Monday, April 29, 2013

LDK Solar entered into second share purchase agreement with BVI corporation

LDK Solar Co., Ltd., vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products, has entered into a share purchase agreement with the British Virgin Islands-registered company Fulai Investments Limited, which has agreed to purchase additional 25,000,000 newly issued ordinary shares of LDK Solar at a purchase price of US$1.03 per share. The aggregate purchase price will make US$25,750,000, subject to the terms and conditions of the share purchase agreement, dated April 25, 2013, and including a lock-up for 180 days from the closing date, which is agreed to be prior to June 28, 2013.

According to the share purchase agreement, the BVI corporation will pay LDK Solar in two installments prior to the closing: US$15,000,000 in May, and US$10,750,000 in June 2013. Upon consummation of the transaction, Fulai Investments also has the right to designate two non-executive directors to the LDK Solar board.

Monday, April 22, 2013

SYSWIN shareholders approved merger with BVI company

SYSWIN Inc., which is one of the leading primary real estate service providers in China, announced that its shareholders approved the previous agreement and plan of merger between BVI-registered business company Brilliant Strategy Limited, an exempted Cayman Islands company Brilliant Acquisition Limited, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BVI company, and SYSWIN.

Approximately 89.20% of SYSWIN's total outstanding ordinary shares voted in person or by proxy at the extraordinary general meeting. Of the ordinary shares, approximately 99.99% were voted in favour of the proposal to approve the Merger Agreement, and approximately 100.00% were voted in favour of the proposal to authorize the directors of the company to do all things necessary to give effect to the Merger Agreement.

Pursuant to the agreement, Brilliant Acquisition Limited is to be merged with and into the Chinese company, which will survive the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BVI company. SYSWIN will become a privately held company, whose shares would no longer be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bontan Corporation signed Letter of Intent with BVI-based pharmaceutical company

Bontan Corporation Inc. signed letter of intent with Portage Pharma Ltd., a private limited company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, with the purpose to acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of the BVI company for approximately 81.7 million shares of Bontan. 71.4 million shares of Bontan will be reserved for the shareholders of Portage to be issued as warrants and options.

Portage Pharma is a biotechnology company engaged in researching and developing products through to proof of concept with an early focus on unmet clinical needs and orphan drugs. Portage would look to sell or licence the products to Big Pharma. The BVI company is the holder a master licence to the Antennapedia platform for all pathologies (except oncology).

Closing of the proposed transaction between Bontan and Portage Pharma is expected to be completed by April 15, 2013, and is subject to the completion of due diligence, execution of a definitive agreement and other approvals.

Dr. Declan Doogan, the Chairman of Portage, stated in his comments: "Portage represents a significant opportunity to bring exciting new medicines to the market. Using the strong scientific, medical and drug development expertise in the company we believe we can identify and develop novel approaches utilizing the latest in scientific theory… Bontan provides access to public markets and allows us to proceed expeditiously with our development of the Antennapedia platform while sourcing additional products."

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

LJ International entered into agreement with Flora Bloom Holdings and its BVI subsidiary

British Virgin Islands-registered company LJ International Inc., which is a leading coloured gemstone and diamond jeweller having both retail and wholesale businesses, entered into an agreement and plan of merger with Flora Bloom Holdings, a Cayman Islands exempted company with limited liability, and Flora Fragrance Holdings Limited, a business company with limited liability incorporated in the BVI, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flora Bloom Holdings.

Pursuant to this agreement, Flora Bloom Holdings will acquire LJ International for US$2.00 per ordinary share of the BVI company.

Immediately following the merger transaction, the Cayman Islands company will be owned by a consortium of investors led by Mr. Yu Chuan Yih, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. LJ International’s Board of Directors approved the Merger Agreement and the Transaction and resolved to recommend that the company’s shareholders vote to approve the Merger Agreement and the Transaction.

If completed, the Transaction will result in LJ International becoming a privately-held company, and its shares would be delisted on the NASDAQ Global Market.