Genius Sports Group (“GSG”) the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the global ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media, announced today that it has completed its previously announced business combination (the “Business Combination”) with dMY Technology Group, Inc. II (“dMY II”). The Business Combination was approved at a special meeting of dMY II’s stockholders held Friday, April 16.
Upon completion of the Business Combination, the combined company changed its name to Genius Sports Limited (“Genius Sports” or “the Company”). Beginning on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Genius Sports’ ordinary shares and warrants will trade on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) under the ticker symbols “GENI” and “GENI WS”, respectively. With over $145 million in cash and no financial debt on the balance sheet, Genius Sports is poised to continue to capitalize on the considerable growth expected in the global online sports betting market.
GSG is a leading provider of sports data and technology powering the sports, betting and media ecosystem. Genius Sports acquires data from sports events around the world and supplies it to sports betting operators, providing them with secure, high-quality, mission critical data and content that helps them better engage with and protect their customers. The Company is an innovator with a leading portfolio of rights to official data – the feed of live sports statistics that is sanctioned, and otherwise owned, by the relevant governing league. Genius Sports provides data on over 240,000 events each year – effectively every hour of every day – and is the official provider for over 150,000 of these events. The Company also provides digital marketing and engagement for the world of sport, empowering brands to activate fans across the globe with personalised, multi-channel content.
Genius Sports’ scale, access to official data, and innovative technology platform differentiate it within the industry. The Company maintains long-term partnerships with over 400 sports organizations globally, including the NFL, NBA, NCAA, FIBA, FIFA, EPL and NASCAR. Its proprietary technology and data feeds are mission critical to the success of its sportsbook partners.
“As Genius Sports enters an exciting new chapter in its history, we are uniquely positioned at the heart of the world’s sports, betting and media ecosystem,” said Mark Locke, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Genius Sports. “Our merger with dMY II and listing on the NYSE are a testament to the enormous opportunity ahead of us as we leverage our unique scale, drive innovation and deliver products that help our partners create new and immersive experiences for sports fans around the world.”
“With its proprietary technology, unparalleled access to data and growing network of partnerships, GSG is powering the global sports, betting and media ecosystem,” said Niccolo de Masi, Chief Executive Officer of dMY Technology Group. “What’s more, the company benefits from a strong competitive moat and clear, promising growth opportunities that should drive compelling value for shareholders over the long-term.”
As previously announced, Mark Locke will continue to lead the business as Chief Executive Officer. Locke will be supported by a deep bench of talent with substantial experience across finance, technology and the sports betting industry. The Board of Directors will initially consist of eight members, including Mark Locke; Chairman David Levy; dMY II’s Chairman Harry You and CEO Niccolo de Masi; Apax Partners’ Albert Costa Centena, Gabriele Cipparrone and Roxana Mirica; and Oakvale Capital’s Daniel Burns.