MORE: Playtech Says Plus500 Deal to Enhance Earnings Immediately

Playtech to buy Plus500 in a recommended deal for 400p/sh or ~GBP459.6m.

  • Playtech says combination of Plus500 with Playtech’s recently acquired TradeFX business will enable combined business to maximise market opportunity, product offering by utilising the strengths of both businesses
  • Acquisition is expected to be immediately earnings enhancing
  • Currently anticipates deal to complete by Sept. end, subject to regulatory approval
  • Acquisition will be put to the vote of Playtech shareholders
  • Call: Playtech CEO Mor Weizer and CFO Playtech Ron Hoffman to host a conference call today at 8:30am
  • Dial-in no. UK: +44 020 3427 1918; Israel: +9723763 0145; conference ID: 7396893
  • Earlier: Playtech Agrees to Buy Plus500 for GBP459.6m Link
  • Statement:Link
  • Plus500 Short Interest: 3.75% of shares outstanding, 4.31m qty, 2 days to cover: Markit
  • Odey Asset Management owns 20.8% of voting rights in Plus 500: Filing Link

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