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MDB Capital Group Advises Vector Capital on IP Strategy in Technicolor Transaction(July 02, 2012)
SANTA MONICA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/02/12 -- MDB Capital Group, LLC, the only investment bank providing fully integrated intellectual property (IP) development services, is pleased to announce that it has acted as Intellectual Property advisor to Vector Capital in its recent transaction with Technicolor SA, a French-based media-technology company.
On June 20, Technicolor shareholders voted with 91 percent approval to accept a cash injection of up to $242 million from Vector Capital, besting a competing offer from JPMorgan Chase, which was rejected by 95 percent of the shareholders. This investment will make Vector Capital the largest shareholder of Technicolor and enable execution of Technicolor's Amplify 2015 strategic plan.
"It is becoming increasingly critical for investors to understand the value of a company's IP," said Christopher Marlett, CEO of MDB Capital Group. "We worked with Vector to deeply understand Technicolor's patent portfolio and the business strategy surrounding their licensing operations, and we believe this knowledge base led to a better understanding of the company and ultimately acted as a catalyst in Vector's win."
MDB Capital Group helps companies achieve long-term success through a fully integrated business, financing and IP strategy platform. MDB Capital Group's IP Development Services provide turnkey solutions that dramatically accelerate IP portfolio growth while helping companies mitigate downside financial risk, accelerate technology commercialization, and increase optionality for shareholders. MDB's IP Development Services, together with the company's Research division, consults with companies and investors to fundamentally understand IP as a key asset for science and technology focused businesses.
About Vector Capital
Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm located in San Francisco specializing in the technology sector. Founded in 1997, Vector Capital manages over $2 billion in equity capital from a variety of investors, including the world's most respected university endowments, foundations, financial institutions, and family offices. Vector Capital has a highly focused investment strategy that emphasizes technology companies with a high degree of intellectual property that are in a state of transformation. Since inception, Vector Capital has made more than 35 investments in public and private companies with an aggregate value of more than $2.5 billion, across sectors including digital media, infrastructure software, and internet services.
About MDB Capital Group
MDB Capital Group LLC is an investment banking and institutional research firm focused exclusively on companies possessing or seeking to develop market changing, disruptive technologies and intellectual property. For more information on MDB Capital Group, visit http://www.mdb.com.
Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. MDB Capital Group, LLC expects to receive or intends to seek compensation for investment banking or other business relationships with the companies mentioned in this press release.
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