William Hill PLC

William Hill PLC
Date: January 2019
Deal Size: £242m recommended offer for Mr Green & Co AB
About the client: William Hill PLC is one of the world’s leading betting and gaming companies, employing around 16,000 people. Founded in 1934 and listed on the London Stock Exchange.
About the transaction: Mr Green is a fast-growing, innovative iGaming group with operations in 13 markets and brands including Mr Green and Redbet. Mr Green holds remote gambling licences in Denmark, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Great Britain and Ireland. Mr Green has leading gaming and casino products supported by a fast growing sportsbook.

Strategic Rationale

The combination of William Hill and Mr Green will create a strongly positioned combined business with an expanded pan-European footprint in faster growing online betting and gaming markets, further supported by the existing William Hill Online and Retail businesses in the UK and the US.

Lead: David Shapton
William Hill plc

 

 

Chris Young…

Chris is focused on listed closed-ended funds, specialising in both equity and debt capital fundraising.

He has over 16 years’ experience in both sales and research. With relationships across many of the large institutional investors in the sector, he has worked across IPOs, secondary fundraisings, placings and sales.

He began his career in the City as an investment funds analyst at Credit Lyonnais in 1999, and has subsequently held positions at Lazard Panmure Gordon, Arbuthnot Securities, and most recently as a specialist salesman within the investment funds team at Westhouse Securities. He is focused on private and public real estate and REITs, infrastructure and utilities, emerging markets, private equity and alternatives.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3780 8746
Mob: +44 (0) 7471 141 303
Email: cyoung@akur.co.uk