Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it was confirmed that Fantini Research will continue to operate under the Fantini Research brand and be run as a separate division of Eilers & Krejcik Gaming.
Ashley Diem will assume the role of executive editor and publisher of Fantini Research and manage the day-to-day operations, while founder Frank Fantini will remain in a consulting capacity and assist in the integration of Fantini Research.
Fantini and Eilers will also continue to co-publish the Eilers-Fantini Slot Survey and Eilers-Fantini Game Performance reports.
Founded in 2000, Fantini Research counts Fantini’s Gaming Report, Public Policy Review, National Revenue Report and Sports Betting & iCasino Revenue Report among its publications.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to add Fantini Research publications as well as the company’s virtual trade show to the list of services we can provide to our customers,” Eilers & Krejcik Gaming principal Todd Eilers said.
“We have been partnered with Fantini for over 10 years and we have been a consumer of their reports for over 20 years. Frank Fantini has assembled an outstanding team that is truly dedicated to covering the gaming industry better than any other news outlet,” said Eilers.
Frank Fantini added: “We are equally excited to have achieved this transaction with Eilers & Krejcik Gaming. Todd has proven to be an excellent businessman as well as an analyst and consultant.
“This sale is both a great opportunity for our team members and assures the continuation of the outstanding services that Fantini Research has provided to its target market of investors and C-suite executives.”