GVC Holdings PLC, the multinational sports betting and gaming group, has today been assigned the following long-term public credit ratings:
- Fitch Ratings: Senior secured debt rating of BB+ (Expected) and corporate rating (IDR) of BB+ (Expected) with a stable outlook
- Standard & Poor's: Senior secured debt rating of BB and corporate rating (ICR) of BB- with a CreditWatch Positive outlook pending completion of the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc, and
- Moody's Investors Service: Senior secured debt rating of Ba2 and corporate rating (CFR) of Ba2 with a stable outlook
The above corporate ratings and proposed senior secured debt ratings (which includes the proposed £1.4bn equivalent new term loan B) assume and are subject to successful completion of the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc.
For further information:
|GVC Holdings PLC|
|Kenneth Alexander, Chief Executive||Tel: +44 (0) 1624 652 559|
|Paul Miles, Chief Financial Officer||Tel: +44 (0) 20 3938 0079|
|Nick Batram, Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Strategy||Tel: +44 (0) 20 3938 0066|
|David Rydell||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5066|
About GVC Holdings PLC
GVC Holdings PLC is a leading e-gaming operator in both B2C and B2B markets. GVC has four business segments with a number of brands; Sports Brands (bwin, Sportingbet, Gamebookers), Games Brands (partypoker, partycasino, Foxy Bingo, Gioco Digitale, CasinoClub), B2B and non-core assets. GVC acquired bwin.party digital entertainment plc on 1 February 2016. The Group is headquartered in the Isle of Man, is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index and has licences in more than 18 countries.
For more information see the Group's website: www.gvc-plc.com