Dragon Jade to Acquire Montrose Group
HONG KONG, August 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Dragon Jade International Limited (“Dragon Jade” or “the Company”) (OTCQX: DGJI), a provider of premier products and services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 80% of the issued and outstanding share capital of China Management Services Limited for HK$2 million in cash and 100,000 in restricted common shares of Dragon Jade. China Management Services Limited is the parent company of the Montrose Group, a leading fine wine importer and distributor in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau.
“We are excited by the long-term growth prospects of this acquisition,” commented Dr. Steve Lai, CEO of Dragon Jade. “Montrose Group’s customer base of five-star hotels, high-end restaurants, high net worth individuals, and the growing affluent middle class adds an ideal distribution channel for our core health supplement products to our target markets. In addition, our own successful distribution network and strategies in Greater China will bring Montrose Group’s products to a wider geography.”
In the 20 years since its founding in Beijing, the Montrose Group has - and continues to - introduce exclusive wine brands to China. Its customers include more than 1,500 active on-trade and off-trade customers in sectors ranging from food and beverage to private membership clubs, hotels, wedding banquet organizers, supermarkets, and retail wine stores. Revenues reached a high of $6.4 million in 2016.
“To help the Montrose Group’s revenues reach new highs, we will expand its market presence by leveraging our strong localized distribution network across Greater China, including those of local, Chinese individual distributors and corporate clients,” explained Dr. Lai.
In 2017, the leading regions for wine consumption in China were Shanghai, Beijing, Guangdong, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang, which imported a total $2 billion of wine that year. Dragon Jade will focus its efforts on these regions and expects to be able to generate $10 million in revenue in the first year of the acquisition with net margins of 20%.
“We are always looking for new ways to grow our business, including in areas where there are operational synergies to drive value for our shareholders. We believe that our acquisition of the Montrose Group will reinforce our financial strength and pave the way for our next stage of growth,” concluded Dr. Lai.
About Dragon Jade
Dragon Jade International Limited (OTCQX: DGJI) is a provider of premier products and services serving high net worth and affluent middle class consumers in Greater China. Through its significant international experience and regional network, Dragon Jade is focused on identifying, developing, and marketing products from other countries in order to meet the increasing demand for better health and quality of life in Asia. For more information, please visit www.dragonjade.com.
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