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We provide assistance to many of the country’s leading fantasy sports operators in all stages of financing and strategic exits, and in light of its widespread legalization, we are now seeing an uptick in sports wagering related deals as well. We have compiled a list of major industry investors and transactions to provide a snapshot of historical industry investment.

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