Scienjoy Holding Corporation Signs Agreement to Acquire BeeLive and Expand Its Global Footprint
BEIJING, Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Scienjoy Holding Corporation ("Scienjoy", the "Company", or "We") (NASDAQ: SJ), a leading live entertainment mobile streaming platform in China today announced that it has entered into an Equity Acquisition Framework Agreement (the "Agreement") on August 10, 2020, to acquire 100% of the equity interest in Beelive from its two controlling companies at a total consideration of RMB300 million, including a cash consideration of RMB50 million and share consideration of RMB250 million in ordinary shares to be issued by Scienjoy. The share consideration payments are subject to certain performance conditions and requirements over the following three years.
BeeLive is a global live streaming platform that initially launched in China in November 2016. After establishing a strong foothold in China's live streaming industry, BeeLive began expanding into international markets during the second half of 2019. To date, BeeLive has launched its Arabic language live streaming product in the Middle East and its Thai language live streaming product in Southeast Asia.
Although BeeLive's global expansion is still at an early stage, the platform's activity in overseas markets has demonstrated potential for future growth. As of June 2020, the number of total registered users on BeeLive exceeded 20 million and the number of active live streaming hosts on BeeLive reached 62 thousand. Additionally, during the first half of 2020, BeeLive's ARPU reached RMB2,200, which was higher than the industry average.
"We are pleased to announce our acquisition of BeeLive and remain confident that this arrangement will serve to provide increasing shareholder value over the long term," commented Mr. Victor He, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Scienjoy. "As BeeLive has come to establish itself as a leader in the provision of engaging talent show live streaming content and continued to make exceptional progress in its overseas expansion initiatives, we have gained a tremendous amount of respect for both the business and its platform capabilities. Based on the similarities between our business models, we believe that this deal has the potential to generate powerful synergies and thus significantly bolster our competitive advantages in the industry going forward. After thorough analysis, we maintain our belief that this acquisition is a true win-win arrangement for both parties and will help to provide our users with an increasingly vibrant and interactive social environment going forward."
About Scienjoy Holding Corporation
Founded in 2011, Scienjoy is a leading show live streaming video entertainment social platform in China. With more than 200 million registered users, Scienjoy currently operates three primary online live streaming brands with their respective websites and mobile apps: Showself, Lehai, and Haixiu, each using Scienjoy's own mobile applications. Through this collection of online live streaming brands, Scienjoy has created a vibrant, interactive, and close community. Scienjoy operates a mobile live streaming business through which it provides live streaming entertainment from professional "broadcasters" to end-users, allowing for the operation of live social video communities. Using Scienjoy's mobile applications, users can select broadcasters and enter real time video rooms to interact with them. In addition to real-time interactions, users can also view photos posted by broadcasters on their personal pages, leave comments, and engage in private chats with broadcasters when they are not streaming. In addition, users can also play fun and simple games by using virtual currencies within the video rooms while watching the live streaming of a broadcaster.
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