Mergers and Acquisitions

The Stars Group Inc. in its US$15 billion business combination with Flutter Entertainment plc

The Stars Group Inc.
Key Contact
Eric M. Levy

Partner, Corporate, Toronto

Team
Daniel Stysis

Associate, Corporate, Montréal

Jean-Philippe Bertrand

Associate, Corporate, Montréal

Bastien Gauthier

Partner, Corporate, Montréal

Dov Begun

Partner, Tax, Toronto

David Wilson

Partner, Tax, Montréal

Manon Thivierge

Partner, Tax, Montréal

Jean-Philippe Dionne

Associate, Tax, Montréal

Patrick Marley

Partner, Tax, Toronto

Jeremy Brisset

Partner, Corporate, Montréal

 

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP acted as Canadian corporate and tax counsel to The Stars Group Inc. with a corporate team led by Eric Levy and consisting of Bastien Gauthier, Jeremy Brisset, Jean-Philippe Bertrand, Daniel Stysis and Erick Lauzière. Manon Thivierge led the Tax team which consisted of Patrick Marley, Paul Seraganian, Dov Begun, Andrew Granek, David Wilson and Jean-Philippe Dionne.     

On May 5, 2020, The Stars Group Inc. completed its previously announced all-share combination with Flutter Entertainment plc, creating a global leader in sports betting and online gaming serving over 100 countries, including through the combined offering of Sky Bet, Paddy Power, Betfair, Sportsbet, BetEasy, FanDuel, FOX Bet, TVG and PokerStars. The US$15-billion enterprise value combination was implemented through an acquisition of all of the shares of The Stars Group by Flutter.

Value
US$15 billion
Date Closed
5 May 2020
Lead Office
Montréal
Key Contact
Eric M. Levy

Partner, Corporate, Toronto

Team
Daniel Stysis

Associate, Corporate, Montréal

Jean-Philippe Bertrand

Associate, Corporate, Montréal

Bastien Gauthier

Partner, Corporate, Montréal

Dov Begun

Partner, Tax, Toronto

David Wilson

Partner, Tax, Montréal

Manon Thivierge

Partner, Tax, Montréal

Jean-Philippe Dionne

Associate, Tax, Montréal

Patrick Marley

Partner, Tax, Toronto

Jeremy Brisset

Partner, Corporate, Montréal