The UK Gambling Commission has approved Kindred Group’s acquisition of 32Red and, with effect from 6 June 2017, Kindred Group will consolidate and have full control of 32Red. The offer values 32Red at GBP 175.6 million and Kindred Group has received acceptances in respect of, or has otherwise acquired, over 97 per cent of 32Red’s outstanding shares. Kindred Group will exercise its right to acquire compulsorily the remaining 32Red shares and procure the delisting of 32Red from the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Total estimated transaction related costs are GBP 4.6 million of which GBP 0.6 million have already been recognised in Q1 2017 and GBP 3.2 million will be recognised in Q2 2017. The remaining cost will be recognised from Q3 2017 until Q4 2019. Amortisation of acquired intangible assets will start in Q2 2017 and is estimated at GBP 7-8 million per year over the coming three years.
For more information about the offer, visit www.Kindredgroup.com
For more information:
Inga Lundberg, Investor Relations +44 788 799 6116
About Kindred Group
Kindred Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and is one of Europe’s largest providers of online gambling and digital contents. Kindred Group is home to 14 brands, which serve over 16,9 million customers worldwide. Kindred Group is licensed in Australia and 11 European member states. In November 2016 Kindred was awarded Operator of the year and Social responsible operator of the year and successfully completed 27 external regulatory audits. Kindred Group is a founding member of the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and ESSA (sports betting integrity). Kindred Group is audited and certified by eCOGRA for compliance with the 2014 EU Recommendation on Consumer Protection and Responsible Gambling (2014/478/EU). Read more on www.kindredgroup.com.