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OnLive was days away from running out of cash before asset sell off

Owed over $30 million

OnLive was days away from running out of cash before asset sell off
Following the headline news that OnLive's assets had suddenly been transfered to a new company comes the detail.

According to the Mercury News, OnLive had debts of between $30 to $40 million and was days away from running out of cash.

Insolvency Services Group was bought in at the last minute on behalf of the creditors.

Flip, reverse it

OnLive's assets were transfered to ISG to ensure the game streaming service continued to run.

"Something had to be done immediately or there would have been a hard shutdown, which would have been a disaster," said ISG's CEO Joel Weinberg.

ISG then sold the assets to a new company - confusingly also called OnLive - which had been set up by OnLive investor Lauder Partners.

This means that creditors - although not investors such as HTC and British Telecom - will receive some cash, but likely only 5-10c for each dollar owed.

[source: Mercury News]
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