Jiayin Group Inc. Announces Closing of the Acquisition of 35% Equity Interest in Keen Best Investments Limited
SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jiayin Group Inc. (“Jiayin” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: JFIN), a leading fintech platform in China, today announced that, further to the press release dated March 13, 2020, Geerong (HK) Limited (“Geerong”, formerly known as Jiayin (HK) Limited), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, has closed the acquisition of 35% equity interest in Keen Best Investment Limited (“Keen Best”) from China Smartpay Group Holdings Limited (“Smartpay”), a Cayman Islands incorporated company, whose shares are listed on GEM of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock code: 8325).
On March 13, 2020, Geerong and another independent purchaser (“Purchasers”) entered into a share purchase agreement (the “SPA”) with Smartpay, pursuant to which, among others, Geerong agreed, subject to certain conditions, to acquire 35 ordinary shares of Keen Best, representing 35% equity interest in Keen Best, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Smartpay (the “Shares”). Keen Best and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in internet microcredit business in the PRC.
The Company is pleased to announce that the conditions precedent under the SPA have been fulfilled and it has closed the acquisition of the Shares on September 29, 2020. The purchase price for the Shares is HK$105,000,000, which has been settled by offsetting against the receivables held by the Company from Smartpay.
About Jiayin Group Inc.
Jiayin Group Inc. is a leading fintech platform in China committed to facilitating effective, transparent, secure and fast connections between investors and borrowers, whose needs are underserved by traditional financial institutions. The origin of the business of the Company can be traced back to 2011. The Company operates a highly secure and open platform with a comprehensive risk management system and a proprietary and effective risk assessment model which employs advanced big data analytics and sophisticated algorithms to accurately assess the risk profiles of potential borrowers.
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