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Superbet seeks new Romania CEO following Ardeleanu exit

Superbet is looking for a new Chief Executive in its home market of Romania after confirming the departure of incumbent Vlad Ardeleanu from the betting group’s executive leadership team. This weekend, Romanian business news sources reported that Ardeleanu had chosen to end his five-year tenure leading Superbet’s home market initiatives. Confirming his exit, Ardeleanu stated that he had chosen not to …

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Basque Kirol denies Blackstone takeover rumours

Basque Country operator Grupo Kirol operating firm of Kirolbet has moved to deny rumours that it will sell its flagship business to US private equity fund Blackstone Group. Yesterday afternoon, Spanish business news source El Confidencial reported that Blackstone had sanctioned a €100 million bid to acquire Kirolbet’s entire Basque Country gambling operations. The deal would see Blackstone expand its …

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Blackstone eyes ‘IPO on the horizon’ for CIRSA

A year following its €2 billion acquisition of Grupo CIRSA, US private equity fund Blackstone Group, is reported to be assessing ‘future options’ for the Spanish market gambling group. Spanish business news source Economia Digital, reports that Blackstone eyes an ‘IPO on the horizon’ for its CIRSA vehicle. Blackstone, which maintains one of gambling’s biggest investment portfolios, is reported to …

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Private Equity giants monitoring Cirsa Spain movements

Speculation is growing with regards to Spanish gambling firm Grupo Cirsa’s future, as a number of private equity firms are reportedly monitoring the Barcelona-based operator. This week, Bloomberg News reports that PE firms Blackstone Group and Cerebeus Capital Management, two seasoned investors in global gambling enterprises, are weighing up bids for the Spanish casino and bingo-hall operator. Furthermore, former Caesar …

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Amaya to snap up $4.9bn PokerStars

Amaya Gaming Group has agreed a sensational US$4.9bn (£2.9bn)  deal to acquire The Rational Group, operator of the world’s biggest online poker brands PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The deal is backed by Blackstone Group LP’s credit division, GSO Capital Partners, which will buy more than $600 million in convertible preferred shares and other securities. Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Macquarie …

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