Accelerates its business expansion in the Southeast Asia market.
Yoshitsu Co. Ltd, a retailer and wholesaler of Japanese beauty and health products, has entered into a definitive agreement with All Seas Global Limited to acquire 100% equity interests in Tokyo Lifestyle Limited (TL), a company principally engaged in the import and retail of Japanese beauty and cosmetic products in Hong Kong and engaged in the live e-commerce business through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Shenzhen Qingzhiliangpin Network Technology Co., Ltd. (SQNT).
This acquisition is a critical initiative of the company’s business strategy to boost its business expansion in the Southeast Asia market and advance the digital transformation of live streaming e-commerce in its retail business.
Pursuant to the Agreement, Yoshitsu agrees to acquire 100% of the equity interests in TL in consideration of the sum of JPY 392,000,000 in cash (approximately US $2,805,192), subject to certain terms. The transaction contemplated by the agreement was approved by the company’s board of directors at a meeting on June 27, 2022, with the closing expected to occur by the end of July 2022.
Mei Kanayama, the principal executive officer of Yoshitsu, commented, “We are extremely pleased to take another initiative in Yoshitsu’s global business expansion. The capabilities of TL and SQNT and our expansion and digital transformation strategy are well matched. With the acquisition of TL, we expect to improve our operational efficiency and establish a solid foundation in Hong Kong to develop the Southeast Asian market further and strengthen our brand awareness in the region.”
“The foregoing strategy is expected to improve our customers’ shopping experience and meet new market demands. We expect the acquisition of TL to strengthen our position in the marketplace and deliver higher value to our shareholders,” Kanayama added.