Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. announced that it completed the previously announced purchase of Club Fortune Casino in Henderson, NV for total consideration of $14.1 million cash and 1.2 million common shares, plus a working capital adjustment. The transaction was financed with an amended and restated reducing revolving credit agreement with Mutual of Omaha Bank.
"The addition of Club Fortune to our portfolio is consistent with our strategy to enhance shareholder value by pursuing strategically attractive acquisitions," said Michael P. Shaunnessy, president and CEO. "We are very excited to welcome the Club Fortune employees to the Nevada Gold & Casinos family and to establish an operating presence in the Nevada market. The transaction is immediately accretive to our free cash flow and strengthens and diversifies our portfolio."
"As one of the largest shareholders of Nevada Gold & Casinos, I look forward to the successful integration of Club Fortune as well as the continued growth and success of the combined Company," said Carl Guidici.
With the continued strength of the Company's current operations, and the addition of Club Fortune, the pro forma leverage ratio is under 3 times EBITDA. The initial borrowing rate on the credit facility is LIBOR plus a margin of 4.0%, and on the first adjustment date of April 1, 2016, we expect a further reduction in the margin.
Club Fortune Casino includes a 35,000 square foot building and 8 acres of land. The casino features approximately 25,000 square feet and includes 541 slot machines, 7 table games, a poker room, and a sports book. The facility also has a restaurant, two bars, an entertainment lounge, snack bar and gift shop.