Amaya confirms participation in GVC proposal for bwin.party
MONTREAL, May 19, 2015 – Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) today announced that it has agreed to jointly finance (subject to satisfaction of certain conditions), along with GVC Holdings PLC (AIM: GVC) (“GVC”), a multinational sports betting and gaming group, a proposal by GVC to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of global online gaming operator bwin.party digital entertainment plc (LSE: BPTY) (“bwin.party”).
Strategic acquisitions are one component of Amaya’s growth strategy and, as such, the Corporation regularly evaluates and sometimes pursues potential acquisition opportunities that may be accretive to shareholders and can expand its customer base and consumer offerings through the addition of new products, new geographies, and/or new consumers. From time to time, this process leads to discussions with potential acquisition targets. However, there is no agreement between GVC and bwin.party and there can be no guarantee that these discussions will result in any such agreement or the completion of any transaction.
As a general policy, Amaya does not comment publicly on potential acquisitions unless and until a binding legal agreement has been signed. Today’s announcement confirms the statement issued by GVC, which met GVC’s regulatory requirements.
At this time, Amaya does not intend to provide further details on GVC’s proposal, any related financing, including by Amaya, or any discussions regarding the same.
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