AMTD IDEA Group (AMTD) Stock: Why It Increased 50% Today

By September 14, 2022The Sandbox
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  • The stock price of AMTD IDEA Group (AMTD) increased by 50% today. This is why.

The stock price of AMTD IDEA Group (AMTD) increased by 50% today.

Why: AMTD IDEA Group – a subsidiary of AMTD Group Company Limited and a leading platform for comprehensive financial services and digital solutions, and AMTD Digital, a controlled and consolidated subsidiary of AMTD IDEA Group and a comprehensive one-stop digital solutions platforms in Asia – jointly announced that AMTD IDEA Group had entered into certain agreements with AMTD Group and AMTD Digital. Pursuant to the terms of the AMTD Assets Agreements:

1.) AMTD Group will inject into AMTD IDEA Group 100% of the equity interest in AMTD Assets Group, which represents the letter “A” of AMTD Group’s “IDEA” strategy, and holds a global portfolio of premium whole building properties, with a fair market value of approximately US$500 million. After deducting the outstanding liabilities associated with the properties, the net purchase consideration amounted to US$268 million, which will be settled by the issuance of 30,875,576 newly issued Class B ordinary shares of AMTD IDEA Group at US$8.68 per share (equivalent to a value of US$8.68 per American depositary share of AMTD IDEA Group at a conversion ratio of each American depositary share of AMTD IDEA Group representing one ordinary share of AMTD IDEA Group), and

2.) Following the completion of the above transaction, AMTD IDEA Group will inject AMTD Assets into AMTD Digital at the same valuation in return for 515,385 newly issued Class B ordinary shares of AMTD Digital at US$520 per share (equivalent to a value of US$208 per American depositary share of AMTD Digital at a conversion ratio of every five American depositary shares of AMTD Digital representing two ordinary shares of AMTD Digital).

Plus AMTD IDEA Group and AMTD Digital understand that in the next 2 years, 1.) AMTD Group, Dr. Calvin Choi, the founder and chairman of AMTD Group (together with his holding company Infinity Power Investments Limited), and the executive officers of AMTD IDEA Group have undertaken that they will not sell any shares they own in AMTD IDEA Group in the open market, and 2.) AMTD Group, Dr. Calvin Choi (together with his holding company Infinity Power Investments Limited), AMTD IDEA Group and the executive officers of AMTD Digital have also undertaken that they will not sell any shares they own in AMTD Digital in the open market.

KEY QUOTES:

“The injection of such premium properties into AMTD Digital provides a solid foundation to support the future innovations and continuous growth of AMTD Digital in a new era. The premium assets portfolio also serves as the community pivot for our clients, business partners and ecosystem members. Furthermore, it provides a bridge to the Entertainment and Lifestyle District that we are building in the Metaverse establishing our presence as “AMTD SpiderNet World”. It is exciting to recognize that this will become one of the best and most promising Metaverse, including but not limited to the well-known “The Sandbox” through the opening of AMTD x L’Officiel land, which will become the Metaverse headquarters for entertainment and creative content attached to our creative production and entertainment business segment of the AMTD Digital Media & Entertainment Group.”

“I should further emphasize the trust and confidence in the long-term vision and strategy of AMTD IDEA Group and AMTD Digital. The voluntary two-year lock-up undertaking is a strong demonstration of the key shareholders’ commitment to the long-term development of the two listed companies.”

— Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, Chairman of the Board of Directors of AMTD IDEA Group

“We are committed to promoting contemporary art and cultural activities, producing international top-tier films and digital music contents, and generating supreme connectivity amongst local communities linking them with our Entertainment and Lifestyle District in the Metaverse and physical hotels in our premium assets portfolio: Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore, iclub AMTD Sheung Wan in Hong Kong, and AMTD Versante in Canada. Our one-stop digital solutions platform will embrace and provide a meaningful, impactful platform combining lifestyle, social issues and fashion trends of Generation Z and beyond.”

— Dr. Timothy Tong, Chairman of the Board of the Directors of AMTD Digital

“Our platform aims to extend our capability to allow for tokenizing of real estate assets utilizing blockchain technology. We intend to provide clients with direct access to real estate investments by removing intermediaries, reducing cost of transactions, and stepping up the efficiency of overall processes. We are committed to building innovative approaches in traditional sectors through digital tools and technologies.”

— Mark Lo, CEO of AMTD Digital

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