Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC advises Win Advanced Systems Limited on its acquisition of Gold Club, financed by Metric Capital Partners
NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2017 – Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC acted as the financial advisor to Win Advanced Systems Limited (Win Systems), a leading provider of casino management software, lottery systems and SaaS solutions around the world, on its acquisition of Gold Club Gaming d.o.o. and Entertainment Gold Club S.A. de C.V. dba International Gold Club (collectively “Gold Club”), two gaming software and hardware suppliers based in Slovenia and Mexico, respectively. The financing for the two acquisitions was obtained through a structured capital raise with Metric Capital Partners (Metric Capital). The transaction closed on Dec. 13, 2016.
Win Systems provides comprehensive cloud-based systems management solutions for the gaming and lottery industries. Win Systems’ distinct SaaS platform creates centralized solutions for reporting, analysis and content management, with significant growth coming from its WIGOS™ CMS offering. Founded in 1998, Gold Club is a global supplier of electronic gaming machines and gaming content, with significant penetration in over 50 countries worldwide. The acquisition of Gold Club furthers Win Systems’ long-term strategy to create a fully integrated, omni-channel platform of systems solutions for the global casino, gaming and lottery industries.
“Deloitte Corporate Finance was instrumental in navigating a complex cross-border transaction process for what we consider to be a transformational transaction for Win Systems,” said Dario Zutel, executive chairman and founder, Win Advanced Systems Limited. “We really valued the tireless dedication to this project and the guidance we received along the way. With Metric Capital, we believe we have found the ideal partner to support Win Systems in realizing its growth ambitions.”
“Deloitte Corporate Finance provided exceptional support throughout the transaction process and brought together a diverse universe of investors,” added Eric Benchimol, CEO and founder, Win Advanced Systems Limited. “They were critical in assisting Win Systems with strategic positioning to support negotiations and facilitating a comprehensive due diligence process. We could not be happier with the outcome.”
“Dario and Eric, along with the rest of the Win Systems team, have, with the acquisition of Gold Club, created a global market-leading gaming and lottery solutions business,” said Nedim Music, senior vice president, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC. “We were delighted to help Win Systems secure the Gold Club acquisition and find the strategic partner to continue its growth and success.”
“It has been a pleasure working with the Win Systems team to help them acquire Gold Club and identify a strategic, long-term financing partner in Metric Capital,” said Ron Rivera, managing director and head of technology, media and telecommunications investment banking, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC. “This transaction reflects another example of our ongoing commitment to working with unique, high-quality companies across the cloud and SaaS technology landscape. Furthermore, the complex nature of the transaction once again allowed Deloitte to demonstrate its leading global capabilities in helping our clients achieve their strategic objectives.”
About Win Advanced Systems Limited
Win Systems provides innovative, cloud-based casino management software, video lottery systems, and lottery terminals across the globe. Since its founding in 1996, Win Systems has used strategic partnerships and technological innovation to rapidly grow the business, now having 60,000 machines installed at more than 250 casinos in 17 countries. For more information on Win Systems, visit www.winsystemsintl.com/en/.
About Gold Club Gaming d.o.o.
Based in Slovenia, Gold Club is a global designer and producer of innovative electronic gaming machines and gaming content. Gold Club’s product portfolio includes fully automated electronic roulette tables, standalone and jackpot slot machines, and a variety of computer-controlled table games. Gold Club’s investments in human capital and product development have allowed for substantial penetration into rapidly expanding gaming markets across the globe. For more information on Gold Club, visit www.gold-club.si.
About Entertainment Gold Club S.A. de C.V.
Based in Mexico, International Gold Club is dedicated to the production, development, and distribution of gaming machines, such as slot machines, roulette, and black jack. Although the Gold Club brand is originally from Slovenia, International Gold Club has licensed the brand for Mexico, resulting in significant market share expansion for the company. International Gold Club’s main competitive advantage is that its slot machines are produced in Guadalajara, Mexico, whereas competitors must import their machines, resulting in decreased production costs and lower end prices for customers.
About Metric Capital Partners
Founded in 2011, Metric Capital aims to be a value-add partner to European small-to-medium sized (SME) companies, focusing primarily on providing capital for buy-outs and acquisitions, growth capital, and liquidity facilities. The professionals of Metric Capital have extensive corporate networks throughout various sectors and geographies and have collectively committed over €100 billion in capital throughout their careers. Metric Capital has the flexibility to provide capital solutions ranging from senior secured debt, subordinated debt, and preferred and/or common equity. For more information on Metric Capital, visit www.metric-capital.com.
About Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF) provides strategic advisory services and M&A advice that help corporate, entrepreneurial, and private equity clients create and act upon opportunities for liquidity, growth, and long-term advantage. With an in-depth understanding of the marketplace and access to a global network of investment bankers, we help clients confidently pursue strategic transactions in both domestic and global markets. DCF, together with the Corporate Finance Advisory practices within the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited network of member firms, includes in excess of 1,900 professionals, who work collaboratively across 150 international locations. With our significant experience providing investment banking services across key industries, we are able to offer our clients solutions that help them to achieve their strategic objectives. For more information on DCF, visit www.investmentbanking.deloitte.com.
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