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Wolf Theiss advises Lottomatica Group S.p.A. on the acquisition of SKS365 Group of Entities

Belgrade, Vienna, Prague, 27 November 2023 – Wolf Theiss advised GBO SpA, subsidiary of Lottomatica Group S.p.A., an Italian operator in the legal gaming market, on the EUR 639 million enterprise value acquisition of the SKS365 group of entities.

Wolf Theiss provided legal advice with regards to the Serbian, Austrian and Czech law aspects of the transaction, including the legal due diligence process in Serbia and Austria. Additionally, the Prague office reviewed material agreements executed by the target group entities governed by Czech law. Wolf Theiss further assisted the purchaser in the negotiation of the final transaction documents, facilitated the completion of financing arrangements and coordinated the local antitrust filings in Serbia.

The multi-disciplinary and cross-jurisdictional Wolf Theiss team was co-led by Partners Markus Bruckmueller, Miroslav Stojanović and Aleksandar Ristić (all Corporate/M&A) and further included Vidak Kovačević (Counsel, Real Estate), Marijana Zejaković (Counsel, Employment), Marko Tešanović (Counsel, Banking & Finance), Harald Strahberger (Counsel, Regulatory), Karin Spindler-Simader (Consultant, Tax), Lukas Ploesch (Senior Associate), Milan Novakov (Senior Associate), Jovan Mićović (Senior Associate, all Corporate/M&A), Katarina Randjelović (Senior Associate, Competition), Magdalena Ziembicka (Senior Associate, Employment), Philipp Wrabetz (Senior Associate), Pascal Gstöttner (Senior Associate, both IP/IT), Vjera Vlahović (Associate, Data Protection) and Katarina Kračun (Associate, IP). The Wolf Theiss team advising on the Czech law aspects of the transaction was led by the Senior Associate Katarina Mikulova (Corporate/M&A).

The signing of the deal took place on 1 November 2023 and is expected to close during the first half of 2024.

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