SHANGHAI, Dec. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jupai Holdings Limited ("Jupai" or the "Company") (NYSE: JP), a leading third-party wealth management service provider in China, today announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement with each of Julius Baer Investment Ltd. ("Julius Baer"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Julius Baer Group Limited (SIX: BAER), a leading Swiss private banking group, and SINA Hong Kong Limited ("SINA"), a wholly owned subsidiary of SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA), a leading Chinese online media company.
As part of the agreement with Julius Baer, Jupai will issue to Julius Baer 9,591,000 ordinary shares (equivalent to 1,598,500 ADSs), which represents approximately 4.99% of the Company's total outstanding share capital immediately upon the completion of the transaction, at $1.83 per share (equivalent to $11 per ADS). Under the agreement with SINA, the Company will issue to SINA, at the same price, 2,880,000 ordinary shares (equivalent to 480,000 ADSs) representing approximately 1.5% of the Company's total outstanding share capital immediately after the completion of the transaction. SINA's beneficial ownership in Jupai will be 11.35% immediately upon completion of the transaction. The aggregate transaction value of this private placement is approximately $22.9 million. The private placement to Julius Baer and SINA is expected to close in January 2016.
Jianda Ni, the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Jupai, commented, "Julius Baer is a global leading private wealth management bank with operations spanning many countries and regions. This investment is a strong endorsement of Jupai's brand and management strength. We expect the cooperation between our two companies will further diversify Jupai's product categories and add more overseas financial products to our existing product lines, allowing us to better meet the demand for overseas asset allocation among Jupai's clients. In addition, Julius Baer's valuable experience in the wealth management industry will help to further improve the expertise of Jupai's financial advisors."
Boris Collardi, CEO of Julius Baer said, "Given the importance of Asia as a key region for growth, Julius Baer has over the last 10 years built up its Asian business to become its second home market. Participating in Jupai's private placement will provide Julius Baer with valuable insight into one of the most successful players in Chinese onshore wealth management and further strengthen our expertise in China, whilst providing Jupai access to our global investment know-how."
ABOUT JUPAI HOLDINGS LIMITED
Jupai Holdings Limited ("Jupai") (NYSE: JP) is a leading third-party wealth management service provider focusing on distributing wealth management products and providing quality product advisory services to high-net-worth individuals in China. Jupai's comprehensive and personalized client service and broad range of carefully selected third-party and self-developed products have made it a trusted brand among its clients. Jupai maintains extensive and targeted coverage of China's high-net-worth population.
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