Dynasty Gaming and Media Merger with Googly Media Holdings

Post date Mar 2024

Blue Star Capital plc (AIM: BLU), the investing company with a focus on esports, payments, technology and its applications within media and gaming provides the following update on its investee company Dynasty Gaming & Media Pte Ltd (“Dynasty”).

Further to the announcement on 27 November 2023, the Company was notified on 12 March 2024  by Dynasty, following resolutions being passed by shareholders on 12 March 2024, that Dynasty has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire assets and business of Googly Media Holdings Pte Ltd for purchase consideration of approximately US$7.6 million in an all-share acquisition that values the combined entity at USD$15m (“the Acquisition”). Further, Dynasty has advised that The Acquisition is effective from 29 February 2024 and is expected to conclude before 30 April 2024. In addition, the Company has also been informed that a number of convertible loan Note holders in Dynasty also intend to convert post the Acquisition and the Company has decided that it will also convert its $75,000 convertible loan at that point.

Based on combined entity valuation, upon completion of the Acquisition and the conversion of the convertible loan notes, the Company’s 13 per cent. shareholding in Dynasty together with its 0.6 per cent shareholding in Googly will be valued at approximately ¬£450,000.  The Company had been carrying the investments in Dynasty and Googly on the basis of their last completed fund raisings at a combined valuation of approximately ¬£5.45m.

The Company will provide further details to the market on the status of the Acquisition once further information is available.

Tony Fabrizi, Executive Chairman of Blue Star Capital said, “We are obviously very disappointed by the significant decline in carrying value for our investment in Dynasty. Unfortunately, market conditions in the esports sector have been particularly challenging over the last year and whilst the opportunity for the merged business looks exciting, outside investors have ultimately proved difficult to convert. We understand that the merged business remains on track to be cashflow positive later this year and will continue to provide support to Dynasty’s management wherever possible”.