Evolution in agreement to acquire provider Big Time Gaming

Chief Editor, Felicia Wijkander

Last updated on 28th April 2021

Published: 16/04/2021

Categories: News

Evolution to acquire 100% of slot provider Big Time Gaming

The dust from Evolution’s acquisition of game provider NetEnt has barely settled as we are reached with the news of their next acquisition!

On the 14th of April 2021, Evolution Gaming Group AB announced that they’ve entered into an agreement to acquire the entire capital of online casino slot game provider Big Time Gaming.

The agreement, capable of reaching up to €450 million, will be paid in cash and Evolution shares.

“With the addition of Big Time Gaming to our portfolio of slot brands, we strengthen our strategic position as the leading provider of digital casino games in the world. Big Time’s focus on innovation and creating unique playing experiences is a great fit with our culture and mindset at Evolution. We look forward to continuing our journey together.” – Jens von Bahr, chairman, Evolution.

Agreement details

According to the press release, Evolution is ready to consider paying €220 million in up-front consideration.

In addition to this, Evolution will also pay earn-out payments based on the EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) of Big Time Gaming. The earn-out will be based on the EBITDA for 2022/23 and 2023/24, respectively.

An amount of €80 million will be paid in real money (cash), and the remainder will be paid in an expected issue of approximately 1,120,000 new Evolution shares.

The transaction is expected to be completed at some time during Q2 of 2021.