Funtalk China Holdings Limited Independent Committee Informed of Financing in Principle by PAG Asia Capital

2011-04-13 20:09 2549

BEIJING, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Funtalk China Holdings Limited (the "Company" or "Funtalk") (Nasdaq: FTLK), a leading China-based retailer and wholesale distributor of wireless communications devices, accessories and content, announced today that ARCH Digital Holdings Ltd., Capital Ally Investments Limited, GM Investment Company Limited, Sinowill Holding Limited, Huge Harvest Enterprises Limited, Kingstate Group Limited and Trend Focus Limited (collectively, the "Consortium") have informed the Independent Committee of the Company's Board of Directors, formed to consider a proposal by the Consortium to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the Company not already owned by the Consortium in a "going-private" transaction (the "Proposed Transaction"), that they have entered discussions with PAG Asia Capital, which has agreed in principle to lead a group of investors who have expressed interest in providing the Consortium with financing in the form of equity or equity-linked securities in connection with the Proposed Transaction.  

The proceeds of such financing may be used for, among other purposes, paying consideration to the Company's shareholders, paying transaction-related expenses and funding potential future growth and ongoing working capital needs of the Company following the closing. The agreement in principle to provide any of the financing described herein is subject to, among other conditions, the satisfactory completion of due diligence by the investor group which will provide such financing, execution of mutually satisfactory definitive documentation regarding the Proposed Transaction involving the Company and such financing, and no material adverse change occurring with respect to the Company.

PAG Asia Capital and ARCH Digital Holdings Ltd. are both affiliates of PAG.

About Funtalk China Holdings Ltd.

The Company is a retailer and distributor of wireless communications devices, accessories and content in 30 provinces in China. The Company has branch offices and regional distribution centers, operates a chain of mobile phone retail stores and has an internet retailing platform.

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Source: Funtalk China Holdings Ltd.
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