Games Global ‘to define the future’ after purchasing Microgaming’s distribution business

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Games Global has unveiled its official operational launch after finalising the acquisition of Microgaming’s distribution business, game IP, progressive jackpot network and interest in a variety of game studios

Under the terms of the deal, the firm has acquired the ownership of what is lauded as “an extensive back catalogue of exclusive gaming content,” and has also attained a network of customers operating more than 900 global gaming brands.

Established in 2021, Games Global is a private capital backed company led by CEO Walter Bugno, formerly of IGT and Lottomatica and CFO Tim Mickley, previously of SafeCharge and Playtech. 

The leadership team also includes Leila Goelz, Chief People and Transformation Officer; Theo Naicker, Chief Operating Officer; Kimberley Broad, Chief Compliance Officer; Andrew Booth, Chief Product Officer, and Julie Allison, Chief Revenue Officer.

Bugno commented, “It is with immense enthusiasm I proudly confirm that today marks the official go live of Games Global. 

“We’re incredibly excited for what we can achieve as we deliver industry-leading content, power continuous growth providing mutual success for Games Global and our partners. Games Global is ready to define the future, lead innovation and make a real difference in the industry.”

Following the closing of the transaction, which was first announced in November 2021, Microgaming is to focus on continuing to provide platform systems and services to online gaming brands, including Games Global and its customers.

The Isle of Man-based company will also maintain licensing of its proprietary sports betting software to sports betting operator Betway, while also continuing with consistent investments within this space.

Andrew Clucas, CEO at Microgaming, says: “It is an exciting milestone for both Microgaming and Games Global, and is the culmination of months of hard work and dedication from teams on both sides. 

“The online gaming industry will undoubtedly present a wealth of opportunities for Games Global, and we wish them the very best for their journey ahead.” 

Following completion, the group has become a supplier of igaming content controlling a portfolio of more than 25 studios, a proprietary catalogue of over 3,000 games, progressive jackpot network and distribution with access to over 260 existing customers operating more than 980 gaming brands. 

The group employs in excess of 1,100 experienced staff based across Europe, North and South America, Oceania, and South Africa.

Author: Ava Harvey