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Amaya Gaming Group inc. enters deal to sell shares

The Montreal-based online gambling company Amaya Gaming Group Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell, on a bought deal private placement basis, 3.3 million common shares of its share capital at a price of Cdn$3.10 per common share to a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp., to raise gross proceeds of $10.23-million.

In addition, Amaya has granted the underwriters an overallotment option to purchase up to that number of additional common shares of Amaya equal to 15% of the common shares sold pursuant to the offering, to cover overallotments, and for market stabilisation purposes. If the overallotment option is exercised in full, the total gross proceeds to Amaya will be Cdn$11,764,500.

Amaya intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for the Chartwell acquisition, various on-line gaming initiatives as well as for general corporate and working capital purposes.

Closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about June 14, 2011, a company spokesman said this week, noting that it is subject to customary conditions and the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, including the approval of the Toronto Venture Exchange.

The common shares will be offered by way of private placement exemptions in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and offshore, as well as in the United States by way of private placement to selected accredited

Under the leadership of CEO David Baazov, Amaya has been involved in a series of fast-moving acquisition and content supply deals this year.

These included an online lottery deal with Montenegro; deals in Kenya; the supply of virtual horse race content to Casinos de Quebec; buying just over 5% of software company Cryptologic; and acquiring control of software developer Chartwell Technology for some $23 million.

Source: InfoPowa News

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