SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of January, 2023
Commission File Number 001-39349
DoubleDown Interactive Co., Ltd.
(Translation of registrants name into English)
Joseph A. Sigrist, Chief Financial Officer
c/o DoubleDown Interactive, LLC
605 5th Avenue, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104
(Address of principal executive offices)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
☒ Form 20-F ☐ Form 40-F
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORM 6-K REPORT
Issuance of Press Release
On January 11, 2023, DoubleDown Interactive Co., Ltd. (the Company) issued a press release to announce that the Company has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire SuprNation AB, a European-based i-Gaming company providing differentiated casino gaming experiences.
A copy of the press release is being furnished in this report on Form 6-K as Exhibit 99.1 pursuant to General Instruction B to the Form 6-K and shall not be deemed to be filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section.
|99.1||Press release of the Company, dated January 11, 2023|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|DOUBLEDOWN INTERACTIVE CO., LTD.|
|By:||/s/ Joseph A. Sigrist|
|Name: Joseph A. Sigrist|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer|
Date: January 11, 2023
DoubleDown Interactive Enters into Share Purchase Agreement to Acquire i-Gaming Operator, SuprNation
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON January 11, 2023 DoubleDown Interactive Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: DDI) (DoubleDown or the Company), a leading gaming company, delivering unique player experiences across a variety of genres, today announced that the Company has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (the Agreement) to acquire SuprNation AB, a Swedish limited liability company (SuprNation) for cash consideration of approximately $35 million(1) (or 33 million), on a cash free and debt free basis and subject to final 2022 financial review. SuprNation is a European-based i-Gaming company providing differentiated casino gaming experiences.
Unaudited preliminary revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 of approximately $18.3 million based on managements estimates
Strong presence in certain regulated European markets with gaming licenses in jurisdictions including Sweden, Great Britain, Malta and the Isle of Man
Flagship title, Duelz.com, offers real money gaming with unique peer-to-peer gamification and social features that improve monetization and engagement
Established relationships with acquisition channels that are expected to facilitate favorable acquisition costs
Significant synergy opportunities with DoubleDown expected through leveraging marketing, technology and gaming content, back office in-sourcing and potential native Apple/Android app development
Based on its many years of experience in online gaming, the Company expects to leverage its expertise in acquiring new users through performance marketing, improve existing services using its extensive software engineering and DevOps capabilities, and enhance existing services as well as develop new ones by leveraging its broad portfolio of casino game content.
We are pleased to announce the first acquisition since DoubleDowns IPO that we believe complements our existing social casino franchise well and exposes DoubleDown to new growth markets, said In Keuk Kim, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. The acquisition of SuprNation increases our presence in the European i-Gaming market with other geographies expected to be added over time. Their gaming titles and captivating gamification features have created a loyal customer base that we aim to grow while capturing synergy opportunities, including incorporating our deep online gaming experience. As we evaluate inorganic growth opportunities, we will continue to focus on gaming businesses that offer clear synergies with our existing strengths.
Joakim Stockman and Henric Andersson, Co-Chief Executive Officers of SuprNation commented, We are extremely excited to become a part of DoubleDown and are looking forward to leveraging the obvious strengths of both companies in the years to come. As part of DoubleDown, we expect to accelerate our expansion and grow our real money gaming foothold through continued development of unique products and efficient marketing strategies.
This all-cash acquisition is expected to close during the second quarter of 2023, sJubject to satisfaction or waiver of certain customary closing conditions, including without limitation, certain regulatory approvals. Following the closing, SuprNation will be a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of DoubleDown Interactive LLC, a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of the Company. If the closing conditions are not satisfied or waived prior to nine months after execution of the Agreement, then either the sellers or the Company may terminate the Agreement.
About DoubleDown Interactive
DoubleDown Interactive Co., Ltd. is a leading developer and publisher of digital games on mobile and web-based platforms. It is the creator of multi-format interactive entertainment experiences for casual players, bringing authentic Vegas entertainment to players around the world through an online social casino experience. DoubleDowns flagship title, DoubleDown Casino, has been a fan-favorite game on leading social and mobile platforms for years, entertaining millions of players worldwide with a lineup of classic and modern games.
Note: (1) Based on an exchange rate of 1=$1.0514 as of January 6, 2023.
About SuprNation AB
Based in Malta, SuprNation is a technology company founded in 2015 to serve as a home for some of the most competent and creative people in the iGaming industry. SuprNations platform offers mobile casino experiences with clean and robust code, and simple and functional design.
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, the Companys expectations related to the total consideration, timing, and closing of the acquisition of SuprNation and its ability to achieve the intended benefits of the acquisition; and the Companys future economic performance and its ability to achieve financial projections. Forward-looking statements often include words such as outlook, projected, intends, will, anticipate, believe, target, expect, and statements in the future tense are generally forward-looking. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves significant risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those described in the Companys public filings with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained by visiting the Companys Investor Relations web site or the SECs website at www.sec.gov. The Companys actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied and reported results should not be considered as an indication of its future performance. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, delays or other challenges in the completion of the SuprNation acquisition and its integration and the success of its current and future games as part of the Company. Undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements, which are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof. the Company assumes no obligation to update such statements.
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