iGaming Investing and Scaling in LATAM

About

We have a Clear Mission

Phoenix is building a leading network of iGaming Operators, focusing on Latin American online betting & gambling markets.

Our founding partners are some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the industry

“Through our strategic focus, expertise and invaluable network across the online gambling industry, we provide unmatched insight and access to opportunities in the space

Manfred Bodner

Manfred is the Co Founder of bwin. Started in 1998, bwin has become one of the largest and most disruptive online betting and gambling companies in history. bwin was acquired by GVC Holdings in 2016 for €1.5 Bn.

Norbert Teufelberger

Norbert is the Co Founder and former CEO of bwin and has been active in the betting and gambling industry for 30+ years. After the sale to GVC at the end of 2017, Norbert invested in several disruptive ventures in the online gaming.

Ricardo Silva

Ricardo is the founder and former CEO of bet.pt, one of the most successful Portuguese operators. Ricardo brings more than 20 years of hands-on experience in building, running and scaling digital businesses.

Gigi Levy

Gigi Levy-Weiss is a business executive and angel investor who works primarily with internet, software and gaming companies. He was the CEO of 888 holdings and is an investor in various startup companies including SimilarWeb, Plarium, myThings, Hola.

Alex Ousach

Alex is a serial entrepreneur and experienced executive who co-founded the social gaming giant Playtika and the technology group AUG Global.

Joel Leonoff

Joel Leonoff is the Vice Chairman for PaysafeGroup. He has a proven track record of managing high-growth technology companies, having served as CEO, COO and CFO for over 20 years.

Martin Weigold

Martin has a wealth of financial and management experience, having served as CFO at both bwin.party (formerly PartyGaming Plc) and Fox Kids Europe NV.

Our Approach

We take a proactive, hands-on investment approach and remain active investors throughout the lifecycle of the company

We invest in the most promising challenger propositions and businesses in the iGaming space

We help companies optimise and scale through fresh capital, extensive expertise and unparalleled industry network

We take long-term positions, focusing on getting our portfolio companies into the most attractive shape for the market

We Invest

Our investment approach is rooted in 5 competitive advantages that differentiate us from the market

PHOENIX

DNA

1

High Calibre Teams

Industry reputation ensuring the ability to scout and attract high potential teams led by established individuals with successful track records in the industry

2

Market Advantage

Unique access to emerging, high growth markets through regional networks and backed through deep market analysis

3

World Class Partners

Network of regional and global partners with local know how and complementary capabilities to accelerate key value chain elements

4

Execution Advance

Horizontal capabilities (technology, services, best practice benchmarking, unparalleled industry expertise) supporting operators to scale faster than competition

5

Rapid New Market Deployment

Refined processes in place to enter attractive, geographically adjacent markets once 10% market share is reached

We Scale

Our horizontal capabilities allow our portfolio companies to scale faster than their competitors

Network Synergies

Best practices exchange

KPI benchmarking

Market analytics

Access to capital

M&A Opportunity pipeline

Strategic Partnerships

Facilitated Access

Economies of Scale

Improved service level

Extended payment terms

Maximum felixibility

We Maximize Success

Our edge is the ability to integrate and replicate consistently accelerating the success of the iGaming players that we invest in

We have built some of the most successful and disruptive companies in the space

Acquired by GVC Holdings in 2016 for €1.5 Bn

One of the internet’s first casinos, and the first exclusively online casino to be licensed in the US

Leveraging our networks and know-how, we accelerated and replicated this success model with several brands

One of the most successful Portuguese operators, sold to GVC for Eur 60m

Disruptive Social Betting Model scaled in the highly competitive UK Market

Leading Operator in Georgia took leadership positition within 2 years

Our network of service partners provides unparalleled depth and breadth for the industry

We have built some of the most successful and disruptive companies in the space

Acquired by GVC Holdings in 2016 for €1.5 Bn

One of the internet’s first casinos, and the first exclusively online casino to be licensed in the US

Our network of service partners provides unparalleled depth and breadth for the industry

Leveraging our networks and know-how, we accelerated and replicated this success model with several brands

Our Team

We have a strong operational team ready to support you from day one

Management

Manfred Bodner

Chairman

Ricardo Silva

CEO

Pablo Ferreira

COO

Former Head of Marketing Latam & Spain at GVC

Former Chief Marketing Officer at Soft2Bet

Technology Team

João Matos

Co-Founder of GOMA Development, software developer specialized in the iGaming industry

Pedro Gomes

Co-Founder of GOMA Development, software developer, specialized in core banking systems, business intelligence and development of mobile applications for betting and gambling

Miguel Marques

Former Associate Partner at GOMA Development, specialized in UX / UI Design

Our Technology Team consists of further 15 members with sector expertise and development capability to quickly create market leading, differentiated UX and front-end technology

Advisory and M&A Team

Florin Bora

Strategy advisor and 500 Startups alumnus focusing accelerating growth efforts

Octavian Pop

Experienced Consultant with strong background in Strategy Development, Business Planning and Business Transformation

Francisco Contreras Alarcon

ECo-Founder & CEO at Playroom Technologies Former Senior Consultant at Oracle, specialized in functional integrations

Thomas Talos

Founding partner and an expert on M&A, capital markets, Corporate Law, and International gambling law

Sonam Schima

Legal counsel - Senior Associate focusing on Corporate, IT and Gaming Law with a special focus on innovations, in the legal tech and eSports sector