VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 2, 2013) - GreenAngel Energy Corp ("GreenAngel") (TSX VENTURE:GAE) reports that it will write down its $390 thousand investment in Light-Based Technologies Inc.
Light-Based Technologies Inc was developing LED drivers and control technologies for the solid state lighting industry. The company's major investors included VantagePoint Capital Partners and Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital.
Art Aylesworth, Light-Based's CEO comments: "Although the company's technology remains impressive and the demand for intelligent control for LED lighting continues to grow, the competitive landscape is also shifting. Many large global manufacturers have starting developing their own in-house solutions rather than acquiring technology and intellectual property from companies like ours. Over the past few quarters the company made an aggressive attempt to sell itself to a wide range of potential acquirers well suited to exploit our capabilities. However, low valuations in the "driver" space and in-house solutions did not make this easy. No offers to acquire or invest were received and the company is rapidly running out of cash. Unfortunately, given the capital already invested and challenging valuations in the space, the board was left with no alternative but to wind down the company." There will be no capital returned to holders of common shares.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Michael Volker, Chairman
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