|Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Secures $30 Million Funding Commitment from AIC Group Holdings|
Consorteum Holdings just announced that it has signed a binding term sheet with AIC Group Holdings Limited for a $30,000,000 funding commitment. A private equity group, AIC Group Holdings Limited is a corporation organized under the laws of the British Virgin Islands.
The funding procured from this agreement will provide working capital and allow the company to identify potential merger and acquisitions that will strengthen its ability to compete in the online and mobile gaming market place. Consorteum will focus on its new partnership with Knockout Gaming Inc., an Isle of Man Limited corporation, which has a full online casino gaming platform, and its existing licensing agreement with Tarsin Inc., a Nevada corporation.
As reported previously, Consorteum and Tarsin have reached a licensing agreement to partner in the continued release of mobile gaming solutions, releasing solutions on Tarsin’s CAPSA platform, which is already in the global market and servicing millions of mobile consumers.
The company has also reached a joint revenue share agreement with Knockout Gaming. The partnership allows Consorteum to resell Knockout’s licensed online gaming platform called FirePlay. Knockout has spent the past two years completing a rigorous testing program in order to achieve its gaming license from the Isle of Man. This license approval was only the 47th such license ever granted, and it is critical in differentiating the platform from other competitors.
Craig Fielding, Consorteum’s CEO, stated, “Player protection is a crucial issue in the world of online gaming and the license allows us to market our brands as ‘player protected’ in which the payouts are strictly controlled. Our agreement with Knockout will allow Consorteum to provide customers with a single integrated solution to the complex problems of online gaming with mobile capabilities. In our initial discussions with casino operators, they have indicated that our approach is the total ‘one-stop solution’ that they are looking to deploy.”
“Consorteum is continuing to identify opportunities in which we can utilize the proven CAPSA platform and validate the revenue potential that online and mobile gaming and wagering represents,” continued Mr. Fielding. “We are in discussions with several international offshore properties and we hope to be able to reach definitive contracts with several new casinos in the near future. This ultimately is a win-win for both companies. With access to capital, Consorteum will be able to execute on its business plan and aggressively pursue opportunities that it has been developing throughout Canada and Internationally. We now have the resources to go to market and educate the online and mobile gaming customers about our total solution.”
The CAPSA wagering platform offers a suite of fully featured and proven technology solutions that are critical to the nature of placing a wager. Not least are identity confirmation, geofencing by state or region, a suite of consumer billing options, and a high level of personal and corporate security including device authentication prior to each m-commerce transaction. Supporting professional services, design services and project management services enable full systems integration with back-end gaming infrastructures, web front ends and bricks-and-mortar operations. The platform supports marketing program integration and execution, ensuring high levels of distribution for operators, and ease of adoption for consumers. Its inbuilt scalability and resilience supports propositions launched on both national and international footprints.
With an ever-increasing rate of handset development and new device release, as well as an increasing number of manufacturers entering the mobile space, CAPSA ensures that hardware is supported upon production release, maximizing the addressable mobile market in real-time. As of January 2012, CAPSA supports over 1,500 handsets, smartphones and tablets from 49 manufacturers, is interoperable with 796 carriers and mobile operators worldwide including 51 in North America, and designs and publishes seamlessly across multiple variants of operating systems based on Apple, Android, Windows, Rim, Nokia, Java and BREW. Tarsin services operate in 32 languages plus a further 5 regional variants, publishing over 3 million mobile applications to consumers.
For more information, visit www.consorteum.com
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