Press Releases / Leisure, Sport & Hospitality

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is advising Atletico Nordic B.V. and Expekt.com Company Ltd on the sale of the business and related assets of Expekt.com, a major European online sports-betting and gaming operator.  Expekt was founded in 1999 and generates revenue from over 20 countries, with particular strengths in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.  The purchaser of […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) recently advised Mid Europa Partners (MEP) on the completion of an acquisition of an additional stake in the Falcon Group.  MEP, the leading private equity player in Central and Eastern Europe, acquired the interest of its consortium partner Lehman Brothers, increasing its interest in the Falcon Group to almost 75%.  Falcon […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner demonstrated a commitment to India yesterday, with a reception to celebrate the festival of Diwali, which was attended by more than 100 high profile guests.  Farokh Engineer, the flamboyant former Indian and Lancashire wicket-keeper and batsman, was the Guest of Honour at the new Mint Leaf Lounge in the City of London. […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) is advising Playtech Limited, a leading online gambling software provider, on its placing to raise £112m for the purposes of financing future acquisitions. Playtech is a longstanding client of BLP which also acted on Playtech’s £548.3m flotation on AIM in March 2006, one of the largest AIM IPOs at that […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) advised Cenkos Securities plc (Cenkos), in its capacity as nomad and broker, on a fundraising for Essentially Group Limited (Essentially) through a placing of new shares with institutional shareholders. Essentially is an AIM-listed provider of sports marketing, management and media services.  Corporate finance partner, Benjamin Lee, and associate, Richard Werner, […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) has advised Patron Capital Partners (Patron), on its  acquisition of a 29% stake in Powerleague Group Plc (Powerleague), valuing the transaction at approximately £23m.  Powerleague, an AIM listed company, is the UK’s leading operator of 5-a-side football centres. Patron represents approximately €1.6bn of capital across several funds which invest in […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) is advising Global Gaming Entertainment N.V. and Euro Gaming Ltd on the sale of Bingos.com, the award-winning European online bingo operator based in Majorca, to AIM quoted interactive company NetPlay plc for an aggregate consideration of £6.25m. The BLP team was led by Head of Corporate Finance, David Collins and […]

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