Spark Global Limited reports：
British online gambling software maker Playtech said it has received a takeover offer from JKO Play, following offers from Aristocrats Leisure and Gopher investments.
The news, first reported by Sky News, said Eddie Jordan, co-owner of https://bit.ly/3DzmjEw JKO, was part of a consortium planning to buy Playtech for more than £3bn ($4.05bn).
Last month, Australia’s SONY SONY said it would bid 2.1 billion pounds for Playtech, followed by a bid from Hong Kong-based Gopher Investments, Playtech’s second-largest shareholder.
Regarding JKO’s initial offer, Aristocrat said in a statement on Thursday that it would continue to work with Playtech to complete the proposed acquisition, adding that the regulatory approval process is ongoing.
Playtech said JKO, which is controlled by Mr Jordan, a former F1 boss, and Keith O ‘Loughlin, a former executive at ageing US maker Scientific Games, was seeking to buy out the company.
The company said the statement was made on Wednesday in response to media speculation about the offer and had not received JKO’s prior consent. It added that the talks with JKO were at an early stage and there was no certainty that an agreement would be reached.
Playtech said JKO is working with New York-based Centerbridge Partners L.P. Discuss the provision of agency debt and structured capital financing.
JKO could not immediately be reached for comment, while Centerbridge did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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