Betsson acquires Inkabet to strengthen South American presence

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Betsson acquires Inkabet to strengthen its market position in the western region of South America. The initial consideration of the deal is $25 million.

SW Nordic Limited, a subsidiary of Betsson AB (publ), has signed an agreement to acquire the business activities, operations, and all the related assets used for operating the brand “Inkabet”. The initial consideration of the acquisition is USD 25 million, with the additional sum of $4m payable via Betsson depending on the performance of Inkabet in reaching the agreed revenue and EBIT targets during the six months following the closing, together with a deferred payment of USD 5 million (out of which USD 3 million is payable on 31 December 2022 and USD 2 million is payable on 31 December 2023 if no claims have arisen).

The full purchase price is the equivalent of 3.8 times EBIT of the last 12 months ending June 2021. Financing of the acquisition is done through Betsson’s revolving credit facility (RCF), which gives an attractive financial flexibility to do deals of this sort.

Inkabet is presently an online sporting activities betting platform and they are one of the leading B2C brands offering Sportsbook and Casino products, targeting the western region of South America.

Inkabet was launched in 2012, its revenue over the last 12 months as of June 2021 was USD 25.2 million and operating income (EBIT) USD 8.8 million. The revenue growth was +146% when compared to the preceding 12-month period.

The transaction is expected to be completed in 30 days from signing. Certain restructuring activities are also a condition for closing.

Pontus Lindwall, CEO of Betsson AB, said: 

“Through this transaction, Betsson continues to build market share in the LatAm region, following the previous acquisitions of JDP Tech Ltd, Suaposta and Colbet. This strengthens our position in a strategically important region where we have performed well and have big ambitions for the future”