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Genius Sports Group appoints ex-Turner president David Levy as new chairman

| By Daniel O'Boyle
Data provider Genius Sports Group (GSG) has today announced the appointment of David Levy as the company's new chairman.

The new role will see Levy (pictured) lead board as it oversees Genius’ operations and strategy ahead of a merger deal that will take it public.

Levy has accumulated substantial experience within the media and spots industries, having held senior roles at businesses including Turner Broadcasting, Raine Group and Arctos Sports Group.

Levy said: “The capture and analysis of data has become fundamental to the rapid progression of the sports and media sectors. Genius is central to this unique ecosystem and is consistently leading the sports data and technology industry’s development.”

“I am thrilled to join the business at such a historic time and look forward to working as part of the team.”

Genius chief executive Mark Locke added: “With his incredible track-record working with many of the biggest names in sports and media, David’s appointment as Chairman is the latest historic milestone in Genius Sports Group’s growth journey.

“The worlds of sports, media, advertising, betting and streaming are converging rapidly and David’s unique expertise and experience will be invaluable to positioning Genius and our partners at the forefront of this trend.”

Genius is set to go public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) dMY Technology Group. The new publicly traded business will have an enterprise value of $1.5bn (£1.15bn/€1.27bn) and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

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