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Vereeni confirms stake acquisition in Indian fantasy sports operator

Venture capital fund, Vereeni Investments has acquired a stake in India-facing fantasy sports operator, Nostragamus for a seven-figure-sum.

While Vereeni did not disclose the value of the deal, they did confirm that the purchase will see it take a significant stake in Nostragamus. The operator runs a mobile app that has been downloaded more than five million tomes and adds over half a million new downloads every month.

Nostragamus will now be joining Vereeni’s  €100m ‘Level Up’ tech fund, where they will be working alongside other early-stage ventures spanning fintech, online gaming, business intelligence, insurance technology and blockchain verticals.

Incorp Advisory, a Mubai-based investment bank has served as the lead advisory on the transaction, while Assentio Legal acted as legal adviser.

Vereeni founder and chief executive Timothy John Heath said: “We have chosen to make a significant investment in Nostragamus because we are hugely impressed by its team and the speed at which it has scaled.

“India is an exciting market for the gaming industry, and Nostragamus’ innovative marketing and world-class product proposition places it at the head of the field.”

Nostragamus chief executive Yashashvi Takallapalli added: “This investment from Vereeni will not only help us accelerate our growth, but also give us access to an unparalleled network of international igaming expertise.

“We are thrilled to join the Vereeni network and look forward to further pushing forward the fantasy sports vertical over the coming months and years.”

Nostragamus becomes Vereeni’s second major daily fantasy sports investment this year after the acquisition of a majority stake in Australian operator, Moneyball in March.

Vereeni has also recently purchased a 25 per cent holding in Brazilian gaming content development studio Caleta Gaming, for an undisclosed seven-figure GBP investment.

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