Monday, November 21, 2016

Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (IPDN) Closes Stock Sale Transaction with Cosmic Forward Limited

In a recent news release by Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPDN), it was announced that Cosmic Forward Limited (“CFL”), a Seychelles-based private company, now owns 51% of the Internet software and services company, which specializes in providing career networking for women and diverse professionals.

IPDN recently completed the sale of 1,777,417 shares of its common stock to CFL for $9.60 per share, generating gross proceeds of approximately $17.1 million, prior to expenses and debt repayment. The capital, along with the newly-formed strategic partnership, is expected to play a role in IPDN’s efforts to expand its operations into a number of global markets, including China. Cosmic Forward Limited is wholly-owned by Maoji (Michael) Wang, Jingbo Song, Yong Xiong Zheng, and Nan Nan Kou.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), a subsidiary of IPDN, provides an online platform offering employer clients covering more than 200 industries and professions a way to find professional talent while helping them comply with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

In the news release, Star Jones, president of IPDN, added, “I am extremely proud that our partnership with CFL allows Professional Diversity Network to capture a new audience and grow exponentially by taking women’s empowerment, diversity recruiting, skills training and innovative technology global.”

In a related move, IPDN announced results of an earlier self-tender offer to repurchase up to 312,500 shares of its common stocks. IPDN has accepted 312,500 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $9.60 per share, for a total purchase price of approximately $3.0 million net to the seller in cash, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest.

See for the detailed press release.

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