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SEVEN STARS CLOUD GROUP, INC. filed this Form 8-K on 10/27/2017
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Washington, D.C. 20549


Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 23, 2017


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada 001-35561 20-1778374
(State or other jurisdiction of (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)


No.4 Drive-in Movie Theater Park, No. 21, Liangmaqiao Road,

Chaoyang, District, Beijing, P.R.C. 100125
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 212-206-1216


Building B4, Tai Ming International Business Court,

Tai Hu Town, Tongzhou District, Beijing, China 101116 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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Item 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On October 23, 2017, Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) with Hong Kong Guo Yuan Group Capital Holdings Limited (the “Purchaser”). Pursuant to the terms of the SPA, the Company has agreed to sell and issue 5,494,505 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Shares”), to the Purchaser for $1.82 per share, or a total purchase price of $10.0 million (the “Purchase Price”).


In addition, under the terms of the SPA, following the closing of the transaction, the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) shall consist of at least 7 members and the Purchaser shall have the right to appoint one director to the Board. The Purchaser shall also have the following rights under the terms of the SPA, which shall be further established in a Stockholder Agreement, which the parties are working to finalize:


·Anti-Dilution: The Company has agreed to not issue or sell any shares of its common stock at a price lower than the Purchase Price without the prior written consent of the Purchaser;
·Share Transfer Restriction: Sun Seven Stars Media Group, the Company’s major shareholder (including its substantial shareholders and affiliates) (“SSSMG”), may not without consent of the Purchaser directly or indirectly, sell, transfer, liquidate, otherwise dispose of or encumber any of its shares of the Company’s common stock (the “SSSMG Shares”) except if transferred to its affiliates;
·Preemptive Rights: The Purchaser has consent rights and preemptive rights in preference to that of any other existing stockholder and any third parties to acquire the SSSMG Shares on terms no less favorable to those of the proposed purchaser;
·Tag-along Right: If SSSMG transfers Shares to a third party, Purchaser shall be entitled to tag-along rights with respect to such SSSMG transfer on the same terms;
·Liquidation Preference: Upon any liquidation, discontinuing operation or dissolution, or a sale of a substantial part of the assets or business of the Company, the Purchaser shall be entitled to, in preference to other shareholders of the Company, a liquidation preference equal to the Purchase Price;
·Preferential Treatment: If the Company grants to any holder of the Company’s common stock a right not contained in the SPA, then the Company shall provide Purchaser with the same right(s); and
·Affiliate Transactions: After the closing of the transaction contemplated by the SPA, if the Company enters into a related party transaction, the Company shall enter into such agreement on fair and equitable arms-length terms with applicable corporate approvals and make related required public disclosures.


The SPA also contains customary representations, warranties and covenants. The transaction is expected to close on November 3, 2017.


The foregoing description of the SPA is not purported to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of such agreement which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s next Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.





Item 3.02Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.


The information pertaining to the sale of shares of the Company’s common stock discussed in Item 1.01 of this Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.


The Company issued the shares of its Common Stock in reliance on exemptions from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act, Rule 506 of Regulation D promulgated thereunder and/or Regulation S under the Securities Act.


Item 8.01Other Events.


On October 27, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the entry into the SPA. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Exhibit   Description
99.1   Press Release, dated October 27, 2017.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: October 27, 2017 By: /s/ Bruno Wu  
    Bruno Wu  
    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board  







Exhibit 99.1

Seven Stars Cloud Closes on $10 Million USD Private Placement


New York, NY, October 27, 2017 – Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSC) (“SSC” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) with Hong Kong Guo Yuan Group Capital Holdings Limited (the “Purchaser”).


Pursuant to the terms of the SPA (which will be described further by SSC in its current report on Form 8-K), the Company, in a private placement transaction, has agreed to sell and issue 5,494,505 shares of the Company’s common stock to the Purchaser for $1.82 per share, which resulted in net proceeds of $10.0 million USD to SSC. The SPA contains both customary and special representations, warranties and covenants.


The securities being sold in this private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. 


SSC intends to use the US dollar net proceeds for M&A activity and general working capital purposes that require a US Dollar denomination.





About Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. (


Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSC) is aiming to be a leading Intelligent Industrial Internet (3I) platform, creating an artificial intelligent & fintech-powered, supply chain solution for commercial enterprises. There are 2 Engines that drive our business platform: 1. VPaaS + TPaaS - Supply Chain Management for key industry sectors and leaders including but not limited to Big Commodities, Cross-Border Trade, Consumer Electronics & Energy; 2. Digital Finance Solutions - Supply Chain Finance underwritten by our Global Cornerstone Funds and ABS, Tokenization and Exchange Platforms, which include FINRA and SEC-regulated: Index Exchanges, Initial Coin Offering / Tokenization, ETFs and Derivatives. Both Engines and their various arms will run on 'BASE' technology and infrastructure (Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Supply Chain & Exchanges) to power a closed trade ecosystem for buyers and sellers designed to eliminate transactional middlemen and create a more direct and margin-expanding path for principals.


Safe Harbor Statement


This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward looking statements." All statements other than statements of historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements." These forward looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website ( All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.




Jason Finkelstein

VP, Investor Relations

Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc.