|Empire Online, a leading provider of marketing services to the online gaming industry, has appointed Andrew Burnett, a leading leisure and gaming analyst and latterly corporate financier as a consultant to lead its M&A drive. Andrew Burnett, was a member of the team at Numis Securities which advised Empire Online during its recent £512 million IPO in London. He will also play an active role in Investor Relations advice and support.|
Noam Lanir, CEO of Empire Online, said: 'Following our successful IPO we are rapidly rolling out our operations throughout Europe and will also consider making strategic acquisitions. We intend to play a leading role in the anticipated consolidation and we are looking to Andrew Burnett to spearhead this for us, working closely with our existing financial advisers, Numis.'
Andrew Burnett said: 'The gaming sector is set for a period of tremendous growth and consolidation over the medium term. I look forward to being a part of the Empire Online team as they lead the market consolidation in the online gaming industry.'