HANGZHOU, China, June 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ruhnn Holding Limited (“Ruhnn” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: RUHN), the largest internet key opinion leader (“KOL”) facilitator in China as measured by revenue in 2018, according to Frost & Sullivan, today announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire an aggregate of 8% equity interests in Hangzhou Duomai E-Commerce Ltd. (“Duomai”), a well-known online marketing service provider in China, from two of its individual shareholders for an aggregate purchase price of approximately RMB80 million in cash. The transactions are expected to close by June 30, 2019.
“We are very pleased with this strategic investment in Duomai. As a well-known online marketing platform in China’s internet advertising industry, Duomai has been playing an integral role in providing precise online traffic acquisition and marketing services for a number of companies,” said Mr. Min Feng, Founder and Chairman of Ruhnn. “We look forward to deepening our cooperation with Duomai to enhance our online marketing, precise e-commerce operation and KOL marketing capabilities, as well as diversify our monetization channels, with a goal to strengthen our leadership position and gain additional market share in China’s KOL e-commerce market.”
About Ruhnn Holding Limited
Ruhnn Holding Limited is the largest internet key opinion leader (“KOL”) facilitator in China as measured by revenue in 2018, according to Frost & Sullivan. The Company connects influential KOLs who engage and impact their fans on the internet to its vast commercial network to build the brands of fashion products. Ruhnn pioneered the commercialization of the KOL ecosystem in China, and operates under both full-service and platform models. The Company’s full-service model integrates key steps of the e-commerce value chain from product design and sourcing and online store operations to logistics and after-sale services. The platform model promotes products sold in third-party online stores and provides advertising services on KOL’s social media spaces to third-party merchants. As of March 31, 2019, the Company had 128 signed KOLs with an aggregate of 155.1 million fans across major social media platforms in China.
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About Hangzhou Duomai E-Commerce Ltd.
Duomai was founded in 2010 and is based in Hangzhou, China. According to its 2018 annual report, Duomai mainly provides result-oriented online marketing services. With over 10 years of experience in online marketing, Duomai has been providing clients with optimized precise marketing services by utilizing big data and algorithmic models. Duomai worked with over 800 companies as of December 31, 2018. Duomai’s shares are listed on The National Equities Exchange and Quotations Co., Ltd. (NEEQ) in China (stock code: 835084).
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