SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of March 2023
Commission file number: 001-39109
Fangdd Network Group Ltd.
Room 602, Unit B4, Kexing Science Park
15 Keyuan Road, Technology Park
Nanshan District, Shenzhen, 518057
People’s Republic of China
Phone: +86 755 2699 8968
(Address and Telephone Number of Principal Executive Offices)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F. Form 20-F x Form 40-F ¨
|5.1||Opinion of Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP regarding the validity of the securities being registered and certain Cayman Islands legal matters|
|8.1||Opinion of Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP regarding certain Cayman Islands legal matters (included in Exhibit 5.1)|
|23.2||Consent of Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)|
|99.1||Press Release – FangDD Announces US$620,800 Registered Direct Offering of American Depositary Shares|
|99.2||Form of Securities Purchase Agreement between Fangdd Network Group Ltd. and certain investors|
INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE
Exhibits 5.1, 8.1 and 23.2 to this report on Form 6-K are hereby incorporated by reference into the registration statement of Fangdd Network Group Ltd. on Form F-3 (No. 333-267397) to the extent not superseded by documents or reports subsequently filed.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Fangdd Network Group Ltd.|
|By:||/s/ Xi Zeng|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors|
Date: March 2, 2023
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Fangdd Network Group Ltd.
Room 602, Unit B4, Kexing Science Park
15 Keyuan Road, Technology Park
Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518057
People's Republic of China
2 March 2023
Fangdd Network Group Ltd.
We have acted as Cayman Islands legal advisers to Fangdd Network Group Ltd. (the "Company") in connection with the Company’s registration statement on Form F-3, including all amendments or supplements thereto (the "Registration Statement"), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended to date relating to securities to be issued and sold by the Company from time to time, and the prospectus supplement to the Registration Statement dated 2 March 2023 (the "Prospectus Supplement"), relating to the registered direct offering by the Company of 375,000,000 class A ordinary shares, par value US$0.0000001 per share of the Company (the "Shares") represented by American depositary shares (the "ADSs").
We are furnishing this opinion as Exhibits 5.1, 8.1 and 23.2 to the Registration Statement.
1 Documents Reviewed
For the purposes of this opinion, we have reviewed only originals, copies or final drafts of the following documents:
1.1 The certificate of incorporation of the Company dated 19 September 2013 and the certificate of incorporation on change of name of the Company dated 11 October 2019.
1.2 The fifth amended and restated memorandum and articles of association of the Company as conditionally adopted by a special resolution passed on 8 October 2019 and effective immediately prior to the completion of the Company’s initial public offering of ADSs representing the Shares, as altered by written resolutions of the board of directors of the Company dated 29 November 2022 (the "Memorandum and Articles").
1.3 The written resolutions of the board of directors of the Company (the "Board") dated 29 July 2022 (the "F-3 Resolutions") and 1 March 2023 (the "RDO Resolutions", together with the F-3 Resolutions, the "Resolutions").
1.4 A certificate from a director of the Company, a copy of which is attached hereto (the "Director's Certificate").
1.5 A certificate of good standing dated 28 February 2023, issued by the Registrar of Companies in the Cayman Islands (the "Certificate of Good Standing").
1.6 The Registration Statement.
1.7 The Prospectus Supplement.
1.8 The Securities Purchase Agreements dated 2 March 2023 between the Company and the purchasers identified therein (the "Transaction Documents").
The following opinions are given only as to, and based on, circumstances and matters of fact existing and known to us on the date of this opinion letter. These opinions only relate to the laws of the Cayman Islands which are in force on the date of this opinion letter. In giving the following opinions, we have relied (without further verification) upon the completeness and accuracy, as at the date of this opinion letter, of the Director's Certificate and the Certificate of Good Standing. We have also relied upon the following assumptions, which we have not independently verified:
2.1 The Transaction Documents have been or will be authorised and duly executed and unconditionally delivered by or on behalf of all relevant parties in accordance with all relevant laws (other than, with respect to the Company, the laws of the Cayman Islands).
2.2 The Transaction Documents are, or will be, legal, valid, binding and enforceable against all relevant parties in accordance with their terms under the laws of the State of New York and all other relevant laws (other than, with respect to the Company, the laws of the Cayman Islands).
2.3 The choice of the laws of the State of New York as the governing law of the Transaction Documents has been made in good faith and would be regarded as a valid and binding selection which will be upheld by the courts of the State of New York (other than the Cayman Islands) as a matter of the laws of the State of New York and all other relevant laws (other than the laws of the Cayman Islands).
2.4 The Company will receive money or money's worth in consideration for the issue of the Shares, and none of the Shares will be issued for less than their par value.
2.5 The capacity, power, authority and legal right of all parties under all relevant laws and regulations (other than, with respect to the Company, the laws and regulations of the Cayman Islands) to enter into, execute, unconditionally deliver and perform their respective obligations under the Transaction Documents.
2.6 There is no contractual or other prohibition or restriction (other than as arising under Cayman Islands law) binding on the Company prohibiting or restricting it from entering into and performing its obligations under the Transaction Documents.
2.7 No monies paid to or for the account of any party under the Transaction Documents or any property received or disposed of by any party to the Transaction Documents in each case in connection with the Transaction Documents or the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby represent or will represent proceeds of criminal conduct or criminal property or terrorist property (as defined in the Proceeds of Crime Act (As Revised) and the Terrorism Act (As Revised), respectively).
2.8 There is nothing under any law (other than the law of the Cayman Islands), which would or might affect the opinions set out below. Specifically, we have made no independent investigation of laws of the State of New York.
2.9 The issue of the Shares will be of commercial benefit to the Company.
2.10 No invitation has been or will be made by or on behalf of the Company to the public in the Cayman Islands to subscribe for any of the Shares or the ADSs.
Based upon, and subject to the foregoing assumptions and the qualifications set out below and having regard to such legal considerations as we deem relevant, we are of the opinion that:
3.1 The Company has been duly incorporated as an exempted company with limited liability and is validly existing and in good standing with the Registrar of Companies under the laws of the Cayman Islands.
3.2 The authorised share capital of the Company is US$5,000 divided into 50,000,000,000 shares comprising of (i) 30,000,000,000 class A ordinary shares of a nominal or par value of US$0.0000001 each, (ii) 10,000,000,000 class B ordinary shares of a nominal or par value of US$0.0000001 each, (iii) 75,000 class C ordinary shares of a nominal or par value of US$0.0000001 each, and (iv) 9,999,925,000 shares of a nominal or par value of US$0.0000001 each of such class or classes (however designated) as the Board may determine in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles.
3.3 The execution, issue, delivery and performance of the Transaction Documents, including the issue of the Shares, as contemplated by the Registration Statement, have been authorised by and on behalf of the Company and, upon the execution and unconditional delivery of the Transaction Documents by any Director or Officer (as defined in the RDO Resolutions) for and on behalf of the Company, the Transaction Documents will have been duly executed, issued and delivered on behalf of the Company and will constitute the legal, valid and binding obligations of the Company enforceable in accordance with their terms.
3.4 The issue and allotment of the Shares as contemplated by the Registration Statement have been duly authorised and when allotted, issued and paid for as contemplated in the Registration Statement, the Shares will be legally issued and allotted, fully paid and non-assessable. As a matter of Cayman Islands law, a share is only issued when it has been entered in the register of members (shareholders).
3.5 The statements under the caption "Taxation" in the prospectus forming part of the Registration Statement and the Prospectus Supplement, to the extent that they constitute statements of Cayman Islands law, are accurate in all material respects and that such statements constitute our opinion.
4.1 To maintain the Company in good standing under the laws of the Cayman Islands, annual filing fees must be paid and returns made to the Registrar of Companies within the time frame prescribed by law.
4.2 In this opinion the phrase "non-assessable" means, with respect to shares in the Company, that a shareholder shall not, solely by virtue of its status as a shareholder and in absence of a contractual arrangement, or an obligation pursuant to the memorandum and articles of association, to the contrary, be liable for additional assessments or calls on the shares by the Company or its creditors (except in exceptional circumstances, such as involving fraud, the establishment of an agency relationship or an illegal or improper purpose or other circumstances in which a court may be prepared to pierce or lift the corporate veil).
4.3 We express no opinion as to the meaning, validity or effect of any references to foreign (i.e. non-Cayman Islands) statutes, rules, regulations, codes, judicial authority or any other promulgations and any references to them in the Transaction Documents.
Except as specifically stated herein, we express no view as to the commercial terms of the Transaction Documents or whether such terms represent the intentions of the parties, and we make no comment with regard to warranties or representations that may be made by or with respect to the Company in any of the documents or instruments cited in this opinion or otherwise with respect to the commercial terms of the transactions, which are the subject of this opinion.
We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and to the reference to our name in the prospectus included in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus Supplement. In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we come within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Rules and Regulations of the Commission thereunder.
|/s/ Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP|
|Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP|
FANGDD ANNOUNCES US$620,800 REGISTERED DIRECT OFFERING OF AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES
SHENZHEN, China, March 2, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fangdd Network Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: DUO) (“FangDD” or the “Company”), a leading property technology company in China, today announced that it has entered into securities purchase agreements with certain investors (the “Purchase Agreements”) for the issuance and sale by the Company of an aggregate of 1,000,000 American depositary shares (“ADSs”), each representing 375 Class A ordinary shares of the Company, at a purchase price of US$0.6208 per ADS, in a registered direct offering.
Each Purchase Agreement contains representations, warranties and other provisions customary for transactions of this nature. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the Company currently anticipates that the closings of the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreements will take place in March 2023. FangDD intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes. Additional information regarding this offering and the Purchase Agreements will be included in a Form 6-K to be filed by FangDD with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).
The securities described above will be offered by the Company pursuant to an effective “shelf” registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-267397) previously filed with the SEC on September 13, 2022 and declared effective by the SEC on September 29, 2022. The securities may be offered only by means of a written prospectus and prospectus supplement that form a part of the registration statement. The prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus contain important information relating to the ADS offering. The prospectus supplement will be filed with the SEC and will be made available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov, or may be obtained, when available, by contacting us at Room 602, Unit B4, Kexing Science Park, 15 Keyuan Road, Technology Park, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, the PRC, or by email at email@example.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Fangdd Network Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: DUO) is a leading property technology company in China, operating one of the largest online real estate marketplaces in the country. Through innovative use of mobile internet, cloud, big data, artificial intelligence, among others, FangDD has fundamentally revolutionized the way real estate transaction participants conduct their business through a suite of modular products and solutions powered by SaaS tools, products and technology. For more information, please visit http://ir.fangdd.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “hope,” “going forward,” “intend,” “ought to,” “plan,” “project,” “potential,” “seek,” “may,” “might,” “can,” “could,” “will,” “would,” “shall,” “should,” “is likely to” and the negative form of these words and other similar expressions. Among other things, statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations are or contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release and is based on assumptions that the Company believes to be reasonable as of this date, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.
Investor Relations Contact
Ms. Linda Li
Director, Capital Markets Department
Securities Purchase Agreement
This Securities Purchase Agreement (this “Agreement”) is dated as of March_______, 2023 between Fangdd Network Group Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company (the “Company”), and the purchaser identified on the signature page hereto (including its successors and assigns, the “Purchaser”).
WHEREAS, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement and pursuant to an effective registration statement under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), the Company desires to issue and sell to the Purchaser, and the Purchaser desires to purchase from the Company, securities of the Company as more fully described in this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual covenants contained in this Agreement, and for other good and valuable consideration the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company and the Purchaser agree as follows:
1. Sale and Purchase.
1.1 Sale and Purchase of ADSs. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Company hereby agrees to sell, and the Purchaser, agrees to purchase, certain number of American depositary shares of the Company (“ADSs”), each representing 375 Class A ordinary shares, par value US$0.0000001 per share, of the Company (“Class A Ordinary Shares”), at a purchase price of US$0.6208 per ADS. The number of ADSs to be purchased by the Purchaser and the corresponding aggregate purchase price (the “Aggregate Purchase Price”) are as specified below the Purchaser’s name on the signature page of this Agreement.
1.2 Closing. The consummation of the sale and purchase of the ADSs hereunder (the “Closing”, and the date of the Closing, the “Closing Date”) shall take place on the date as agreed by the Company and the Purchaser and be held remotely via electronic exchange of documents or at such other location and date as may be agreed upon in writing by the Company and the Purchaser. The Closing shall take place on the terms and subject to the satisfaction or, to the extent permissible, waiver by the party entitled to the benefit of the conditions set forth in Section 1.4 (other than conditions that by their nature are to be satisfied at that Closing, but subject to the satisfaction or, to the extent permissible, waiver of those conditions).
1.3 Payment for and Issuance of ADSs. Prior to the Closing Date, the Purchaser shall deliver the Aggregate Purchase Price by wire transfer of immediately available funds in U.S. dollars to the bank account designated by the Company. On the Closing Date, the Company shall issue and direct The Bank of New York Mellon, depositary for the Company’s ADS facility (the “Depositary”), to deliver the number of ADSs fully paid for by the Purchaser to the Purchaser’s brokerage account as specified below the Purchaser’s name on the signature page of this Agreement.
1.4 Closing Conditions.
(a) The obligations of the Company hereunder in connection with the Closing are subject to the following conditions being met:
(i) the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Purchaser contained herein (unless as of a specific date therein in which case they shall be accurate as of such date) in all material respects on the Closing Date;
(ii) all obligations, covenants and agreements of the Purchaser required to be performed on or prior to the Closing Date shall have been performed;
(iii) the delivery by the Purchaser of this Agreement duly executed by the Purchaser; and
(iv) the receipt by the Company of the Aggregate Purchase Price.
(b) The obligations of the Purchaser hereunder in connection with the Closing are subject to the following conditions being met:
(i) the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Company contained herein (unless as of a specific date therein) in all material respects when made and on the Closing Date;
(ii) all obligations, covenants and agreements of the Company required to be performed on or prior to the Closing Date shall have been performed; and
(iii) the delivery by the Company of this Agreement duly executed by the Company.
2. Representations and Warranties of the Company. Except as set forth in the final prospectus filed for the Shelf Registration Statement (as defined below) in relation to the sale and purchase of the ADSs hereunder (the “Prospectus”) or the supplement to the Prospectus complying with Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act (the “Prospectus Supplement”), the Company hereby makes the following representations and warranties to the Purchaser that as of the Closing Date:
(a) Organization and Qualification. The Company is an exempted company with limited liability duly incorporated, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the Cayman Islands, and each subsidiary of the Company is duly incorporated or organized, validly existing and in good standing (with respect to jurisdictions that recognize the concept of good standing) under the laws of its jurisdiction of organization. Each of the Company and its subsidiaries has the requisite power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to carry on its business as currently being conducted, and is duly qualified or licensed to do business in all material respects in each jurisdiction in which the property owned, leased or operated by it or the nature of the business conducted by it makes such qualification or licensing necessary.
(b) Authorization; Enforcement; Validity. The Company has the requisite corporate power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and any other documents or agreements executed in connection with the transactions contemplated hereunder (the “Transaction Documents”) and to perform its obligations thereunder. The execution, delivery and performance by the Company of the Transaction Documents, including the issuance of the Shares, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action on the part of the Company. Each Transaction Document to which the Company is a party has been or will be duly executed and delivered by the Company, and, assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery by the Purchaser and the other parties thereto, constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, except as limited by general equitable principles and applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors’ rights generally.
(c) Issuance of the ADSs; Registration. The Shares are duly authorized and, when issued and paid for in accordance with the applicable Transaction Documents, will be duly and validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, free and clear of all liens imposed by the Company. The Company has prepared and filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a Registration Statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-267397) (the “Shelf Registration Statement”) in conformity with the requirements of the Securities Act which registers the sale of the Class A Ordinary Shares represented by the ADSs, which became effective on September 29, 2022, including the Prospectus, and such amendments and supplements thereto as may have been required to the date of this Agreement. The Company and the Depositary have prepared and filed with the SEC a registration statement relating to ADSs on Form F-6 (File No. 333-234295) for registration under the Securities Act (the “ADS Registration Statement”). The Shelf Registration Statement and ADS Registration Statement are effective under the Securities Act and no stop order preventing or suspending the effectiveness of the Shelf Registration Statement or suspending or preventing the use of the Prospectus has been issued by the SEC and no proceedings for that purpose have been instituted or, to the knowledge of the Company, are threatened by the SEC. The Company was at the time of the filing of the Shelf Registration Statement eligible to use Form F-3. The Company is eligible to use Form F-3 under the Securities Act and it meets the transaction requirements with respect to the aggregate market value of securities being sold pursuant to this offering and during the twelve (12) months prior to this offering, as set forth in General Instruction I.B.5 of Form F-3.
(d) Capitalization. The authorised share capital of the Company is US$5,000 divided into 5,000,000,000 shares. All issued and outstanding ordinary shares of the Company have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid and non-assessable, were issued in compliance with applicable U.S. and other applicable securities laws and were not issued in violation of any preemptive right, resale right or right of first refusal.
(e) No Conflicts. The execution, delivery and performance by the Company of the Transaction Documents, including the issuance of the Shares, will not (i) result in a violation of the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company in effect as of the date of this Agreement, (ii) conflict with, or constitute a default (or an event which with notice or lapse of time or both would become a default) under, or give to others any rights of termination, amendment, acceleration or cancellation of, any agreement to which the Company is a party, or (iii) result in a violation of any law applicable to the Company or by which any property or asset thereof is bound, except in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii) above, for such conflicts, defaults, rights or violations which would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the ability of the Company to perform its obligations under the Transaction Documents to which it is a party.
(f) Filings, Consents and Approvals. The Company is not required to obtain any consent, waiver, authorization or order of, give any notice to, or make any filing or registration with, any court or other federal, state, local or other governmental authority or other person in connection with the execution, delivery and performance by the Company of the Transaction Documents, other than: (i) the filing with the SEC of the Prospectus Supplement and (ii) such other filings as are required to be made under applicable federal and state securities laws.
(g) Nasdaq Listing. The ADSs are registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) and the ADSs are listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market. The issuance and sale of the Shares under this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby do not contravene the rules and regulations of The Nasdaq Stock Market.
(h) No Additional Representations. The Company makes no representations or warranties as to any matter whatsoever except as expressly set forth in the Transaction Documents or in any certificate delivered by the Company to the Purchaser in accordance with the terms thereof.
3. Representations and Warranties of the Purchaser. The Purchaser hereby represents and warrants as of the date hereof and as of the Closing Date to the Company as follows (unless as of a specific date therein, in which case they shall be accurate as of such date):
(a) Organization; Authority. The Purchaser is either an individual or an entity duly incorporated or formed, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or formation with full right, corporate, partnership limited liability company or similar power and authority to enter into and to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and otherwise to carry out its obligations hereunder and thereunder. The execution and delivery of this Agreement and performance by the Purchaser of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership, limited liability company or similar action, as applicable, on the part of the Purchaser. Each Transaction Document to which it is a party has been duly executed by the Purchaser, and when delivered by the Purchaser in accordance with the terms hereof, will constitute the valid and legally binding obligation of the Purchaser, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms, except: (i) as limited by general equitable principles and applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium and other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, (ii) as limited by laws relating to the availability of specific performance, injunctive relief or other equitable remedies and (iii) insofar as indemnification and contribution provisions may be limited by applicable law.
(b) Understandings or Arrangements. The Purchaser is acquiring the ADSs as principal for its own account and has no direct or indirect arrangement or understandings with any other persons to distribute or regarding the distribution of such ADSs (this representation and warranty not limiting the Purchaser’s right to sell the ADSs pursuant to the Shelf Registration Statement or otherwise in compliance with applicable federal and state securities laws). The Purchaser is acquiring the ADSs hereunder in the ordinary course of its business.
(c) Experience of the Purchaser. The Purchaser, either alone or together with its representatives, has such knowledge, sophistication and experience in business and financial matters so as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment in the ADSs, and has so evaluated the merits and risks of such investment. The Purchaser is able to bear the economic risk of an investment in the ADSs and, at the present time, is able to afford a complete loss of such investment.
(d) Access to Information. The Purchaser acknowledges that it has had the opportunity to review the Transaction Documents (including all exhibits and schedules thereto) and all reports, schedules, forms, statements and other documents filed by the Company under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, including pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) thereof, including the exhibits thereto and documents incorporated by reference therein, together with the Prospectus and the Prospectus Supplement and, subject to the Company’s need to comply with Regulation FD, has been afforded (i) the opportunity to ask such questions as it has deemed necessary of, and to receive answers from, representatives of the Company concerning the terms and conditions of the offering of the ADSs and the merits and risks of investing in the ADSs; (ii) access to information about the Company and its financial condition, results of operations, business, properties, management and prospects sufficient to enable it to evaluate its investment; and (iii) the opportunity to obtain such additional information that the Company possesses or can acquire without unreasonable effort or expense that is necessary to make an informed investment decision with respect to the investment.
(e) General Solicitation. The Purchaser is not purchasing the ADSs as a result of any advertisement, article, notice or other communication regarding the ADSs published in any newspaper, magazine or similar media or broadcast over television or radio or presented at any seminar or, to our knowledge, any other general solicitation or general advertisement.
(a) Each party hereto shall and shall cause its representatives to, unless otherwise required by applicable law or stock exchange rules, (i) keep confidential and shall not disclose to any person the existence and substance of any Transaction Document, the negotiations relating to any Transaction Document and any non-public information with respect to the foregoing (collectively, “Confidential Information”); provided, however, that each party and its respective representatives may disclose such information to their respective affiliates, permitted assignees, financing sources, partners, shareholders, senior management, employees, professional advisors, agents in each case only where such persons are bound by appropriate non-disclosure obligations and have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of such information. Nothing herein shall restrict the Company from making required disclosure as reasonably necessary.
(b) Confidential Information shall not include any information that is (i) previously known on a non-confidential basis by the receiving party or any of its representatives, (ii) in the public domain through no fault of such receiving party or any of its representatives, (iii) received from a person (other than the other party hereto or its representatives), so long as such person was not subject to a duty of confidentiality to that other party hereto, or (iv) developed independently by or on behalf of the receiving party or any of its representatives without reference to Confidential Information of the disclosing party.
5.1 Termination. This Agreement may be terminated by the Company by written notice to the Purchaser if the Closing has not been consummated on or before March 16, 2023.
5.2 Fees and Expenses. Except as expressly set forth in the Transaction Documents to the contrary, each party shall pay the fees and expenses of its advisers, counsel, accountants and other experts, if any, and all other expenses incurred by such party incident to the negotiation, preparation, execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement.
5.3 Entire Agreement. The Transaction Documents, together with the exhibits and schedules thereto, the Prospectus and the Prospectus Supplement, contain the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and thereof and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, oral or written, with respect to such matters, which the parties acknowledge have been merged into such documents, exhibits and schedules.
5.4 Notices. Any and all notices or other communications or deliveries required or permitted to be provided hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed given and effective on the earliest of: (a) the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile number or email attachment at the email address as set forth on the signature pages attached hereto at or prior to 5:00 p.m. (Hong Kong time) on a business day, (b) the next business day after the date of transmission, if such notice or communication is delivered via facsimile at the facsimile number or email attachment at the email address as set forth on the signature pages attached hereto on a day that is not a business day or later than 5:30 p.m. (Hong Kong time) on any business day, (c) the second (2nd) business day following the date of mailing, if sent by U.S. nationally recognized overnight courier service or (d) upon actual receipt by the party to whom such notice is required to be given. The address for such notices and communications shall be as set forth on the signature pages attached hereto.
5.5 Amendments; Waivers. No provision of this Agreement may be waived, modified, supplemented or amended except in a written instrument signed, in the case of an amendment, by the Company and the Purchaser or, in the case of a waiver, by the party against whom enforcement of any such waived provision is sought. Any amendment effected in accordance with this Section 5.5 shall be binding upon the Purchaser and holder of ADSs and the Company.
5.6 Headings. The headings herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of this Agreement and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.
5.7 Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their successors and permitted assigns. The Company may not assign this Agreement or any rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the Purchaser (other than by merger). The Purchaser may assign any or all of its rights under this Agreement to any person to whom such Purchaser assigns or transfers any ADSs, provided that such transferee agrees in writing to be bound, with respect to the transferred ADSs, by the provisions of the Transaction Documents that apply to the “Purchaser.”
5.8 No Third-Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is intended for the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and is not for the benefit of, nor may any provision hereof be enforced by, any other person.
5.9 Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of Hong Kong without regard to principles of conflict of laws thereunder. Any dispute, controversy, difference or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, including the existence, validity, interpretation, performance, breach or termination thereof or any dispute regarding non-contractual obligations arising out of or relating to it shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration administered by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) under the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules in force when the Notice of Arbitration is submitted. The seat of arbitration shall be Hong Kong. The number of arbitrators shall be one. The arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English.
5.10 Execution. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, all of which when taken together shall be considered one and the same agreement and shall become effective when counterparts have been signed by each party and delivered to each other party, it being understood that the parties need not sign the same counterpart. In the event that any signature is delivered by facsimile transmission or by e-mail delivery of a “.pdf” format data file, such signature shall create a valid and binding obligation of the party executing (or on whose behalf such signature is executed) with the same force and effect as if such facsimile or “.pdf” signature page were an original thereof.
5.11 Severability. If any term, provision, covenant or restriction of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, void or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms, provisions, covenants and restrictions set forth herein shall remain in full force and effect and shall in no way be affected, impaired or invalidated, and the parties hereto shall use their commercially reasonable efforts to find and employ an alternative means to achieve the same or substantially the same result as that contemplated by such term, provision, covenant or restriction. It is hereby stipulated and declared to be the intention of the parties that they would have executed the remaining terms, provisions, covenants and restrictions without including any of such that may be hereafter declared invalid, illegal, void or unenforceable.
5.12 Remedies. The parties hereto acknowledge and agree that irreparable harm would occur for which money damages would not be an adequate remedy if any provision of this Agreement was not performed in accordance with its specific terms or was otherwise breached. It is accordingly agreed that, in addition to any other remedies at law or in equity, each party hereto shall be entitled to injunctions to prevent breaches or threatened breaches of this Agreement and to enforce specifically the terms and provisions of this Agreement without posting any bond or other undertaking.
5.13 Construction. The parties agree that each of them and/or their respective counsel have reviewed and had an opportunity to revise the Transaction Documents and, therefore, the normal rule of construction to the effect that any ambiguities are to be resolved against the drafting party shall not be employed in the interpretation of the Transaction Documents or any amendments thereto. In addition, each and every reference to share prices, ADSs in any Transaction Document shall be subject to adjustment for reverse and forward stock splits, stock dividends, stock combinations and other similar transactions of the ADSs and Class A Ordinary Shares that occur after the date of this Agreement.
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[SIGNATURE PAGE TO FANGDD SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Securities Purchase Agreement to be duly executed by their respective authorized signatories as of the date first indicated above.
|The Company:||The Purchaser:|
|Fangdd Network Group Ltd.|
Address for Notice:
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