Greenland Acquisition Corporation *

Greenland Acquisition Corporation *

Oct 19, 2020 by Roman Developer

PROPOSED COMBINATION: Zhongchai Holding (Hong Kong) Limited

ENTERPRISE VALUE: $101.3 Million

*SPACInsider estimate a/o 10-22-19

Greenland Acquisition Corp. proposes to acquire Zhongchai Holding (Hong Kong) Limited (“Zhongchai Holding”), a leading developer and manufacturer of transmission products for material handling machineries in China.  In addition, Zhongchai Holding has developed robotic cargo carriers, which it plans to produce and sell in the near future.  Post-closing, the Company will change its name to Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation.

Zhongchai Holding’s transmission products are key components for forklift trucks used in manufacturing and logistic applications. Zhongchai Holding’s revenues increased from approximately $49.1 million in 2017 to approximately $60.2 million in 2018 and its net income increased to approximately $6.6 million in 2018 from a net loss of approximately $3.3 million in 2017. Following the closing, Zhongchai Holding’s key executives are expected to remain as key executives of the combined company.

Transaction Details

Under the terms of the share exchange agreement, Greenland will acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of Zhongchai Holding from Zhongchai Holding’s shareholder in exchange for 7,500,000 newly issued ordinary shares of Greenland. 10% of the ordinary shares payable to Zhongchai Holding’s shareholder in the transaction will be held in escrow for 18 months after the closing as security for Zhongchai Holding’s and such shareholder’s indemnification obligations under the share exchange agreement.

The board of directors of the Company after the closing will consist of five directors, who will be appointed prior to the closing, four of which will be independent. The four nominees of the independent directors are Messrs. Yanming Liu, Hong Liang Lu, Min Zhang and Everett Xiaolin Wang.

The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019.

Greenland Transaction Summary


  • Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP and Ogier are acting as legal advisors to Greenland.
  • T&C Law Firm is acting as legal advisor to Zhongchai Holding.



Executive Officers

Yanming Liu, 56
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Liu has served as President of CoAdna (Suzhou), a fiber optics solutions company in China, since March 2013. From November 2010 to February 2013, Mr. Liu served as President of two optical access business units of HiSense Broadband and Multimedia Technologies, an optical communications company. From March to October 2010, Mr. Liu served as a senior advisor to EJ McKay & Co., Inc. with respect to various technology matters. From August 2005 to February 2010, Mr. Liu served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Salira Systems Inc., a producer of optical access products in China and the U.S. Previously, Mr. Liu served as an executive of Optovia Corporation and Walsin Management Company. In addition, from 1993 to 2001, Mr. Liu worked in various roles for Corning Incorporated, most recently as Director of Communications Electronics and Integration, where his roles included invention of Corning’s award-winning patented LEAF fiber product and marketing such product in China and other markets. Mr. Liu received a bachelor degree from Tianjin University in China, a MBA degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Ph.D. and a MA degree from Princeton University.

River Chi, 38
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Chi has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Alum Developing (Shanghai), Inc., a distributor of alloys in China, since November 2017 and previously served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer starting in 2013. From 2007 until 2012, Mr. Chi served as the operations manager of Salira (China) Network System Inc., where he worked with Mr. Liu. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Chi served as project manager for AsteelFlash Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., an international electronic manufacturing services company. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Chi served as manufacturing engineer for Darfon Electronics (SuZhou) Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of telecommunication components and precision devices. Mr. Chi received a bachelor degree from Northeastern University and a MBA from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Jerry Zheng, 46
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Zheng has served as the founding partner and CEO of MIF China Services Limited since 2013. Previously, Mr. Zheng served as an Executive Director at JP Morgan from 2011 to 2014, Vice President at Fullerton Financial Holdings from 2006 to 2012 and Senior Manager at CITIC Securities from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Zheng acted as financial advisor to complete numerous M&A and financing transactions, including Shenzhen Energy Group’s acquisition of Shen Neng Energy Management Co., Ltd. for RMB 7.6 billion, JP Morgan’s investment in China’s Bridge Trust Company, FFH’s acquisition of Yantai Commercial Bank and CITIC Guoan Group’s acquisition of Hunan Province Cable TV Networks. Mr. Zheng holds a Bachelor of Science from Beijing Normal University and a Masters Degree and Ph.D. of Economics from Renmin University of China.


Board of Directors

Shan Cui, 46
Director Nominee

Ms. Cui has been an independent director and chair of the audit committee and compensation committee of Fuqin Fintech Limited, an online lending information intermediary platform, since August 28, 2018. She has been the Executive Director of First Capital International Limited since 2010 and provided consulting services for private equity companies and venture capital companies. She was the CFO of Lizhan Environmental Corporation, a then Nasdaq-listed company engaged in the business of green leather material manufacturing, from 2011 to 2013. From 2009 to 2010, she was the Manager of Planning and Analysis for Greene, Tweed & Company, a manufacturer of high-performance engineering parts and products serving aerospace, oilfield, and semi-conductor industries. Prior to that, Ms. Cui was the Senior Finance Manager at Ikon Office Solutions from 2005 to 2008, the CFO for Invista from 2003 to 2004, the Senior Financial Consultant for the Peachtree Companies from 2001 to 2003, the Manager of Strategic Planning and Analysis for General Time Corporation from 1998 to 2001, and the Senior Vice President for Seaboard Corporation from 1996 to 1998. Ms. Cui acquired her MBA degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University and her Bachelor’s degree in International Business English from Ocean University of China.

Jiang Pu, 39
Director Nominee

Mr. Pu has been serving as the Managing Director of Shanghai Welkin Investment Management Co., Ltd., a growth fund firm based in Shanghai, since 2010. Mr. Pu led the firm’s investment in Juneyao Air, Pengyuan Credit Service, Alog and Aidi Education Group. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Pu served as the Director of Business Development for Yude Engineering Holdings, where he was in charge of business development and government relationship. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Pu served as the assistant to the President at Shanghai Zhongxing Electronic Development Company. Mr. Pu received a bachelor of accounting degree from Central Queensland University in Australia in 2006.

Yu Chen, 52
Director Nominee

Mr. Chen has served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of Covision Optoelectronics, a developer of display and lighting applications in China, since October 2013. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Chen worked at HiSense Broadband and Multimedia Technologies, where he worked with Mr. Liu, most recently serving as a Deputy Director of Technology. In 2008, Mr. Chen served as a senior engineer for Luminus Devices, a designer of light extractions for LED products. Prior to that, Mr. Chen worked as an engineer for various technology companies in China and North American and as a researcher at the University of Waterloo, since 1986. Mr. Chen received a masters degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada and a Ph.D. from McMaster University in Canada.