Monitise Takes Down its ‘For Sale’ Sign

By Tim Maytom


Mobile payments firm Monitise has concluded its strategic review, with the board concluding that the best way to maximise long-term value for shareholders is to continue as an independent company.

The strategic review began in January after the business issued its third revenue warning within a year to shareholders, telling them to expect annual revenues to remain flat rather than show any year-on-year growth.

The company, which provides mobile payment solutions for financial institutions, has been in trouble as more and more financial services companies elect to develop platforms in-house, with mobile increasingly seen as a core part of their business.

Moelis & Company carried out the strategic review, and while it was taking place, Monitise announced an offer period during which it was willing to consider takeover bids by interested parties.

According to the company, it received a number of expressions of interest from various parties, but concluded that none presented enough certainty over their ultimate deliverability to be accepted.

As a result of the strategic review, the company has made several changes to the board, with co-CEO Elizabeth Buse becoming sole CEO, while founder and co-CEO Alastair Lukies steps down from the board to become her strategic adviser. …read more

Source:: Mobile App News