GVC secures investor approval of Ladbrokes Coral takeover terms

first_img StumbleUpon Share Submit Issuing a market update, FTSE-listed online gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed that it has secured the outright approval by the majority of its shareholders to acquire Ladbrokes Coral Plc.Holding an ‘extraordinary general meeting (EGM)’ this morning, the FTSE gambling firm’s investors have approved the takeover terms set out by GVC governance in its deal prospectus (published 9 February 2018).Securing a 99% approval to back GVC governance’s leveraged £3.9 billion takeover of Ladbrokes Coral, GVC investors will support the deal’s structure including; the allotment of new enterprise shares, the authority to increase share capital and the amendment of GVC corporate articles.GVC governance currently awaits the transaction’s approval by Ladbrokes Coral shareholders, who will vote on the takeover today.Should the takeover be approved, the transaction will be forwarded to the UK High Court for final judgement, with a hearing set to take place on 26 March.Tomorrow Ladbrokes Coral Plc will issue a corporate update detailing the results of its shareholder vote relating to GVC proposed takeover terms. Related Articles Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020last_img

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