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Caesars Entertainment Offers To Buy William Hill In £2.9 Bln Cash Deal - Quick Facts

U.S-based gaming-entertainment company Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (CZR) Monday said it is in advanced discussions with British betting and gaming company William Hill Plc (WMH.L) concerning a possible cash offer for William Hill.

Under the terms of the offer, William Hill Shareholders would be entitled to receive 272 pence in cash for each William Hill Share. The cash offer values William Hill at approximately 2.9 billion pounds.

On September 25, William Hill, responding to press speculation, had confirmed that it has received separate cash proposals from Apollo Management International LLP and Caesars Entertainment, Inc.

Caesars Entertainment now said the offer represents a premium of approximately 57.6 percent to the closing price per William Hill Share of 172.55 pence on September 1, being the last business day before Caesars' first approach to William Hill.

It also represents a premium of 80.7 percent to the volume weighted average price per William Hill Share for the three months ended September 24.

Caesars has finalised its due diligence and a further announcement will be made as and when appropriate.

A firm offer would be subject to approval of William Hill shareholders and customary antitrust and regulatory gaming approvals. Caesars expects that the transaction would close in the second half of 2021.

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