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China Customer Relations Centers (CCRC)

Filed: 20 May 21, 6:28am

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13E-3

(Amendment No.2)

 

RULE 13e-3 TRANSACTION STATEMENT

 

UNDER SECTION 13(e) OF

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

China Customer Relations Centers, Inc.

(Name of the Issuer)

 

China Customer Relations Centers, Inc.

Taiying Group Ltd.

Taiying International Inc.

Zhili Wang

TAISHANBPO1 Holdings Limited

Debao Wang

TAISHANBPO2 Holdings Limited

Guoan Xu

TAISHANBPO3 Holdings Limited

Qingmao Zhang

TAISHANBPO4 Holdings Limited

Long Lin

TAISHANBPO5 Holdings Limited

Wilstein Limited

Jishan Sun

TAISHANBPO6 Holdings Limited

Telecare Global Services Limited

Yipeng Wang

Harford Equity Limited

Ruixiu Wang

Sainsberry Limited

Qiaolin Wang

Yan Lyu

Xianghui Li

Ning Zou

Singeton Management Limited

Liping Gao

Yuxiang Qi

Yanli Xu

(Names of Persons Filing Statement)

 

Common Shares, par value $0.001 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

G2118P102

(CUSIP Number)

 

China Customer Relations Centers, Inc.

1366 Zhongtianmen Dajie, Xinghuo
Science and Technology Park,
High-tech Zone, Taian City,
Shandong Province, 271000,

People’s Republic of China

Tel: +86-538-691-8899

 

Taiying Group Ltd.

c/o Ritter House,

Wickhams Cay II,

PO Box 3170, Road Town,

Tortola VG1110,

British Virgin Islands

Tel: +86-538-691-8899

 

Taiying International Inc.

c/o Ritter House,

Wickhams Cay II,

PO Box 3170, Road Town,

Tortola VG1110,

British Virgin Islands

Tel: +86-538-691-8899

     

Zhili Wang

TAISHANBPO1 Holdings Limited

c/o Ritter House,

Wickhams Cay II,

PO Box 3170, Road Town,

Tortola VG1110,

British Virgin Islands

Tel: +86-538-691-8899

 

Debao Wang

TAISHANBPO2 Holdings Limited

c/o Ritter House,

Wickhams Cay II,

PO Box 3170, Road Town,

Tortola VG1110,

British Virgin Islands

Tel: +86-538-691-8899

 

Guoan Xu

TAISHANBPO3 Holdings Limited

c/o Ritter House,

Wickhams Cay II,

PO Box 3170, Road Town,

Tortola VG1110,

British Virgin Islands

Tel: +86-538-691-8899

 

 

 

 

Qingmao Zhang

TAISHANBPO4 Holdings Limited

c/o Ritter House,

Wickhams Cay II,

PO Box 3170, Road Town,

Tortola VG1110,

British Virgin Islands

Tel: +86-13356699369

 

Long Lin

TAISHANBPO5 Holdings Limited

Wilstein Limited

c/o Ritter House,

Wickhams Cay II,

PO Box 3170, Road Town,

Tortola VG1110,

British Virgin Islands

Tel: +86-15168890909

 

Jishan Sun

TAISHANBPO6 Holdings Limited

Telecare Global Services Limited

c/o Ritter House,

Wickhams Cay II,

PO Box 3170, Road Town,

Tortola VG1110,

British Virgin Islands

Tel: +86-13954887826

     

Yipeng Wang

Harford Equity Limited

c/o Suite 23, 1st Floor, Eden Plaza,

Eden Island, Mahé,

Republic of Seychelles

Tel: +86-18864809789

 

Ruixiu Wang

Sainsberry Limited

c/o Suite 23, 1st Floor, Eden Plaza,

Eden Island, Mahé,

Republic of Seychelles

Tel: +86-18864809789

 

Qiaolin Wang

No.3 Row 15, Nanmei Village,
Meicun Town, Fangzi District,
Weifang City, Shandong

Province, 261000,

People’s Republic of China

Tel: +86-15168890909

     

Yan Lyu

6-3-102 Yinchen Community,
Feiyue Dadao, Lichen District,

Jinan City, Shandong

Province, 250100,

People’s Republic of China

Tel: +86-13685312525

 

Xianghui Li

No.344 Xiangzhaozhuang Town,
Xiajin County, Dezhou City,
Shandong Province, 253200,

People’s Republic of China

Tel: +86-13685312525

 

Ning Zou

Singeton Management Limited

Flat/RM A 12/F,

Kiu Fu Commercial Building,

300 Lockhart Road,

Wanchai, Hong Kong

Tel: +86-13954887826

     

Liping Gao

Gate 1 No.242 Diyingzi Tun,
Xingshugang Village, Hong Guang
District, Daqing City,

Heilongjiang Province, 163000,

People’s Republic of China

Tel: +86-13954887826

 

Yuxiang Qi

Room 2702, Building 3,

Huamao Center, No. 89 Jianguo Road,
Chaoyang District,

Beijing, 100020

People’s Republic of China

Tel: +86-18905381726

 

Yanli Xu

Room 2606, Building 7,

Huamao Center, No. 89 Jianguo Road,
Chaoyang District,

Beijing, 100020

People’s Republic of China

Tel: +86-18905381726

 

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

With copies to:

 

Stephanie Tang, Esq.

Hogan Lovells

11th Floor, One Pacific Place

88 Queensway, Admiralty

Hong Kong

Tel: +852-2219-0888

 

Wei Gao

Commerce & Finance Law Offices
10/F, Tower 1, Jiang An Kerry Centre

1515 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai

People’s Republic of China

Tel: +86-21-6019-2693

 

This statement is filed in connection with (check the appropriate box):

 

The filing of solicitation materials or an information statement subject to Regulation 14A, Regulation 14-C or Rule 13e-3(c) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

The filing of a registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933.

 

A tender offer

 

None of the above

 

Check the following box if the soliciting materials or information statement referred to in checking box (a) are preliminary copies: ☐

 

Check the following box if the filing is a final amendment reporting the results of the transaction:

 

 

 

 

Calculation of Filing Fee 
Transactional Valuation*  Amount of Filing Fee** 
$34,477,586  $3,761.50 

 

* Calculated solely for the purpose of determining the filing fee in accordance with Rule 0-11(b)(1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The filing fee is calculated based on the aggregate cash payment of $6.50 per share for the 5,304,244 issued and outstanding shares of the issuer subject to the transaction (the “Transaction Valuation”).

 

** The amount of the filing fee, calculated in accordance with Exchange Act Rule 0-11(b)(1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Securities and Exchange Commission Fee Rate Advisory #1 for Fiscal Year 2021, issued on August 26, 2020, was calculated by multiplying the Transaction Valuation by 0.0001091.

 

Check box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing with which the offsetting of the fee was previously paid. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.

 

Amount Previously Paid: $3,761.50 Form or Registration No.: Schedule 13E-3 (File No. 005-89862)
   

Filing Party: China Customer Relations Centers, Inc.,


Taiying Group Ltd., Taiying International Inc., Zhili Wang, TAISHANBPO1 Holdings Limited, Debao Wang, TAISHANBPO2 Holdings Limited, Guoan Xu, TAISHANBPO3 Holdings Limited, Qingmao Zhang, TAISHANBPO4 Holdings Limited, Long Lin, TAISHANBPO5 Holdings Limited, Wilstein Limited, Jishan Sun, TAISHANBPO6 Holdings Limited, Telecare Global Services Limited, Yipeng Wang, Harford Equity Limited, Ruixiu Wang, Sainsberry Limited, Qiaolin Wang, Yan Lyu, Xianghui Li, Ning Zou, Singeton Management Limited, Liping Gao, Yuxiang Qi, Yanli Xu

 Date Filed: March 17, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

  Page
   
INTRODUCTION1
  
Item 1   Summary Term Sheet3
  
Item 2   Subject Company Information3
  
Item 3   Identity and Background of Filing Person3
  
Item 4   Terms of the Transaction4
  
Item 5   Past Contracts, Transactions, Negotiations and Agreements5
  
Item 6   Purposes of the Transaction and Plans or Proposals6
  
Item 7   Purposes, Alternatives, Reasons and Effects7
  
Item 8   Fairness of the Transaction8
  
Item 9   Reports, Opinions, Appraisals and Negotiations9
  
Item 10   Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration10
  
Item 11   Interest in Securities of the Subject Company10
  
Item 12   The Solicitation or Recommendation11
  
Item 13   Financial Statements11
  
Item 14   Persons/Assets, Retained, Employed, Compensated or Used12
  
Item 15   Additional Information12
  
Item 16   Exhibits12
 
Signatures14

 

 

 

 

Neither the SEC nor any state securities regulatory agency has approved or disapproved the merger, passed upon the merits or fairness of the merger or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of the disclosure in this transaction statement on Schedule 13E-3. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

INTRODUCTION

 

This Amendment No. 2 to the Rule 13e-3 transaction statement on Schedule 13E-3, together with the exhibits hereto (this “Transaction Statement”), is being filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) pursuant to Section 13(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), jointly by the following persons (each, a “Filing Person,” and collectively, the “Filing Persons”): (a) China Customer Relations Centers, Inc., a BVI business company with limited liability incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands (the “Company”), the issuer of the shares, par value $0.001 per share (each, a “Share”), that is subject to the transaction pursuant to Rule 13e-3 under the Exchange Act; (b) Taiying Group Ltd., a BVI business company with limited liability incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands (“Parent”); (c) Taiying International Inc., a BVI business company with limited liability incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands (“Merger Sub”); (d) Mr. Zhili Wang, the founder, chairman of the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) and chief executive officer of the Company (the “Chairman”), (e) Mr. Debao Wang, a director and chief financial officer of the Company; (f) Mr. Guoan Xu, a director and vice president of the Company; (g) Mr. Qingmao Zhang; (h) Mr. Long Lin; (i) Mr. Jishan Sun; (j) TAISHANBPO1 Holdings Limited, a BVI business company with limited liability and wholly-owned by the Chairman (“TAISHANBPO1”); (k) TAISHANBPO2 Holdings Limited, a BVI business company with limited liability and wholly-owned by Mr. Debao Wang (“TAISHANBPO2”); (l) TAISHANBPO3 Holdings Limited, a BVI business company with limited liability and wholly-owned by Mr. Guoan Xu (“TAISHANBPO3”); (m) TAISHANBPO4 Holdings Limited, a BVI business company with limited liability and wholly-owned by Mr. Qingmao Zhang (“TAISHANBPO4”); (n) TAISHANBPO5 Holdings Limited, a BVI business company with limited liability and wholly-owned by Mr. Long Lin (“TAISHANBPO5”); (o) TAISHANBPO6 Holdings Limited, a BVI business company with limited liability and wholly-owned by Mr. Jishan Sun (“TAISHANBPO6”); (p) Harford Equity Limited, an international business company incorporated in the Republic of Seychelles beneficially owned by Mr. Yipeng Wang; (q) Sainsberry Limited, an international business company incorporated in the Republic of Seychelles beneficially owned by Mr. Ruixiu Wang; (r) Mr. Qiaolin Wang; (s) Ms. Yan Lyu; (t) Mr. Xianghui Li; (u) Singeton Management Limited, a private company with limited liability incorporated in Hong Kong beneficially owned by Ms. Ning Zou; (v) Mr. Liping Gao; (w) Ms. Yuxiang Qi; (x) Ms. Yanli Xu; (y) Mr. Yipeng Wang; (z) Mr. Ruixiu Wang; (aa) Ms. Ning Zou; (bb) Wilstein Limited, an international business company incorporated in the Republic of Seychelles beneficially owned by Mr. Lin Long; and (cc) Telecare Global Services Limited, a BVI business company beneficially owned by Mr. Jishan Sun. Filing Persons (b) through (cc) are collectively referred to herein as the Buyer Group. Filing persons (d) through (i), and (p) through (cc) are collectively referred to as the “Rollover Shareholders”. The Chairman, Mr. Debao Wang, Mr. Guoan Xu, Mr. Qingmao Zhang, Mr. Long Lin and Mr. Jishan Sun are collectively referred to as the Guarantors.

 

On March 12, 2021, Parent, Merger Sub and the Company entered into an agreement and plan of merger (the “merger agreement”) providing for the merger of Merger Sub with and into the Company (the “merger”) in accordance with the British Virgin Islands Business Companies Act (as amended, the “BVI Business Companies Act”), with the Company continuing as the surviving company (the “surviving company”) after the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent. Parent is currently beneficially owned by TAISHANBPO1, TAISHANBPO2, TAISHANBPO3, TAISHANBPO4, TAISHANBPO5 and TAISHANBPO6. Merger Sub is currently wholly-owned by the Parent.

 

Under the terms of the merger agreement, if the merger is completed, at the effective time of the merger (the “Effective Time”), each Share, issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time, other than (a) Shares beneficially owned by the Rollover Shareholders (the “Rollover Shares”), (b) Shares owned by Parent, Merger Sub, the Company (as treasury, if any) or any of their respective subsidiaries immediately prior to the Effective Time, (c) Shares reserved (but not yet allocated) by the Company for settlement upon exercise or vesting of company share awards immediately prior to the Effective Time, (d) Shares owned by shareholders who have validly exercised and have not effectively withdrawn or lost their dissenter rights under the BVI Business Companies Act (the “Dissenting Shares”) (Shares described under (a) through (d) above are collectively referred to herein as the “Excluded Shares”), will be cancelled in exchange for the right to receive $6.50 in cash per Share without interest and net of any applicable withholding taxes. The Excluded Shares other than Dissenting Shares will be cancelled for no consideration. The Dissenting Shares will be cancelled and each holder thereof will be entitled to receive only the payment of the fair value of such Dissenting Shares in accordance with the BVI Business Companies Act.

 

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In addition, at the Effective Time, the Company will terminate the Company’s 2018 Share Incentive Plan (the “Share Incentive Plan”) and any relevant award agreements entered into under the Share Incentive Plan.

 

In order for the merger to be completed, the merger agreement, the plan of merger and the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement, including the merger, must be authorized and approved by the a resolution approved by the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes of the Shares entitled to vote thereon in respect of which the shareholders holding the Shares were present at the extraordinary general meeting of the shareholders or an adjournment thereof in person or by proxy and being Shares in respect of which the votes were voted in accordance with the BVI Business Companies Act and the memorandum and articles of the Company. However, the authorization and approval of the merger agreement, the plan of merger and the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement, including the merger, are not subject to the authorization and approval of holders of a majority of the Company’s outstanding Shares unaffiliated with the Buyer Group.

 

As of the date of this proxy statement, the Rollover Shareholders beneficially own approximately 71.1% of the total issued and outstanding Shares. Pursuant to the terms of the Support Agreement, the Rollover Shares and all other Shares acquired by the Rollover Shareholders after the date of the Support Agreement will be voted in favor of the authorization and approval of the merger agreement, articles of merger, the plan of merger and the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement, including the merger, at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of the Company.

 

The Company will make available to its shareholders a proxy statement (the “proxy statement”, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit (a)-(1) to this Transaction Statement), relating to the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of the Company, at which the shareholders of the Company will consider and vote upon, among other proposals, a proposal to authorize and approve the merger agreement, the plan of merger and the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement, including the merger. Copies of the merger agreement, articles and the plan of merger are attached to the proxy statement as Annex A and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

The cross-references below are being supplied pursuant to General Instruction G to Schedule 13E-3 and show the location in the proxy statement of the information required to be included in response to the items of Schedule 13E-3. Pursuant to General Instruction F to Schedule 13E-3, the information contained in the proxy statement, including all annexes thereto, is incorporated in its entirety herein by this reference, and the responses to each item in this Schedule 13E-3 are qualified in their entirety by the information contained in the proxy statement and the annexes thereto. Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Transaction Statement shall have the meanings given to them in the proxy statement.

 

All information contained in this Transaction Statement concerning each Filing Person has been supplied by such Filing Person. No Filing Person has produced any disclosure with respect to any other Filing Person.

 

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Item 1Summary Term Sheet

 

The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet”

 

“Questions and Answers about the Extraordinary General Meeting and the Merger”

 

Item 2Subject Company Information

 

(a)Name and Address. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following caption is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—The Parties Involved in the Merger”

 

(b)Securities. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“The Extraordinary General Meeting—Record Date; Shares Entitled to Vote”

 

“The Extraordinary General Meeting—Shareholders Entitled to Vote; Voting Materials”

 

“Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management of the Company”

 

(c)Trading Market and Price. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following caption is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Market Price of the Shares, Dividends and Other Matters—Market Price of the Shares”

 

(d)Dividends. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following caption is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Market Price of the Shares, Dividends and Other Matters—Dividend Policy”

 

(e)Prior Public Offering. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following caption is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Transactions in the Shares—Prior Public Offerings”

 

(f)Prior Stock Purchase. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following caption is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Transactions in the Shares”

 

“Special Factors—Related Party Transactions”

 

Item 3Identity and Background of Filing Person

 

(a)Name and Address. China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. is the subject company. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—The Parties Involved in the Merger”

 

“Annex D—Directors and Executive Officers of Each Filing Person”

 

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(b)Business and Background of Entities. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—The Parties Involved in the Merger”

 

“Annex D—Directors and Executive Officers of Each Filing Person”

 

(c)Business and Background of Natural Persons. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—The Parties Involved in the Merger”

 

“Annex D—Directors and Executive Officers of Each Filing Person”

 

Item 4Terms of the Transaction

 

(a)-(1)Material Terms. Not applicable.

 

(a)-(2)Material Terms. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet”

 

“Questions and Answers about the Extraordinary General Meeting and the Merger”

 

“Special Factors”

 

“The Extraordinary General Meeting”

 

“The Merger Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

“Annex A—Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

(c)Different Terms. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Interests of the Company’s Executive Officers and Directors in the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger”

 

“The Extraordinary General Meeting—Proposals to be Considered at the Extraordinary General Meeting”

 

“The Merger Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

“Annex A—Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

(d)Appraisal Rights. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet— Appraisal Rights”

 

“Questions and Answers about the Extraordinary General Meeting and the Merger”

 

“Appraisal Rights”

 

“Annex C—BVI Business Companies Act Cap. 22 (Law 3 of 1961, as consolidated and revised) – Extract of Section 179 of the BVI Business Companies Act”

 

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(e)Provisions for Unaffiliated Security Holders. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following caption is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Provisions for Unaffiliated Security Holders”

 

(f)Eligibility of Listing or Trading. Not applicable.

 

Item 5Past Contracts, Transactions, Negotiations and Agreements

 

(a)Transactions. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Special Factors—Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Related Party Transactions”

 

“Transactions in the Shares”

 

(b)Significant Corporate Events. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Special Factors—Background of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

“Special Factors—Buyer Group’s Purpose of and Reasons for the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger”

 

“The Merger Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

“Annex A—Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

(c)Negotiations or Contacts. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Special Factors—Background of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Plans for the Company after the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger”

 

“The Merger Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

“Annex A—Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

(e)Agreements Involving the Subject Company’s Securities. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Plans for the Company after the Merger”

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Support Agreement”

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Financing of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Background of the Merger”

 

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“Special Factors—Plans for the Company after the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Financing of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Support Agreement”

 

“Special Factors—Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Voting by the Rollover Shareholders at the Extraordinary General Meeting”

 

“The Merger Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

“Transactions in the Shares”

 

“Annex A—Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

Item 6Purposes of the Transaction and Plans or Proposals

 

(a)Purposes. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Purposes and Effects of the Merger”

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Plans for the Company after the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

“Special Factors—Buyer Group’s Purpose of and Reasons for the Merger”

 

(b)Use of Securities Acquired. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet”

 

“Questions and Answers about the Extraordinary General Meeting and the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Buyer Group’s Purpose of and Reasons for the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Effect of the Merger on the Company”

 

“The Merger Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

“Annex A—Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

(c)(1)-(8) Plans. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—The Merger”

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Purposes and Effects of the Merger”

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Plans for the Company after the Merger”

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Financing of the Merger”

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Interests of the Company’s Executive Officers and Directors in the Merger”

 

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“Special Factors—Background of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

“Special Factors—Buyer Group’s Purpose of and Reasons for the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Effect of the Merger on the Company”

 

“Special Factors—Plans for the Company after the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Financing”

 

“Special Factors—Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger”

 

“The Merger Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

“Annex A—Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

Item 7Purposes, Alternatives, Reasons and Effects

 

(a)Purposes. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Purposes and Effects of the Merger”

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Plans for the Company after the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

“Special Factors—Buyer Group’s Purpose of and Reasons for the Merger”

 

(b)Alternatives. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Special Factors—Background of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

“Special Factors—Position of the Buyer Group as to the Fairness of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Buyer Group’s Purpose of and Reasons for the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Alternatives to the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Effects on the Company if the Merger is not Completed”

 

(c)Reasons. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Purposes and Effects of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Background of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

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“Special Factors—Position of the Buyer Group as to the Fairness of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Buyer Group’s Purpose of and Reasons for the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Effect of the Merger on the Company”

 

(d)Effects. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Purposes and Effects of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Background of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

“Special Factors—Effect of the Merger on the Company”

 

“Special Factors—Plans for the Company after the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Effects on the Company if the Merger is not Completed”

 

“Special Factors—Effect of the Merger on the Company’s Net Book Value and Net Earnings”

 

“Special Factors—Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences”

 

“Special Factors—Material PRC Income Tax Consequences”

 

“Special Factors—Material British Virgin Islands Tax Consequences”

 

“The Merger Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

“Annex A—Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

Item 8Fairness of the Transaction

 

(a)-(b)Fairness; Factors Considered in Determining Fairness. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Recommendations of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Position of Buyer Group as to the Fairness of the Merger”

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Opinion of the Special Committee’s Financial Advisor”

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Interests of the Company’s Executive Officers and Directors in the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Background of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

“Special Factors—Position of the Buyer Group as to the Fairness of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Opinion of the Special Committee’s Financial Advisor”

 

“Special Factors—Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger”

 

“Annex B—Opinion of Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited as Financial Advisor”

 

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(c)Approval of Security Holders. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Shareholder Vote Required to Authorize and Approve the Merger Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

“Questions and Answers about the Extraordinary General Meeting and the Merger”

 

“The Extraordinary General Meeting—Vote Required”

 

(d)Unaffiliated Representative. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Special Factors—Background of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

“Special Factors—Opinion of the Special Committee’s Financial Advisor”

 

“Annex B—Opinion of Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited as Financial Advisor”

 

(e)Approval of Directors. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Recommendations of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

“Questions and Answers about the Extraordinary General Meeting and the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Background of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

(f)Other Offers. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Special Factors—Background of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

Item 9Reports, Opinions, Appraisals and Negotiations

 

(a)Report, Opinion or Appraisal. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Opinion of the Special Committee’s Financial Advisor”

 

“Special Factors—Background of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Opinion of the Special Committee’s Financial Advisor”

 

“Annex B—Opinion of Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited as Financial Advisor”

 

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(b)Preparer and Summary of the Report, Opinion or Appraisal. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Special Factors—Opinion of the Special Committee’s Financial Advisor”

 

“Annex B—Opinion of Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited as Financial Advisor”

 

(c)Availability of Documents. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following caption is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Where You Can Find More Information”

 

 “Annex B—Opinion of Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited as Financial Advisor”

 

The reports, opinions or appraisals referenced in this Item 9 will be made available for inspection and copying at the principal executive offices of the Company during its regular business hours by any interested holder of the Shares or his, her or its representative who has been so designated in writing.

 

Item 10Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration

 

(a)Source of Funds. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Financing of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Financing”

 

“The Merger Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

“Annex A—Agreement and Plan of Merger”

 

(b)Conditions. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Financing of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Financing”

 

(c)Expenses. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following caption is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet— Fees and Expenses”

 

“Special Factors—Fees and Expenses”

 

(d)Borrowed Funds. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following caption is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Financing of the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Financing”

 

“The Merger Agreement and Plan of Merger—Financing”

 

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Item 11Interest in Securities of the Subject Company

 

(a)Securities Ownership. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Share Ownership of the Company Directors and Officers and Voting Commitments”

 

“Special Factors—Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger”

 

“Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management of the Company”

 

(b)Securities Transaction. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following caption is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Transactions in the Shares”

 

Item 12The Solicitation or Recommendation

 

(d)Intent to Tender or Vote in a Going-Private Transaction. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Share Ownership of the Company Directors and Officers and Voting Commitments”

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Support Agreement”

 

“Questions and Answers about the Extraordinary General Meeting and the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Support Agreement”

 

“Special Factors—Voting by the Rollover Shareholders at the Extraordinary General Meeting”

 

“The Extraordinary General Meeting—Vote Required”

 

“Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management of the Company”

 

(e)Recommendations of Others. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Recommendations of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Position of Buyer Group as to the Fairness of the Merger”

 

“Summary Term Sheet—Share Ownership of the Company Directors and Officers and Voting Commitments”

 

“Special Factors—Reasons for the Merger and Recommendation of the Special Committee and the Board”

 

“Special Factors—Position of the Buyer Group as to the Fairness of the Merger”

 

“The Extraordinary General Meeting—Our Board’s Recommendation”

 

Item 13Financial Statements

 

(a)

Financial Information. The audited consolidated financial statements of the Company for the two years ended December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2020 are incorporated herein by reference to the Company’s Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed on May 17, 2021 (see page F-1 and following pages). The selected balance sheet information of the Company as of December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2020 is incorporated herein by reference to the Company’s Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed on May 17, 2021 (see page F-1 and following pages).

 

The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Financial Information”

 

“Where You Can Find More Information”

 

 Exhibit (a)-(5) (“Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020 of the Company”)

 

(b)Pro Forma Information. Not applicable.

 

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Item 14Persons/Assets, Retained, Employed, Compensated or Used

 

(a)Solicitation or Recommendations. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following caption is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“The Extraordinary General Meeting—Solicitation of Proxies”

 

(b)Employees and Corporate Assets. The information set forth in the proxy statement under the following captions is incorporated herein by reference:

 

“Summary Term Sheet—The Parties Involved in the Merger”

 

“Special Factors—Interests of Certain Persons in the Merger”

 

“Annex D—Directors and Executive Officers of Each Filing Person”

 

Item 15Additional Information

 

(b)Information Required by Item 402(t)(2) and (3). Not applicable.

 

(c)Other Material Information. The information contained in the proxy statement, including all annexes thereto, is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 16Exhibits

 

(a)-(1)Proxy Statement of the Company dated May 20, 2021 (the “proxy statement”).
  
(a)-(2)Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company, incorporated herein by reference to the proxy statement.
  
(a)-(3)Proxy Card, incorporated herein by reference to Annex E to the proxy statement.
  
(a)-(4)Press Release issued by the Company, dated March 12, 2021, incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to the Report on Form 6-K furnished by the Company to the SEC on March 12, 2021.
  
(a)-(5)Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020 of the Company, filed with the SEC on May 17, 2021 and incorporated herein by reference.
  
(b)-(1)Debt Commitment Letter, dated March 11, 2021, issued by China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. in favor of Parent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.6 to the Schedule 13D Amendment filed by the Rollover Shareholders on March 12, 2021).
  
(c)-(1)Opinion of Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited, dated March 12, 2021, incorporated herein by reference to Annex B to the proxy statement.
  
(c)-(2)*Preliminary Discussion materials prepared by Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited for discussion with the Special Committee, dated March 2, 2021.
  
(c)-(3)*Discussion materials prepared by Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited for discussion with the Special Committee, dated March 12, 2021.

  

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(d)-(1)Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 12, 2021, by and among the Company, Parent and Merger Sub, incorporated herein by reference to Annex A to the proxy statement.
  
(d)-(2)Rollover and Support Agreement, dated March 12, 2021, by and among Parent and the Rollover Shareholders (incorporated herein by reference to Annex F of the proxy statement).
  
(d)-(3)Limited Guarantee, dated March 12, 2021, by the Guarantors in favor of the Company (incorporated herein by reference to Annex G of the proxy statement).
  
(d)-(4)Consortium Agreement, dated November 27, 2020, by and among the Guarantors, TAISHANBPO1, TAISHANBPO2, TAISHANBPO3, TAISHANBPO4, TAISHANBPO5 and TAISHANBPO6 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.3 to the Schedule 13D filed by the Chairman, Mr. Debao Wang and Mr. Qingmao Zhang on December 7, 2020).
  
(d)-(5)Termination Agreement to the Consortium Agreement, dated March 11, 2021, by and among the Guarantors, TAISHANBPO1, TAISHANBPO2, TAISHANBPO3, TAISHANBPO4, TAISHANBPO5 and TAISHANBPO6 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.2 to the Schedule 13D Amendment filed by the Rollover Shareholders on March 12, 2021).
  
(d)-(6)Consortium Agreement, dated March 11, 2021, by and among the Guarantors, TAISHANBPO1, TAISHANBPO2, TAISHANBPO3, TAISHANBPO4, TAISHANBPO5, TAISHANBPO6, Mr. Yipeng Wang, Mr. Ruixiu Wang, Mr. Qiaolin Wang, Ms. Yan Lyu, Mr. Xianghui Li, Ms. Ning Zou, Mr. Liping Gao, Ms. Yuxiang Qi and Ms. Yanli Xu (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.3 to the Schedule 13D Amendment filed by the Rollover Shareholders on March 12, 2021).
  
(f)-(1)Appraisal Rights, incorporated herein by reference to the section entitled “Appraisal Rights” in the proxy statement.
  
(f)-(2)Section 179 of the BVI Business Companies Act, as amended, incorporated herein by reference to Annex C to the proxy statement.
  
(g)Not applicable.

 

* Previously filed

 

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Signatures

 

After due inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Date: May 20, 2021

 

 China Customer Relations Centers, Inc.
  
 By:/s/ Tianjun Zhang
  Name: Tianjun Zhang
  Title: Chairman of the Special Committee

 

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 Taiying Group Ltd.
  
 By:/s/ Zhili Wang
  Name: Zhili Wang
  Title: Director

 

 Taiying International Inc.
  
 By:/s/ Zhili Wang
  Name: Zhili Wang
  Title: Director

 

 Zhili Wang
  
 /s/ Zhili Wang

 

 TAISHANBPO1 Holdings Limited
  
 By:/s/ Zhili Wang
  Name: Zhili Wang
  Title: Director

 

 Debao Wang
  
 /s/ Debao Wang

 

 TAISHANBPO2 Holdings Limited
  
 By:/s/ Debao Wang
  Name: Debao Wang
  Title: Director

 

 Guoan Xu
  
 /s/ Guoan Xu

 

 TAISHANBPO3 Holdings Limited
  
 By:/s/ Guoan Xu
  Name: Guoan Xu
  Title: Director

 

 Qingmao Zhang
  
 /s/ Qingmao Zhang

 

 TAISHANBPO4 Holdings Limited
  
 By:/s/ Qingmao Zhang
  Name: Qingmao Zhang
  Title: Director

 

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 Long Lin
  
 /s/ Long Lin

 

 TAISHANBPO5 Holdings Limited
  
 By:/s/ Long Lin
  Name: Long Lin
  Title: Director

 

 Wilstein Limited
  
 By:/s/ Long Lin
  Name: Long Lin
  Title: Director

 

 Jishan Sun
  
 /s/ Jishan Sun

 

 TAISHANBPO6 Holdings Limited
  
 By:/s/ Jishan Sun
  Name: Jishan Sun
  Title: Director

 

 Telecare Global Services Limited
  
 By:/s/ Jishan Sun
  Name: Jishan Sun
  Title: Director

 

 Yipeng Wang
  
 /s/ Yipeng Wang

 

 Harford Equity Limited
  
 By:/s/ Yipeng Wang
  Name: Yipeng Wang
  Title: Director

 

 Ruixiu Wang
  
 /s/ Ruixiu Wang

 

 Sainsberry Limited
  
 By:/s/ Ruixiu Wang
  Name: Ruixiu Wang
  Title: Director

 

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 Qiaolin Wang
  
 /s/ Qiaolin Wang

 

 Yan Lyu
  
 /s/ Yan Lyu

 

 Xianghui Li
  
 /s/ Xianghui Li

 

 Ning Zou
  
 /s/ Ning Zou

 

 Singeton Management Limited
  
 By:/s/ Ning Zou
  Name: Ning Zou
  Title: Director

 

 Liping Gao
  
 /s/ Liping Gao

 

 Yuxiang Qi
  
 /s/ Yuxiang Qi

 

 Yanli Xu
  
 /s/ Yanli Xu

 

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Exhibit Index

 

(a)-(1)Proxy Statement of the Company dated _May 20, 2021 (the “proxy statement”).
  
(a)-(2)Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company, incorporated herein by reference to the proxy statement.
  
(a)-(3)Proxy Card, incorporated herein by reference to Annex E to the proxy statement.
  
(a)-(4)Press Release issued by the Company, dated March 12, 2021, incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to the Report on Form 6-K furnished by the Company to the SEC on March 12, 2021.
  
(a)-(5)Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020 of the Company, filed with the SEC on May 17, 2021 and incorporated herein by reference.
  
(b)-(1)Debt Commitment Letter, dated March 11, 2021, issued by China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. in favor of Parent (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.6 to the Schedule 13D Amendment filed by the Rollover Shareholders on March 12, 2021).
  
(c)-(1)Opinion of Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited, dated March 12, 2021, incorporated herein by reference to Annex B to the proxy statement.
  
(c)-(2)*Preliminary Discussion materials prepared by Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited for discussion with the Special Committee, dated March 2, 2021.
  
(c)-(3)*Discussion materials prepared by Houlihan Lokey (China) Limited for discussion with the Special Committee, dated March 12, 2021.
  
(d)-(1)Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 12, 2021, by and among the Company, Parent and Merger Sub, incorporated herein by reference to Annex A to the proxy statement.
  
(d)-(2)Rollover and Support Agreement, dated March 12, 2021, by and among Parent, and the Rollover Shareholders (incorporated herein by reference to Annex F of the proxy statement).
  
(d)-(3)Limited Guarantee, dated March 12, 2021, by the Guarantors in favor of the Company (incorporated herein by reference to Annex G of the proxy statement).
  
(d)-(4)Consortium Agreement, dated November 27, 2020, by and among the Guarantors, TAISHANBPO1, TAISHANBPO2, TAISHANBPO3, TAISHANBPO4, TAISHANBPO5 and TAISHANBPO6 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.3 to the Schedule 13D filed by the Chairman, Mr. Debao Wang and Mr. Qingmao Zhang on December 7, 2020).
  
(d)-(5)Termination Agreement to the Consortium Agreement, dated March 11, 2021, by and among the Guarantors, TAISHANBPO1, TAISHANBPO2, TAISHANBPO3, TAISHANBPO4, TAISHANBPO5 and TAISHANBPO6 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.2 to the Schedule 13D Amendment filed by the Rollover Shareholders on March 12, 2021).
  
(d)-(6)Consortium Agreement, dated March 11, 2021, by and among the Guarantors, TAISHANBPO1, TAISHANBPO2, TAISHANBPO3, TAISHANBPO4, TAISHANBPO5, TAISHANBPO6, Mr. Yipeng Wang, Mr. Ruixiu Wang, Mr. Qiaolin Wang, Ms. Yan Lyu, Mr. Xianghui Li, Ms. Ning Zou, Mr. Liping Gao, Ms. Yuxiang Qi and Ms. Yanli Xu (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 99.3 to the Schedule 13D Amendment filed by the Rollover Shareholders on March 12, 2021).
  
(f)-(1)Appraisal Rights, incorporated herein by reference to the section entitled “Appraisal Rights” in the proxy statement.
  
(f)-(2)Section 179 of the BVI Business Companies Act, as amended, incorporated herein by reference to Annex C to the proxy statement.
  
(g)Not applicable.

 

*Previously filed

 

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