Allwyn International secures £500m loan facility

Finance News

Allwyn International, a leading multi-national lottery operator, today announced that it has entered into a €500 million accordion facility with a syndicate of international banks.

The banks have committed to provide the Company with a €500 million six-year term loan as an accordion facility under its existing Senior Facilities Agreement. Allwyn will use the proceeds to finance its planned investment in Instant Win Gaming, announced in February 2024, to repay outstanding indebtedness, and for general corporate purposes. The syndicate includes existing and new lenders.

The liabilities under the Accordion Facility will rank pari passu with the existing debt of the Company and Allwyn Entertainment Financing (UK) plc, under the existing intercreditor agreement.

Concurrent with signing the Accordion Facility, the Company is cancelling £188.8 million of undrawn commitments under a £380.0 million multi-purpose facility available under the Senior Facilities Agreement. 

Kenneth Morton, Allwyn CFO, said: “This transaction will support the continued execution of our organic and inorganic growth strategies as well as optimising our cost of capital. I am grateful to our existing lending partners for their continued support and pleased to welcome several new banks to the group.”  

UniCredit acted as Global Coordinator. Clifford Chance acted as Allwyn’s legal advisor and Allen & Overy as lenders’ counsel.