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Entain plc, the global sports betting, gaming and interactive entertainment group, announced the pricing and allocation of a $1000m First Lien Term Loan B in USD (New Loan), with maturity in October 2029.

The New Loan was upsized from $750m to $1000m following strong demand from global credit investors. The proceeds of the New Loan will be used:

  • to finance the acquisition of SuperSport (announced on 11 August 2022 and expected to complete during Q4), by Entain CEE, the new venture being formed by Entain and EMMA Capital; and
  • to maximise Entain’s liquidity and provide further balance sheet flexibility. In particular, the acquisition of BetCity (announced on 14 June 2022 and expected to complete during Q4) will no longer require drawings on the Group’s revolving credit facility.

The New Loan was priced at Term SOFR + credit adjustment spread of 10 bps + margin of 350 bps and was allocated at 97.5. The Group intends to enter into hedging arrangements (including cross-currency swaps to effectively convert the entire borrowing into EUR, and fixed/floating interest rate swaps) which should result in an overall fixed cash cost of financing for the New Loan of approximately 6.2% until September 2024.

The New Loan is expected to fund by the end of October.