NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Forum Mobile Inc. (OTC: FRMB) announced today that it entered into a share exchange agreement on March 19th with Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK: MKHD), a software development and sales company focused on providing innovative technology solutions, according to which Mount Knowledge Holdings will acquire FRMB's wholly-owned subsidiary Forum Mobile Israel Ltd., a leading global MVNE with an end-to-end cloud platform and solutions required for the launch of MVNO business and operations, in exchange for shares of Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc., following which Forum Mobile, Inc. will become the majority owner of Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc.
"The transaction with MKHD is part of our plan to leverage the capital markets to execute our growth strategy by increasing our reputation among investors and potential M&A candidates," said Ami Segal, Forum Mobile CEO and Chairman. "M&A in the space is very active and Forum Mobile sees itself as a platform which will integrate cutting-edge technologies to provide the most comprehensive and advanced MVNE available anywhere in the cloud. We are in preliminary discussions with a number of potential candidates for merger, acquisition and/or joint venture which could dramatically accelerate our model and position us well for significant growth subsequent to the completion of the acquisition."
Mount Knowledge CEO Jim Beatty commented, "We're very excited to be acquiring a company within the big data realm, an area outpacing growth of the overall technology sector by a significant multiple. Forum Mobile is managed by a group of seasoned business and technology professionals. The company is positioned for a high and consistent growth rate across 3 business lines in multiple geographies. The cloud-based MVNE platform is expanding quickly to support a new crop of global Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO's) capitalizing on next generation mobile solutions like mobile marketing, customer loyalty programs and mobile payment platforms, in an ever-expanding mobile marketplace."Chardan Capital Markets, LLC is acting as sole M&A advisor on the transaction and investment banker to the parties.