Thursday, August 30, 2012

BVI company receives “going private” proposal and forms special committee

LJ International Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, engaged in retail and wholesale of jewellery, received a preliminary, non-binding proposal letter from Mr. Yu Chuan Yih, Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Company, and Urban Prosperity Holding Limited, an affiliate of FountainVest Partners, for the acquisition of all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the company (except for 11% of shares currently owned by Mr. Yih), at a proposed price of US$2.00 per ordinary share, in cash.

According to the proposal letter, an acquisition vehicle is to be established for the purpose of pursuing the transaction. The Board of Directors of LJ International has formed a special committee consisting of three independent disinterested directors, which task is to appoint an independent financial advisor and legal counsel to assist it in its work. The special committee has not made any decisions and has not set a definitive timetable for the completion of its evaluation of the proposal.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Yucheng Technologies Limited signs merger agreement with BVI companies

BVI-based Yucheng Technologies Limited entered into an agreement and plan of merger with New Sihitech Limited, wholly-owned by Yucheng’s Chairman and CEO Mr. Weidong Hong, and with New Sihitech Acquisition Limited, wholly-owned by the the New Sihitech Limited. Both companies are registered in the British Virgin Islands

Under the terms of the merger agreement, each of the ordinary shares of Yucheng Technologies will be cancelled in exchange for the right to receive US$3.90 in cash, without interest, with some exceptions.

BVI-based New Sihitech Limited intends to finance the merger through a combination of proceeds in the amount of US$48 million from an exchangeable notes subscription agreement with affiliates of China Everbright Investment Management Ltd., and an equity commitment of US$3.594 million by Mr. Hong.

The close of the merger is anticipated before the end of the fourth quarter of 2012. When the merger will be completed, Yucheng Technologies will become a privately-held company, and its shares will be delisted from the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Alphamin and its BVI subsidiary acquires 100% control of exploration project in Congo

Alphamin Resources Corp., the Canadian company focused on mineral exploration in America and listed on Toronto Stock Exchange, announced that it and its British Virgin Islands subsidiary Alphamin BVI acquired an additional 20% of Mining and Processing Congo Sprl, by the issuance of 19,335,747 Alphamin shares. This acquisition, made under the agreement with Kivu Resources Ltd., which was signed in March 18, 2011, will increase Alphamin BVI’s ownership of Mining and Processing Congo to 90%.

Also, Alphamin and Alphamin BVI have entered into an agreement with Kivu to acquire the final 10% of Mining and Processing Congo. Under this agreement, the BVI company will own all of the issued shares of Mining and Processing Congo, in consideration for the issuance of additional 9,664,253 shares to Kivu. As a result of both transactions, an aggregate 29,000,000 shares are to be issued, and Alphamin will have 103,444,571 shares issued and outstanding.

Mining and Processing Congo is the owner of the licences on the exploration of the Bisie Tin Project in the Democratic Reoublic of the Congo.