2022年迄今为止宣布的全球最大消费互联网SPAC上市计划

2022年9月30日,总部位于新加坡的亚洲创新集团(Asia Innovations Group Limited,以下简称“亚创集团”或“公司”)今日宣布其已与特殊目的收购公司(SPAC)Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited(纽约证券交易所代码:OPA)(以下简称“OPA”)签订了业务合并协议(以下简称“合并协议”),该拟议的业务合并后公司的股权价值为25亿美元。该交易是2022年迄今为止宣布的全球最大的消费互联网SPAC上市计划。

    

交易亮点

   

亚创集团为涵盖社交、手机游戏、电子商务和支付业务的综合移动互联网生态平台。截至2021年12月31日,亚创集团拥有超过4亿注册用户,分布在亚太、南亚、中东和北非、北美和南美等150个国家和地区。亚创集团产品包括:在全球久负盛名的视频社交平台Uplive,新兴市场领先的社交约会应用程序CuteU和Lamour,以及正在快速成长的跨境电商平台Hekka。

  

亚创集团总部位于新加坡,在全球有18个办公室,超过1000名员工,来自五大洲的23个国家。

 

亚创集团在2021财年收入同比增长100%,是2022年宣布SPAC上市的收入增长最快以及最具规模的全球消费互联网企业。

 

在新兴市场,移动和社交应用市场渗透率仍然相对较低,结合本地GDP持续高速增长的趋势,宏观经济为亚创集团的增长提供了得天独厚的优势。从新冠肺炎疫情发生到现在,亚创集团产品用户活跃度和使用时长趋势的增长呈现不断的上升趋势。例如,2021年度,活跃用户平均每天使用Uplive时间超过62分钟。

 

预计总筹集资金将来自OPA以信托方式持有的IPO募集资金现金总额2亿美元(假设不发生赎回),以及1.5亿美元的合并后资本筹集。这些收益,扣除交易相关成本后,将用于推动亚创集团的持续增长,包括在全球150个国家和地区继续发展其产品,扩大用户群体,以及寻求投资并购机会。

 

基于交割后的备考,现有的亚创集团股东全部按预计将100%的股权转入合并后的公司后,将拥有合并后公司约84%的股权(假设不发生赎回)。

 

该交易预计将于2023年第一季度完成,前提是满足成交条件并获得监管批准,并获得亚创集团和OPA董事会的一致批准。拟议的业务合并完成后,合并后的公司将命名为Asia Innovations Group Limited(“亚洲创新集团”)。亚创集团的普通股预计将以拟议的新股票代码“ASIG”上市,并在拟议的业务合并完成时生效。

 

管理者和投资者寄语

 

亚创集团首席执行官兼联合创始人Andy Tian表示:“从非洲到亚洲,再到南美的新兴市场目前正在经历重大转型与革新,这得益于先进的移动通信技术、快速增长的经济、大量的年轻人口和迅速发展的基础设施。亚创集团在社交、游戏、电子商务和支付等核心垂直领域建立了独特而广泛的全球业务,集成在一个具有强大协同效应的平台上,并将在未来继续扩大增长。我们的合并上市意味着新兴市场的快速增长经验与成熟的美国上市公司经验的结合,将使亚创集团蜕变为全球移动创新的发电站。”

 

OPA董事长兼首席执行官Jonathan Lin表示:“我们创建OPA的信念是,正确的SPAC合并所缔造的协同性合作伙伴关系,能够为股东创造最大的价值。我们有幸与Andy及其管理团队密切合作,他们开创了这样一家颇具规模的企业,高度的战略布局使他们在新兴市场的实时社交领域成为佼佼者。我们相信,亚创集团已做好上市准备,在这一重大战略和财务的拐点上,他们有潜力成为顶级的全球消费互联网公司。我们也期待用我们的公开市场经验和企业网络赋能亚创集团。”

  

凯鹏华盈(Kleiner Perkins)合伙人Jason Zhao表示:“自2014年Kleiner领导亚创集团的第一轮投资以来,我们亲眼见证了亚创集团如何从一个概念出发,成长为一个不断为全球用户带来创新移动社交产品的国际领先平台。亚创集团早在2014年就成为第一批专注于新兴市场移动产品的全球化公司之一,并自此建立了独特的多行业和多地域的业务布局。Kleiner将继续支持亚创集团成长为新兴市场的领导者。”

  

和玉资本的执行合伙人Ben Harburg表示:“亚创集团开创并推行了移动优先的娱乐和社交模式;经过市场验证,这些模式通过更有效地服务于移动数字消费者来赢得新兴市场和成熟市场。亚创集团高度的地域多元化、多维度的业务矩阵形成了领先的下一代社交平台,服务于全球表现最好的市场。”

  

全球新兴市场的移动社交领导者

  

自2016年推出以来,亚创集团的旗舰产品Uplive已成为受到广泛欢迎的全球视频社交平台,通过其丰富的创新功能来连接新兴市场的数亿用户,其中包括多人视频和语音聊天室,实时双向翻译,以及具有实时动作表情追踪技术的高精度3D Avatar虚拟形象。这些功能与全球多元地区市场高度本地化的内容相结合,创造了一个新时代的互联网地球村。

  

亚创集团为新兴市场打造了最大的全球约会APP产品矩阵之一。根据 SensorTower的数据,亚创集团的CuteU和Lamour2021年全球Android约会应用APP中的下载量分别排名第二和第四。Lamour和CuteU都采用了Uplive的许多创新功能,例如实时翻译、虚拟礼物和实时视频/语音交互,实现多线产品的共振赋能。

  

放眼未来,亚创集团还利用其在150个国家和地区的运营能力和影响力,以及广泛的用户群体,推出直接面向消费者(DTC)的电子商务平台Hekka,并在游戏领域将风靡亚洲的新一代手游推向全世界。这两个新的业务领域将与现有社交业务激发显著的产品协同效应,在全球新兴市场建立起一个生命力旺盛、极具扩展性的移动互联网生态。最后,亚创集团为全球市场带来了真正的ESG影响与改变,尤其在疫情初期肆意期间,为数百万新兴市场的创作者雪中送炭,提供了收入来源。亚创集团所做出的努力已在世界各地获得赞誉,包括:2019年Uplive被Twitter评为“最具影响力的国际品牌”之一;2021年Uplive获评Rotana(中东最大的媒体集团之一)颁发的年度创新社交APP,以及2022年亚创集团与联合国关于自闭症的社会项目获得了美国国会的认可和奖章。

   

顾问

  

Kirkland&Ellis担任亚创集团的法律顾问,Evercore和Incentrum Group担任亚创集团的财务顾问。XCap Partners Limited和The Jones Group担任亚创集团的公司顾问。White & Case担任亚创集团和OPA的法律顾问。

  

关于亚洲创新集团

  

亚洲创新集团(以下简称“亚创集团”)是新兴市场行业前列的移动社交公司。截至2021年12月31日,亚创集团在全球150多个地区的拥有4亿多名注册用户。亚创集团旗下拥有全面而多样化的产品生态,致力于将来自亚洲的互联网创新产品和服务带给全球的亿万用户。亚创集团在全球设有18个办公室,拥有超过1000名国际化的员工,为重点新兴市场提供深入的本地市场洞察,以配合尖端技术和规模化的全球基础设施的影响力。亚创集团旗下产品包括全球头部视频社交平台Uplive,主导新兴市场的在线交友社交App CuteU和Lamour,以及跨境电商平台Hekka。

   

  
关于Magnum Opus
  

Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited是一家由私人投资公司L2 Capital赞助的特殊目的收购公司。Magnum Opus是由一群企业建设者和公共与私人市场投资专家联合建立的,他们在从企业成立、扩大运营到公开上市的整个业务生命周期中拥有丰富的运营和投资经验。Magnum Opus旨在与处于消费和技术融合前沿且具有上市潜力与能力的企业达成合作。Magnum Opus的使命是在企业进入公共市场并面对新的机遇、挑战和利益相关者时助力其实现愿景。

   


Important Additional Information Regarding the Transaction Will Be Filed With the SEC

  

This communication relates to the proposed business combination between Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited (“OPA”) and Asia Innovations Group Limited (“ASIG”). This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or exchange, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or exchange, any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or exchange would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. ASIG intends to file a Registration Statement on Form F-4 with the SEC, which will include a document that serves as a joint prospectus and proxy statement, referred to as a proxy statement/prospectus. A proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to all OPA shareholders. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom. OPA and ASIG will also file other documents regarding the proposed business combination with the SEC. This communication does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed business combination and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the business combination. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF OPA ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION.

  

Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by OPA and ASIG through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. The documents filed by OPA and ASIG with the SEC also may be obtained free of charge upon written request to Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited, Unit 1009, ICBC Tower, Three Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong.

  

Participants in the Solicitations

  

OPA, ASIG and their respective directors, executive officers, other members of management, and employees, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from OPA’s shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination. You can find information about OPA’s directors and executive officers and their interest in OPA can be found in OPA’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, which was originally filed with the SEC on February 17, 2022, as amended on February 23, 2022. A list of the names of the directors, executive officers, other members of management and employees of OPA and ASIG, as well as information regarding their interests in the business combination, will be contained in the Registration Statement on Form F-4 to be filed with the SEC by ASIG. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants in the solicitation process may also be included in other relevant documents when they are filed with the SEC. You may obtain free copies of these documents from the sources indicated above.

  

Caution About Forward-Looking Statements

  

This communication may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) that are based on beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to OPA and ASIG. These forward-looking statements are based on OPA’s and ASIG’s expectations and beliefs concerning future events and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the following words: “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “project,” “potential,” “continue,” “ongoing,” “target,” “seek” or the negative or plural of these words, or other similar expressions that are predictions or indicate future events or prospects, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including projections of market opportunity and market share, the capability of ASIG’s business plans including its plans to expand, the sources and uses of cash from the proposed transaction, the anticipated enterprise value of the combined company following the consummation of the proposed business combination, any benefits of ASIG’s partnerships, strategies or plans as they relate to the proposed business combination, anticipated benefits of the proposed business combination and expectations related to the terms and timing of the proposed business combination, are also forward-looking statements. Although each of OPA and ASIG believes that it has a reasonable basis for each forward-looking statement contained in this communication, each of OPA and ASIG caution you that these statements are based on a combination of facts and factors currently known and projections of the future, which are inherently uncertain. These factors are difficult to predict accurately and may be beyond OPA’s and ASIG’s control. In addition, there will be risks and uncertainties described in the proxy statement/prospectus on Form F-4 relating to the proposed business combination, which is expected to be filed by ASIG with the SEC and other documents filed by OPA or ASIG from time to time with the SEC. These filings may identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that neither OPA or ASIG presently know or that OPA and ASIG currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In light of the significant uncertainties in these forward-looking statements, you should not regard these statements as a representation or warranty by OPA or ASIG, their respective directors, officers or employees or any other person that OPA and ASIG will achieve their objectives and plans in any specified time frame, or at all. Forward-looking statements in this communication or elsewhere speak only as of the date made. New uncertainties and risks arise from time to time, and it is impossible for OPA or ASIG to predict these events or how they may affect OPA or ASIG. Except as required by law, neither OPA nor ASIG has any duty to, and does not intend to, update or revise the forward-looking statements in this communication or elsewhere after the date this communication is issued. In light of these risks and uncertainties, investors should keep in mind that results, events or developments discussed in any forward-looking statement made in this communication may not occur. Uncertainties and risk factors that could affect OPA’s and ASIG’s future performance and cause results to differ from the forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to: the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the business combination; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against OPA or ASIG, the combined company or others following the announcement of the business combination; the inability to complete the business combination due to the failure to obtain approval of the shareholders of OPA or to satisfy other conditions to closing; changes to the proposed structure of the business combination that may be required or appropriate as a result of applicable laws or regulations; the ability to meet stock exchange listing standards following the consummation of the business combination; the risk that the business combination disrupts current plans and operations of OPA or ASIG as a result of the announcement and consummation of the business combination; the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers and retain its management and key employees; costs related to the business combination; changes in applicable laws or regulations; OPA’s estimates of expenditures and profitability and underlying assumptions with respect to shareholder redemptions and purchase price and other adjustments; the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; changes in laws and regulations that impact ASIG; ability to enforce, protect and maintain intellectual property rights; and other risks and uncertainties set forth in the section entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in OPA’s final prospectus dated March 23, 2021 relating to its initial public offering and in subsequent filings with the SEC, including the registration statement on Form F-4 relating to the business combination expected to be filed by ASIG.

  

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