Aspire Global hires Jonathan Chilton as Managing Director

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NeoGames subsidiary Aspire Global has appointed Jonathan Chilton as Managing Director.

Chilton has spent close to two decades working in the iGaming industry and previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director at Betway-owned GM Gaming Limited.

According to Aspire Global, while at GM Gaming, he spearheaded the expansion of the operator into several regulated European markets and served as a director on seven licensed entities. 

“It’s fantastic to be joining Aspire Global at what is a very exciting time for the company and its growth prospects. We have a talented team here and I’m determined to accelerate our growth through the delivery of a full spectrum of cutting-edge solutions,” said Chilton.

Chilton also spent 12 years at Osiris Trading in South Africa and played a role in introducing Betway into African markets.

The company says that his track record in delivering success positions him as a driving force behind Aspire Global’s growth strategy and the appointment further cements Aspire as a leading white-label platform and services provider.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Jonathan onboard. Jonathan brings a vast wealth of experience with him and will be a major asset both for Aspire Global’s white-label focus as well as the broader NeoGames group,” added NeoGames CEO Moti Malul.

NeoGames shareholders green-light Aristocrat deal

This latest news comes as NeoGames readies itself to be taken over by Aristocrat Entertainment, in a deal worth $1.2 billion.

In July 2023 shareholders almost unanimously backed the deal as well as other measures including the relocation of the firm’s statutory continuation from Luxembourg to the Cayman Islands.

Aristocrat will pay a price of $29.50 per share which represents a 104% premium on the volume-weighted average price of NeoGames shares for the three months ending May 12, 2023.

A statement from NeoGames confirmed that it expects the acquisition to take place during the first half of the 2024 fiscal year.