SPI Energy Co, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPI) has announced that it has received the approval of the Boards of Directors of the Company to spin-off its Solar Juice Co., Ltd. unit through an initial public offering. It has revealed that it will maintain its majority ownership of Solar Juice after the spin-off.
The company believed that if the spin-off will be successful it will be able to open the door of new growth. Solar Juice is the leader in the Asia Pacific market and best known for selling solar panels, EV charger, Solar system, and renewable energy solution for the residential and commercial markets.
SPI Energy Co, Ltd has also dislcosed that it has completed the settlement with the minority stockholders of Solar Juice Australia. After the settlement, the lawsuit has been dismissed.
SPI has earlier revealed in the Annual Report on Form 20-F, in May 2020, Solar Juice Co. Ltd that it has started legal action against its other shareholders and some of its other directors and claimed directors and against Solar Juice Australia together with Mr. Kun Fong Lee and Mr. Jinhan Zhou.
The proceedings have been pursued in the Federal court of Austalia as plaintiffs by SPI. The complaint has been lodged against the new rights issues handled by Solar Juice Australia and against the appointment of an additional director after removing Mr. Kun Fong Lee and Mr. Jinhan Zhou as directors. The Federal Court of Australia has ordered that the new appointment orders are invalid.
SPI Energy Co, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPI) shares were trading up 16.12% at $9.22 at the time of writing on Tuesday. It had a trading volume of 10.29 million as compared to the average volume of 8.93 million. SPI Energy Co, Ltd. (SPI) share price went from a low point around $0.55 to briefly over $46.67 in the past 52 weeks. It has moved up 1576.36% from its 52-weeks low and moved down -80.24% from its 52-weeks high. SPI market cap has remained high, hitting $139.11 Million at the time of writing.