Tag Archives: Richard McGuire

Strong H1 sees Sportech laud its ‘profits first’ identity

Sportech Plc has outlined its transformed organisation that is refocused on delivering a stronger balance sheet performance and profits for investors.  Publishing its first interim results as a London AIM listed enterprise, Sportech registered group revenues to £13.5 million up 70% on corresponding 2020 results of £7.9 million.  Period growth was attributed to Sportech’s 11 US Venue subsidiaries that registered …

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Sportech announces new leadership as McGuire and Hearne exit re-sized business

Sportech Plc has this morning confirmed that its leadership team of Richard McGuire (CEO) and Tom Hearne (CFO) will step down following the release of the company’s interim results on 9 September. The duo will be replaced by Sportech COO Andrew Lindley, who will serve as new CEO, supported by the promotion of Group Financial Controller Nicola Rowlands to CFO. …

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Sportech tempts investors with a £35m share buyout tender

Sportech Plc has revealed its intentions to launch a tender offer, which has proposed an ‘up to £35.5 million payout’ to existing company shareholders. The tender offer has been sanctioned by Sportech’s senior leadership, with the wagering systems provider aiming to recapture 47% of its issued share capital – reported to be 88.8 million ordinary shares. Sportech has offered its …

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Sportech begins its lightened tenure on London AIM

Sportech Plc has confirmed that it has completed its full public listings migration onto the London AIM exchange.  As of 8:00 AM this morning, the London AIM accepted the admission of Sportech shares priced at 20 pence each, with the wagering and racing systems supplier maintaining its ‘SPO’ ticker. Sportech’s listings migration was first proposed last June, as the company’s …

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Sportech strengthens cash reserves to drive business transformation

Sportech Plc has delivered better than anticipated 2020 financial performance, offsetting the COVID-19 headwinds severely impacting global horseracing events and fixtures.  Publishing its full-year 2020 results, the LSE-listed wagering and racing systems provider saw its group revenues fall to £20 million, down 41% on corresponding FY2019 results of £34 million. “COVID-19 severely impacted the business resulting in a 28% decline …

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Sportech maximises cash position ahead of BetMakers takeover  

The board of Sportech Plc has stated confidence that the LSE firm will deliver its full-year 2020 EBITDA results in line with corporate expectations. Issuing a pre-close 2020 trading statement, Sportech noted that despite enduring COVID-19 headwinds the company maintained its operational efficiencies across its core business verticals. Meeting unprecedented headwinds, Sportech focused 2020 trading on capital preservation and strengthening …

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Sportech sheds Bump weight to Canadian Banknote

Sportech Plc has entered a ‘conditional agreement’ with Canadian Banknote Company (CBN) to sell its Bump Worldwide Inc subsidiary for a ‘gross consideration’ of CAD $10 million (circa £5.7m). Bump is the digital and in-stadia draw-based raffles solutions subsidiary of Sportech Plc which primarily services North American pro-sports franchises and collegiate sports organisations. Updating investors, Sportech confirmed that it had …

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Sportech and UK Tote Group renew sports betting partnership

Sportech has confirmed that it has signed a new multi-year licensing and services contract with UK Tote Group. The extended partnership will assure Sportech’s continued delivery of pools betting technologies and services via its Quantum System, which underpins the Tote’s domestic pools betting. The Quantum system will also allow the UK Tote to significantly deepen its pool volumes, featuring global …

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Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown

Ahead of today’s AGM, Sportech Plc has issued a trading update,  informing investors of further COVID-19 pandemic impacts and countermeasures undertaken by the LSE-listed wagering technology group.  Updating investors, Sportech explained that it has implemented its pandemic cost-saving measures announced during March trading, based on its forecast scenario that global sporting events would be curtailed through to the end of …

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UK Tote gains international ‘commingling pool ecosystem’ with Sportech

Entering a multi-year agreement, the new UK Tote Group is set to expand its international wagering capacity by utilising Sportech Plc systems and technologies.  The UK Tote will use Sportech’s flagship ‘Quantum System’ to enhance its commingling capabilities by securing data to Sportech’s global partnerships with leading race organisers such as The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC)  The Quantum system …

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