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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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Betting and gaming industry’s biggest brands head SBC Awards North America shortlists

The SBC Awards North America 2022 will see the biggest brands in sports betting and gaming compete for the top prizes, with BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, Penn Interactive, PointsBet, and Rush Street Interactive all making the shortlists announced today. The winners of the 27 operator, supplier, and affiliate categories will be announced in front of an audience of 600 senior …

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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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Julie Markey appointed interim Chair of XLMedia

XLMedia (XLM) has moved to strengthen its senior leadership team following Christopher Bell’s decision to vacate as Chair, appointing Julie Markey in an interim role.  Markey steps into the position of interim Chair from her current role of non-executive Director of the Company and Chair of the remuneration committee, and will assume the responsibilities of the job whilst the company …

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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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Codere nominates Christopher Bell to lead business reorganisation

The board of ‘Nueva Codere‘, the business identity of Grupo Codere SA under the ownership of bondholders, has nominated Christopher Bell to serve as new Non-Executive Chairman.  The candidacy will be subject to the approval of the shareholders’ general meeting of Nueva Codere scheduled for 7 February. The meeting will aim to resolve the ‘construction of a new board that will …

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XLMedia appoints Cédric Boireau as non-exec advisor

XLMedia Plc has confirmed the appointment of Cédric Boireau as a non-executive director of the London AIM-listed igaming publishing group with immediate effect. Boireau will serve as the appointed representative of Premier Investissement, a Parisian fund that currently serves as XLMedia’s largest shareholder maintaining 28% of corporate shares. A 9-year executive of Premier Investissement, Boireau has formerly led Bassac – …

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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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XLMedia maintains 2021 guidance as leadership accelerates transformation goals

XLMedia Plc has cited confidence in delivering on its full-year financial expectations and corporate objectives following positive first-half trading in 2021.   Publishing an H1 trading update (period ending 30 June), the London AIM-listed digital publisher expects to generate interim revenues of $32 million, up 15% on corresponding H1 2020 results of $27.7 million. Corporate performance has been buoyed by the …

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