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Catena Media收下Baybets旗下50個網站

時序入冬,但全球博弈公司動作頻頻,一片火熱光景。日前,來自斯德哥爾摩的博彩聯盟營銷公司Catena
Media踩著穩健步伐,不斷地透過併購其他公司擴張事業版圖。收購德國體育博弈市場中的代表網站
Baybets,是Catena Media拓展歐洲市場計畫的一部分。經過此次併購案,Catena Media服務和覆蓋範
圍將大幅增加。
Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media continues its M&A expansion confirming
that it has agreed to acquire German focused sports affiliate Baybets Ltd.
Updating the market, Catena governance informs that it has agreed an initial payment of €26.5 million to
takeover Baybets’ 50 website portfolio. Furthermore, its acquisition deal will have an attachment of a further
€65 million in ‘earn-out payments’ based on the performance of acquired assets over an initial 24-month
period.
The Baybets acquisition forms part of Catena’ s European market expansion, with the company significantly
increasing its services and coverage within the German sports betting market.
Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Acting CEO, Catena Media commented on the acquisition: “We are proud to announce
the largest acquisition made by Catena Media since company inception, making us one of the strongest sports
betting affiliate players on the market. We have set ambitious financial targets for the company, and the
acquisition is fully in line with those targets. We are excited about being able to complete this deal, given the
upcoming sports year of 2018, which will have both the Winter Olympics and the World Cup”,
Further to its update, Catena informs that Baybets properties are expected to contribute quarterly sales of
approximately €2.25 million with an operating margin of approximately 70%.
Expanding its German market provisions, Catena will absorb Baybets’ 23-employee team which will be
integrated within Catena’ s sports betting division based in Malta.
Updating stakeholders, Jan Steffen, CEO, Baybets stated “I would like to thank all the people that have been
involved in the company’ sjourney so far, bringing us to where we are today. We now look forward reaching
new heights together with Catena Media on a long-term basis, both from an operational perspective and as
shareholders. We are excited about all the upcoming opportunities that await”
Catena will move to complete the deal by mid-December 2017, in accordance with Nasdaq Stockholm
transaction arrangements.

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