Alanco Technologies, Inc. (ALAN) released pre-market news about definitive merger agreement with YuuZoo Corporation. ALAN’s security traded over 11 million shares and closed up 115.69%
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Alanco Announces Definitive Merger Agreement with YuuZoo Corporation, a Leading Global Mobile Social Networking Company
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Alanco Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALAN) today announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to merge with profitable, fast-growing YuuZoo Corporation (www.yuuzoo.com), a leading global provider of mobile targeted social networks, targeted advertising & mobile payment systems.
Since its founding in 2007, YuuZoo has grown rapidly and profitably, reporting preliminary, unaudited sales and net income of $17.0 million and $1.0 million, respectively, for its prior fiscal year 2010, ended December 31, 2010, compared to sales of $2.0 million, and a loss in 2009. Sales for the current fiscal year 2011 are projected to exceed $30 million, with continued profitability growth.
YuuZoo’s proprietary and patent-pending technology provides a platform and internet content developed specifically for access via mobile phone handsets, uniquely combining the following into a complete end-to-end solution:
- Targeted Mobile Social Networks – Developed with a combination of global & local content for age-, interest-, or location-specific user groups, creating unique targeted mobile advertising revenue opportunities, as well as targeted mobile commerce opportunities, including, among others, user subscriptions, single-purchase content and product purchases.
- Mobile Payment System – YuuZoo’s subsidiary YuuPay enables mobile consumers to pay directly to mobile merchants, eliminating expensive carrier-billing. YuuPay, in 2010, processed worldwide transactions averaging more than $100 million per month.
Headquartered in Singapore and managed by a highly experienced global team, YuuZoo’s strategic focus has been on the world’s fastest-growing and most populous markets: India, China, South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In these markets mobile phone market penetration is accelerating far beyond land line utilization. The mobile phone, therefore, has become the most economical and, usually, sole link with the internet for hundreds of millions of consumers.
Under terms of the definitive merger agreement, Alanco will issue approximately 34 million common shares to YuuZoo shareholders in exchange for 100% of outstanding YuuZoo equity interests, resulting in Alanco shares outstanding totaling approximately 39 million. Upon close of the merger transaction, current YuuZoo and Alanco shareholders will own 88% and 12%, respectively, of the new Company’s outstanding common stock. The definitive merger agreement is contingent upon NASDAQ approval, usual due diligence completion, and regulatory compliance, as well as Alanco and YuuZoo shareholder approval.
As previously announced, following the sale of Alanco’s StarTrak Systems, LLC subsidiary in May 2011, the NASDAQ Staff advised Alanco that, notwithstanding its compliance with all quantitative requirements for continued listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market, Alanco was no longer eligible for continued listing given Staff’s determination that Alanco “no longer has any operating business.” Accordingly, Alanco requested a hearing before an independent NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel. At the hearing, which has been scheduled for June 30, 2011, Alanco will request continued listing on NASDAQ pending completion of its merger with the YuuZoo Corporation, which would address the Staff’s concerns about Alanco’s operating status. However, there can be no assurance that the Panel will grant Alanco’s request.
In order to maintain its listing following the completion of the merger, Alanco will be required to demonstrate compliance with all requirements for initial listing and must obtain NASDAQ approval for the merger. Alanco believes that it can satisfy the initial listing requirements following completion of the merger and, accordingly, has already filed a listing application with the NASDAQ Staff to seek the necessary approval.