Montreal-based online gambling group Amaya Gaming Inc. has been selected as the Toronto Stock Exchange Tech Stock of the Year, and chairman and CEO David Baazov honoured as TSX Tech Executive of the Year by Cantech Letter.
The awards recognise excellence and achievement in Canadian technology companies as voted on by a panel of independent Canadian technology business analysts.
This is the third year running in which Amaya and Baazov have received TSX awards.
Cantech Letter Founding Editor Nick Waddell said in the citation:
“Through excellent management, strong governance and smart execution, Amaya has outperformed the market since going public in 2010.
“Building upon its historic success in strategically acquiring companies and driving growth, the company’s purchase of Rational Group in 2014 has delivered fantastic shareholder value, and Mr. Baazov was deservedly recognized for his vision, determination and ability to complete such a transformational acquisition.”