Monday 2nd July, 2018 – Better Collective has completed the acquisition of all shares in Austrian based Bola Webinformation GmbH, including its flagship product Wettbasis.com.
On a proforma basis, the company’s annual revenue in 2017 was approximately 9million EUR and EBITA was approximately 6.5million EUR. The purchase price has been agreed at 36.3million EUR to be paid in cash.
Better Collective, the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for bookmaker information, iGaming communities, and betting tips, has today acquired Bola Webinformation GmbH. This eleventh acquisition is so far the largest acquisition for Better Collective.
Better Collective becomes the leading sports betting affiliate in German speaking markets
Bola Webinformation GmbH, founded in 2008, owns strong brands focused on sports betting, including the flagship product Wettbasis.com, which is the leading affiliate website in the German sports betting market.
On a proforma basis, and after adjustment for certain non-core assets of the business that were divested before completion, the company generated revenues of approximately EUR 9 million and EUR 6.5 million in operating earnings (EBITA) in 2017.
Last year, Better Collective acquired Sportfreunde GmbH, including websites sportwettentest.net and wettfreunde.net, both large sports betting affiliate websites also targeting the German speaking markets. When combined with the portfolio from Bola Webinformation GmbH and Better Collective’s other websites (including bettingexpert.com), Better Collective is now positioned as the market leader in the German speaking markets.
With the recent establishment of a new office in the center of Vienna to house Better Collective’s employees in Austria, the team from Bola Webinformation GbmH will join the existing “Better Collective Vienna” team in these new facilities. A close collaboration with Better Collective’s headquarter in Copenhagen will be established to ensure that synergies are realised successfully and quickly.
The purchase price has been agreed to 36.3 million EUR whereof 30.8 million has been paid in cash upon closing and the remaining part will be paid in cash after 12 months.
Jesper Søgaard, CEO of Better Collective, said:“We are truly excited about having reached an agreement with Bola Webinformation GbmH. This is the largest acquisition we have completed, and it is a great first step after our IPO earlier in June, where we raised funds to continue our acquisition strategy. With the acquisition of Bola, we are very pleased that we now take the position as the leading sports betting affiliate in the German speaking markets, a market where we see high growth potential.”
Florian Körner, Founder of Bola Webinformation, added: “Speaking on behalf of the founders of Bola Webinformation GmbH, we are very excited that we have been able to conclude the sale of our company to Better Collective, a company we have known well for a long time. We are very proud of the company we have built over the years, and we are happy to see our employees and our products continue in a well-managed company where values and quality are priorities.”
About Better Collective:
Better Collective’s vision is to empower iGamers through transparency and technology – this is what has made them the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Better Collective’s portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products. This includes bettingexpert.com, the trusted home of tips from expert tipsters and in depth betting theory, and SmartBets, the odds comparison platform made personal
Latam Affiliates Confirmed for June 30, 2022
The first edition of the Afiliados Latam – São Paulo event is confirmed for June 30th and will take place in São Paulo. The event will be the day after the BiS (Brazilian iGaming Summit), which will take place between the 28th and 29th of June, at the same location.
This year, both events will be held at Espaço JK, which is located on one of the most prestigious corners of São Paulo, at the intersection of Av. Juscelino Kubitscheck and Av. I would do Lima. In addition to a select venue, the event will also feature high quality content and renowned speakers in the iGaming industry.
Among some of the names that will be present, are confirmed, Pedro Lucas Trindade, Pedro Feitosa, Juliano Fontes, Fernando Verchai, Abelardo Dantas, Rodrigo Loco and other famous figures who will soon have their names released.
The event that covers the iGaming market, which in turn includes sports betting, casino games, bingo, poker and other modalities, should also cover topics about digital marketing in general, in addition to affiliate marketing. In addition to this publicity content, we will have issues regarding crypto, tokens and NFTs being covered on stage.
The complete agenda will be published on the official website of Afiliados Latam until the beginning of June. Until then, stay tuned to the event’s digital channels to follow the names of confirmed participants and the companies that will be there.
For the time being, the expectation is that there will be panels dedicated to the hottest issues of the moment, such as the possible situation of affiliates after a regulation of the sports betting market and the possible opening of the market in general after the bill that was passed in Congress earlier this year.
““The initiative will give voice to affiliates who bring years of experience in their luggage, to share during the event, so that the audience can take advantage of important tips to start or improve their operations” – commented Alessandro Valente, co-founder of Super Afiliados and creator of the event.
Since December, plans were being drawn up so that the event would take the form it needed to reach both the more experienced public and those who are not yet used to working in this sector.
Blexr Acquires Prime NZ Casino Review Site for Seven Figures
Lead generation company Blexr has bought the New Zealand-based website CasinoReviews.net.nz as part of its ongoing drive to expand its portfolio.
The site provides honest and thorough reviews of reputable online casinos which accept players from New Zealand, helping people make better online decisions.
Blexr, which has its headquarters in Malta, plans to make the website the most comprehensive casino resource for Kiwi players.
Blexr acquired https://www.casinoreviews.net.nz/ for a seven-figure sum, demonstrating its commitment to owning properties that will further enhance its offerings to its customer base.
Koen Bongers, Blexr’s Head of Marketing, said: “We believe this acquisition will blend very well into our existing product portfolio while increasing our presence in our target markets.
“New Zealand has a high interest in slot machines – called ‘pokies’ locally – and our bespoke free casino games technology allows us to create a highly localised offering in the market that will stand out from the competition.
“We have big plans for this website and are excited to see how it will grow in the coming months.”
AffPapa and Bspin.io join forces in a new partnership
AffPapa is excited to reveal its new partnership with Bspin.io, officially welcoming the iGaming operator to its ultimate directory.
Bspin.io, which launched in 2018, has since set up a dedicated community of returning players who enjoy a variety of benefits that we’ll go over in a bit.
The iGaming operator, which employs Bitcoin as its exclusive currency, allows its users to deposit, play, and withdraw Bitcoin with no extra conversion in their accounts – same with opening and exiting the games.
Bspin.io commented on the partnership:
“Bspin.io is very pleased to have started cooperation with AffPapa to continue delivering one of the purest forms of entertainment made transparent, safe, and with the players in mind. The joint effort will help to continue operating globally developing the proprietary casino platform on top of crypto adoption.”
Bspin.io is constantly upgrading its appearance and introducing new games. Over 600 titles are available on the website, ranging from jackpots to slots and table games. Daily rewards and one-time bonuses keep gamers intrigued and returning for more.
The operator covers popular GEOs, including Australia, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the United States, and Venezuela.
Yeva Avagyan, CCO at AffPapa, stated:
“I am very delighted to see Bspin.io go live with us – AffPapa. With their generous bonuses, one time offers, and 600+ thrilling games, Bspin has secured a loyal fanbase. I’m sure our crypto affiliates will be pleasantly surprised by our new operator being listed in the directory as well.”
When it comes to feedback and customer support, the operator states that every opinion and suggestion is evaluated. Their team of experts feel that this is the ideal strategy for having satisfied consumers.
With reliability, lightning-fast performance, and huge offers, Bspin.io is now open for direct messaging and exciting collaborations!
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