Madrid, June 21, 2021-. Codere, a leading Spanish multinational firm in the private gaming sector, has entered into a small business combination agreement of Codere On line (its on the web gaming subsidiary formed by holding organization Codere On line Luxembourg, S.A., Servicios de Juego On the internet, S.A.U. and its consolidated subsidiaries), with the publicly-traded particular intent acquisition firm DD3 Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: DDMX, “DD3”), accepted currently by its Board of Directors.
This merger will result in Codere On the internet, valued at somewhere around $350 million, becoming a community business, traded on the US Nasdaq stock market. Existing Codere On-line administration will carry on running the enterprise and Codere Group will preserve greater part ownership write-up-business enterprise mix.
“We are very pleased of this deal, which will present our on line team with the economical methods required to improve Codere On the web and just take it to a new, higher amount. It is a superior sign of the price we have been able to build in the past a few decades boosting this business enterprise unit”, points out Vicente Di Loreto, CEO of Codere Group.
Moshe Edree, Handling Director of Codere On the net, explained “we are thrilled to companion with DD3. This deal delivers collectively the renowned Codere brand and our deep knowledge in rising on the internet gaming businesses with a globe-class sponsor like DD3 that has a proven monitor record of constructing enterprises by a group of seasoned investors. By going public and with the new capitalization, we will be in a fantastic posture to leverage our on the internet company in our core countries of Spain, Italy, Mexico, Colombia and Panama, as effectively as the Town of Buenos Aires, wherever we count on to start off running in late 2021, to gas our additional enlargement in other superior-expansion Latin American marketplaces.”
As this sort of, Codere On the web seeks to just take its company design in Spain and Mexico as a base to deploy in other markets exactly where the enterprise is by now existing, such as Colombia, Panama or in the Town of Buenos Aires, as very well as getting a pioneer in all those locations in which the exercise could shortly be controlled, this kind of as Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay or other areas of Argentina, all while analyzing solutions to access the Hispanic online gambling area of interest in the United States.
Martin Werner, founding spouse of DD3 Funds Associates claimed, “we are psyched to associate with Moshe and his staff to bring Codere Online to the community markets. The omnichannel presence of Codere, paired with the expansive addressable marketplace and constrained competition from international gaming operators, provides Codere On the net a distinctive benefit in their expansion across Latin The usa.”
The business mixture values the blended enterprise at an believed organization worth of somewhere around $350 million, or 2.3x Codere Online’s approximated 2022 income of approximately $150 million.
4 institutional investors (DD3 Cash Companions Baron Funds, MG Capital, y LarrainVial) have committed to a non-public financial commitment of extra than $67 million that will near concurrently with the enterprise blend and Baron Money has fully commited to roll-around about $10 million of shares in the SPAC, ensuing in minimal transaction proceeds of $77 million.
DD3 has $125 million of income in its rely on account that, jointly with the private investment decision will be applied to fund advertising and marketing expenses, technological know-how and system enhancements and growth into new superior-advancement markets.
The respective taking care of bodies of Codere On line and DD3 have authorized the proposed enterprise combination. Completion of the proposed business enterprise blend is anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2021.
More information and facts about the proposed organization blend is obtainable at www.sec.gov and in the investors area of the Codere Team site https://www.grupocodere.com/accionistas-inversores/, as very well as on the just lately introduced Codere On the web website www.codereonline.com.
Grupo Codere proceeds with the financial restructuring procedure begun in April
This crucial transaction does not imply any alterations to the restructuring procedure of the business announced to the current market in April as a consequence of the significant liquidity troubles that the group is going by way of as a consequence of the pandemic.
The liquidity that this transaction generates will be invested predominantly in Codere On the web. The relaxation of the group could only acquire up to a most total of 30 million pounds, topic to the fulfillment of sure disorders. Moreover, the valuation attained for our on-line organization is not an enough reference for the rest of the corporation belongings or its retail procedure.
The team will carry on to notify about the restructuring process as applicable milestones are achieved and reminds all stakeholders that Codere S.A. will minimize its possession in the new consolidated team to 5% (and will furthermore receive warrants that will entitle shareholders to acquire up to 15% of the share funds matter to specified disorders) as described in the appropriate communications relating to the restructuring. At the time the economical restructuring has been accomplished, the company expects to progress with its liquidation, thus losing its ailment as a outlined business.
Codere is an intercontinental gaming operator, with presence in seven countries in Europe -Spain and Italy- and Latin The us -Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Colombia and Uruguay-, which operates slot equipment, bingo seats and sports betting terminals with an omnichannel offer you, both by means of the on the web channel and the retail, that include things like gambling halls, arcades, 9,200 bars and racetracks.