Esports Entertainment agrees €9.5 million sale of Bethard
Esports Entertainment Group has entered into a share purchase agreementdated February 14, 2023 to sell its Bethard iGaming business, an operator of online casino and sportsbook brands that is licensed in Malta and Sweden.
The total purchase consideration in the purchase ggreement was determined by the parties to be approximately €9.5 million comprised of €1.65 million of cash proceeds payable to the company at closing, with an additional €6.5 million of purchase consideration attributed to the company’s release from payment of its contingent consideration liability from the Bethard acquisition. The purchaser of the Bethard business will also assume liabilities of approximately €1.2 million. The terms of sale allow for a cash holdback of €0.15 million which may be retained by the purchaser should liabilities exceed agreed upon amounts in the Purchase Agreement.
Alex Igelman, CEO, stated, “I am very pleased at the work that is being undertaken to reduce debt and focus on our core iGaming and esports assets. We remain committed to building a world-class esports gambling operation that is global in reach and that provides esports content and strategic services to those involved in esports gambling, as well as those seeking to enter the market. I am extremely encouraged and pleased with the speed and efficiency in which senior management effectuated these important actions.”