London-based private capital firm, Win Systems purchased Gold Club, the Slovenian-headquartered global developer and provider of gaming machines and electronic roulettes with offering available in more than 50 countries worldwide.
The fact that backed by Metric Capital Partners, Win Systems purchased Gold Club will result in the creation of an emerging leader in the global gaming industry, able to offer both lottery and casino clients unique end-to-end solutions such as Casino Management systems, VLTs, electronic gaming machines and electronic table games. After the acquisition the group will have a strong footprint in Europe, South Africa and the Americas.
The acquisition follows a period of substantial organic expansion for Win Systems. The Company’s innovative casino management system WIGOS was installed in more than 260 casinos in 17 countries worldwide, bringing connectivity to over 60,000 machines.
As Win Systems purchased Gold Club, Win Systems will more than double its headcount to more than 300 staff across a number of offices worldwide. The key Gold Club personnel will remain in place to continue servicing customers under the Gold Club brand in selected regulated markets.
Eric Benchimol, CEO of Win Systems, said:
“The acquisition of Gold Club provides us with significant and immediate access to new markets and customers. We have grown exponentially in the past 18 months and we are looking forward to harnessing the power of the newly-integrated businesses as a springboard to further growth.This landmark deal will allow us to offer more products and services to our existing customers as we become a fully-integrated omni-channel provider of systems solutions to the global industry. It is a tremendously exciting time for us and we cannot wait to get started.”
Dario Zutel, Executive Chairman of Win Systems, said:
“I am incredibly excited to be partnering with Metric for the next growth phase of the Company. We are delighted to have finalised the acquisition of Gold Club, a deal that will significantly expand our global footprint and allow us to make significant inroads in new markets.
Win Systems has grown organically at an impressive rate over the past few years due to our industry leading products and services. Gold Club is a company with a fantastic reputation that shares our ideals and vision and I am highly confident of our ability to continue growing the group while delivering high quality solutions to our customers.”