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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