Intermost Creates Joint Venture in Partnership with SUNeVision.
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2000
Intermost Corporation (OTCBB OTCBB
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The new holding company is a major strategic alliance with one of the largest brand name Internet technology firms in Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov. . Backed by its own $200 million USD USD
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The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. investment fund, SUNeVision (www.sunevision.com) is the B2B (Business to Business) Refers to one business communicating with or selling to another. See B2B e-commerce, B2C and B2G.
B2B - business to business Internet technology arm of Sun Hung Kai Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (新鴻基) (HKSE: 0086 ) is a listed corporation based in Hong Kong. The company is controlled by the 3 Kwok brothers, whose father, Kwok Tak Seng, founded the company. Collectively, they speak for 43. Properties (www.shkp.com.hk), itself one of the largest blue chip firms in Hong Kong. Intermost will take a 35% ownership position in the joint venture, SUNeVision a 50% stake, and Ebiz.com a 15% stake. SUNeVision brings to the joint venture tremendous brand name power, managerial and technical expertise, and financial strength. Intermost brings its nationwide network of business relationships established during its two years as a premier provider in China of e-commerce solutions, systems integration, web design services and its B2B Internet portal, ChinaE.com. Intermost also brings the strength of its proprietary electronic payments platform, and its technical savvy.
The Intermost/SUNeVision holding company will make its first procurement system investment in the Chinese home appliance industry. Earlier this week in Beijing, Intermost announced the creation of SinuE.com, a company that will build an Internet-based procurement platform for this industry. SinuE.com is an industrywide in·dus·try·wide
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Throughout an entire industry: sales that have decreased industrywide; industrywide cooperation. collaboration led by one of the largest Chinese home appliance manufacturers, Midea (www.midea.com.cn). Midea had revenues in 1999 of $1.55 billion USD. The Intermost/SUNeVision holding company will own 40% of SinuE.com.
Internet-based procurement systems accommodate a manufacturer's different divisions, plants, locations, and projects. Procurement systems are internal, not available to the public. Suppliers can streamline selling and order entry processes while providing access to the tremendous buying power Buying Power
The money an investor has available to buy securities. In a margin account, the buying power is the total cash held in the brokerage account plus maximum margin available.
Also referred to as "Excess Equity. of the trading community the system naturally attracts. Operational efficiencies increase while costs decrease for all trading partners. All participants will realize significant cost savings, not merely through automation of routine ordering tasks, but also through the improved responsiveness of their supply chain. The opportunity to eliminate the vast inefficiencies found in the Chinese textile production and distribution procurement systems provides considerable profit potential. The actual procurement platform technology to be used by the SUNeVision/Intermost holding company is to come from a major well-known supplier.
By conservative measures, Intermost/SUNeVision holding company revenues should reach tens of millions of US dollars within 12-18 months. Intermost will garner revenue from the sale of the procurement system development contracts in two separate ways. First, Intermost will generate revenue directly from a variety of sub-contractor work. Such work should generate revenue for Intermost within the coming six months. Secondly, Intermost will collect a proportional share of all revenue generated from the holding company. The opportunity for savings due to increased efficiency in the U.S. are typically much smaller than in China, meaning that operational cost savings could be much larger.
"To understand the significance to Intermost of this alliance, one must consider whom SUNeVision / Sun Hung Kai Properties is. They are an aggressive, very large (multi-billion USD), wildly profitable Hong Kong company, well known throughout Asia. They know how to make money in the IT industry. They make no allusions about the requirement of having a solid business plan, financial backing, talented executive management, and proper Chinese connections in order to make this venture a moneymaker. In our opinion, there can be no strategic partnership more valuable than SUNeVision," commented Mark P. Williamson, Intermost's Vice President of Business Development. "SUNeVision management will not place their own name or money at risk without first establishing enormous confidence in Intermost, a confidence that has resulted from their own thorough due diligence Research; analysis; your homework. This term has caught on in all industries, because it sounds so "wired." Who would want to do analysis or research when they can do due diligence. See wired. ."
Intermost is a China-based Internet technology company, focused on the development and delivery of scalable business-to-business e-commerce solutions. The Company promotes its name and products via its B2B portal, ChinaE.com. The Company also develops and markets an electronic payment system that allows for both telephone and online payment of consumer-oriented monthly bills, and markets broad-based procurement platforms for the Chinese electrical appliance industry.
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A projected financial statement based on management expectations. A forward-looking statement involves risks with regard to the accuracy of assumptions underlying the projections. . Certain information included in this press release (as well as information included in oral statements and other written statements made or to be made by Intermost) contains statements that are forward-looking, such as statements relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc the consummation of transactions, anticipated future revenues of the companies and success of current product offerings. Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future, and accordingly, such results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of Intermost.
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