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Codere Online maintains growth momentum as SPAC IPO approaches

Codere Online has reported strong revenue trends in key global markets, after the online sports betting and igaming firm documented its second quarter performance after entering into a business combination agreement with DD3 Acquisition Corp. The online gaming subsidiary of casino operator Codere Group entered into the deal with the publicly traded special purpose acquisition company in June. The transaction, valued …

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Codere shareholders approve liquidation terms

The board of Codere SA has been granted approval by shareholders to proceed with the ‘liquidation arrangement’ agreed last month with existing creditors.  Shareholders of the Bolsa Madrid gambling group have approved the terms of the liquidation agreement, allowing for creditors to take control of the embattled firm – the liabilities of which are reported to stand at €700 million. …

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Codere founding family demands €900m compensation from US investors 

Grupo Codere SA is caught up in a further investor dispute, after the company’s founding Martinez Sampedro family demanded that their minority shareholding be acquired by the firm’s remaining US investors. The Martinez Sampedro family have filed an appeal with Spain’s National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), urging the regulator to demand that US investors acquire the family’s 14% stake in …

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Codere defers debt note duties until 2023

The creditors of Codere SA have allowed the Spanish gambling group to renegotiate the terms of its senior secured debt notes. The Bolsa Madrid gambling group has been allowed to defer its debt maturity payments from 2021 to 2023 as part of the firm’s ongoing restructuring arrangements. Back in July, company creditors had allowed Codere to access a further €250 …

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Alberto Garzon: October marks a new era for Spanish gambling beyond sponsorship restrictions

La Liga football clubs have been placed in direct conflict with Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs having renewed their betting sponsorships and partnerships ahead of the imminent enforcement of Spain’s federal Royal Decree on Advertising. This weekend, as La Liga commenced its 2020/2021 season, Alberto Garzon – Spain’s Minister of Consumer Affairs -lambasted football clubs for purposely undermining the Decree’s …

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Codere appoints Rafael Catalá as legal counsel ahead of crucial family showdown

Rafael Catalá, Spain’s former justice minister, has been forced to take control of Codere SA’s legal counsel to oversee the firm’s ongoing shareholder dispute between the Martinez Sampedro family and US debt holders. Spanish business news sources report that an embattled Codere no longer maintains a functional counsel to advise its corporate governance, following the successive departures of three executives …

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Codere appoints Shackleton to lead brand overhaul for Spain and Mexico

Grupo Codere has confirmed the appointment of Shackleton as its new creative marketing agency, as the Bolsa Madrid gambling group seeks to refresh its image within its home market of Spain, whilst expanding its public profile across the firm’s target South American growth markets. Shackleton wins the multinational account following a competitive pitch undertaken by Codere during May in which …

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Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates 

Embattled Spanish gambling group Codere SA has agreed terms on a new ‘refinancing proposal’ with existing bondholders, which will allow the firm to access a further €250 million credit extension.  Following weeks of negotiations, Codere has secured the vital liquidity funding to keep its Spanish and South American business units afloat. US bondholders Jupiter AM, Dryden Capital, Invesco and Blackrock …

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Codere records 10X losses seeking vital lifeline 

Embattled Codere SA has published its Q1 2020 trading statement, declaring group-wide losses of €97m as the company continues to seek vital funding for its operating units. The figure represents a 10X increase on its corresponding Q1 2019 losses of €8.6m, as Codere’s European and South American gambling venues have ceased trading due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.  The Bolsa …

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Carousel orders recruitment drive by promoting Littin to Digital lead

Carousel Group has confirmed the promotion of Josh Littin to the position of Director of Digital. He will be tasked with overseeing the firm’s online growth and product development strategies.   Littin has served as Carousel’s Head of Product since 2018, becoming a key stakeholder in the launch and strategic development of the firm’s Sportsbetting.com and Racebook.com properties.  Carousel confirmed that …

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