Genius Sports closes $1.5 billion merger
Genius Sports has completed its merger with special purpose acquisition company dMY Technology Group.
The SPAC’s shareholders approved the the $1.5 billion deal with Genius Sports on Friday. Genius will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GENI.
Genius Sports’ scale, access to official data, and innovative technology platform differentiate it within the industry. The Company maintains long-term partnerships with over 400 sports organizations globally, including the NFL, NBA, NCAA, FIBA, FIFA, EPL and NASCAR. Its proprietary technology and data feeds are mission critical to the success of its sportsbook partners.
“As Genius Sports enters an exciting new chapter in its history, we are uniquely positioned at the heart of the world’s sports, betting and media ecosystem,” said Mark Locke, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Genius Sports. “Our merger with dMY II and listing on the NYSE are a testament to the enormous opportunity ahead of us as we leverage our unique scale, drive innovation and deliver products that help our partners create new and immersive experiences for sports fans around the world.”
“With its proprietary technology, unparalleled access to data and growing network of partnerships, GSG is powering the global sports, betting and media ecosystem,” said Niccolo de Masi, Chief Executive Officer of dMY Technology Group. “What’s more, the company benefits from a strong competitive moat and clear, promising growth opportunities that should drive compelling value for shareholders over the long-term.”
As previously announced, Mark Locke will continue to lead the business as Chief Executive Officer. Locke will be supported by a deep bench of talent with substantial experience across finance, technology and the sports betting industry. The Board of Directors will initially consist of eight members, including Mark Locke; Chairman David Levy; dMY II’s Chairman Harry You and CEO Niccolo de Masi; Apax Partners’ Albert Costa Centena, Gabriele Cipparrone and Roxana Mirica; and Oakvale Capital’s Daniel Burns.