William Hill takes loan for £454m Sportingbet bid

William Hill, the UK bookmaker, has made a £454m bid for Sportingbet’s Australian and Spanish businesses, supported by new and existing debt. The deal comes as part of a joint bid for Sportingbet PLC by William Hill and GVC Holdings, another betting services provider.

  • 04 Jan 2013
The two have made a recommended offer in cash and GVC shares that values Sportingbet’s shares at 56.1p, an 8.4% premium to Wednesday’s 51.8p close. The deal values Sportingbet at around £485m. William Hill will then buy the bulk of Sportingbet’s assets, with a direct acquisition of the ...

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