The Football Pools Ltd.

The Football Pools Ltd.

The Football Pools Ltd.

Date Founded



249 West George Street,Glasgow, Lancashire G2 4RB

Type of Company



Casinos & Gaming
Holding Companies
Media Conglomerates

Company Description

The Football Pools Ltd. operates football pools service. The company was founded on February 25, 1955 and is headquartered in Liverpool, the United Kingdom.

Executives & Employees

Managing Director & Director


Technology Director

Finance Director-UK & Online

Board of Directors

Former Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Sportech PLC

Managing Director & Director at The Football Pools Ltd.

Finance Director-UK & Online at The Football Pools Ltd.

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Recent Transactions
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OpCapita LLP purchases The Football Pools Ltd. from Sportech PLC

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Sportech PLC purchases Ladbrokes Plc /Vernons Football Pools Business from Ladbrokes Plc

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Sportech PLC, The Football Pools Ltd. purchase Zetters Group Plc /Football Pools Division from IFX Group Plc

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OpCapita is a hands-on, medium- to long-term manager which targets strategically sound but operationally or financially challenged firms. They aim to create sustainable long-term value via strategic transformation of their portfolio firms, focusing on the acquisition and operational turnaround of underperforming firms in the retail and consumer sectors with particular interest in apparel, household/lifestyle, luxury and consumer goods, general retail and food and beverage. Their geographic focus includes the UK, Germany, France, Italy, the Nordic region, Benelux and Spain.The firm seeks transactions such as balance sheet restructuring, public to private transactions, carve outs of non-core divisions, sale of family owned / private businesses, transformational M&A and principal markets.They typically invest between EUR 100-500 million in companies with strong market positions, underlying asset value or a sustainable competitive advantage supported through established brand or structural barriers to entry, operational potential, prolonged underinvestment, cyclical changes in demand, structural shifts in supply or industry consolidation and operational scale sufficient to support business recovery.OpCapita is backed by a number of major institutional investors which enables them to invest in transactions over EUR 1 billion.