Allied Esports accepts increased Element offer in WPT bidding war with Bally’s

The bidding war for Allied Esports Entertainment’s poker assets, including the World Poker Tour, took another twist, as Allied’s board agreed to accept an increased bid from Element Partners and again reject a Bally’s proposal.

1Element initially agreed to acquire the assets for a total consideration of $78.3m, which was approved by Allied’s board of directors subject to shareholder and regulatory approval.

In early March, Bally’s went on to submit a proposal to acquire the entire Allied business for $100m in cash, stock, or both, in a deal that would terminate the agreement made with Element.

Terms were then agreed last week on an increased offer from Element, which amended its deal to to pay $90.5m upfront for the WPT business and Allied’s other poker assets.

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