LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCQB: VPIG), provider of award-winning payment technology, today announced that it has retained Viant Capital LLC as its financial advisor to explore strategic alternatives. Virtual Piggy additionally announced the formation of a special committee of the company's board of directors to work closely with Viant.
"Given recent developments in the payments space, including the legal challenges online retailers are facing related to minors and payments, the company felt it was important to retain a technology-focused investment bank to help explore various strategic options. We are thrilled to be working with Viant and Scott Smith, who will be bringing his over 30 years of financial structuring of public and private companies, fundraising and M&A experience," said Dr. Jo Webber, Chairman and CEO of Virtual Piggy.
The special committee is comprised of George McDaniel, Chairman of Saber Power Services, LLC, Dr. Jo Webber, CEO and Chairman of Virtual Piggy, and William Tobia, former CFO of Maxwell Systems, Inc.
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About Virtual Piggy, Inc.
Virtual Piggy is the provider of Oink, a secure online and in-store teen wallet. Oink enables teens to manage and spend money within parental controls while gaining valuable financial management skills. The technology company also delivers payment platforms designed for the under 21 age group in the global market and enables online businesses the ability to function in a manner consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and similar international children's privacy laws. The company, based in Hermosa Beach, CA, is on the Web at: www.virtualpiggy.com and holds three technology patents, US Patent No. 8,762,230, 8,650,621 and 8,812,395.
About Viant Capital LLC
Since 1998, Viant Capital has advised clients on merger & acquisitions, private placements and financial advisory engagements in the software, Internet, alternative energy, healthcare, business and financial services sectors. Viant Capital is dedicated to providing its clients with superior financial advice and creating execution strategies that are uncommonly smart and innovative. Viant Capital may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.viantgroup.com.