SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 21, 2023 — MingZhu Logistics Holdings Limited (“MingZhu” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: YGMZ), an elite provider of logistics and transportation services to businesses, today announced it has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding to acquire Guizhou Alliance Liquor Management Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Guizhou Minzusheng Liquor Co., Ltd., hereafter “Alliance Liquor”), a China-based distributor of Baijiu. The companies plan to further invest in and develop a commercial liquor distribution business across China.
The acquisition is part of Mingzhu’s previously announced strategic plan, under which the Company announced its intention to expand into the commercial liquor distribution market given the synergies and adjacency to its existing business. This initially included cooperating with a China-based distributor of Baijiu and other spirits to enhance its commercial liquor distribution business across China, subject to final agreement. The Company was also evaluating distribution of its own series of Premium Chinese Baijiu, along with a broader portfolio consisting of spirits from other third party producers, which it currently plans to brand as the Alliance of Baijiu.
Alliance Liquor is a liquor distributor that focuses on distributing Baijiu brewed in Maotai town, Guizhou. Baijiu is considered to be China’s national drink and is the dominant spirits sold in the domestic China market, with the “white liquor” a normal staple at occasions from family gatherings to business banquets while the Maotai town is the most well-known origin of Baijiu. Under the agreement, once the acquisition is completed, Alliance Liquor will develop its own Baijiu brand and high-end liquor customization OBM (Original Brand Manufacturer) services.
Mr. Jinlong Yang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MingZhu, commented, “With the reopening of the economy and business returning to a more normal pace, traditions and customs have returned. With larger gatherings and celebrations once again commonplace staples like Baijiu are now highly sought after. These trends reinforce our positive view of the Chinese spirits market and ability to leverage our market position, which we have been building for over 2 years. The industry has never appeared heathier, with incomes increasing and expenditures on Baijiu and other spirits continuing to grow.”
Mr. Jinlong Yang continued, “By combining MingZhu’s market position, extensive knowledge of the domestic distribution market, our logistics network and financial resources, with our alliance’s keen understanding of the Chinese Baijiu market and its long-term relationships, we think we can capture additional revenue opportunities and market share. We continue to evaluate other opportunities that can serve as natural extensions of our business and be totally additive from both a revenue and profitability standpoint, as we focus on building value for shareholders.”
About MingZhu Logistics Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: YGMZ)
Established in 2002 and headquartered in Shenzhen, China, MingZhu Logistics Holdings Limited is a 4A-rated professional trucking service provider. Based on the Company’s regional logistics terminals in Guangdong Province, MingZhu Logistics Holdings offers tailored solutions to our clients to deliver their goods through our network density and broad geographic coverage across the country by a combination of self-owned fleets tractors and trailers and subcontractors’ fleets. For more information, please visit ir.szygmz.com.
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