Rating Media Shares Rally on conjecture of DraftKings Takeover

Published on: March 1, 2021, 12:08h.

Final updated on: March 1, 2021, 01:44h.

Just a couple of days into life as a business noted on an important United States trade, get Media & Gaming (NASDAQ:SCR) is a topic of takeover rumors which are delivering stocks regarding the company that is canadian today.

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Score Media CEO John Levy, seen here. His company is rumored to be a target that is potential DraftKings. (Image: Globe and*) that is mail(

In late trading, shares of the media company and sportsbook operator are higher by more than six percent. That’s on volume that’s more than quadruple the daily average, all following a report that rival DraftKings (NASDAQ:DKNG) is looking for deals and could have Score Media in its sights.

Some of the names rumored more recently to be on DraftKings’ radar are media companies, including TheScore and John Skipper and Dan Le Batard’s nascent Meadowlark Media venture; small sports properties, including the X Games; and the poker company Run It Once,” reports Insider.

To be sure, DraftKings dealmaking is in the rumor phase at the moment. However, Macquarie analyst Chad Beynon said in a note to clients earlier that he expects the company will address merger and acquisition opportunities at its investor day on March 9.

A request for comment from Score Media wasn’t returned prior to the publication of this article.

Score today Makes Sense for DraftKings

The business behind theScore Bet app that is mobile for a practical target for DraftKings because the Boston-based company has long been rumored to be interested in bringing a pure-play media outfit into its fold.

Additionally, the Canadian company would likely be affordable for DraftKings. Following a recent initial offering that is publicIPO) by which it raised $186.3 million and graduated to a Nasdaq listing, Toronto-based rating Media has an industry capitalization of $1.17 billion. DraftKings is respected at $22.64 billion.

Not yet per year taken from its very own IPO, DraftKings has a balance sheet that is pristine. However, it’s not yet profitable.

As of the final end of 2020, the sportsbook operator has $1.8 billion in money with no financial obligation. Also, featuring its stock ascending to all-time highs today, the business could effortlessly make use of its equity as money, should it find a takeover that is suitable.

Score Doesn’t Need to Sell

While acquisition rumors previously swirled around Score Media, it’d be unusual for a company so closely removed from an IPO and move to a US that is prominent exchange offer it self.Additionally, theScore is reside in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, and nj-new jersey. DraftKings currently has publicity here. Then there’s the legalization that is recent of sports betting in Canada, which is expected to benefit Score Media more than any other company. That could make the company reluctant to sell, while simultaneously making it a more target that is attractive a suitor.

“TheScore would provide DraftKings a media partner which could assist funnel more activities fans to its sportsbook and a bigger foothold in Canada,” in accordance with

Insider.

One more tidbit that is interesting DraftKings rival Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) has 4.7 per cent of get Media, and therefore if DraftKings makes a move in the Canadian operator, it may enrich certainly one of its many direct competitors in the act.(*)Related News Articles(*)

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