Completes Transformation into Pure-Play Artificial Intelligence (AI) Enterprise
Proceeds from Sale to Substantially Reduce its Debt
LAS VEGAS, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Remark Holdings, Inc. (MARK), a diversified global technology company with leading artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and digital media properties, today announced that it has completed the previously-announced sale of Vegas.com, LLC to VDC-MGG Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Remark's senior lenders, for an enterprise value of $45 million. The $30 million of cash proceeds from the transaction will be used to pay amounts due to Remark's senior lenders, leaving only approximately $10 million of remaining debt owed to the senior lenders. The transaction was approved by Remark stockholders at a special meeting of stockholders convened on May 14, 2019.
"The completion of this transaction marks our transition into a pure-play AI company," said Kai-Shing Tao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Remark. "In addition to significantly reducing our debt and streamlining our cost structure, we will now benefit from increased flexibility in expanding our AI portfolio, further developing our proprietary technologies and securing strategic and financial partnerships with key players across multiple sectors. We are demonstrating the effectiveness of our AI technology in the retail space, while progressing in the roll out of our AI solutions across construction sites, campuses, restaurants, and traffic monitoring and enforcement. As we move forward in deploying our products and scaling our business, we are focused on building a stream of recurring revenues, supported by modest recurring capital costs."
About Remark Holdings, Inc.
Remark Holdings, Inc. (MARK) delivers an integrated suite of AI solutions that enable businesses and organizations to solve problems, reduce risk and deliver positive outcomes. The company's easy-to-install AI products are being rolled out in a wide range of applications within the retail, financial, public safety and workplace arenas. The company also owns and operates digital media properties that deliver relevant, dynamic content and ecommerce solutions. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, with additional operations in Los Angeles, California and in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Hangzhou, China. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.remarkholdings.com.
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