Aspire heads for NeoGames merger on strong first quarter
International B2B gambling group Aspire Global reported strong business momentum in the first quarter of 2022, according to an article published last week.
The company is ready to move into a merger with NeoGames, an iLottery solutions provider.
The company recorded an increase in its turnover in the first quarter of 31.7% to 46.3 million euros. The company also recorded an increase in EBITDA of 18.7%.
The update comes at the end of Aspire’s second quarter solely focused on B2B business, after it spun off its B2C units to Esports Technologies in October 2021.
After that, Aspire was able to grow in various European and North American markets, licensed its full offering in the Netherlands, and struck a deal between its BtoBet brand and BoyleSports in that country.
CEO Tsashi Maimon said the idea of NeoGames taking over the company proves how valuable the company has become since listing on Nasdaq in 2017.
According to Maimon, NeoGames is promising because of growth opportunities, which would allow companies to obtain “substantial values”.
“The offering from NeoGames, an end-to-end iLottery solutions technology provider, is a natural step for Aspire Global and a strategic complement,” he commented. “Aspire Global is now clearly positioned as one of the leading igaming providers in the regulated markets. As part of the NeoGames group, Aspire Global will continue to leverage its core strengths. »
NeoGames made an offer of €11 per share, which would represent a total consideration of €410 million. Aspire accepted the deal.
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