$5bn acquisition, with the integration program tasked with validation & delivery of more than $100m annual synergies within a total program cost envelope of 1x mature annualised synergies


Stars Group Sky 1

  • Creation of one of the world’s largest public gaming companies, with increased scale supporting growth and returns, including the combination of two iconic brands with leading Sportsbook, Poker and Casino platforms
  • Diversified revenues across geographies, products, and regulatory regimes; with immediate expansion of expertise Into international markets for Sky Bet and the UK for Stars. Significant cross-sell potential across products
  • Immediate access to superior technology and complimentary operational know-how; with significant OPEX synergies to reinvest for growth
  • A Global PMI Partners team was engaged from Deal Announcement, through Transaction Close and CMA Approval Phases to Day 1; and transitioning to an internal team following early stages of Execution Phase
  • Responsible for designing the structure and governance of the program, then mobilising and leading the 150-man integration planning team across 14 workstreams covering all businesses and functions
  • Leading each workstream to validate synergy opportunities identified in the Deal Phase, followed by the definition, prioritisation and approval of 20 significant programs of work (in total, some 50 projects) to deliver overall integration objectives.
  • Successfully managed ‘Clean Team’ processes with the internal/external legal teams to comply with CMA antitrust and hold separate requirements

Betting & Gaming
Consumer Retail
Internet & E-Commerce

Services delivered
M&A Integration

Countries involved
United Kingdom

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