[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]VCI Global Limited (NASDAQ: VCIG) (“VCI Global”, or the “Company”) today announced it will be subscribing for 500 new GlobexUS Holdings Corp (“GlobexUS”) shares at USD3,000 per share for USD1.5 million. This investment signals the expansion of the Company’s business into the digital asset market.
GlobexUS is the holding company of the 50/50 joint venture technology partner of Upstream Exchange (“Upstream”), a MERJ Exchange market. Being an exchange and trading app for digital securities, Upstream is the world’s first regulated exchange that lists blockchain based digital securities to be traded on its retail marketplace. Upstream, with a current retail investor base of over 7,000 app users and rising, enables U.S and global securities issuers to dual list their shares on its platform.
VCI Global has also entered into a marketing and referral agreement to partner with Upstream. Under this agreement, VCI Global shall be granted territorial exclusivity for Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia, where the Company will introduce and refer entities that wish to list or dual list on Upstream. VCI Global has already made in-roads having secured its first issuer client, which is already looking into taking part in dual-listing on Upstream.
“As the global economies pull further away from the pandemic era, we are committed to maintain our growth strategy plan to maintain our position as a leading global advisory firm. The acquisition of the stake (in GlobexUS) is synergistic given our related referral arrangement. Undoubtedly a win-win situation for all parties concerned. This partnership with Upstream will open up a new revenue stream for us which, we believe, will increase the valuation of VCI Global significantly once it gains traction,” said Dato’ Victor Hoo, Group Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VCI Global.
About VCI Global Limited
VCI Global is a multi-disciplinary consulting group with key advisory practices in the areas of business and technology. The Company provides business and boardroom strategy services, investor relation services, and technology consultancy services. Its clients range from small-medium enterprises and government-linked agencies to publicly traded companies across a broad array of industries. VCI Global operates solely in Malaysia, with clients predominantly from Malaysia, but also serves some clients from China, Singapore, and the US.