Wednesday, November 30, 2011

BVI company provides 1.5 million financing to Modern Mobility Aids Inc

Modern Mobility Aids Inc., a company engaged in the acquisition of companies in the Bio-Pharma sector, has confirmed the receipt of financing from First Capital Invest Corp (FCIC), a BVI company incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands. Modern Mobility Aids required financing to execute closing agreement to acquire all of the common stock of Canadian molecular diagnostics company LumiGene Technologies Inc.

The acquisition deal is to be closed on 30 November 2011. The term of FCIC engagement with Modern Mobility Aids has commenced on 22 November 2011, and shall provide a term of one year after each draw. Initial draw of USD0.5 million is provided before 28 November 2011. The engagement also has facilities for additional draws of USD 0.25 million each month thereafter, as required, up to the maximum of USD 1.5 million.

First Capital Invest is headquartered in Zollikon, Switzerland.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chinese company enters into definitive agreement with BVI-registered Premium Lead Company Limited

On 22 November, 2011, Cayman Islands-incorporated Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with the British Virgin Islands-registered Premium Lead Company Limited and New Era Investment Holdings, a newly-formed exempted company with limited liability, incorporated in the Cayman Islands.

By terms of the agreement, the BVI company will acquire Shanda Interactive for the price of US$20.675 per ordinary share or US$41.35 per American Depositary Share, each representing two ordinary shares. The transaction values Shanda's equity at approximately US$2.3 billion on a fully diluted basis.

The BVI company is jointly owned by Mr. Tianqiao Chen, who is the Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of Shanda, his wife Ms. Qian Qian Chrissy Luo, who is a non-executive director of Shanda, and his brother Mr. Danian Chen, who is the Chief Operating Officer and a director of Shanda. New Era Investment Holding Ltd. is a direct wholly owned subsidiary of the BVI-domiciled Premium Lead Company Limited.

Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, New Era Investment Holdings will be merged with and into Shanda, which will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BVI company; each of Shanda's ordianry shares issued and outstanding prior to the time of the merger will be converted into the right to receive US$20.675 in cash per ordinary share without interest.

Currently the transaction is expected to close before the end of the first quarter 2012. In case the transaction is completed, Shanda will become privately-held, and will be delisted from the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WPP increases investment in BVI-registered Leading Smart Holdings

The international media communications giant WPP has increased its investment in the British Virgin Islands-incorporated Leading Smart Holdings, which has a controlling interest in the parent company of Chinese digital advertising measurement firm Moment Systems. Moment Systems was founded in 2006 in Beijing and employs 140 people, up from 90 people in July 2010.

The digital arm of UK-based advertising company, WPP Digital, first acquired minority stake in the BVI company in July 2010, and it has now participated in a round of fundraising alongside other investors.

WPP claimed Greater China is currently its fourth largest market with revenues (including associates) of over US$1bn and digital revenues of over US$200m.