Playtech Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Digital MediaCompany

Playtech has acquired 16 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Playtech’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired OpenBet Technologies for $462M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold YoYo Games to Otello ASA for $10M. Playtech has acquired in 1 US state, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (50%) and digital media (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Playtech

Playtech plc

St George's Court Ground Floor Upper Church Street,
Douglas, IM1 1EE
United Kingdom,
www.playtech.com

Playtech is a developer of unified software platforms and content for the online and land-based gaming industry, together with providing a range of ancillary services such as marketing, CRM services and hosting. The Group’s capabilities enable the delivery of an integrated software or turnkey solution, with players accessing online, broadcast, mobile and server-based gaming terminals through a single account. Playtech was founded in 1999 and is based in Douglas, the Isle of Man.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 14 1 1 - - - 16
vol $992M $77M $1.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - - 1 1
vol $10M $10M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
YoYo Games Ltd. 2021-01-20 10M USD Divestiture
Richmond, United Kingdom · www.yoyogames.com
Snaitech SpA 2018-04-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Milan, Italy · www.snaitech.it
Eyecon Ltd. 2017-02-07 77M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Guernsey, Channel Islands · www.eyecon.com
Consolidated Financial Holdings A/S (CFH Group) 2016-11-14 43M USD Add-on Acquisition
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.cfhgroupcompanies.com
ECM Systems Ltd. 2016-10-21 23M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Hull, United Kingdom
Best Gaming Technology GmbH 2016-07-13 156M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Vienna, Austria · www.best-gaming.com
Funtactix, Inc. 2016-05-31 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.funtactix.com
Quickspin AB 2016-05-24 56M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.quickspin.com
OpenBet Technologies Ltd. 2016-02-01 462M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.openbet.com
VisualDNA 2015-05-11 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.visualdna.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 8 (50%) 501M (47%) 1 (100%) 10M (100%)
Digital Media 4 (25%) 244M (23%) - -
Gaming 2 (13%) 56M (5%) - -
Information Technology 1 (6%) 43M (4%) - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) 224M (21%) - -
Total 16 $1.1B 1 $10M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 7 725M 1 10M
Sweden 3 68M - -
Channel Islands 2 77M - -
Austria 1 156M - -
Denmark 1 43M - -
Italy 1 - - -
United States 1 - - -
  New York 1 - - -
Domestic 7 (44%) 725M (68%) 1 (100%) 10M (100%)
Cross-border 9 (56%) 344M (32%) - -
Total 16 $1.1B 1 $10M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $841M
< $100M 6 $228M
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest OpenBet Technologies Ltd.
$462M (2016-02-01)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $10M
TOTAL $10M
Largest YoYo Games Ltd.
$10M (2021-01-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
2 (13%)
Strategic(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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