|The British Amusement and Catering Trade Association (BACTA) yesterday (9th December 2004) announced that it had agreed in principle to sell the ATE Group, the worlds leading provider of business services and information to the international gaming, gambling, coin-operated and electronic amusement and leisure industries. |
At BACTA's National Council meeting it was agreed in principle to proceed with the sale subject to the approval of the deal by the Trustees and Management Committee, and subject to satisfactory terms being negotiated.
Tim Batstone, BACTA President said, “Our primary aim is to secure the long term future funding for BACTA. Any deal will have to ensure it provides best value for BACTA members.”
ATE Group's exhibitions (including ATEI, ICE, The Betting Show and Amuse) provide national and international showcases throughout the year for products and services that attract the world's major buyers.
ATE Group also has a conference business, an online business, a publishing business (publishing Coinslot International, Casino Review & bettingBUSINESS) and MachineGuard (the pioneering crime intelligence service for people in the UK's gaming and amusement industry).
For further information please contact Tim Batstone on +44 07836 646 569 or Keith Smith on +44 (0) 207 713 7144.