbook revenues and continued exchange rate fluctuations. Updating investors ahead of its full Q2 2016 performance breakdown, Betsson governance detailed that it expected to post group revenues between SEK 920–945 million, with the company targeting a …

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