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SpringOwl targets restructuring Playtech’s executive pay policy

The Financial Times reports further boardroom drama brewing at FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc, as US hedge fund SpringOwl, pushes governance to restructure the firm’s executive remuneration policies Led by renowned activist investor Jason Ader, SpringOwl is reported to want Playtech governance to install a more incentivised executive pay package, structured on share options over cash rewards. SpringOwl’s reported …

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Ader’s SpringOwl demands a Playtech ‘clean break from Teddy’

According to The Times, US activist investor Jason Ader has called on Playtech Plc to sever all ties with Israeli enterprise founder Teddy Sagi. During the course of 2018, Ader’s New York hedge fund SpringOwl Asset Management has been building up its investment in struggling FTSE250 Playtech Plc – demanding that the governance undertake a group-wide shake-up, boosting returns for investors. …

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Jason Ader demands that Playtech refocus on gambling

Renowned activist investor Jason Ader has stated to Playtech Plc governance, that the FTSE250 technology group should refocus on its gambling foundations, over expanding its subsidiary divisions. During  2018, Ader’s Springowl hedge fund has accumulated a $100 million stake in Playtech Plc, seeking to grow its influence on shareholders and the firm’s board of directors. Speaking to Reuters International, Ader …

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Ader’s Springowl returns to gambling eyeing major changes at Playtech Plc

Renowned US activist investor Jason Ader has returned to the gambling scene, securing a reported $100 million stake in FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc. Ader’s ‘Springowl’ hedge fund is a specialist in activist investments, targeting underperforming listed enterprises and applying pressure on corporate governance to undertake major structural changes. The Times reports that Springowl is pressuring Playtech governance to …

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SpringOwl’s Jason Ader wants Amaya to have a ‘clean break’ from ‘discredited’ David Baazov

Activist investor Jason Ader the CEO of New York hedge fund SpringOwl, has urged the governance of Toronto-listed Amaya Inc to cut its ties with former Chief Executive David Baazov. Canadian business news sources have reported that Ader has sent a formal letter to Amaya governance stating that it was ‘time for the company to fully move on from Baazov’s …

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Springowl’s Silvers leaves bwin.party board

Daniel Silvers one of the non-executive directors appointed to the board of bwin.party Entertainment by investment fund Springowl has stepped down from the governance position. Silvers exits the bwin.party board having withdrawn from his position as Springowl President. Recommended by bwin.party activist investor Jason Ader CEO of Springowl (owner of 5.1% of bwin.party shares). Silvers had been appointed in May …

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888 Chairman Brian Mattingley wants fair fight for bwin.party

Speaking to The Times, 888 Holdings Chairman Brian Mattingley stated that he remains confident that his firm would win in its pursuit of bwin.party Entertainment, against the increased takeover bid of GVC Holdings. Mattingley who replaced Executive Chairman Richard Kilsby in May, told The UK newspaper that he expects a clean and fair fight for bwin.party operations, as GVC increased …

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Ader’s Springowl tells GVC Holdings to increase its bwin.party bid

New York activist investor Jason Ader has suggested that GVC Holdings Plc will need to increase its 122.5p per share offer in order to succeed in its takeover bid for bwin.party Entertainment. Ader’s investment fund Springowl, which owns 5.2% of bwin.party, has stated that GVC Holdings and its bid backer Cerberus Capital Management will need to up its offer to …

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Bwin to sell its social business at a €7m loss

Bwin.Party is close to selling its social gaming business and is in continuing merger talks with other parties. In a pre-close trading update, the firm revealed that it is in ‘active discussions’ regarding the sale of Win, the group’s social gaming business, and that it expects to make a further announcement shortly. The company had announced a huge expansion into …

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Yea & Teufelberger outline strategy for bwin.party recovery

Having reported a revenue decrease of 7% in their H1 2014 interim results, bwin.party Chief Executive Norbert Teufelberger and company Chairman Philip Yea outlined key criteria for the operator’s recovery. The company directors pinpointed to a restructuring of bwin.party senior management, with a view to bring in fresh ideas and new approaches which will aid the operator in saturated markets. …

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