Mandalay Digital Group, Inc., Signs Letter Of Intent To Acquire The Global Mobile Assets Of Logia Group
Will Widen International Distribution, Expand Content Offerings and Provide Seamless Integration with New Carrier Partners for the 'Digital Turbine' User Experience
LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mandalay Digital Group, Inc. (OTC BB: MNDLE.OB), a global mobile content provider, today announced its intent to acquire select mobile assets of Logia Group, a leading mobile content development and management solutions provider. Mandalay and Logia have signed a letter of intent (LOI) for a sixty (60) day exclusive period to explore this acquisition.
"Acquiring Logia Group's impressive mobile content and communication service offerings coupled with their vast carrier distribution is a strategic accomplishment for Mandalay Digital and a perfect example of the strategic acquisitions we are pursuing to build out the Mandalay portfolio," commented Peter Adderton, Chief Executive Officer of Mandalay Digital Group. "Logia's mobile solutions are an exceptional fit with our recently announced Digital Turbine platform and—when combined—will provide a truly enhanced end-to-end solution for our carrier partners to fully monetize their organic mobile content catalogs and third-party offerings."
Logia Group has gained recognition as an expert in innovative, mobile monetization solutions. The company's solutions are deployed in top-tier mobile operators and content providers worldwide and include white label app & media stores, in-app payment solutions, app-based value added services and mobile social music and TV offerings. Logia Group has close relationships with over 500 app developers and content vendors as well as pre-existing agreements with unique mobile platforms and service providers. Logia Group operates in more than 20 countries, providing services including in-app billing to more than 50 leading mobile carriers including Vodafone, Verizon, Telefonica, Turkcell, Deutsche Telekom among others reaching over 1.5 billion mobile subscribers. In addition, Logia Group has existing partnerships with industry leaders including Amdocs, Ericsson, and Alcatel-Lucent, among others.
Mandalay Digital is building a global media and communications company through the combination of strategic acquisitions and its current distribution network. Mandalay Digital is comprehensive mobile content and service provider, and its many technology platforms including Digital Turbine (DT) allow media companies, mobile carriers, and their OEM handset partners to take advantage of multiple mobile operating systems across multiple networks, while maintaining individual branding and personalized, one-to-one relationships with each end-user.
About Logia Group
Founded in 2004, the Logia Group has gained recognition as an expert in innovative, mobile monetization solutions. The company's solutions are deployed in top-tier mobile operators and content providers worldwide. Privately-held, Logia Group is backed by prominent and experienced major international investment funds such as Ofer Media, Goldrock, and Plenus.
About Mandalay Digital Group
Mandalay Digital Group is at the convergence of internet media content and mobile communications. It delivers a mobile services platform that works with mobile operators and third-party publishers to provide portal management, user interface, content development and billing technology that enables the responsible distribution of mobile entertainment. Mandalay Digital is headquartered in Los Angeles and has offices in Europe and Latin America to support global sales and marketing. For additional information, visit www.mandalaydigital.com.
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