Merriman Capital Acted as Sole Placement Agent in Quepasa Corporation's $13.1 Million Private Placement

Dec 22, 2010, 09:05 ET from Merriman Holdings, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: MERR), today announced that it has acted as sole placement agent in Quepasa Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: QPSA) $13.1 million private placement of common stock to several institutional and individual investors at $7.50 per share. The transaction closed on December 20, 2010.


Quepasa will use the proceeds from the funding primarily to expand its gaming platform, including through acquisitions, and to facilitate the continued development of Quepasa-owned gaming IP and other general corporate purposes.

Details on the transaction can be found at Quepasa Corporation's website:

About Quepasa Corporation

Quepasa Corporation (OTCBB: QPSA), owns, one of the world's largest and fastest growing trilingual Latino social networks. is an authentic Latino community that provides fun, interactive, and easy to use social tools, and rich multimedia content in English, Spanish and Portuguese to embrace Latinos everywhere, and empower them to connect online, compete in contests and games and share their interests, ideas, and activities. Quepasa Corp. is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida with offices in Miami, Los Angeles, Scottsdale, and Hermosillo, Mexico. For more information about Quepasa, go to, or join for free at

About Merriman Holdings, Inc.

Merriman Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MERR) is a financial services firm focused on fast-growing companies and the institutions that invest in them. The company offers high-quality investment banking, equity research, institutional services and corporate & venture services.  Merriman specializes in three industry growth sectors: Technology, CleanTech and Consumer, Media & Internet. For more information, please go to

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