NEW YORK, July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- DDC Enterprise Limited (the "Company" or "DDC"), a digital publisher and merchandising company that owns and operates the brand DayDayCook, and Ace Global Business Acquisition Limited ("Ace") (NASDAQ: ACBA, ACBAU, ACBAW), a special purpose acquisition company ("SPAC"), today announced that both parties have mutually agreed to terminate their previously announced Share Exchange Agreement ("Share Exchange Agreement"), effective immediately.
Both parties decided to mutually terminate the Share Exchange Agreement as a result of unfavorable market conditions.
"I want to thank our SPAC partner, Ace, for their leadership over the last year. Together, we've made an incredible effort to make this deal happen, but given the state of the market, we've determined that this course is no longer the best option for the company. This choice has been made to ensure DDC is in the greatest possible position to carry out its long-term strategic goals and capitalize on the exceptional growth potential in this market. As we move into Q2 2022, we will continue striving towards our goal of being the world leader in content-driven lifestyle brands for young food lovers located in Asian markets," said Norma Chu, Founder and CEO of DDC.
"We still think that DDC is a great company with an exciting future ahead of them, but even high-growth enterprises are finding the environment hard as a result of the present market conditions. As DDC exits this phase and continues forward with its goal of becoming a world-class culinary and lifestyle brand, we wish them every success," said Eugene Wong, CEO of Ace.
DDC Enterprise Limited is a private company incorporated in the Cayman Islands in 2012, which started its business in Hong Kong and expanded its business to Shanghai, PRC in 2015. DDC is a digital publisher and merchandiser for Asian cooking based in Hong Kong and Mainland China and mainly runs the leading content-driven lifestyle brand, DayDayCook for young food lovers who are seeking quality food and convenience from ready-to-heat (RTH), ready-to-cook (RTC) and plant-based food products. An omni-channel approach is adopted by DDC to promote and sell their products, including online, offline and social commerce channels. DDC also continuously builds brand recognition and fan base through online video contents, such as recipe video, product evaluation, live streaming and advertising videos.
About Ace Global Business Acquisition Limited
Ace is a British Virgin Islands company incorporated as a blank check company for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities.
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