AGM Group Holdings Inc. Acquires Hong Kong-Based Asset Manager and Announces Plan to Launch Asset Management Business in Hong Kong
US Eastern time: 2018-06-01 04:30
BEIJING, June 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AGM Group Holdings Inc. ("AGM" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:AGMH), a financial technology ("FinTech") company providing trading platform solutions and enabling technologies for brokerage firms and other financial institutions, today announced that, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, AGM Technology Limited ("AGM Technology"), it entered into a definitive equity acquisition agreement with SIFT Capital Partners Limited ("SIFT") and its shareholders to acquire a 75% equity interest in SIFT for a cash consideration of HK$ 6 million (approximately US$ 0.76 million). SIFT is a Hong Kong-based asset management firm which currently holds a Type 9 (asset management) license granted by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong ("SFC"). The closing of the transaction is subjected to satisfactory legal and financial due diligence, the approval of SFC, the record of Amendment to the Articles of Association of SIFT, and other customary closing conditions.
Separately, the Company entered into an equity acquisition agreement to acquire 100% equity interest in AGM Global Asset Management Ltd. ("AGM Global"), a Cayman Islands company, from a related party for a nominal amount. AGM Global is not conducting any business currently.
Zhentao Jiang, Chairman of AGM, commented, "The two acquisitions will create potential channels for us to further growth into the investment and asset management businesses. We have been evaluating market opportunities in these new businesses across a wide variety of asset classes including private and public equities, foreign currencies, options and futures, as well as crypto currencies. Through these businesses, we plan to carry out technology research and development underlying the crypto-currency investments we plan to make, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, Stellar, Dash, Tether, and FilmC."
About SIFT Capital Partners Limited
SIFT is an asset manager established under the laws of Hong Kong and has been licensed under the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC") of Hong Kong since October 2013. SIFT is authorized by the SFC to manage a portfolio of securities or futures contracts for clients and to manage funds on a discretionary basis. Since its establishment, SIFT has been committed to practicing under the Hong Kong financial regulatory authority and helping its Chinese clients achieve their goals in terms of outbound investments in the fields of securities, fixed income, and private equity. Benefiting from the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect respectively in 2014 and in 2016, SIFT broadened its investment scope and research to cover listed companies in both Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges.
About AGM Group Holdings Inc.
Incorporated in April 2015 and headquartered in Beijing, China, AGM Group Holdings Inc. is an emerging financial technology ("FinTech") company focusing on delivering innovative trading platform solutions and enhancing technologies for brokerage firms and other financial institutions. The Company currently offers three services lines: (i) online trading platform application service for institutional clients; (ii) forex trading brokerage service; and (iii) program trading application technology and management service. For more information, please visit www.agmgroup.com.
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