John Mcafee Rockstar CEO In More Ways Than One.
What can we say. The Rockstar CEO is back. Let’s see if he can build an empire in MGT Capital.
MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MGT) announced today that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire certain technology and assets from D-Vasive Inc., a provider of leading edge anti-spy software. D-Vasive offers a powerful tool for protection from the proliferation of invasive apps by consumer products companies, social networks, financial institutions and others. These invasive apps can secretly turn on a phone’s microphone and camera, as well as monitor geographic movements and access contacts. The D-Vasive technology operates in a unique way, allowing the user to manage and control the device’s internal hardware. D-Vasive will be available shortly for Android and Windows platforms, followed by a release for Apple iOS.
In conjunction with the acquisition, MGT is pleased to announce the proposed appointment of John McAfee as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McAfee, the visionary pioneer of internet security, sold his anti-virus company to Intel for $7.6 billion, and is actively involved in the development of new measures to protect individual freedoms and privacy. Mr. McAfee stated, “The enormous impact of cybersecurity on our lives requires the scale and resources of a public company. Our ability to continue to hire the best minds in the business will be vastly enhanced with a public platform. With the acquisition of D-Vasive technology as a starting point, we expect to grow MGT into a successful and major force in the space.” MGT Capital also intends to change its corporate name to John McAfee Global Technologies, Inc.
Additionally, MGT has entered into a consulting agreement with Future Tense Secure Systems Inc., a technology incubator with investments in other applications requiring privacy, such as file sharing and chat. It is contemplated by the parties that future collaborations or investments may occur going forward.
Closing of the acquisition is contingent on customary conditions including approval by MGT’s stockholders. Major terms of the deal include the payment to D-Vasive Inc. stockholders of 23.8 million restricted shares of MGT stock and $300,000 in cash. The proposed share issuance is expected to amount to roughly 47% of the Company on a pro-forma fully diluted basis at closing. More detailed information can be found in the Company’s Form 8-K filed this morning with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available at www.sec.gov, or the MGT website atwww.mgtci.com.
About MGT Capital Investments, Inc.
MGT and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in the business of acquiring, developing and monetizing intellectual property assets. MGT’s portfolio currently includes social casino and gaming platforms, and ownership stakes in DraftDay.com, a top daily fantasy sports wagering platform and DraftDay Fantasy Sports, Inc. operator of an online entertainment marketing and rewards platform.
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