M&A Deal Summary

Apollo Global Management Acquires Great Canadian Gaming

On September 22, 2021, asset manager Apollo Global Management acquired gaming company Great Canadian Gaming

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Apollo Global Management’s 5th transaction in the Gaming sector.
  • This is Apollo Global Management’s 3rd transaction in Canada.
  • This is Apollo Global Management’s 2nd transaction in Ontario.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-09-22
Target Great Canadian Gaming
Sector Gaming
Buyer(s) Apollo Global Management
Deal Type Going Private

Target

Great Canadian Gaming

North York, Ontario, Canada
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Great Canadian Gaming is an entertainment provider with 17 facilities including Casinos, Hotels, & Show Theatres. Great Canadian Gaming was founded in 1982 and is based in North York, Ontario.

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Buyer

Apollo Global Management

New York, New York, United States

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Category Asset Manager
Founded 1990
PE ASSETS 45.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Apollo Global Management is a global alternative investment firm. The Firm segments its activity between private equity, capital markets, real estate, and publicly traded investment funds. Within private equity, Apollo targets traditional buyouts, distressed situations, as well as minority investments to help companies make acquisitions or fund other needs. Sectors of interest include chemicals, commodities, consumer/retail, distribution, transportation, financial services, business services, manufacturing, industrial, media/cable/leisure, packaging, and satellite/wireless. Apollo's geographic coverage spans Europe, North America, and Asia. Apollo manages publicly traded Apollo Investment Corporation, which provides equity and junior capital to middle-market companies, as well as Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Apollo Global Management was formed in 1990 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 114 of 134
Sector (Gaming) 5 of 5
Type (Going Private) 25 of 30
State (Ontario) 2 of 2
Country (Canada) 3 of 3
Year (2021) 16 of 20
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