Fortress Investment Group has agreed to provide $50 million in financing to Marathon Patent Group. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, Marathon is a patent licensing provider.
LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 4, 2015) – Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) (“Marathon”), a patent licensing company, announced today that it has entered into a $50 million long term financing facility with funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group (NYSE: FIG).
“We continue to execute our business plan and are pleased with our 2014 achievements. We have proven to the market that we are able to build a diversified revenue-generating portfolio of IP assets. In doing so, we are pleased to have entered into a financing relationship with Fortress which will allow Marathon to continue to grow through the acquisition of additional portfolios and assets that we believe will enhance shareholder value.”
“The facility provides $15 million of additional capital to our balance sheet with an additional $35 million available, while not materially affecting the ownership of our equity holders. We continue to explore acquisitions and other partnering opportunities that can make a material difference to our operating results, particularly when managed in conjunction with our highly effective team of professionals and advisors,” said Doug Croxall, Founder and CEO of Marathon.
Mr. Croxall continued “The Fortress Intellectual Property Finance Group has shown their depth of understanding of patent assets and recognized the great value of our patent portfolios in providing us with the new facility.”
The company today also filed an amended 8-K/A with the Securities and Exchange Commission clarifying particular language pertaining to a covenant in the Purchase Agreement.
About Marathon Patent Group:
Marathon is a patent acquisition and monetization company. The Company acquires patents from a wide-range of patent holders from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Marathon’s strategy of acquiring patents that cover a wide-range of subject matter allows the Company to achieve diversity within its patent asset portfolio. Marathon generates revenue with its diversified portfolio through actively managed concurrent patent rights enforcement campaigns. This approach is expected to result in a long-term, diversified revenue stream. To learn more about Marathon Patent Group, visit www.marathonpg.com.
Fortress Investment Group LLC is a leading, highly diversified global investment firm with $66.0 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2014. Founded in 1998, Fortress manages assets on behalf of over 1,600 institutional clients and private investors worldwide across a range of private equity, credit, liquid hedge funds and traditional asset management strategies. Fortress is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: FIG). For additional information, please visit www.fortress.com.