International Game Technology PLC Announces Completion of Sale of Italian B2C Games Company
LONDON, May 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) (“IGT“) announced that on May 10, 2021 its wholly-owned subsidiary, IGT Lottery SpA (formerly Lottomatica Holding Srl) (the”Seller“), finalized the sale of 100% of the share capital of Lottomatica Videolot Rete SpA and Lottomatica Scommesse Srl, members of the IGT group that run its Italian activities of B2C gaming machines, sports betting and digital games (the”Subsidiaries“), to Gamenet Group SpA, a subsidiary of funds managed by a subsidiary of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries,”Apollo“) (NYSE: APO), a world leader in alternative management, for a cash purchase price of 950 million euros (of which 725 million euros paid at closing, of which 100 million euros payable on December 31, 2021, and the remaining 125 million euros of which are payable on September 30, 2022. IGT will use the funds received at the closing net of approximately 94 million euros (representing the total cash held by the Subsidiaries) to pay the transaction costs and reduce debt.
Credit Suisse International acted as senior financial advisor to IGT, UBS acted as financial advisor and equity advisor to IGT and its board of directors, and White & Case LLP and NCTM advised IGT. Barclays Bank Ireland Plc., Mediobanca, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and the Italian offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP and Latham & Watkins, LLP advised the buyer.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the world’s leading gaming company. We provide fun and responsible gaming experiences for players across all regulated channels and segments, from gaming machines and lotteries to sports and digital betting. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investments in innovation, player knowledge, operational expertise and cutting-edge technology, our solutions deliver unparalleled gaming experiences that engage gamers and drive growth. . We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in over 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity and accountability. IGT has approximately 11,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.
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