Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, September 15, 2021, Live Current Media, Inc. (“Live Current”) (OTCQB: LIVC) announces that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (“LOI”) to acquire Evasyst Inc (dba Kast), (“Kast”) of San Diego in an all-stock reverse takeover.
Pursuant to the terms of the LOI, it is the intention of the parties to sign a definitive agreement within 90 days of signing of the LOI. Conditions precedent to signing of a definitive agreement include:
Conditions required concurrently with the signing of the definitive agreement include:
At the closing, Live Current’s CEO, David Jeffs, will resign and be replaced by Kast’s current CEO, media and technology veteran, Mark Ollila. In addition, the current board of directors of Live Current will resign and a new board will be appointed that will include Mark Ollila, David Jeffs, one director nominated by Live Current shareholders and two directors nominated by Kast shareholders.
Kast is an online watch party platform for friends to watch videos, play games, and be together. The platform empowers individuals to live-share synchronized video, engage within the community, and build relationships with like-minded people. The Kast team consists of passionate individuals who hail from diverse backgrounds across the globe, coming from exciting and fast-paced industries such as esports, video streaming, entertainment, and video games.
Kast CEO and Co-founder Mark Ollila has over twenty years of experience in the games and media technology industry previously with senior roles at Nokia and Microsoft, including leading Nokia First Party Games Publishing. He also served on the advisory board of the Game Developers Conference (Mobile) and, was a board member of the EMEA Chapter of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum. He was Chairman of the Board of Physics Middleware provider Meqon Research AB (acquired by Ageia and then NVIDIA) and currently is on the board of Blind Squirrel Entertainment.
“This acquisition will speed up the growth of Live Current immensely,” said CEO David Jeffs. “Mr. Ollila and his team have put together a fantastic product in a rapidly growing sector that is almost certain to increase in popularity considering the current social climate.” Kast CEO Mark Ollila stated, “The synergies of the two companies are obvious as streaming and casual gaming are multibillion dollar industries that are growing, but also converging. This opportunity will create the foundation and platform to build a global media entertainment company.”
Live Current (LIVC) is a technology company involved in the entertainment industry. Currently developing two projects, SPRT MTRX (App Store and Play Store: SPRT MTRX) and Boxing.com FEDERATION (2021 release), LIVC is positioned to take advantage of the exciting and rapidly growing fantasy sports, eSports and Gaming sectors.
On behalf of the board of directors of Live Current Media Inc.
David Jeffs, CEO & Director
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