Playtech finalises acquisition of Snaitech stake

6 June 2018

Playtech has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Snaitech.

In March, Playtech agreed a deal worth €846m ($995.5m) to purchase 70.6% of the issued share capital in the company.

Since the initial deal, Playtech has also separately acquired approximately 9% of Snaitech’s issued share capital through various market purchases.

Having last month secured approval from Italian regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli to proceed with the main acquisition, Playtech has signed off on the purchase and now owns almost 80% of Snaitech.

The initial deal requires Playtech to now make a mandatory takeover offer for all remaining shares in Snaitech.

Playtech said it will launch this offer within the next few weeks and expects to complete a full takeover of Snaitech later this year.

Meanwhile, Playtech has sold its 3.4% stake in GVC Holdings.

The company intends to use funds from the sale for general corporate purposes, such as M&A or to reduce the amount of debt to be raised as part of the Snaitech acquisition.

 

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