Guardforce AI (GFAI) Stock Gains 10% on Acquisition News

  • Guardforce AI (GFAI) stock is increasing after signing an acquisition agreement.
  • This will have it acquire Shenzhen Kewei Robot Technology Company Limited.
  • The company will use a mix of cash and stock to fund the transaction.
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Guardforce AI (NASDAQ:GFAI) stock is gaining on Tuesday after the company revealed plans to acquire another robotics company.

According to a press release, Guardforce AI has signed an agreement with Shenzhen Intelligent Guardforce Robot Co to acquire subsidiary Shenzhen Kewei Robot Technology Company Limited. This is a robotics company focused on software solutions, management platforms, sales and technical services.

Investors in GFAI stock will remember that Guardforce AI previously signed a letter of intent to acquire 12 subsidiaries of Shenzhen Intelligent Guardforce Robot Co. It also had a securities purchase agreement for seven of the company’s subsidiaries. This new agreement replaces both of those.

Details of the Deal

Guardforce AI and Shenzhen Intelligent Guardforce Robot Co are still ironing out the acquisition price in the deal. However, they’ve agreed on paying with 10% cash and 90% restricted common stock. A definitive merger agreement is expected in the coming months.

Olivia Wang, chairwoman and CEO of Guardforce AI, said the following in the news release.

“After conducting further due diligence, it became clear that acquiring Kewei itself, compared to acquiring only the Kewei sales channel subsidiaries, would add both a premier roster of business clients, as well as advanced technologies that we believe will help to accelerate our strategic expansion within the robotics industry worldwide.”

GFAI stock is seeing heavy trading today with some 3.7 million shares on the move. That’s already above the company’s daily average trading volume of about 3.6 million shares.

GFAI stock is up 10.4% as of Tuesday morning but is down 70.7% year to date.

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