- FansUnite announced closing of oversubscribed brokered private placement of $5,009,846 CAD
- Fansunite completed the acquisition of Askott Entertainment
- The acquisition forms one of Canada’s leading online gaming companies
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, August 19, 2020 – Victory Square Technologies Inc. (“Victory Square” or the “Company”) (CSE:VST) (OTC:VSQTF) (FWB:6F6) is pleased to announce its portfolio company, FansUnite Entertainment Inc. (“FansUnite”), has completed its “best efforts” private placement of subscription receipts (the “Subscription Receipts”) announced on July 8th, 2020.
The brokered offering was led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. (“Canaccord”) and included Haywood Securities Inc., Paradigm Capital Inc., Mackie Research Capital Corporation and Eight Capital (collectively, the “Agents”), whereby Askott issued 12,524,615 Subscription Receipts at a price of $0.40 per Subscription Receipt for aggregate gross proceeds of $5,009,846 (the “Private Placement”).
“The successful private placement, and acquisition of Askott is great news for Fansunite, and Victory Square shareholders,” said Shafin Diamond Tejani, CEO of Victory Square. During the past 36 months, FansUnite has achieved significant milestones in terms of growth, product development and customer acquisition. And, our team will continue to work closely to help them successfully build, develop and grow with the objective of creating long-term value for Victory Square shareholders.”
Darius Eghdami, President of FansUnite, commented on the acquisition in a release: “With the Askott acquisition now complete, FansUnite is well positioned to become a leader in the global I-gaming market. The combined forces of both companies will bring together a portfolio of B2B and B2C assets that are unique, industry leading, and support our goal of growing our global footprint in the fast-growing gaming industry.”
FansUnite is a Sports and Entertainment company focusing on technology related to regulated and lawful online sports betting, casino and other related products. FansUnite’s recent acquisition, McBookie website, offers online sports betting and casino to the UK market. FansUnite is also a provider of technology solutions, products and services in the global gaming and entertainment industries. The acquisition of Askott Entertainment will drive FansUnite’s vision of becoming “a leading technology platform” built to serve the ever-growing online gaming market. Askott’s operating history dates back to 2013, creating both B2B and B2C betting products including its esports-focused platform, Chameleon Gaming Platform.
Recently, Askott’s B2B’s Chameleon Gaming platform made the shortlist for the 2020 EGR B2B Awards for eSports Betting Supplier of the Year. Now that they are part of FansUnite, they are able to offer customers a wider range of better options including sports, e-sports, casino games and many more.
For more information about this transaction, you can visit SEDAR.
On behalf of the board,
Shafin Diamond Tejani
Chief Executive Officer
Victory Square Technologies
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Media Relations Contact – Howard Blank, Director
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