SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 24, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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55 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10006
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Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc.
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|Item 1.01.||Entry Into A Material Definitive Agreement.|
On October 18, 2018 Ideanomics (the “Company”) entered into a Financial Advisory Service Agreement (“Financial Advisory Agreement”) with Zhonjinhuifu Resources CO., LTD, a Hong Kong company (“Zhonjinhuifu”), pursuant to which the Company will advise Zhonjinhuifu on (i) its planned $200 million traditional capital raise over the next two years and (ii) a security token offering (“STO”). Zhonjinhuifu operates various mining projects, including the kekeshisi magnesia-nickel silicon mine in Toli County, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Pursuant to the terms of the Financial Advisory Agreement, the Company’s services to Zhonjinhuifu will include advising on financing-related activities with respect to the issuance of tokens outside of China and Hong Kong; fixed income products, other digital assets and other financing products; and recommending suitable traditional and digital financing tools, including those on blockchain platforms. The Company will receive a variable service fee of the aggregate funds raised by Zhonjinhuifu, subject to regulatory approval.
The foregoing description of the Financial Advisory Agreement is not purported to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of such agreement, which will be filed as an exhibit to a Form 10-Q of the Company, as required.
|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On October 24, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the closing of the Financial Advisory Agreement. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release, dated October 24, 2018.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|SEVEN STARS CLOUD GROUP, INC.|
|Date: October 24, 2018||By:||/s/ Bruno Wu|
|Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board|
Ideanomics’ Commodities and Energy Division is Appointed Global Financial Advisor to Raise $200 Million USD for the World’s Leading Magnesium Mining Project.
|-||The Ideanomics’ commodities and energy division advisory services to Zhonjinhuifu Resources will include advising on capital raising activities through the issuance of utility and securities token offerings outside of China.|
|-||Ideanomics to advise on digital financing for Zhonjinhuifu planned USD$200 million financing over 24 months.|
|-||Ideanomics solutions offer next-generation financial advisory by leveraging its knowledge in AI-enabled financial data analytics with blockchain-powered token issuing technology|
New York, NY – Wednesday, October 24, 2018/PRNewswire/ Ideanomics (formerly: Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc.) (NASDAQ:SSC) ("Ideanomics" or the "Company"), a leading global fintech and asset digitization services company is pleased to announce its commodities and energy division has signed its first project for a traditional financing and security token offering (STO) by entering into a financial advisory service agreement with Zhonjinhuifu Resources (“Zhonjinhuifu”) CO., LTD, a Hong Kong company, whereby Ideanomics will advise and lead Zhonjinhuifu on its planned USD$200 million capital raise over the next two years.
The Ideanomics commodities and energy division is focused on a super artificial intelligence-based risk management Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and operations for project based traditional, and STO, financing such as the magnesium project listed above.
“As owner and operator of the world’s leading magnesium mine, with non- ferrous metal deposits over 7.8 billion metric tones, Zhonjinhuifu Resources has chosen Ideanomics to provide strategic financial advisory services. Ideanomics is positioned to be both traditional and a next generation security token offerings (STO) sales and distribution platform in the asset digitization economy. With a comprehensive ecosystem of digital products and services, we are committed to deploying traditional assets and capital into a new world paradigm.” said Brett McGonegal, co-CEO of Ideanomics.
“We are very excited to have Ideanomics as our strategic global financial advisors. Ideanomics has established a global compliant network of financial technology, user community, digital asset production, and provides more than just an end-to-end Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) fintech solutions,” said Sun Jiang Kong, Chairman of Zhonjinhuifu Resources. “Having Ideanomics usher our company into this new digital issuance paradigm gives us a clear path to digital asset issuance and digital financing solutions.”
Under the terms of the agreement the Ideanomics commodities and energy division will serve as the global financial advisors for Zhonjinhuifu Resouces. The Ideanomics’ services will include, but are not limited to, advising on financing related actives through the issuance of utility token and securities tokens outside of China; advising on fixed income products, other digital assets, financing instruments agreed by both parties; and recommending suitable digital and traditional financing tools.
About Zhonjinhuifu Resources
Zhongjinhuifu Resources CO., LTD, a Hong Kong registered company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Big Thumb Company, CO., LTD., and currently operates the world’s largest magnesia mine with a total of 7.8 bn metric tons of deposit of magnesium and other non-ferrous metal. The thumb holding group was founded in 1995, the headquarters is located in Beijing, and is a collection of text brigade, real estate, mining, energy, financial investment, modern agriculture, culture, media, and including, thumb energy mining group, thumb industrial group, thumb culture media, and dozens of overseas holdings, joint-stock enterprises, all form a complete set of international industry chain. Thumb’s business involves many national and international cities, the growth of the Thumb Group has annual turnover of more than ten billion yuan a year and is developing steadily.
Ideanomics provides Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions with strong multi-layer fintech technologies leveraging blockchain and artificial intelligence. Our technology and infrastructure uses blockchain and smart contract for security token issuance and trading, artificial intelligence to provide a system for asset rating and recommendation services, and in-house and partner service providers for digital asset securitization. Ideanomics will monetize and leverage distribution through its communities and direct sales channels, through its AI assisted lending and automated sales systems, and asset securitization with a concerted focus on regulatory compliance. Our goal is to drive capital formation and sales across our digital asset ecosystems through decentralized product origination and centralized issuance and trading.
With headquarters in New York, NY and its planned “Fintech Village” center for Technology and Innovation in West Hartford, CT, and offices in London, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai, China.
Ideanomics continues to drive growth and deal flow in its core product areas:
|1)||Fixed Income-based Digital Assets [Chinese National Electric Bus Financing Agreement, First Auto Loan Financing Agreement, IHT- Real Estate JV] [HooXi - MedTech], GreenTech Assets [HooXi], Commodity and Energy Digital Assets through [BBD Digital Capital Group] [Clean Tech HooXi]|
|2)||TradeTech Digital Assets [Asia-Pacific Model Electronic Port Network (APMEN) JV]|
|3)||Consumer Tech Digital Asset [Grapevine acquisition] [MedTech – HooXi]|
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Federico Tovar, CFO at Ideanomics
Tony Sklar, VP of Communications at Ideanomics