HONG KONG, March 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited ("iClick" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ICLK), a leading enterprise and marketing cloud platform in China that empowers worldwide brands with full-stack consumer lifecycle solutions, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary has entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining equity interest of Changyi (Shanghai) Information Technology Co., Ltd ("Changyi"), a leading independent software vendor ("ISV") in China which provides intelligent retail and CRM solutions (the "Acquisition"). In consideration of the Acquisition, the Company will pay (i) RMB6,000,000 and the Company will issue (ii) 3,091,327 American depository shares (the "Consideration ADS") of the Company. Changyi is currently a controlled investee of the Company. Upon completion of the proposed transaction, Changyi will be wholly owned by the Company.
The acquisition will allow iClick to accelerate the expansion of its Enterprise Solutions business, spearheaded by its newly established "SaaS + X" business model which aims to help companies strengthen their productivity and enhance their private domain through effective key opinion leader ("KOL") recommendations, efficient targeted marketing and e-commerce partnerships while integrating data assets and solidifying their brand profiles.
"The demand for private domain traffic remains strong and we are capitalizing on this trend through continued investment in our Enterprise Solutions business," said Jian "T.J." Tang, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of iClick. "The acquisition of the remaining shares of Changyi will accelerate the evolution of our Enterprise Solutions and better help our clients to innovate through digital transformation."
About iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited
Founded in 2009, iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) is a leading enterprise and marketing cloud platform in China. iClick's mission is to empower worldwide brands to unlock the enormous market potential of smart retail. With its leading proprietary technologies, iClick's full suite of data-driven solutions helps brands drive significant business growth and profitability throughout the full consumer lifecycle. Headquartered in Hong Kong, iClick currently operates in eleven locations across Asia and Europe. For more information, please visit https://ir.i-click.com.
After the proposed transaction, Changyi (Shanghai) Information Technology Co., Ltd. ("Changyi") will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK). It is a designated independent software vendor for Tencent's Smart Retail, and a service provider for Tencent Cloud, Tencent's Smart Retail, WeCom, WeChat Pay, Tencent Live and Mini Programs platforms. Based on the WeChat ecosystem, Changyi provides enterprises with smart retail solutions to serve high-net-worth consumers, helping build connections with consumers and providing data intelligence and tailored operation services. Changyi helps brands retain consumers, manage social e-commerce traffic, lock in super users, and realize growth from smart retail. Since its foundation, Changyi has expanded its clients worldwide including a number of tier-1 luxury brands as well as renowned brands in retail and other sectors.
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