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Mandalay Media to Acquire GreenScreen Interactive

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT

Only a few weeks ago did GreenScreen Interactive announce it was acquiring ZOO Digital Publishing and Destination Software, as it now has been acquired itself by another company. Mandalay Media, who itself has recently merged with Twistbox Entertainment, is looking to acquire various types of companies in digital distribution, interactive entertainment, and online digital media and publishing.

The closing of the transaction is subject to certain conditions, including execution of a definitive acquisition agreement and the completion of due diligence. There can be no assurance that the acquisition will be consummated or, if consummated, that it will be consummated on the terms set forth in the letter of intent.

Backed by an experienced and successful management team who have created some of the most respected brands and well-known video game properties ever, Green Screen is one of the fastest-growing publishers in the $9.5 billion video game industry(a). Most recently, Green Screen announced the acquisition of ZOO Digital Publishing and Destination Software, Inc., which Green Screen combined to form a new casual game label, Zoo Games. Green Screen’s wholly owned label Zoo Games is currently producing and selling games in the casual game space.

Mandalay Media’s strategic focus is on acquiring various types of companies in digital distribution, interactive entertainment, and online digital media and publishing. Mandalay Media will accomplish this by utilizing the combined strengths of the media industry relationships and expertise of its officers and directors, including Peter Guber, Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group and Rob Ellin, Partner, Trinad Capital.

Bruce Stein, CEO of Mandalay Media, commented: “This is a strategic piece of the Mandalay Media vision to build our digital content and distribution platforms. Green Screen Interactive Software and Twistbox complement each other in many ways and we look forward to growing both companies in the coming years.”

Adds Ron Chaimowitz, CEO of Green Screen Interactive Software: “The ability to introduce entertainment across a diverse array of mass-market consumer devices is critical to long-term success. Our pending combination with Mandalay Media affords us that great capability, and we are excited at the potential of the new company.”

Mandalay’s recent merger with Twistbox Entertainment is a foundational component for Mandalay Media's mobile and interactive strategy. Twistbox has direct, on-deck distribution with over 100 mobile operators and operates in more than 40 countries. Its products and services include video rich WAP sites, mobile TV, and in-house developed mobile games that reach more than one billion handsets.

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