William Hill Plc is a UK based bookmaker which was established in 1934, and has become one of the best-known brands in UK gaming.
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Upon William Hill’s launch, gambling was not legal in the UK, as time went on, the company was bought several times, by Sears Holdings in 1971, by Grand Metropolitan in 1988, then by Brent Walker in 1989. That last takeover was originally priced at £685 million, but after it was found that Grand Metropolitan had exaggerated the profits made by the company, Brent Walker were refunded some £117 million of that initial price.
Brent Walker then collapsed in 1997 due to debt issues and fraud charges that saw two of its directors imprisoned, and Nomura, a Japanese investment bank then mounted a leveraged buyout worth £700 million, before discovering a proposed stock market flotation raised little interest, instead they offloaded the company for £825 million to Cinven and CVC Capital Partners, two private equity firms.
William Hill did eventually make it onto the London Stock Exchange in 2002, the following year Chief Executive of the company, David Harding, received a bonus of nearly £3 million, making him one of the top five highest paid company directors in the UK at the time.
William Hill then saw many issues, firstly Harding offloaded £5,2 million of his shares to fund his divorce, which precipitated a drop that saw £75 million disappear from the company’s value.
Then, after purchasing 624 betting offices from Stanley Leisure, William Hill was first made to sell 78 by the Office of Fair Trading due to anti-competitive practice concerns, and then fears that the company has overpaid for the Stanley Leisure shops, the company was relegated from the FTSE 100.