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GVC Holdings PLC (GVC)     

dreamcatcher - 13 Jan 2013 12:13



About Us

GVC Holdings PLC (LSE:GVC) is a multinational sports betting and gaming group. Our shares are listed on the Official List (Premium Segment) and are traded on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Our shares were traded on AIM from 21 December 2004 until 1 February 2016. We are incorporated in the Isle of Man under number 4685V.

The Group operates some of the leading brands in the gaming sector including bwin, Sportingbet, partypoker and Foxy Bingo. In addition the Group provides online gaming services on a business-to-business basis to a limited number of third party operators.

Key facts
•Licenses in 14 countries
•Offices in Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Gibraltar, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malta, The Philippines, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, Ukraine and Uruguay
•Over 3,200 employees or co-workers
•€4bn of sports wagers a year



http://www.gvc-plc.com/

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William Hill closes on Sportingbet deal

by: Dominic Walsh
From: The Times
December 20, 201211:16AM

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WILLIAM HILL will unveil a recommended £486 million ($754 million) takeover of Sportingbet today after hammering out a retention deal with the management of the online bookmaker's Australian division.

The group, which is bidding jointly with GVC Holdings, had hoped to finalise terms by Tuesday's deadline set by the Takeover Panel but was forced to seek an extension until tomorrow to tie in Michael Sullivan, head of Sportingbet Australia, and his top team


Date: Tuesday 16 Oct 2012

LONDON (ShareCast) - Online gaming firm GVC has requested a temporary suspension of trading today following the agreement of a revised and increased possible offer by GVC and William Hill for Sportingbet.

Trading has been suspended because historic financial information in relation to the parts of the Sportingbet's business which may be acquired by GVC has yet to be extracted from Sportingbet's consolidated accounts, GVC explained a in company statement.

It added that talks are at a preliminary stage and there can be no certainty that they will be concluded successfully.

CJ



dreamcatcher - 17 Jan 2013 21:19 - 2 of 399

RNS
RNS Number : 8387V
GVC Holdings PLC
17 January 2013

For immediate release

17 January 2013

RECOMMENDED OFFER



FOR



SPORTINGBET PLC



BY



WILLIAM HILL AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED, A WHOLLY

OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF WILLIAM HILL PLC

AND

GVC HOLDINGS PLC



to be effected by means of a Scheme of Arrangement

under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006



PUBLICATION OF SCHEME DOCUMENT



Further to the announcement by the boards of William Hill plc, GVC Holdings plc and Sportingbet plc made on 20 December 2012 (the "Announcement"), the board of Sportingbet announces that the GVC Prospectus is expected to be finalised early next week. Accordingly, the Scheme Document is now anticipated to be despatched to Sportingbet Shareholders and Sportingbet Convertible Bondholders and, for information only, participants in the Sportingbet Share Plans on Wednesday 23 January 2013 and from that time, copies will be available free of charge, subject to certain restrictions relating to persons resident in Restricted Jurisdictions, on Sportingbet's website at www.sportingbetplc.com, William Hill's website at www.williamhill.com, and GVC's website at www.gvc-plc.com.



The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers has given its consent to these arrangements.



As noted in the Announcement, UBS executed an irrevocable undertaking in respect of 29,472,443 Sportingbet Shares to procure that the registered holder of such shares will vote in favour of the Scheme at the Shareholder Court Meeting and in favour of the Sportingbet Shareholder Resolution at the Sportingbet General Meeting and also stated, on a non-binding basis, in such irrevocable undertaking that, subject to any client restrictions, it intended to make no election under the Mix and Match Facility. This irrevocable undertaking provided that it would lapse if the Scheme Document was not posted to Sportingbet Shareholders on or before 17 January 2013. UBS has now agreed to extend this date to 24 January 2013 and has also now confirmed that it no longer makes any statement of intent as regards any election under the Mix and Match Facility.



Copies of this announcement and of the deed of amendment in relation to the UBS irrevocable undertaking will be available on the websites of Sportingbet at www.sportingbetplc.com, William Hill at www.williamhill.com and GVC at www.gvc-plc.com.



For the avoidance of doubt, the contents of these websites are not incorporated into and do not form part of this announcement.



Terms defined in the Announcement have the same meaning when used in this announcement.



dreamcatcher - 23 Jan 2013 18:02 - 3 of 399

Publication of Scheme Document
RNS
RNS Number : 8389V
Sportingbet PLC
17 January 2013


For immediate release

17 January 2013

RECOMMENDED OFFER



FOR



SPORTINGBET PLC



BY



WILLIAM HILL AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED, A WHOLLY

OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF WILLIAM HILL PLC

AND

GVC HOLDINGS PLC



to be effected by means of a Scheme of Arrangement

under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006



PUBLICATION OF SCHEME DOCUMENT



Further to the announcement by the boards of William Hill plc, GVC Holdings plc and Sportingbet plc made on 20 December 2012 (the "Announcement"), the board of Sportingbet announces that the GVC Prospectus is expected to be finalised early next week. Accordingly, the Scheme Document is now anticipated to be despatched to Sportingbet Shareholders and Sportingbet Convertible Bondholders and, for information only, participants in the Sportingbet Share Plans on Wednesday 23 January 2013 and from that time, copies will be available free of charge, subject to certain restrictions relating to persons resident in Restricted Jurisdictions, on Sportingbet's website at www.sportingbetplc.com, William Hill's website at www.williamhill.com, and GVC's website at www.gvc-plc.com.



The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers has given its consent to these arrangements.



As noted in the Announcement, UBS executed an irrevocable undertaking in respect of 29,472,443 Sportingbet Shares to procure that the registered holder of such shares will vote in favour of the Scheme at the Shareholder Court Meeting and in favour of the Sportingbet Shareholder Resolution at the Sportingbet General Meeting and also stated, on a non-binding basis, in such irrevocable undertaking that, subject to any client restrictions, it intended to make no election under the Mix and Match Facility. This irrevocable undertaking provided that it would lapse if the Scheme Document was not posted to Sportingbet Shareholders on or before 17 January 2013. UBS has now agreed to extend this date to 24 January 2013 and has also now confirmed that it no longer makes any statement of intent as regards any election under the Mix and Match Facility.



Copies of this announcement and of the deed of amendment in relation to the UBS irrevocable undertaking will be available on the websites of Sportingbet at www.sportingbetplc.com, William Hill at www.williamhill.com and GVC at www.gvc-plc.com.



For the avoidance of doubt, the contents of these websites are not incorporated into and do not form part of this announcement.



Terms defined in the Announcement have the same meaning when used in this announcement.



3 monkies - 23 Jan 2013 18:39 - 4 of 399

Be very careful, these like most of the gaming shares used to be worth a lot of money and fell with abjection - some recovered but some are waiting a long time for recovery. Think and research properly about gaming legislations in e.g. America.

dreamcatcher - 23 Jan 2013 18:46 - 5 of 399

Not in this one in a big way 3m. Thanks.

dreamcatcher - 25 Jan 2013 14:31 - 6 of 399

trading on AIM of GVC's existing ordinary shares is expected to be restored with effect from 7.30 a.m. on Monday 28 January 2013.




Publication of Prospectus & Restoration of Trading

http://www.moneyam.com/action/news/showArticle?id=4526687


GVC revenues rise
StockMarketWire.com
GVC Holdings - a leading provider of B2B and B2C services to the online gaming and sports betting markets - has declared a second interim dividend.

The group says average daily net revenues in the six months to the end of December were 166,400 - 8% higher than the comparable period in 2011.

And GVC says January has started encouragingly with daily revenues for the first 21 days of 189,000 - 24% ahead of the corresponding period in 2012.

The company has declared a second interim dividend of 7 cents per share which will be on 1 March to shareholders of record on 22 February.

Chief executive Kenneth Alexander said: "The board is pleased with the overall performance of the Group and its confidence is reflected in the second interim dividend that it has announced today. "The amounts of deferred consideration payable to Sportingbet in relation to the Superbahis business were in 2012 27.3m and therefore highly material for the Group. Should the acquisition of Sportingbet proceed, the mitigation of deferred consideration payable should be transformational for GVC."



dreamcatcher - 28 Jan 2013 16:01 - 7 of 399

up 16% on its first day trading after the shares were suspended

3 monkies - 28 Jan 2013 21:38 - 8 of 399

It did do every well today for you and good luck - don't know which way it will go with sporting bet - so long as you keep your eye out and get out if in doubt. GVC could make a terrific come back!!! Could not of course but somehow I think it could have the makings.

dreamcatcher - 29 Jan 2013 06:33 - 9 of 399

Thanks 3m, same again today please.:-))

dreamcatcher - 30 Jan 2013 15:10 - 10 of 399

Up just under 8%

dreamcatcher - 15 Feb 2013 21:47 - 11 of 399

ex div 20 Feb €0.07 - 1 Mar payment

dreamcatcher - 17 Feb 2013 20:59 - 12 of 399

The Mail on Sunday - £485m Sportingbet sale likely to go to the wire.

Sporting bets shareholders have until Thursday to decide whether to back the £485 million offer from William Hill and GVC Holdings, with observers suggesting they are waiting to the last minute to decide. The takeover requires 75% of shareholders of the online firm to vote in favour.m Sportingbet is owned by a few big investment firms, which means if only four vote against, the deal will fall apart. Ivor Jones analyst at broker Numis Securities , said shareholders should turn down the deal as they can expect more from another buyer later on with growth in markets such as Australia , Greece, and the US, which is moving towards allowing online betting.

dreamcatcher - 21 Feb 2013 12:47 - 13 of 399

Result of EGM
RNS
RNS Number : 4074Y
GVC Holdings PLC
21 February 2013



NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION (IN WHOLE OR IN

PART) DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE

TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF

SUCH JURISDICTION





21 February 2013






RECOMMENDED OFFER



FOR



SPORTINGBET PLC



BY



WILLIAM HILL AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED, A WHOLLY

OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF WILLIAM HILL PLC



AND



GVC HOLDINGS PLC ("GVC" or the "Company")



to be effected by means of a Scheme of Arrangement

under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006



RESULT OF EGM



GVC Holdings PLC (AIM:GVC), a leading provider of B2B and B2C services to the online gaming and sports betting markets, is pleased to announce that at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company held earlier today in connection with the proposed acquisition of Sportingbet, all resolutions were duly passed in the terms set out in the notice of meeting.



Completion of the proposed acquisition of Sportingbet remains subject to satisfaction or waiver of certain other conditions set out in the Scheme Document, including the Court sanctioning the Scheme and confirming the associated reduction of Sportingbet's share capital at Court hearings which are scheduled to be held on 11 March 2013 and 14 March 2013 respectively. Subject to the Scheme receiving the sanction and confirmation of the Court on those dates, the Scheme is expected to become effective on 19 March 2013.



Defined terms used but not defined in this announcement have the meanings set out in the Scheme Document dated 25 January 2013.



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dreamcatcher - 01 Mar 2013 19:36 - 14 of 399

In IC - William Hill/GVC takeover of Sportingbet - shareholders have voted in favour
of the scheme of arrangement and the court is expected to sanction it on 11 March.

3 monkies - 01 Mar 2013 19:40 - 15 of 399

Good luck dc. Hope it has an impact on OPAY as well.

dreamcatcher - 01 Mar 2013 19:54 - 16 of 399

It should have an impact on your opay. Thanks 3m, have a good weekend.

3 monkies - 01 Mar 2013 20:06 - 17 of 399

You to dc.

dreamcatcher - 06 Mar 2013 07:13 - 18 of 399

Notice of Preliminary Results
RNS
RNS Number : 2646Z
GVC Holdings PLC
06 March 2013











Press Release
6 March 2013




GVC Holdings PLC



("GVC" or the "Group")



Notice of Preliminary Results



GVC Holdings PLC (AIM:GVC), a leading provider of B2B and B2C services to the online gaming and sports betting markets, today advises that it will announce its Preliminary Results for the year ended 31 December 2012 on Tuesday 26 March 2013.



An analyst presentation will take place at 09:30 a.m. on Tuesday 26 March 2013 at the offices of Abchurch Communications, 125 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1AR.

dreamcatcher - 11 Mar 2013 17:07 - 19 of 399

Result of Scheme Court Hearing
RNS
RNS Number : 7347Z
Sportingbet PLC
11 March 2013



NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF THAT JURISDICTION

11 March 2013

Recommended Offer for Sportingbet plc by William Hill Australia Pty Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of William Hill plc, and GVC Holdings plc to be effected by means of a Scheme of Arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (the "Offer")

Result of Scheme Court Hearing

The Board of Sportingbet plc is pleased to announce that at the Scheme Court Hearing this morning, the Court gave its approval to the Scheme.

Next Steps

Completion of the Offer remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain Conditions set out in the Scheme Document published on 25 January 2013, including Court confirmation of the associated Reduction of Capital. The expected date for the Reduction Court Hearing is 14 March 2013. Subject to the Conditions as described above, it is anticipated that the Scheme will become effective on or around 19 March 2013. Further details of the expected timetable of principal events are set out below.

Capitalised terms, unless otherwise defined in this announcement, have the meaning given to them in the Scheme Document published on 25 January 2013.

A copy of this announcement will be available on the websites of Sportingbet at www.sportingbetplc.com, William Hill at www.williamhillplc.com and GVC at www.GVC-plc.com.

dreamcatcher - 13 Mar 2013 16:30 - 20 of 399

Statement re: Mix and Match Facility
RNS
RNS Number : 9432Z
GVC Holdings PLC
13 March 2013







Press Release
13 March 2013




GVC Holdings PLC



("GVC" or the "Group")



Statement re: Mix and Match Facility



GVC Holdings PLC (AIM:GVC), a leading provider of B2B and B2C services to the online gaming and sports betting markets, notes the recent announcement ("Announcement") relating to the results of elections under the Mix and Match Facility released earlier today by Sportingbet plc.



The Announcement reported, inter alia, that under the Mix and Match Facility valid Elections to receive the consideration under the Offer in New GVC Shares were received in respect of 132,291,195 Sportingbet Shares. As a result, all valid Elections under the Mix and Match Facility to receive the consideration under the Offer in New GVC Shares will be scaled back and such Elections will be satisfied as to approximately 73.87 per cent. of the Election.



Kenneth Alexander, Chief Executive Officer of GVC Holdings plc, commented: "The Board of GVC is delighted to see that so many Sportingbet shareholders have elected to receive their consideration in GVC shares. GVC's strategy of delivering shareholder value through dividends is one that the Group is committed to and the GVC Board believes that the Enlarged Group has an exciting future once the businesses have been successfully integrated."



Further to GVC's announcement on 21 February 2013, and subject to the Scheme becoming effective on 19 March 2013, it is expected that admission of the Existing GVC Shares will be cancelled and that the Enlarged Issued Share Capital of GVC will be re-admitted to AIM at 8.00 a.m. on 20 March 2013. Dealing in GVC Shares is expected to commence on AIM at 8.00 a.m. on 20 March 2013.



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3 monkies - 13 Mar 2013 16:48 - 21 of 399

These and Thomas Cook have done well today - they would as I don't hold either. ha!
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