A heavily-redacted statement filed last week by mysterious Midway owner Mark Thomas has been added to U.S. Bankruptcy Court records.
Despite the confidentiality edits, some interesting nuggets of information are contained in the document:
- Midway will run out of cash in late June
- Midway has no games set to launch in that window that might provide an influx of cash
- Midway overstated the value of the Mortal Kombat franchise
- Midway has operated at a loss for most of the last decade
- In 2008 CitiGroup failed to find anyone interested in acquiring Midway
- Mark Thomas initially offereed $1,000,000 for Midway but lowered his offer to $100,000 after re-assessing the risks; by necessity, the deal was finalized quickly and Thomas says that he did not have time to conduct normal due diligence.
Unfortunately, the juicier bits appear to have been redacted, leaving us to wonder how - and by how much - Midway managed to overvalue the MK series; which companies have been bidding on Midway's carcass; and how Midway actually benefitted from being acquired for a mere $100K.
DOCUMENT DUMP: Grab the 44-page PDF here.
UPDATE: According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, a Midway spokesman insists that the troubled publisher has enough cash to make it to August, and possibly beyond.