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Yongye International, Inc. Updates On Status Of Amended Going Private Transaction

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Yongye International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YONG) ("Yongye" or the "Company"), a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of crop nutrient products in the People's Republic of China, today announced that the parties are still working on the logistics to complete the amended going private transaction.

At the special meeting of stockholders of the Company (the "Special Meeting") held on June 6, 2014, the Company's stockholders voted in favor of the proposal to approve the agreement and plan of merger, dated as of September 23, 2013, as amended on April 9, 2014 (as so amended, the "Amended Merger Agreement"), among the Company, Full Alliance International Limited, a British Virgin Islands company ("Holdco"), Yongye International Limited ("Parent"), a Cayman Islands exempted company with limited liability wholly-owned by Holdco, and Yongye International Merger Sub Limited, a Nevada corporation wholly-owned by Parent ("Merger Sub"), providing for the merger of Merger Sub with and into the Company (the "Merger"), with the Company surviving the Merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent.

In connection with the Merger, MSPEA Agriculture Holding Limited ("MSPEA"), Lead Rich International Limited ("Lead Rich") and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (the "Escrow Agent") have entered into an amendment to the escrow agreement ("Escrow Agreement"), dated September 23, 2013, among MSPEA, Lead Rich and the Escrow Agent, to extend the term of the Escrow Agreement to June 27, 2014, which may be further extended to July 4, 2014 upon receipt by the Escrow Agent prior to June 27, 2014 of written notice with respect to such extension jointly executed by MSPEA and Lead Rich. On June 27, 2014, MSPEA and Lead Rich notified the Escrow Agent to extend the term of the Escrow Agreement to July 4, 2014.

The parties to the Amended Merger Agreement are currently still working on the logistics to complete the Merger and expect to be able to complete the Merger by July 4, 2014, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the Amended Merger Agreement.

While the parties are working collectively to complete the Merger as soon as possible, there is no assurance that the Merger will be completed on the above timeline or at all. However, if completed, the Merger would result in the Company becoming a privately held company and its common stock would no longer be listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

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