Ficom Leisure Nominated in the Corporate Service Category at 2017 EGR B2B Awards

London, UK, May 02, 2017 – Ficom Leisure is very proud to announce its nomination for the 2017 EGR B2B Awards, in the Corporate Service category.

The EGR B2B Awards now in their eight year, continue to reward and celebrate the very best service providers in the online and mobile gaming industry, recognising the achievements of suppliers from across all of the major egaming disciplines including betting and gaming software, networks, mobile, payments, recruitment, IT, infrastructure and corporate services.

The winner will be announced in an evening ceremony at the EGR B2B Awards, which will take place Tuesday 6 June 2017 at The Hurlingham Club, London.

Christian Tirabassi, Senior Partner at Ficom Leisure said: “We are pleased with this new nomination for the Corporate Service award at the premiere global online B2B gaming industry event.  We won the same award in 2015 and we have been working very hard in the past year in M&A and strategic advisory assisting our clients in identifying opportunities both for buyers and sellers, initiating the transactions, structuring the deals and advising shareholders through negotiations, documentation and final closings.  Our firm’s gaming industry expertise in M&A and strategic advisory in Europe, LatAm, Africa and North America, enables us to successfully approach key decision-makers and articulate the strategic benefits of an acquisition, which lead to very successful results for our clients”.


Ficom Leisure wins the 2015 EGR B2B Awards in the Corporate Service Category

Ficom Leisure wins the 2015 EGR B2B Awards in the Corporate Service Category 2London, UK, June 17, 2015 – Ficom Leisure won the 2015 e-Gaming Review B2B Award in the Corporate Service category, the award was presented at an evening gala held at the Tower of London last night.

The EGR B2B Awards now in their sixth year, continue to reward and celebrate the very best service providers in the international online and mobile gaming industry, recognizing the achievements of suppliers from across all of the major e-gaming disciplines including betting and gaming software, networks, mobile, payments, recruitment, IT, infrastructure and corporate services.

Ficom Leisure was judged to have demonstrated excellent performance in the key criteria areas of strategic, corporate and M&A advisory, advising their clients in several segments of the gaming industry in different jurisdictions. In the M&A advisory they succeeded at identifying opportunities both for buyers and sellers, initiating the transactions, structuring the deals and advising shareholders through negotiations, documentation and final closings.

Christian Tirabassi, Senior Partner at Ficom Leisure said: “To be voted the top provider in the strategic, corporate and M&A advisory is an enormous honour. Winning this award is a fantastic recognition of our achievements and our client’s success”.


Ficom Leisure advises mobile B2B platform Game360 on sale to NYX Gaming Group

TORONTO, May 20, 2015 /CNW/ – NYX Gaming Group Limited (“NYX” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: NYX) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Game360 Limited (“Game360”) (“the Acquisition”).

 Ficom Leisure served as exclusive financial advisor for Game360 with respect to the Acquisition

NYX intends to finance the Acquisition through cash on hand. The acquisition of Game360 increases the Company’s geographic presence to the regulated Italian market. Game360 designs, develops, markets and distributes online gaming content with a focus on native and html5 mobile formats and sports betting software solutions to over a dozen leading operators in the Italian regulated market.   Through the Acquisition, NYX will leverage its ability to deliver its portfolio of existing certified casino content to these customers and also distribute the games developed by Game360 to its international client base.

 “This acquisition will provide NYX a solid operational and development base in Italy, with the additional benefit of being able to seamlessly deliver our large portfolio of games already certified for the Italian market via NYX OGS,” said Matt Davey, Chief Executive Officer of NYX Gaming Group. “By leveraging the existing relationships developed by Game360 in the Italian market, we will increase our revenue opportunities while expanding our global profile as a leader in content development. As an added benefit to our existing network of international clients, NYX will be able to leverage the games portfolio already developed by Game360.”

 “We are very excited about this opportunity to be an important part of NYX Gaming Group,” said Andrea Guzzon, Chief Executive Officer of Game360 Limited. “This transaction immediately increases Game360’s portfolio of content deliverable to our existing client base, which allows us to leverage our top performing games titles in the international market.”   As a result of this Acquisition, NYX will have increased its global reach to Italy, acquired a local presence for NYX in Rome, and further strengthened its core operations and leadership position in the content development space. Through its strategic partnerships, NYX continues to grow its geographic presence in regulated markets while expanding its reach to a growing customer base.   Elmcore Securities LLC served as exclusive financial advisor for NYX with respect to the Acquisition.


Ficom Leisure advises mobile social casino gaming company AbZorba Games on sale to Novomatic subsidiary Greentube

London, UK, Mar. 19, 2015 – Ficom Leisure acted as the exclusive strategic advisor to AbZorba Games LLC in its sale of 100% shareholding to Novomatic’s subsidiary Greentube for an undisclosed sum.

The company with Greek roots is specialized in social casino gaming apps for mobile devices and will complement the Group’s integrated Novomatic Interactive gaming portfolio. The sale was completed in February and announced by Novomatic and AbZorba.

Ficom Leisure assisted in initiating the transaction, structuring the deal and advised AbZorba shareholders through negotiations, documentation and final closing.

Andrew Hughes, CEO and co-founder of AbZorba Games said “Ficom Leisure delivered an outstanding result for AbZorba and its shareholders with their specific expertise in the gaming industry and their superior access to the buyers interested in the social gaming segments”.

Christian Tirabassi, Senior Partner at Ficom Leisure said that he believes “In terms of the financial and other key criteria that were important to AbZorba shareholders and directors, we were able to create a competitive dynamic among several strategic buyers, leading to the selection of Greentube as the optimal partner.  Our firm’s gaming industry expertise in M&A and strategic advisory enables us to successfully approach key decision-makers and articulate the strategic benefits of an acquisition, which lead to a very successful result for AbZorba’s shareholders and operational managers Andrew Hughes and Manos Moschous retained as CEO and CTO”.


2014 G2E Gaming Investment Forum

(Las Vegas, USA).- Ficom Leisure will participate at the G2E Gaming Investment Forum in Las Vegas from September 29-30. The forum is organized by UBS and Deutsche Bank in conjunction with the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2014.


Ficom Leisure at the EiG Expo in Barcelona

(Barcelona, Spain).- Ficom Leisure will participate at the EiG Expo in Barcelona from October 08-10.  Ficom Leisure Senior Advisor, Eduardo Morales Hermo, from the Madrid office, will discuss the growth opportunities for in the online Spanish market with land-based and international online companies gaming companies.


iGaming Advisory Services in USA

Ficom Leisure present the iGaming consultancy services related to the USA online betting & gaming market. The services are offered to casinos and land-based gaming companies and include:

  • Setting the right online gaming & betting strategy for your company including analysis, business plan and marketing plans.
  • Evaluating the different options and introducing potential partners for cooperation or acquisitions.
  • Selecting the right online gaming & betting suppliers for your online operation.
  • Selecting the right online gaming & betting management team for your online operation

Ficom Leisure at the G2E gaming show 2013 in Las Vegas

(Las Vegas, USA).- Ficom Leisure will participate at the G2E gaming show 2013 in Las Vegas from September 24-26. The Ficom Leisure Senior Partner, Christian Tirabassi will present the igaming advisory services related to the growth opportunities for casinos and land-based gaming companies.


Gaming Investment Forum at G2E

(Las Vegas, USA).- Ficom Leisure will participate at the Deutsche Bank’s and UBS’ upcoming 2013 Gaming Investment Forum taking place in Las Vegas from September 23-24. (http://conferences.db.com/americas/gif13/)