Tag Archives: Nigel Eccles

FanDuel founders renew $120m compensation claim against Flutter Entertainment

Nigel and Lesley Eccles, the enterprise founders of US fantasy sports operator FanDuel are reported to be renewing their legal challenge against Flutter Entertainment Plc (formerly Paddy Power Betfair), in relation to the FTSE firm’s $465 million takeover of FanDuel completed in July of last year. The husband and wife team are joined by FanDuel co-founders’ Tom Griffiths (former CPO) …

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Nigel Eccles sues Paddy Power Betfair for ‘purposely undervaluing’ FanDuel

US Tech news source Recode has reported that FanDuel enterprise co-founder Nigel Eccles (former CEO) is preparing to take Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) to court, regarding its $465 million takeover of FanDuel completed in July 2018. Eccles representatives have filed a Scottish court order against PPB, representing four of FanDuel’s enterprise co-founders; Nigel Eccles, wife Lesley Eccles (former CMO), Tom …

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FanDuel & DraftKings revise future options for a changing US sports market

The two leading players in the US daily fantasy sports (DFS) market, FanDuel and DraftKings are reported to be assessing their future enterprise options. Last week US news source Axios detailed that New York and Edinburgh based FanDuel was in advanced discussions to ‘go public’, reviewing a potential ‘reverse merger’ with special investment vehicle Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp. Platinum Eagle …

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Change of Scene…Nigel Eccles steps down as FanDuel leader

Issuing a corporate statement, New York and Edinburgh based daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel has confirmed that Co-Founder & Chief Executive Nigel Eccles will leave the company.   US tech news sources report that Eccles departs the DFS sector, to focus on a new venture within the burgeoning competitive eSports market. FanDuel governance informs that Eccles will be replaced by …

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No Go! FanDuel & DraftKings pull out of merger

The governances of leading US daily fantasy sports operators’ FanDuel and DraftKings have issued statements confirming that their planned merger has been called off. The prospects of creating an ‘outright DFS market leader’ had hit a roadblock last June when the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) detailed that it could not recommend the FanDuel-DraftKings merger as the combination would control …

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FanDuel-DraftKings +80% market take-up concerns US FTC

US Tech news sources have reported that the planned merger of FanDuel and DraftKings maybe be denied by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), on grounds that the combination would form an outright leader with more than 80% of the daily fantasy sports market. FTC officials are reported to have shown concern that the FanDuel-DraftKings combination would lead to a …

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FanDuel & DraftKings stakeholders agree on merger

Tech business news sources are reporting that leading US daily fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings are reaching a conclusive agreement with regards to a merger. Since October, the governances of the DFS operators have been in ‘fast track’ discussions with regards to creating an outright market-leading enterprise. On Wednesday, former ‘Fortune’ finance editor Dan Primack revealed that according to …

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FanDuel & DraftKings fast track merger plans

US tech news sources are reporting that FanDuel and DraftKings are fast tracking merger plans, with their corporate governances ‘hammering out’ combined enterprise details for stakeholders and investors.   Last weekend, news broke that FanDuel and DraftKings governances had entered initial merger negotiations. Nevertheless, industry commentators quickly pointed to the pairs’ fraught relationship following years of hostile battle for outright …

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DFS operator FanDuel lands in the UK

The much anticipated FanDuel DFS product for the UK market has now been announced and launched by the operator. The fantasy sports operator, which launched in Edinburgh in 2009 and took the States by storm, has now gone live with its product created exclusively for the UK’s football fans. There is an initial focus on the Premier League, and it will be available to …

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FanDuel waits on UK license approval for August launch

FanDuel have confirmed that they are working towards a target date for launch in the UK, but stressed that ‘the date is not set in stone and still provisional’. The company already have a license to operate remote gambling software but are still waiting on approval for their UK license application. As reported on CalvinAyre.com, FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles told Bloomberg last …

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