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  • Animax Designs在动画电子互动角色、动画服装和木偶方面处于世界领先地位,为华特迪士尼公司、NBC环球、华纳兄弟和菲尔德娱乐公司等主要电影制作公司提供服务
  • 城贸是Animax的主要客户,Animax为城贸的侏罗纪世界巡回展打造恐龙模型
  • 此次收购完善并增强了城贸为全球消费者提供世界级体验的能力,进而提升了集团实力
  • 查克-福塞特继续担任Animax总裁兼首席执行官

城贸控股(Cityneon Holdings)(简称“城贸”或“该公司”,或与其旗下子公司统称“该集团”)今天宣布,公司已完成对动画电子角色领域的全球领导者和全球提供商 Animax Designs, Inc.(简称“Animax”)的收购。

Animax Designs, Inc.总部位于美国田纳西州纳什维尔,由查克-福塞特(Chuck Fawcett)1989年创立,致力于创作顶尖的动画电子互动角色、动画服装和木偶,公司不久前庆祝其成立30周年。Animax拥有150名技艺高超的员工,为全球最大的主题娱乐、现场景点和移动娱乐运营商们提供服务。凭借丰富的历史、多年的创新努力和对尖端技术的使用,Animax在市场上树立了良好的声誉,如今,公司与很多全球客户建立了合作,包括华特迪士尼公司(The Walt Disney Company)、 尼克国际儿童频道、NBC环球、华纳兄弟、芝麻街工作室(Sesame Workshop)、维亚康姆公司(Viacom)、菲尔德娱乐公司(Feld Entertainment)以及海洋世界公园和娱乐公司(SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment)。

Animax总裁兼首席执行官查克-福塞特表示:“我对我们公司过去30年来所取得的成就感到非常自豪,我坚信,随着城贸继续引领这一充满活力的行业的发展,此次合并将为股东带来更大的价值。收购交易还将显著扩大我们的国际影响力,使我们能够为全球更具战略意义的市场提供世界一流的产品。”查克-福塞特还是主题娱乐协会(TEA)国际理事会的成员,TEA是一个国际非营利性协会,其成员包括世界领先的创作者、开发者、设计者和生产者,他们在全球范围内打造具有吸引力的地点和体验。

城贸执行主席兼集团首席执行官陈益智(Ron Tan)称:“这对城贸来说是一次战略收购,令我们感到高兴的是,此次收购正值公司发展的关键时期,我们正在从一家实力型企业发展为行业领导者,为全球游客带来新的创新体验。此次收购还使城贸的内部管理和执行团队变得更加多元化,团队成员来自不同文化和民族。我们将沿着这条道路继续发展,为城贸集团打造世界一流的领导团队,并增强和提升该团队的实力。”

在此次交易中,城贸通过现金和股票的形式收购Animax,后者有望在收购完成后直接为集团贡献收入和利润。

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Cityneon Holdings is an experience entertainment company specializing in transforming customer and brand experiences, encompassing 4 independent yet integrated business divisions – Interior Architecture, Experiential Environments, Events and Exhibitions. The group also comprises Victory Hill Exhibitions, which focuses on delivering engaging educational and interactive “ready-to-showcase” exhibitions, designed to wow the senses.

Animax Designs, Inc., which is based in Nashville, Tennessee in the US, was founded by Chuck Fawcett in 1989 and just celebrated its 30th year anniversary in the creation of cutting-edge animatronic and interactive characters, animated costumes, and puppets. With a workforce of 150 highly‐skilled employees, Animax serves some of the largest operators in the world in themed entertainment, live attractions, and locationbased entertainment. Its rich history, years of innovation and use of leading-edge technology has gained Animax a respectable reputation and today, its global clientele includes The Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon, NBC Universal, Warner Bros., Sesame Workshop, Viacom, Feld Entertainment, and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. Cityneon is an existing major client of Animax, which builds the dinosaurs in Cityneon’s Jurassic World: The Exhibition touring sets.

“I am extremely proud of all that we have accomplished at Animax over the last 30 years, and I firmly believe that this combination with Cityneon will unlock even more value for shareholders as Cityneon continues to set the pace in what is an exciting and dynamic industry. This transaction will also substantially expand our international reach, allowing us to offer our world-class products to more strategic markets around the world,” said Chuck Fawcett, President and CEO of Animax. Fawcett also sits on the International Board of the Themed Entertainment Association.

“This is a strategic acquisition for Cityneon, and it is exciting that it is happening at a time when the Company is growing from a position of strength to becoming an industry leader in the creation of new and innovative visitor experiences around the world,” said Ron Tan, Executive Chairman and Group CEO of the Group. “This acquisition also brings along further diversification of the management and executive teams within Cityneon, which is varied across different cultures and nationalities. We will continue on this path to build, strengthen and add depth to a world-class leadership team for the Cityneon Group,” Mr. Tan added.

The Animax transaction was based on a combination of cash and shares in Cityneon and Animax is expected to contribute immediately to the revenue and profits of Cityneon Group post acquisition.

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  • Animax Designs is a world leader in animatronic and interactive characters, animated costumes and puppets, serving major movie studios such as The Walt Disney Company, NBC Universal, Warner Bros and companies such as Feld Entertainment
  • Cityneon is an existing major client of Animax, which builds the dinosaurs in Cityneon’s Jurassic World: The Exhibition touring sets
  • Acquisition builds depth in the Group as it complements and enhances Cityneon’s ability to provide consumers around the world with world-class experiences
  • Chuck Fawcett to remain President & CEO of Animax

Singapore – Cityneon Holdings (“Cityneon”, the “Company”/collectively with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Animax Designs, Inc. (“Animax”), a world leader and global provider of animatronic characters.

Animax Designs, Inc., which is based in Nashville, Tennessee in the US, was founded by Chuck Fawcett in 1989 and just celebrated their 30th year anniversary in the creation of cutting-edge animatronic and interactive characters, animated costumes, and puppets. With a workforce of 150 highly‐skilled employees, Animax serves some of the largest operators in the world in themed entertainment, live attractions, and location‐based entertainment. Its rich history, years of innovation and use of leading-edge technology has gained Animax a respectable reputation and today, its global clientele includes The Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon, NBC Universal, Warner Bros., Sesame Workshop, Viacom, Feld Entertainment, and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment.

“I am extremely proud of all that we have accomplished at Animax over the last 30 years, and I firmly believe that this combination with Cityneon will unlock even more value for shareholders as Cityneon continues to set the pace in what is an exciting and dynamic industry. This transaction will also substantially expand our international reach, allowing us to offer our world-class products to more strategic markets around the world,” said Chuck Fawcett, President and CEO of Animax. Chuck Fawcett also sits on the International Board of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), an international non-profit association representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences – worldwide.

“This is a strategic acquisition for Cityneon, and it is exciting that it is happening at a time when the Company is growing from a position of strength to becoming an industry leader in the creation of new and innovative visitor experiences around the world,” said Ron Tan, Executive Chairman and Group CEO of the Group. “This acquisition also brings along further diversification of the management and executive teams within Cityneon, which is varied across different cultures and nationalities. We will continue on this path to build, strengthen and add depth to a world-class leadership team for the Cityneon Group,” Mr. Tan added.

The Animax transaction was based on a combination of cash and shares in Cityneon and Animax is expected to contribute immediately to the revenue and profits of the Group post acquisition.

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For more information about Animax Designs, please visit www.animaxdesigns.com.

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