Gamenet Group S.p.A. (“Gamenet Group” or the “Company”) completed today the sale of the Company’s ordinary shares (the “Shares”) by the shareholder TCP Lux Eurinvest S. à r.l. (“TCP”), addressed to institutional investors (the “Institutional Placement”) and was admitted to trading on the STAR segment of the Mercato Telematico Azionario, organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (the “MTA”).
On December 4, 2107, based on the requests received as part of the Institutional Placement, 10,500,000 Shares were placed with 52 investors (in the aggregate equal to 35% of the share capital), of which 9,545,455 Shares offered exclusively by TCP and 954,545 Shares as a result of the full exercise of the over-allotment option granted by TCP to the joint global coordinators. Following the Institutional Placement, TCP and Intralot Italian Investments B.V. will have a shareholding equal to, respectively, the 45% and the 20% of the Company’s share capital assuming full exercise of the greenshoe option.
The offering price of the Shares is equal to €7.50 per Share (the “Offering Price”). Based on the Offering Price, the Company's market capitalization is equal to €225 million.
Banca IMI S.p.A., Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited and UniCredit Corporate & Investments Banking act as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners and Banca Akros S.p.A. acts as Co-lead Manager. UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking also acts as sponsor.
White & Case LLP acted as legal advisor for the Company. Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati acted as tax advisor for the Company. PricewaterhouseCoopers S.p.A. acted as Company’s independent auditor. MGB Capital Ltd acted as financial advisor for the Company. Latham & Watkins acted as legal advisor for the joint global coordinators.
The Gamenet Group (the “Group”) is one of the leading operators in the gaming industry in terms of revenues, which equaled to €537.5 million for the financial year ended 31 December 2016 (€606.6 million on a pro forma basis) and €450.7 million for the nine months ended 30 September 2017 as a result of its wide and diversified offer of gaming products operated under a multi-license regime in four different business sectors: (i) amusement with prize machines (AWPs); video lottery terminals (VLTs); betting and online gambling (Betting & Online); and (iv) management of gaming rooms and owned AWPs (Retail & Street Operations). Effective from 1 July 2016, the Group acquired the Italian business segment of the Intralot group, of Greek origin.
As of 30 September 2017, the Group’s portfolio of granted concessions comprises 46,439 AWPs (of which 6,575 under direct management) and 8,570 VLT licenses, along with a network of 750 betting licenses and 65 proprietary gaming rooms distributed across Italy."