Churchill Downs Incorporated to Acquire Exacta Systems

December 28, 2022 | Financial

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 19, 2022) — Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which CDI would acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of Exacta Systems, LLC (“Exacta”) for total consideration of $250 million in cash (the “Transaction”), subject to certain working capital and other purchase price adjustments. The Transaction will provide CDI the opportunity to realize synergies related to the Company’s recent acquisition of Colonial Downs Racetrack and Rosie’s Gaming Emporium HRM facilities in Virginia.

Exacta, a provider of technology to support historical horse racing (“HHR”) operations, has integrated a diverse set of leading historical racing machine (“HRM”) gaming manufacturers into its HHR platform, including AGS, IGT, Light & Wonder, Everi, Konami and Incredible Technologies. Exacta supports HHR operations in Virginia, Kentucky, Wyoming, and New Hampshire.

“For nearly a decade, Exacta has been a creative force supporting the growth of historical horse racing in the U.S.,” said Bill Carstanjen, Chief Executive Officer of CDI.

“We look forward to expanding Exacta’s national footprint and further diversifying the game offerings available to players at HRM facilities around the country.”

For tax purposes, the acquisition will be treated as an asset purchase allowing CDI to realize incremental tax benefits, which will provide additional cash flow and will enhance the overall economics of the transaction.

The Transaction will be funded with cash on hand and through the Company’s existing credit facility. The Transaction is dependent on various and customary closing conditions, including obtaining required regulatory approvals. The Transaction is expected to close in 2023.

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”, NASDAQ: CHDN) has been creating extraordinary entertainment experiences for nearly 150 years, beginning with the company’s most iconic and enduring asset, the Kentucky Derby. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, CDI has expanded through the development of live and historical racing entertainment venues, the growth of the TwinSpires horse racing online wagering business and the operation and development of regional casino gaming properties. More information is available at

About Exacta Systems

Exacta Systems employs a pioneering technology driving growth in new and existing HHR markets. Exacta Connect’s robust and flexible system architecture supports multiple game vendors and virtually unlimited math modeling capabilities on a single system enabling Exacta to deliver a diverse gaming library with second-to-none entertainment experiences. For more information visit:

SOURCE: Churchill Downs Incorporated.

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