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Catena sanctions board makeover as Kathryn Baker resigns from Chair duties

Industry affiliate marketing publisher Catena Media Plc has informed investors that it will make significant changes to its board following a number of resignations.  Issuing a market filing, the Stockholm-listed firm confirmed that Kathryn Baker has declined to seek re-election as Chairwoman. Baker is joined by Mats Alders and Cecilia Qvist who have chosen to resign from board duties.   Reacting …

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Optimizer Invest appoints Grant Williams to lead Megalotto property

New Optimizer Invest property Megalotto will be led by former William Hill Digital Managing Director Grant Williams. The Malta-based industry venture capital fund has appointed Williams to launch and guide its new global lottery online syndicate – launched at the start of 2019. A seasoned executive in online gambling enterprise strategies, operations and marketing, Williams is a former William Hill …

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Catena restructures board as Optimizer Invest decreases shareholding

The governance of Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media has confirmed that it will put forward the appointments of Göran Blomberg and Per Widerström as new members of the board, to be voted on at the firm’s upcoming AGM scheduled for 2 May 2019. Issuing a corporate filing, Catena governance discloses that Optimizer Invest senior partners Henrik Persson Ekdahl …

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Industry VC Optimizer Invest splits AM & consultancy functions

Malta-based industry venture capital firm Optimizer Invest has moved to restructure and realign its operations, separating its asset management and consultancy divisions. In connection with the separation, Optimizer Invest informs that its corporate shares in Stockholm-listed Catena Media and Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) will be redistributed to senior partners – Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Andre Lavold and Mikael Riese Harstad.  The …

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Catena Media seeks new leader as Robert Andersson departs with immediate effect

Issuing a corporate statement, Stockholm-listed industry affiliate network Catena Media has informed that Chief Executive Officer Robert Andersson has departed as leader with immediate effect. The company has moved to install Henrik Persson Ekdahl as ‘acting Chief Executive’. Ekdahl a former Betsson AB Executive and current partner at Malta-based venture capital firm Optimizer Invest sits as a board advisor for Catena …

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Gaming Innovation Group acquires Betit Holdings for €54 million

Updating the market, Oslo-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) has confirmed that it has entered a binding agreement to acquire Scandinavian online gambling operator Betit Holdings (Betit) in a deal valued at €54 million. Signing a ‘letter of intent’, GIG is set to issue 153 million new shares in order to inherit Betit assets. Furthermore, industry venture financier Optimizer Invest, a leading …

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Industry technology fund Optimizer Invest appoints Carla Maree Vella as CEO

Malta-based venture capital firm Optimizer Invest has confirmed the appointment of Carla Maree Vella as its new Chief Executive Officer. Vella joins the investment fund from Nasdaq Stockholm-listed European betting operator Betsson AB, where she served as Managing Director of the Betsson.com brand (2015-2016). As Optimizer Invest’s new CEO, Vella will play a key role in identifying new venture investments …

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