Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Genius Sports completes listing on the NYSEPortfolio Insight
Three Hills Capital Partners (“THCP”) is pleased to announce that Genius Sports Group (“GSG”) and dMY Technology Group, Inc. II (“dMY II”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, have completed their previously announced business combination.
Upon completion, the combined company changed its name to Genius Sports Limited (“GSL”) and becomes a leading provider of sports data and technology powering the global sports, betting and media ecosystem. Beginning on Wednesday, April 21 2021, GSL’s ordinary shares and warrants will trade on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) under the ticker symbols “GENI” and “GENI WS”, respectively.
THCP has supported GSG finance its strategic acquisitions and growth since 2015, with subsequent investments accompanying the company’s various stages of growth. Today, GSG’s scale, access to official data, and innovative technology platform differentiate it within the industry. The company maintains long-term partnerships with over 500 sports organizations globally, including the NBA, NCAA, FIBA, FIFA, English Premier League and NASCAR. In total, GSG provides data on over 240,000 events each year and is the official provider for over 170,000 of these events.
GSG’s growth and impressive performance looks set to continue following the recent addition of two new major national sports leagues in the United States in early 2021. In April, the National Football League (“NFL”) and GSG announced a new multi-year strategic partnership to power the future of NFL fan experiences using personalized, data-driven technology. GSG will be the NFL’s exclusive distributor of real-time official play-by-play statistics, proprietary Next Gen Stats (“NGS”) data, and the League’s official sports betting data feed to media companies and sports betting operators globally. In March, Major League Rugby (“MLR”) announced an exclusive official sports betting data and betting streaming partnership with GSG, to connect its competitions with the regulated betting industry. MLR has granted GSG the exclusive rights to capture, manage and distribute the League’s official data with sportsbooks across North America and worldwide.
Mauro Moretti, THCP Founder and Chairman of the Investment Committee, commented: “We are delighted with the completion of GSG’s NYSE listing, which validates the success of a business we have been partners with since 2015, through various phases of its growth. GSG has developed into a real champion in the sports world, and we are exceedingly proud to have assisted the business in this journey. We look forward to witnessing the future growth of the business.”