Stockholm-listed performance marketing specialist Catena Media has already made its fifth acquisition this year, sports betting affiliate BettingPro.com and related affiliate assets.
BettingPro.com is a highly-regarded publisher of sports news, tips and betting advice across a number of different verticals, with a focus on acquiring leads for regulated UK and Australian iGaming partners. The business differentiates itself by publishing unique quality content written by experienced journalists. The acquisition also includes a wide range of premium domains, among other, footballtips.com, bettingpro.com.au, livetennis.com, racingtips.com and freespins.com.
The purchase price amounts to GBP 13.9 million whereas GBP 11.9 million will be paid upon completion of the transaction, and GBP 2.0 million to be paid six months after completion conditional upon a successful handover of the assets. The transfer of the assets and payment is scheduled to take place no later than end of July 2017.
The acquired assets are currently generating quarterly sales of about EUR 1.200.000 with an operating margin of around 55 percent, although Q3 is expected to be somewhat lower due to seasonality effects. About 80 percent of the revenues stems from revenue share contracts. About 90 percent derives from sports betting and about 10 percent from Casino. A vast majority of the revenue originates from licensed operators in regulated markets, which is a focus area for Catena Media.
The acquired business has previously engaged a team of 25-30 freelance journalists. After the acquisition, Catena will integrate such journalists into its own operations and thereby getting access to unique and valuable expertise.
“This is a perfect example of an acquisition in line with our global growth strategy. It´s going to be a game changer within our sport segment, and we will be well positioned for an eventful 2018 which includes both Winter Olympics and World Cup in football. And, with the presence in Australia, we add another geographical market which we will use as a beachhead to grow our market shares in Asia Pacific.”, says Robert Andersson, CEO of Catena Media.
About Catena Media
Catena Media is a fast-growing online performance marketing company, having established a leading position through strong organic growth and acquisitions. The company was founded in 2012 and has more than 250 employees in US, Belgrade, UK, and Malta, where the Head Office is situated. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier. In 2016 revenues reached EUR 40 million. The Certified Advisor is Avanza.
Soft2Bet launches a new affiliate management system ReferOn
A new, feature-filled affiliate management system powered by the platform provider
Soft2Bet, a top-notch online platform provider has recently announced that it has gone live with top of the art affiliate management system, ReferOn.
This boasts a broad array of affiliate marketing services that are key to the partners they assist. ReferOn’s system has the ability to manage large networks of companies in one comprehensive system. Flexible and adaptable in accordance with the individual needs of each affiliate.
ReferOn offers the most advanced features including an effective rewarding engine which offers rewards at the individual, more customised level, making its management much easier for admin users. It also keeps track of the payments and invoices for all accounts, in a quick and efficient manner. This is also true for the data and statistics that are accumulated.
The affiliate management system offers organised reporting on numerous levels allowing for full control over your data, in addition, you can customize what data you choose to share with your partners. Grouping variations can also be calculated according to brand, company, campaign and even geo levels through ReferOn. Reporting is also made extremely easy and allows for toggled groups and effective date breakdowns. ReferOn also makes use of multiple widgets, filters and statistics at every level which make the data accessible for the admin to explore and make informed decisions.
When using ReferOn, brands can be integrated into the system seamlessly and your support and account management are all under one roof. The system can connect the data points to your data provider. ReferOn dashboards are now clearer and easier to view and access, allowing for much more flexibility for users.
Accounts with multiple affiliate logins within other competitive software enable statistics to be grouped at a ‘master’ level. This makes payments and data management much simpler.
Vladyslav Bondarenaiko, Product Manager at Referon said: “ReferOn‘s highly-advanced features change the way we view affiliates and admin needs through. Seeing as this system is not only for internal usage, this creates an additional revenue stream for the business and allows a more streamlined process of integration and access.”
Betsson Group Affiliates named sponsor of iGaming Club London ’23
Affpapa, the ultimate iGaming directory connecting affiliates and operators, can today announce that Betsson Group Affiliates has been named a sponsor of its upcoming iGaming Club London ’23 event.
Betsson Group Affiliates, home to industry-leading brands such as Betsson, Betsafe, NordicBet is recognised for combining the finest practices of the dynamic online gaming sector with the foundation of a traditional business-led approach.
The iGaming operator is a “long-time partner” of AffPapa, having developed several connections with affiliates through the AffPapa directory.
The company has now secured the exclusive sponsorship ticket, which in addition to sponsoring the headline event during ICE, also grants the operator access to the AffPapa directory, the companies’ partnership is extended for yet another solid year.
Shakyra Jonsson, Senior Affiliate Operations Manager at Betsson Group Affiliates, stated: “Betsson Group Affiliates are excited to extend their partnership with AffPapa, one of the most exciting new directories within our industry.
“Our experience has been top and the team at AffPapa have been amazing and supportive. We look forward to another great year ahead in collaboration with AffPapa.”
Triston Smook, Head of Affiliates at BGA, added: “iGaming Club was a resounding success in Amsterdam, and we are excited to see what this organisation can deliver in London this year! Networking between top professionals is always at the highest level at this event and is an experience not to be missed.”
Yeva Avagyan, Head of Commercials at AffPapa, commented: “Betsson Group Affiliates has been a long-time AffPapa partner, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them to iGaming Club London as one of the event’s official sponsors! We’re looking forward to taking this partnership with the BGA team to the next level.”
iGaming Club London is part of a global series of events powered by AffPapa, featuring the biggest figures in iGaming, with the sole objective of building business relationships among participants of the sector.
Exclusive dinner and drinks, with iGaming speed dating designed to help attendees get connected with potential partners quickly. Affiliates, operators, and B2B companies can use this chance to showcase products/services, build relationships and create business opportunities.
PartnerMatrix inks new affiliate channel deal with AdmiralBet
PartnerMatrix is proud to announce a new partnership with the established Serbian sports betting and casino platform, AdmiralBet.
Together with PartnerMatrix, AdmiralBet has launched its secure and modern affiliate channel, allowing partners and affiliates to raise the brand’s awareness by showcasing its products to a broader audience and engaging relevant traffic.
AdmiralBet is famous for its rich and modern gaming platform, gaining popularity in the Serbian market with its cutting-edge online sports betting offers. The brand also covers casino verticals while keeping clients active with numerous interesting bonuses and tournaments.
Levon Nikoghosyan, CEO of PartnerMatrix, comments: “Thanks to this agreement, PartnerMatrix is not only partnering with an established and respected brand but also entering the Serbian market, which already has a developed and legislated gaming market. With our latest features and system updates, we are looking forward to a productive cooperation with AdmiralBet’s team.
“AdmiralBet is well-known for its dynamic and modern sports betting solutions, and with the help of PartnerMatrix, I believe the company will create a more efficient traffic generating strategy, greatly expanding their audience.”
Milan Djurmez, Head of Online Gaming at AdmiralBet, adds: “Affiliate Marketing is a new channel for us, but one that we reckon is an absolute necessity for enhancing our outreach. PartnerMatrix seemed to be the software that fit our needs the best and ticked all the boxes. We’re all-in with this, and I’m sure that the results will be worthy of all efforts and investments.“
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