Ladbrokes Coral Acquisition

On 28 March 2018 GVC Holdings completed the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC, transforming the scale and shape of our business to create one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming Groups. The enlarged Group has a workforce of c.28,000 people and with a network of 3,500 bookmaking shops operating under the separate Ladbrokes and Coral brands, becomes the UK’s largest high street bookmaker.

Welcoming the acquisition, Kenneth Alexander, CEO of GVC said:

"The creation of one of the world’s largest listed sports betting companies, combining a portfolio of established brands, proven technology and leading market positions in multiple geographies, is a truly exciting prospect.

“In a dynamically evolving industry, the transaction creates an enlarged Group with the scale, diversity, proprietary technology and management expertise to pursue many opportunities globally.

“GVC has a proven track record of creating shareholder value through the successful integration of acquired businesses and the GVC Board believe this transaction will create further value for our shareholders and those of Ladbrokes Coral."

In addition to its UK retail outlets, Ladbrokes Coral also brings a strong online presence with digital sports betting and gaming offerings across its brands. Internationally they have a particular strength in retail and online operations in Italy, where they are the second biggest online operator. In Ireland, Spain and Belgium they are number one in retail and have a strong online operation in Australia, where Ladbrokes is the third most recognisable corporate bookmaking brand.

  • For further details and documentation about the acquisition click here.
  • To learn more about the history of our brands click here.
  • An archive of historical reports, presentations and other useful information is available here.
  • To view career opportunities with one of the former Ladbrokes Coral Group brands click here.