Esports Entertainment hands IR role to Cohen

28 July 2020

Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has appointed Jeff Cohen as its new vice president strategic planning and investor relations.

Cohen joins the operator having previously served an equity analyst, covering gaming and esports for Wall Street investment bank and asset manager Stephens Inc.

Prior to joining Stephens in 2017, Cohen spent time as an analyst in the Equity Special Situations Group at Barclays.

“I am excited to join the Esports Entertainment team and look forward to providing value as we work to capitalise on multiple opportunities in the rapidly evolving global esports market,” Cohen said.

Esports Entertainment chief executive Grant Johnson added: “Jeff has been a leading analyst in the gaming and esports arena, and his wealth of knowledge and relationships with major buyside players are great assets for us as we continue to execute on our growth strategy.”

The appointment comes after the operator this month revealed that it will close its acquisition of online betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment by the end of July, after finalising a definitive agreement for the acquisition.

Esports Entertainment also this month entered a partnership with independent capital markets advisor Akur Capital to help it identify further M&A targets.