INTRALOT ACQUIRES STRATEGIC STAKE IN EUROBET, BULGARIA
FURTHER STRENGTHENING ITS PRESENCE IN EASTERN EUROPE
INTRALOT Group announces the acquisition of a strategic stake in a leading gaming company in Bulgaria, Eurobet, via its Bulgarian subsidiary, BILOT. INTRALOT will acquire a 49% stake in Eurobet, a company that offers to the Bulgarian market numerical games and scratch tickets through a network of 1,100 Points of Sales countrywide. INTRALOT already has strong presence in the country as 49% owner of Eurofootball, offering Fixed Odds and Live Betting thorough a network of 850 shops, since 2002. The completion of the acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to occur by June 2016.
Mr. Antonios Kerastaris, INTRALOT Group CEO, stated: “We are proud to expand our presence in Bulgaria through acquiring a strategic share in Eurobet, a market leader in its sector. The complementarity of the product offering between our companies will lead to strengthening our operations in a more consolidated market. This acquisition aligns with our business growth strategy to seal strategic partnerships with strong local players. Through synergies with Eurobet’s assets we will be able to further boost our operations in Bulgaria and sustain our leading position in the area.”
Mr. Millen Stamatov, Eurobet CEO, commented on the acquisition agreement: “INTRALOT’s strategic participation in Eurobet highlights our company’s ability to attract international investors and reinforces our position in the local gaming market. We are confident that INTRALOT’s global experience in our sector will further increase the value that we deliver both to our shareholders and the Bulgarian players.”