VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, February 8, 2022 – WonderFi Technologies Inc. (NEO: WNDR; OTC: WONDF, WKN: A3C166, FTX:WNDR) (the “Company” or “WonderFi”) today announced that, in connection with the acquisition by Bitbuy Technologies Inc. (“Bitbuy”) that Kogan.com Limited (ASX: KGN) (“Kogan.com”), one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest and most popular online retailers, will provide marketing support to WonderFi and Bitbuy as a key step towards international expansion and user growth.
Kogan.com previously agreed to provide marketing support to Bitbuy’s future launch into the Australian market (here), and today has confirmed it will support the combined company, providing WonderFi with reach to Kogan.com’s more than 3.3 million active customers in Australia.
David Shafer, Executive Director of Kogan.com commented: “We were pleased to learn of the pending acquisition of Bitbuy by WonderFi, and look forward to becoming shareholders of WonderFi. Kogan.com’s commitment to provide marketing support to the combined company will now include WonderFi, expanding the potential offerings to Australians.”
Ben Samaroo, Chief Executive Officer of WonderFi commented: “The recent successful launch of the WonderFi App through wonder.fi, the historic success of Bitbuy’s centralized crypto trading platform, and the support of Kogan.com offers a tremendous opportunity for global Australian expansion.”
The acquisition of Bitbuy by WonderFi for approximately $206 million was announced on January 4, 2022, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022, subject to approval by WonderFi and Bitbuy shareholders, as well as certain related matters and other acquisition-related closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
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WonderFi is a leading technology company with the mission of creating better access to digital assets through compliant centralized and decentralized platforms. WonderFi has a multi-pronged business strategy which includes a high-growth consumer finance app which will serve as a trusted gateway to the new financial system, and a digital asset portfolio which consists of leading crypto and DeFi assets. WonderFi's executive team and Board of Directors have an established track record in finance and crypto, with previous experience at Amazon, Shopify, PayPal, Galaxy Digital and Hut 8. WonderFi's core team of engineers and technologists believe that everyone should have equal access to finance, and are aligned in the mission to empower people around the world to access DeFi in a simple, smart and secure way. For more information, visit www.wonder.fi.
Kogan.com is a portfolio of retail and services businesses that includes Kogan Retail, Kogan Marketplace, Kogan Mobile, Kogan Internet, Kogan Insurance, Kogan Travel, Kogan Money, Kogan Cars, Kogan Energy, Dick Smith, Matt Blatt and Mighty Ape. Kogan.com is a leading Australian consumer brand renowned for price leadership through digital efficiency. The Company is focused on making in-demand products and services more affordable and accessible.
Bitbuy is a Canadian owned and operated digital asset marketplace and restricted dealer. Bitbuy’s mission is to provide its clients the best global prices, the deepest liquidity, and the most digital asset products in Canada with a convenient, dependable, and secure platform. Bitbuy is proudly registered as a restricted dealer and is Canada’s first registered digital asset marketplace in Canada. Bitbuy’s head office is in downtown Toronto, with over 90 employees. In addition to its registration as a Marketplace and Restricted Dealer, Bitbuy is also registered with FINTRAC as a Money Services Business under the Virtual Asset Service Provider category. Bitbuy was founded in 2016 and is currently one of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency platforms by trading volume. Bitbuy offers crypto trading services to beginners, advanced traders, and corporations making it The crypto destination of investors.™
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This press release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and may also contain statements that may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking information and forward-looking statements are not representative of historical facts or information or current condition, but instead represent only the Company’s beliefs regarding future events, plans or objectives, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company’s control. Generally, such forward-looking information or forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such “could”, “intend”, “expect”, “believe”, “will”, “projected”, “estimated”, or variations of such words, and includes the anticipated benefits of the transaction, the ability of the Company and Bitbuy to obtain all necessary shareholder and regulatory approvals, and the ability of the Company and Bitbuy to close the transaction on the terms and timing described herein, or at all.
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