BEIJING, April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Glory Star New Media Group Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GSMG) (“Glory Star” or the “Company”), a leading digital media platform and content-driven e-commerce company in China, today announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (“LOI”) to acquire YMT Holding Limited (“YMT”), a leading integrated cross-border e-commerce platform in China. Pursuant to the LOI, Glory Star intends to issue restricted shares to acquire 100% YMT’s equity where upon YMT will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Glory Star. The combined company will aim to become one of the leaders in a globalized, content-driven e-commerce industry, with an estimated user base of more than 300 million people.
Established in 2010 in China, YMT provides an independent cross-border e-commerce platform with over 100 million registered users in 88 countries and over 800 thousand online products available for sale daily. YMT has built its own international logistics service and created a global closed-loop e-commerce and logistics system. YMT has also established logistics centers in 13 metropolitan cities across the world, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Sydney. YMT has raised over US$100 million of capital from well-known institutions including Sina, SAIF Asia, Sailing Capital and China Merchants Capital. In 2020, YMT was named as one of the Hurun Global Unicorns.
Mr. Bing Zhang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Glory Star, commented, “There is substantial synergy between Glory Star and YMT. Glory Star is strong in creating high-quality lifestyle content through its short video and interactive live-streaming platform. We can help YMT to efficiently acquire more high-quality customers and improve user stickiness. At the same time, YMT can provide CHEER e-Mall and other Glory Star subsidiaries with efficient global supply chain management and easy access to high-quality and globally-sourced consumer goods. Together, we can build an industry-leading platform integrating live streaming with e-commerce. We can develop more key opinion leaders (KOLs) and accelerate our e-commerce growth. The proposed transaction between Glory Star and YMT should bring greater value and returns to the shareholders of both parties.”
Completion of the transaction is subject to, among other matters, the completion of due diligence, the negotiation of a definitive agreement providing for the transaction, and satisfaction of the conditions negotiated therein. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that a definitive agreement will be entered into or that the proposed transaction will be consummated.
About Glory Star New Media Group Holdings Limited
Glory Star New Media Group Holdings Limited is a leading digital media platform and content-driven e-commerce company in China. Glory Star’s ability to integrate premium lifestyle content, including short videos, online variety shows, online dramas, live streaming, its Cheers lifestyle video series, e-Mall, and mobile app, along with innovative e-commerce offerings on its platform enables it to pursue its mission of enriching people’s lives. The Company’s large and active user base creates valuable engagement opportunities with consumers and enhances platform stickiness with thousands of domestic and international brands.
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