Hong Kong’s AMTD signs agreement to acquire L’Officiel

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AMTD International, a NYSE and SGX-ST dual-listed company and a subsidiary of AMTD group, is a leading Asian financial service focused conglomerate which is headquartered in Hong Kong. The company has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the equity interest in L’Officiel, a global fashion media holding group.

L’Officiel serves as the operational holding company for the iconic French magazine L’Officiel, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, and the global L’Officiel network of fashion and luxury media brands. It reaches 80 countries and nearly 100 million people around the world. Recently, L’Officiel launched a pioneering metaverse-based initiative – to mark its centennial year, the company said in a press release.

Under the new management structure, Benjamin Eymère will continue to serve as CEO of L’Officiel. In addition, he has been appointed as chief metaverse officer of AMTD International. In this newly created role, Eymère is responsible for driving AMTD’s innovation in the Metaverse space.

AMTD International, a NYSE and SGX-ST dual-listed company and a subsidiary of AMTD group, is a leading Asian financial service focused conglomerate which is headquartered in Hong Kong. The company has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the equity interest in L’Officiel, a global fashion media holding group.

“By integrating L’Officiel into AMTD’s SpiderNet, L’Officiel demonstrates AMTD’s ability to enable connectivity and positions us as a core player in the global fashion and luxury media sector. AMTD group is committed to investing into and cementing points of connectivity between peoples’ interests, lifestyle, and ESG initiatives, acting as a super-connector. The acquisition is the ideal springboard for L’Officiel to spearhead the adoption of new Web 3.0 practices and technologies coupled with the comprehensive financial services tools and infrastructure set up by AMTD across Asia,” Calvin Choi, chairman of AMTD group and founder of AMTD International said in a statement.

“I am delighted with this exciting new acquisition of L’Officiel joining the AMTD family. In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, many strategic synergies are forming enabling much bigger impact and value proposition. Today’s announcement clearly exemplifies and amplifies AMTD’s overall vision bridging its strong investment footprint and the fashion world together with digital connectivity. Today marks a very important day for the AMTD family as we can look into the future with greater confidence and business resolve,” Feridun Hamdullahpur, chairman of the board of directors of AMTD International said.

“AMTD International pride ourselves on innovation and offering leading edge products and services to our clients. The successful acquisition of L’Officiel shows our ambition and commitment to continue diversifying our businesses and capabilities, and to be perfectly aligned with the overall AMTD group’s IDEA strategy and expansion roadmap. I would like to extend the warmest welcome to Benjamin Eymère and the L’Officiel team to the AMTD family. I am extremely excited to embark on our journey into the Metaverse with the support and expertise from Benjamin. Opportunities and imagination are unlimited and without boundaries,” William Fung, CEO of AMTD International said.

“Our goal is to showcase AMTD International’s leadership in metaversal entertainment and cultural areas, and metaversal investment banking. I am very pleased about our admission into the AMTD family, and the extended AMTD International’s plan is to roll out a new world of decentralised services and entertainment contents, leveraging AMTD’s sophisticated of digital transformation capability,” Eymère said.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)



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