EX-10.1 2 ea133030ex10-1_codechain.htm SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT DATED JANUARY 11, 2021
SHARE PURCHASE AGREEMENT
THIS SHARE PURCHASE AGREEMENT, dated as of January 11, 2021 (the “SPA”), is made by and among Chengdu Ma Shang Pai Auction Co., Ltd., a PRC limited liability company (“MSP”), shareholders listed in the Exhibit A, (each a “Shareholder,” and collectively the “Shareholders”) who owns 100% equity interests of MSP, and Code Chain New Continent Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada (“CCNC”) (individually a “Party” or collectively “Parties”).
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the foregoing premises, the mutual covenants and agreements contained herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Parties, intending to be legally bound, hereby agree as follows:
PURCHASE OF CCNC SHARES AND DELIVERY
1.1 The Parties agree that CCNC shall issue 5,500,000 shares of CCNC’s common stock (“CCNC Shares”), valued at $1.76 per share, the average closing price of the 60 days prior to date of this SPA, to the Shareholders with individual amount set forth in the Exhibit A, in exchange for the Shareholder’s agreement to enter into, and cause MSP to, enter into certain VIE Agreements (“VIE Agreements”) with Makesi Wulian Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (“WFOE”), through which the WFOE has the right to control, manage and operate MSP in return for a service fee approximately equal to 100% of MSP’s net income. The VIE Agreements consist of Technical Consultation and Service Agreement, Equity Pledge Agreement, Equity Option Agreement, and Voting Rights Proxy and Financial Supporting Agreement.
1.2 The SPA shall become effective upon its adoption by the board of directors and a majority of shareholders of CCNC who do not and will not have any interest in the transactions contemplated by this SPA.
1.2 Upon closing of the transactions contemplated by this SPA (the “Closing,”), CCNC shall deliver to instruction letters to CCNC’s transfer agent to issue the CCNC Shares to the Shareholders.
1.3 Upon execution of this SPA, the Shareholders shall deliver to CCNC the VIE Agreements executed by MSP and the Shareholders.
1.4 The Closing shall occur on a date mutually approved by all Parties after Nasdaq Stock Market approves the transaction.
SHAREHOLDERS’ REPRESENTATIONS AND
The Shareholders and MSP hereby acknowledge, represent and warrant to, and agree with, CCNC and its affiliates as follows:
2.1 The Shareholders are acquiring the CCNC Shares for their own account, not as a nominee or agent, for investment purposes only, and not with a view to, or for, resale, distribution or fractionalization thereof in whole or in part and no other person has a direct or indirect beneficial interest in such Common Stock or any of the components of the Common Stock, other than the Shareholders. Further, none of the Shareholders has any contract, undertaking, agreement or arrangement with any person to sell, transfer or grant participations to such person or to any third person, with respect to any of the CCNC Shares.
2.2 The Shareholders and MSP have full power and authority to enter into this SPA, the execution and delivery of this SPA have been duly authorized, if applicable, and this SPA constitutes a valid and legally binding obligation of each Shareholder and MSP.
2.3 The Shareholders acknowledge their understanding that the offering and sale of the Common Stock is intended to be exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) by virtue of Section 4(2) of the Securities Act and the provisions of Regulation S promulgated thereunder (“Regulation S”). In furtherance thereof, the Shareholders and MSP represent and warrant and agree that they are not U.S. persons or affiliates of any U.S. persons as defined in Rule 501(b) under the Securities Act.
2.4 The Shareholders:
| ||(i) ||Have been furnished with any and all documents which may have been made available upon request for a reasonable period of time prior to the date hereof;|
| ||(ii) ||Have been given the opportunity for a reasonable period of time prior to the date hereof to ask questions of, and receive answers from, the CCNC or its representatives concerning the terms and conditions of the offering of the Common Stock and other matters pertaining to this investment, and have been given the opportunity for a reasonable period of time prior to the date hereof to obtain such additional information necessary to verify the accuracy of the information provided in order for them to evaluate the merits and risks of purchase of the CCNC Shares to the extent the CCNC possesses such information or can acquire it without unreasonable effort or expense;|
| ||(iii) ||Have not been furnished with any oral representation or oral information in connection with the offering of the CCNC Shares which is not contained herein; and|
| ||(iv) ||Have determined that acquiring the CCNC Shares is a suitable investment for the Shareholders and MSP and that at this time the Shareholders and MSP could bear a complete loss of such investment.|
2.5 The Shareholders represent, warrant and agree that they will not sell or otherwise transfer the CCNC Shares without registration under the Securities Act or an exemption therefrom and fully understands and agrees that they must bear the economic risk of their purchase because, among other reasons, the CCNC Shares have not been registered under the Securities Act or under the securities laws of any state and, therefore, cannot be resold, pledged, assigned or otherwise disposed of unless they are subsequently registered under the Securities Act and under the applicable securities laws of such states or an exemption from such registration is available. In particular, the Shareholders and MSP are aware that the CCNC Shares are “restricted securities,” as such term is defined in Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act (“Rule 144”), and they may not be sold pursuant to Rule 144 unless all of the conditions of Rule 144 are met. The Shareholders and MSP also understand that CCNC is under no obligation to register the CCNC Shares on their behalf or to assist them in complying with any exemption from registration under the Securities Act or applicable state securities laws. The Shareholders and MSP further understand that sales or transfers of the CCNC Shares are further restricted by state securities laws and the provisions of this SPA.
2.6 No representations or warranties have been made to the Shareholders by CCNC, or any officer, employee, agent, affiliate or subsidiary of CCNC, other than the representations of CCNC contained herein, and in acquiring the CCNC Shares the Shareholder are not relying upon any representations other than those contained herein.
2.7 Any information which the Shareholders have heretofore furnished to CCNC with respect to their financial position and business experience is correct and complete as of the date of this SPA and if there should be any material change in such information they will immediately furnish such revised or corrected information to CCNC.
2.8 The Shareholders understand and agree that the certificates for the CCNC Shares shall bear the following legend until (i) such securities shall have been registered under the Securities Act and effectively been disposed of in accordance with a registration statement that has been declared effective; or (ii) in the opinion of counsel for CCNC such securities may be sold without registration under the Securities Act as well as any applicable “Blue Sky” or state securities laws:
“THESE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”), AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD, PLEDGED, HYPOTHECATED, ASSIGNED OR TRANSFERRED EXCEPT (i) PURSUANT TO A REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT WHICH HAS BECOME EFFECTIVE AND IS CURRENT WITH RESPECT TO THESE SECURITIES, OR (ii) PURSUANT TO A SPECIFIC EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT BUT ONLY UPON A HOLDER HEREOF FIRST HAVING OBTAINED THE WRITTEN OPINION OF COUNSEL TO THE CORPORATION, OR OTHER COUNSEL REASONABLY ACCEPTABLE TO THE CORPORATION, THAT THE PROPOSED DISPOSITION IS CONSISTENT WITH ALL APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE SECURITIES ACT AS WELL AS ANY APPLICABLE “BLUE SKY” OR SIMILAR SECURITIES LAW.”
2.9 The Shareholder understand that an investment in the CCNC Shares is a speculative investment which involves a high degree of risk and the potential loss of their entire investment.
CCNC REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
CCNC hereby acknowledges, represents and warrants to, and agrees with the Shareholders and MSP (which representations and warranties will be true and correct as of the date of the Closing as if they were made on the date of Closing) as follows:
3.1 CCNC has been duly organized, is validly existing and is in good standing under the laws of the State of Nevada. CCNC has full corporate power and authority to enter into this SPA. This SPA, has been duly and validly authorized, executed and delivered by CCNC and are valid and binding obligations of CCNC, enforceable against CCNC in accordance with their terms, except as such enforcement may be limited by the United States Bankruptcy Code and laws effecting creditors rights, generally.
3.2 Subject to the performance by the Shareholders and MSP of their respective obligations under this SPA and the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Shareholders and MSP, the offering and sale of the CCNC Shares will be exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
3.3 The execution and delivery by CCNC of, and the performance by CCNC of its obligations hereunder in accordance with its terms will not contravene any provision of the charter documents of CCNC.
3.4 The CCNC Shares have been duly authorized and, when issued and delivered as provided by this SPA, will be validly issued and fully paid and non-assessable, and the CCNC Shares are not subject to any preemptive or similar rights.
3.5 Except as otherwise disclosed in its SEC filings, CCNC is not in violation of its charter or bylaws and is not in material default in the performance of any bond, debenture, note or any other evidence of indebtedness or any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, license, contract, lease or other instrument to which CCNC is a party or by which it is bound, or to which any of the property or assets of CCNC is subject, except such as have been waived or which would not, singly or in the aggregate, prevent CCNC from discharging its obligations under this SPA.
4.1 Survival. All representations, warranties, covenants, and obligations in this SPA shall survive until the expiration of the applicable statute of limitation with respect to the underlying claim to which such representation, warranty, covenant, or obligation relates.
4.2 Written Changes. Neither this SPA nor any provision hereof may be changed, waived, discharged or terminated orally, except by a statement in writing signed by the Party against which enforcement of the change, waiver, discharge or termination is sought.
4.3 Delays or Omissions. Except as expressly provided herein, no delay or omission to exercise any right, power or remedy accruing to any party under this SPA shall impair any such right, power or remedy of such party nor shall it be construed to be a waiver of any such breach or default, or an acquiescence thereto, or of a similar breach or default thereafter occurring; nor shall any waiver of any single breach or default be deemed a waiver of any other breach or default theretofore or thereafter occurring. Any waiver, permit, consent or approval of any kind or character on the part of any party hereto of any breach or default under this SPA, or any waiver on the part of any party of any provisions or conditions of this SPA, must be in writing and shall be effective only to the extent specifically set forth in such writing.
4.4 Entire Agreement. This SPA constitutes the entire understanding and agreement of the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements or understandings, inducements or conditions, express or implied, written or oral, between the Parties with respect hereto. The express terms hereof control and supersede any course of performance or usage of the trade inconsistent with any of the terms hereof.
4.5 Severability. Should any one or more of the provisions of this SPA or of any agreement entered into pursuant to this SPA be determined to be illegal or unenforceable, all other provisions of this SPA and of each other agreement entered into pursuant to this SPA, shall be given effect separately from the provision or provisions determined to be illegal or unenforceable and shall not be affected thereby. The Parties further agree to replace such void or unenforceable provision of this SPA with a valid and enforceable provision which will achieve, to the extent possible, the economic, business and other purposes of the void or unenforceable provision.
4.6 Successors and Assigns. The terms and conditions of this SPA shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon and be enforceable by the successors and assigns of the Parties.
4.7 Governing Law. The validity, terms, performance and enforcement of this SPA shall be governed and construed by the provisions hereof and in accordance with the laws of the State of Nevada applicable to agreements that are negotiated, executed, delivered and performed in the State of Nevada.
4.8 Counterparts. This SPA may be executed concurrently in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument and shall become effective when counterparts have been signed by each Party and delivered to the other Party.
4.9 Further Assurances. Each party shall do and perform, or cause to be done and performed, all such further acts and things, and shall execute and deliver all such other agreements, certificates, instruments and documents, as the other party may reasonably request in order to carry out the intent and accomplish the purposes of this SPA and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby.
4.10 Third Party Beneficiaries. Nothing expressed or implied in this SPA is intended, or shall be construed, to confer upon or give any person other than the Parties any rights or remedies under or by reason of this SPA.
4.11 Headings. The headings of this SPA are for convenience of reference and shall not form part of, or affect the interpretation of, this SPA.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed and delivered this Share Purchase Agreement as of the date first written above.
|THE SHAREHOLDERS || |
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|Shanghai Makesi Internet Technology Co., Ltd. || |
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|/s/ Wei Xu || |
|Name: ||Wei Xu ||`|
|Title: ||Executive Director || |
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|Chengdu Yuan Ma Lian Technology Co., Ltd. || |
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|/s/ Yongzhen Cen || |
|Name: ||Yongzhen Cen || |
|Title: ||General Manager || |
|MSP || |
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|Chengdu Ma Shang Pai Auction Co., Ltd. || |
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|/s/ Jinhe Qiu || |
|Name: ||Jinhe Qiu || |
|Title: ||Executive Director || |
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|CCNC || |
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|Code Chain New Continent Limited || |
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|/s/ Yimin Jin || |
|Name: ||Yimin Jin || |
|Title: ||CEO || |
|Name|| ||CCNC Shares|| |
|Shanghai Makesi Internet Technology Co., Ltd.|| || ||3,850,000|| |
|Chengdu Yuan Ma Lian Technology Co., Ltd.|| || ||1,650,000|| |