(Filed Under Financial and General Interest News). Playboy, which has completed the merger making it again a public company, announced the appointment of Lance Barton as chief financial officer, effective March 1, 2021.
According to the company, Barton “joins PLBY Group from Match Group, where he served as head of corporate development and investor relations. He joined Match Group from IAC in 2014, and helped lead a period of substantial growth at Match Group, including a 1300% increase in Match Group’s share price and a $45 billion increase in Match Group’s market capitalization. Over the course of his 13-year tenure with both Match Group and IAC, Barton led the acquisition of over 30 companies, including the recently announced $1.725 billion acquisition of Hyperconnect.”
“Lance brings a phenomenal track record building long-term, public-company shareholder value through strategic M&A and financial operations oversight, and we are delighted to welcome him to the PLBY Group team,” said Ben Kohn, CEO of PLBY Group.
On February 11, 2021, Playboy began trading on Nasdaq Global Market after completing its business combination with Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp.
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