State of Play Hospitality

State of Play Hospitality
Date: March 2022
Deal: Growth capital raise of over $35 million
About the client: State of Play Hospitality is a rapidly growing international operator of technology-enabled, premium experiential entertainment concepts. Since launching its first concept, Bounce, in London in 2012, State of Play has gone on to launch and operate several more industry leading experiential concepts in the USA and UK including AceBounce, Flight Club (operated under licence), and Hijingo.
About the transaction: Akur acted as exclusive financial adviser to State of Play Hospitality on the fund raise.

Toby Harris, CEO of State of Play, said: “Akur Capital were involved from the outset and instrumental in bringing this complex transaction together. Akur’s in depth industry knowledge, transaction expertise and commitment to the deal were first class.”

Lead: Simon Croft-Baker
Esports Entertainment Group

One Click

One Click
Date: February 2022
Deal: £Undisclosed
About the client: A multi-brand UK licensed online casino business operating on its own proprietary tech platform
About the transaction: Akur acted as exclusive financial adviser and ran an extensive process to identify a range of interested parties and driving the process to deliver a successful exit for shareholders.

Co-founder of One Click, commented: “Akur had a central role in the origination, negotiation and final execution of the deal. We have been impressed by Akur’s deep understanding of the sector and professionalism throughout the process.”

Lead: David Shapton, Matt Smith
One Click

Esports Entertainment Group Inc.

Esports Entertainment Group Inc.
Date: December 2020
Deal: Acquisition of Lucky Dino Gaming; €25 million consideration
About the client: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gaming company with a specific focus on esports wagering and gaming. Akur is exclusive buy-side M&A adviser to EEG
About the transaction: Akur acted as exclusive financial adviser to EEG on its 100% acquisition of Lucky Dino Gaming

Grant Johnson, CEO and founder of EEG said:

From origination of the transaction through to negotiating and finalising the deal with Lucky Dino, we have been impressed with Akur’s understanding of our acquisition strategy, extensive industry network and advice throughout the process.

Lead: David Shapton
Esports Entertainment Group

Mkodo

Mkodo
Date: December 2019
Deal: Sale to Pollard Banknote
About the client: mkodo, which was founded in 2001, delivers world-class, award-winning apps and digital products for mobile, online and retail environments in the betting, gaming and lottery sectors. Clients of the UK-based company include; The Rank Group’s Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo brands, Canada’s Atlantic Lottery Corporation and British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
About the transaction: Akur acted as exclusive financial adviser to mkodo on its 100% sale to Pollard Banknote

Sue Yoxall, Co-founder and Executive Director of mkodo said:

From origination of appropriate partners through to structuring, negotiating and finalising the deal with Pollard Banknote, we have been extremely impressed with Akur’s extensive network, knowledge and advice throughout the process.

Lead: David Shapton
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