Amaya makes final payment on Rational Group acquisition

2 June 2017

Amaya has made a final payment on the deferred purchase price obligation for its acquisition of Rational Group.

In August 2014, Amaya acquired Rational Group for a fee of $4.9bn (€4.4bn), in a deal that also included Rational-owned brands PokerStars and Full Tilt.

As part of the agreement, Amaya has now paid the remaining balance of $47.5m, as well as approximately $870,000 in associated fees.

Amaya used cash flow from operations for the final payment.

The final payment comes after Amaya paid $200m of the deferred purchase price in November 2016, as well as $75m in February 2017 and an additional $75m in April 2017.

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