- As the initial step to the partnership, BEST has sold
RMB517 million worth of assets
related to its BEST Capital unit to Sinolink
- Transaction will allow BEST to reinforce its balance sheet,
enhance liquidity and allow a greater focus on its core
HANGZHOU, China, March 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BEST Inc. (NYSE:
BEST) ("BEST" or the "Company"), a leading integrated smart supply
chain solutions and logistics services provider
in China, today announced that it has signed a strategic
partnership agreement with Sinolink Yongfu Asset Management
("Sinolink"), a subsidiary of Sinolink Securities.
According to the agreement, the Company has initially sold
RMB517 million worth of its assets
pertaining to its external B2C truck leasing business to Sinolink.
BEST is also expected to partner with Sinolink to explore further
strategic initiatives in the future.
Gloria Fan, Chief Financial
Officer of BEST Inc., said, "This transaction demonstrates our
commitment to improve the Company's balance sheet and enhance
liquidity. Our partnership with Sinolink will optimize our cash
flow and allow us to focus more resources on the growth of our core
ABOUT BEST INC.
BEST Inc. (NYSE: BEST) is a leading integrated smart supply
chain solutions and logistics services provider in China.
Through its proprietary technology platform and extensive networks,
BEST offers a comprehensive set of logistics and value-add
services, including express and freight delivery, supply chain
management and last-mile services, truckload service brokerage,
international logistics and financial services. BEST's mission is
to empower business and enrich life by leveraging technology and
business model innovation to create a smarter, more efficient
supply chain. For more information, please
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ability to maintain and enhance its ecosystem; BEST 's ability to
continue to innovate, meet evolving market trends, adapt to
changing customer demands and maintain its culture of innovation;
fluctuations in general economic and business conditions
in China and other countries in which BEST operates, and
assumptions underlying or related to any of the foregoing. Further
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release, and BEST does not undertake any obligation to update any
forward-looking statement, except as required under
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