Cecure Gaming / Undisclosed
Cavendish Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the sale of Cecure Gaming, the world’s leading mobile poker technology platform, to an undisclosed buyer. The deal size has not been disclosed.
Established in 2000 and having received investment of some $20 million from a range of investors, Cecure Gaming developed and operated the best and most secure mobile poker gaming technology in the world. Notwithstanding its market leading technology, Cecure Gaming was placed into administration in 2009 as a result of a weak customer recruitment strategy in the difficult prevailing economic climate. On the back of our experience in managing disposals through time constrained competitive auction processes and with previous knowledge of the business, Cavendish was appointed by the administrators to manage the sale exercise.
The deal is particularly notable in so far as it demonstrates Cavendish’s ability to identify and establish contact with buyers in what can best be described as an extremely secretive and enigmatic market.
This deal represents the third successful transaction for Cavendish Accelerated, a service established in mid-2009 to assist with the realisation of value in time-critical situations.
We made absolutely the right choice in appointing Cavendish. Michael Jewell and the team were instrumental in getting us the deal we wanted. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone thinking about a sales process.
Cavendish introduced us to GE and managed the negotiation and coordinated the transaction due diligence. Their involvement was instrumental to the deal being successful.
When looking for an advisor we decided we wanted someone who had specific experience in negotiating within the Private Equity space. It requires some additional skills to those needed in a trade sale and we were lucky to have found in Cavendish, a company that was able to help us.
This marks a significant opportunity for our partners, customers and people as we become part of the global Kyocera family and continue the journey we started back in 1988. When looking for an advisor we wanted someone with an international network and experience of working with buyers both here and overseas. Cavendish had the expertise to facilitate the transaction and the support they provided was invaluable.
The Cavendish team, led by Nick Jones, did an excellent job managing the process and ensuring the smooth closing of the transaction in a timely manner. They were always professional and aligned with our shareholder goals – many thanks to the whole team.
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