LAS VEGAS, Aug. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) (“MGM Resorts” or the “Company”) today announced that its public tender offer for the shares of LeoVegas AB (publ) (“LeoVegas”) has been accepted by 96% of LeoVegas shareholders at a price of SEK 61.00 in cash per share, equivalent to a total tender value of approximately $604 millioni. Settlement of the shares is expected to be initiated on or around September 7, 2022.
“The completion of this transaction represents a major milestone for MGM Resorts as we continue to pursue our strategy of growing our online gaming footprint worldwide,” said MGM Resorts’ CEO & President Bill Hornbuckle. “We look forward to welcoming the LeoVegas team and are excited to begin working with them to grow our global digital gaming business and maximize the full potential of our omnichannel strategy.”
“Joining forces with MGM Resorts is a major win for LeoVegas and we’re excited to begin working with our new teammates to build upon the work we’ve done over the last 10 years,” said LeoVegas Group CEO Gustaf Hagman. “MGM Resorts is a premier gaming entertainment company and we look forward to leveraging their expertise to further our long-term strategic goals.”
Founded in 2011 by Gustaf Hagman and Robin Ramm-Ericson, LeoVegas is a leading global online gaming company with licenses in nine jurisdictions primarily in the Nordics and rest of Europe. LeoVegas generated EUR 394 million in revenue and EUR 46 million in Adjusted EBITDAii during the twelve months ended June 30, 2022. The business is headquartered in Stockholm with major offices in Malta, United Kingdom and Milan.
MGM Resorts believes the acquisition of LeoVegas will provide a unique opportunity for the Company to create a scaled global online gaming business with the following attributes:
- Strategic Opportunities to Accelerate Growth and Product Offerings – LeoVegas’ online casino and sports betting capabilities and strong customer base outside of the U.S. is expected to further expand MGM Resorts’ presence around the world.
- Experienced Online Gaming Management Team and Superior Technology Capabilities – LeoVegas’ management team has demonstrated the ability to develop a robust and scalable technology platform with advanced product offerings.
- Commitment to Continued Profitable Growth – LeoVegas has operated profitably as a high-growth platform since 2014. From 2017 to 2021, LeoVegas’ revenues compounded annual growth rate was 16%, while maintaining strong profitability. MGM Resorts’ scale, brands and expertise will allow the combined businesses to expand within existing gaming segments and provide incremental opportunities to enter new areas.
MGM Resorts has retained Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. as financial advisor, Advokatfirman Vinge KB and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP as legal counsel and Fox Rothschild as gaming counsel in connection with the offer.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 33 unique hotel and gaming destinations globally, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The Company’s 50/50 venture, BetMGM, LLC, offers U.S. sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands, including BetMGM and partypoker. The Company is currently pursuing targeted expansion in Asia through the integrated resort opportunity in Japan. Through its “Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet” philosophy, MGM Resorts commits to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests, and in the communities where it operates. The global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information, please visit us at www.mgmresorts.com. Please also connect with us @MGMResortsIntl on Twitter as well as Facebook and Instagram.
About LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group
LeoVegas’ vision and position is “King of Casino”. The global group LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group offers games on Casino, Live Casino, Bingo and Sport. The parent company LeoVegas AB (publ.) is located in Sweden and its operations are mainly located in Malta. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.leovegasgroup.com
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