Novomatic acquires Cirsa’s slot machine businesses
October 1, 2012
Novomatic has acquired Unidesa’s casino slot machine
manufacturering and distribution lines of business. The deal includes Unidesa’s intellectual property rights, designs, patents,
trademarks and inventory relating to the design, manufacture, sale and service.
Unidesa is the manufacturing subsidiary of Cirsa Gaming, the Spain-based operator in the international liesure and gaming industries. The proceeds from the transaction were not material to Cirsa.
“This transaction is an important part of our B2B Division’s strategy to focus on the Spanish AWP market (bars, arcades and bingo halls) and gaming interconnectivity systems,” said Enric Barba, general manager of Unidesa, in a prepared statement.
“We are proud to officially announce a further large scale acquisition during 2012,” said Jens Halle, managing director of the Novomatic Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH. “This agreement to acquire one of the leading international casino manufacturers and distributors further augments our product and service offering. Novomatic is committed to preserving the existing jobs in the business unit and welcomes its personnel as new members of the Novomatic family.”
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