SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — TD Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLG) (the "Company"), a commodities trading service provider in China, today announced that on October 18, 2022, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Shenzhen Baiyu Jucheng Data Technology Co., Ltd. ("BJDT"), and Shanghai Zhuotaitong Industry Co., Ltd ("SZIC") have entered into an exclusive option agreement and a ten-year exclusive business cooperation agreement (the "Agreements") which provide the Company the exclusive option to acquire a controlling interest of Shenzhen Tongdow Internet Technology Co., Ltd. ("STIT"), a leading integrated service provider for an online to offline e-commerce commodities trading platform in China, and further propel the Company’s global commodities trading market presence.
Pursuant to the Agreements, the Company agrees to acquire 65% of the equity interests of STIT from SZIC in consideration of RMB650 million in cash. The Company also agrees to provide complete customer support, business support and related supply chain management services to STIT. The acquisition is subject to a fairness opinion and valuation report of STIT from an independent third party. Management expects the acquisition to be completed in a month. As the transaction proceeds, the Company will publicly disclose required information either through press releases or SEC filings, as appropriate.
Ms. Renmei Ouyang, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "STIT operates China’s largest non-ferrous metal trading online to offline e-commerce commodities trading platform Tongdow.com with over 30 software registration rights. This acquisition would not only allow us to expand our online e-commerce commodities trading business, but also allow us to support our customers by providing the innovative and comprehensive service. We remain committed to executing the strategic initiatives, this transaction represents important progress as we aim to build an ecosystem of digital e-commerce platforms. STIT has established a mature service network to provide fast, professional technical support and training to clients and became a leading service provider for e-commerce commodities trading in China. We are excited to work with STIT who has capacities to increase our presence on the global market. Leveraging the advantages of STIT’s platform and expertise, we are looking forward to increasing our customer base, expanding our business portfolio and adding revenue resources. We believe that we are well positioned to achieve the next phase of our growth and create more value for our shareholders."
About Shenzhen Tongdow Internet Technology Co., Ltd.
Founded in November 2014, Shenzhen Tongdow Internet Technology Co., Ltd. ("STIT") has been focusing on an innovative e-commerce platform while providing network construction and maintenance services. STIT offers a full range of e-commerce solutions including market information, spot transactions, collective procurement, online financing, bank settlement, and Internet of Things technology and aims to integrate business, information, capital, logistics, and technology into one comprehensive chain. STIT’s goal is to become a leading non-ferrous metal commodities digital trading e-commerce platform in China and worldwide. STIT pursues a vertical industry strategy for online to offline e-commerce platform development, involving non-ferrous metals, black metal, rubber, plastics, and rare metals, which cover the entire metal industry chain, and continuously explores more special value-added services. STIT has established a mature service network to provide fast, professional technical support and training to clients. STIT wons 100% equity of Tongdow.com platform. Tongdow.com has more than 150,000 customers and the GMV of its cumulative transactions exceeds RMB1 trillion (roughly USD157 billion). Tongdow.com was rewarded as Top 30 Outstanding Industrial Internet Enterprises in China in 2021. For more information, please visit https://www.tongdow.com/index.action.
About TD Holdings, Inc.
TD Holdings, Inc. is a service provider currently engaging in commodities trading business and supply chain service business in China. Its commodities trading business primarily involves purchasing non-ferrous metal product from upstream metal and mineral suppliers and then selling to downstream customers. Its supply chain service business primarily has served as a one-stop commodity supply chain service and digital intelligence supply chain platform integrating upstream and downstream enterprises, warehouses, logistics, information, and futures trading. For more information, please visit http://ir.tdglg.com.
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