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XLMedia completes $24 million Saturday Football Inc. acquisition

Saturday Football

XLMedia has completed the acquisition of Saturday Football Inc. for a total consideration of US$23.0 million cash (c.£16.8 million), plus US$1.0 million (c.£0.7 million) in long-term incentive shares. The acquisition is the conversion of an existing agency partnership between XLMedia and Saturday Football Inc., established in December 2020, which brought about a close working relationship with management and generated a …

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Google deranking and COVID-19 bite XLMedia’s H1 performance

XLMedia has continued to feel the effects of Google’s ‘manual ranking penalty’ on its corporate trading, but remains optimistic on its objective of delivering ‘a material recovery in financial performance in 2021’. Publishing its 2020 interim statement (period ending 30 June), the affiliate marketing publisher detailed that the combined effects of COVID-19 and Google ranking penalties had resulted in monthly …

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Refocused XLMedia hires Ken Dorward as US business lead 

XLMedia has this morning confirmed the appointment of Ken Dorward as President of North America and a member of its Global Executive Committee. Dorward joins the London AIM digital publisher having formerly served as Chief Operations Officer of leading US affiliate network Rakuten Inc, where he spearheaded global partnerships, media assets and publisher management. The appointment of Dorward as North …

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