Raketech targets US and India through QM Media acquisition | Affiliates

Raketech is to considerably broaden its presence within the US and India sports activities betting markets after agreeing to accumulate QM Media AB’s belongings.

Through the deal, price €16m ($18.8m/£13.7m) and set to finish in September, iGaming advertising and marketing group Raketech will purchase Stockholm-headquartered QM Media’s North American subsidiary, P&P Vegas Group Inc, together with flagship betting suggestions channel PicksandParlays. The acquisition additionally consists of India-facing cricket web site OnlineCricketBetting.

As a results of the acquisition, Raketech’s revenues originating from the US are anticipated to roughly double and the Indian revenues to succeed in 5-10% of the group’s whole by This autumn 2021. Furthermore, Raketech’s sports activities vertical is predicted to succeed in roughly 30% of the group’s whole revenues in This autumn of this 12 months.

Raketech mentioned the acquisition of Ohio-headquartered P&P Vegas will set up its presence in North America, with current staff to modify to the brand new proprietor on completion of the deal. PicksandParlays has been established for greater than a decade and attracts round half one million distinctive month-to-month customers, producing earnings through subscriptions and sale of suggestions. Raketech mentioned it’s going to search to monetise its current business relationships with main US sports activities ebook operators, producing further progress through conventional affiliation.

OnlineCricketBetting reaches multiple million distinctive customers throughout main occasions such because the Indian Premier League (IPL). Raketech mentioned the acquisition won’t solely result in a big place inside affiliation of cricket betting, but additionally take a number one place within the Indian market. In addition to the cricket belongings, a portfolio of sports activities belongings concentrating on the Nordics is a part of the acquisition.

Oskar Mühlbach, chief govt of Raketech mentioned: “With these acquisitions we’re delivering on a number of strategically necessary objectives. Significant sports activities revenues, revenues from excessive progress markets, boots on the bottom within the US and asset diversification and new income streams.

“Furthermore, by including such a robust model as PicksandParlays, Raketech will be capable of add important worth to the US enterprise through the implementation of the online marketing gross sales in all licensed states. And with the gifted and dedicated crew that comes with the acquisition, I’m very a lot trying ahead to having them be a part of forces with our central operations crew to speed up progress even additional.”

The agreed buy worth quantities to €16m on a money and debt free foundation which might be settled in a money fee of €9m and an issuance of three,881,968 new Raketech (RAKE) shares amounting to €7m. The variety of Raketech shares issued has been decided by the volume-weighted RAKE share worth 30 buying and selling days up till 5 July 2021. The buy worth represents a a number of of roughly 5.6x EBITDA and 3.8x revenues for the final 12 months.

Marcus Egstam, chief govt of QM Media, mentioned: “By partnering with Raketech we achieve entry to their well-established infrastructure that can assist leverage our sturdy manufacturers and market positions. We are enthusiastic to turn out to be shareholders in Raketech and to be part of the thrilling future we now have deliberate.”

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