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IMI Mobile bid for WIN becomes unconditional

IMI Mobile, the Indian bidder for AIM listed mobile technology content specialist WIN that has won support from over 50% of shareholders, today declared its 150p offer unconditional.

WIN also announced today that its managing director and co-founder John Rands has left the company in accordance with the decision announced on 28 June (see Now WIN parts company with UK managing director)

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ECI and MIG concede no-WIN victory to IMI

Private equity investor ECI Partners and its prospective co-bidder Mobile Interactive Group conceded this evening that they will not be making a formal offer to acquire AIM listed mobile content technology specialist WIN, following the announcement that the recommended bid from Indian based IMI Mobile had won support from over 50% of shareholders.

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IMI obliged to increase its WIN bid to 150p per share

IMI Mobile, the Indian bidder for AIM listed mobile technology content specialist WIN, has been obliged to increase its offer price from 141p to 150p (see IMI extends WIN offer deadline following 42% acceptance).  The move followed IMI’s purchase of a parcel of 600,000 shares from Henderson Global Investors at the higher price of 150p last Friday.   IMI Mobile said in a further announcement that its formal increased offer document will be despatched to shareholders as soon as practicable.  

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IMI extends WIN offer deadline following 42% acceptance

IMI Mobile’s 141p per share cash takeover bid for the AIM listed mobile technology content specialist WIN had received acceptances from holders of almost 42% of WIN shares by the first closing date of noon today (see IMI Mobile urges WIN shareholders to accept its contested offer by Wednesday’s deadline) .

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IMI Mobile urges WIN shareholders to accept its contested offer by Wednesday’s deadline

IMI Mobile, the listed Indian mobile technology provider that has offered to buy AIM listed WIN at a price of 141p per share in cash, today urged WIN shareholders to accept its offer by this Wednesday’s deadline despite the possibility of a higher bid.

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ECI proposes 150p private equity counter-bid for WIN

ECI Partners, the private equity investment group that was recently involved in the collapse of i-level (see Private equity investor secured cost of i-level shares on the group’s assets), has announced that it is willing to pay 150p per share in cash to acquire the AIM listed mobile content technology specialist WIN and merge it with Mobile Interactive Group (“MIG”), subject to various pre-conditions.

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Now WIN parts company with UK managing director

AIM listed WIN is to part company with its UK managing director John Rands, irrespective of whether the bid from IMI Mobile goes ahead.  Rands was one of the original founders and has been responsible for many of WIN’s technical innovations since that time.

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WIN board recommends 141p offer despite ISIS protest

The board of AIM listed mobile content technology specialist WIN today recommended acceptance of a 141p per share cash bid by the India-based mobile technology group IMI Mobile (see Talk of Indian bid for WIN adds spice to its price) .

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WIN’s biggest shareholder says proposed IMI Mobile offer is not enough

Private equity investor ISIS EP said today that the proposed offer by Indian content technology specialist IMI Mobile to buy AIM listed WIN for 141p per share (see Talk of Indian bid for WIN adds spice to its price) would “substantially undervalue the company”. 

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Talk of Indian bid for WIN adds spice to its price

Indian mobile content technology specialist IMI Mobile is in talks with AIM listed WIN about making a takeover bid that would value the group at £16.7 million if all outstanding share options were to be exercised.   That’s nearly 14 times WIN’s 2009 post-tax profit after excluding exceptional and similar costs of £650,000, or a massive 30 times the post-tax profit actually reported.  Admittedly any buyer will acquire about £3 million of spare cash.  Nevertheless IMI Mobile must be placing as much value on WIN’s technology as on its profit record.

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