Acorn Enters into Agreement to Sell its Oxygen-Generating Products Distribution Business
SHANGHAI, Nov. 12, 2019 — Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) (“Acorn” or the “Company”), a leading marketing and branding company in China, today announced that on November 8, 2019 the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, China DRTV, Inc. entered into an equity transfer agreement to sell 100% of the equity interests in its wholly-owned subsidiary, Zhuhai Acorn Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. (“Zhuhai Acorn”), to an unrelated third-party for a purchase price of US$1,450,000 in cash.
Zhuhai Acorn is engaged in producing and selling Youngleda oxygen-generating products mainly through an offline distribution network in China comprising 21 distributors and reaching approximately 600 retail outlets across China. The transaction is subject to certain specific closing conditions, includes a working capital adjustment and other adjustments, and is expected to close in early 2020 or earlier.
Commenting on the agreement, Jacob Fisch, President and CEO of Acorn said, “After several months of negotiations, we are pleased to enter into this agreement to sell the oxygen-generating products business. As with the closing of our call center operations, we have continued to exit legacy businesses that are not aligned with our core focus on direct-to-consumer e-commerce and digital media marketing in China.”
About Acorn International, Inc.
Acorn International is a leading marketing and branding company in China, leveraging a twenty-year direct marketing history to monetize brand IP, content creation and distribution, and product sales, through digital media in China. For more information visit www.acorninternationalgroup.com.
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