United States


Washington, D.C. 20549 


Form 8-K


Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


February 19, 2018

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)


CM Seven Star Acquisition Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


Cayman Islands   333-220510   N/A

(State or other jurisdiction of


(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer Identification


Suite 1003-1004, 10/F, ICBC Tower

Three Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong


(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +852 6358 5597




(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On February 19, 2018, CM Seven Star Acquisition Corporation (the “Company”) received a letter of resignation from Bing Lin pursuant to which Mr. Lin resigned as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Lin continues to serve as a director of the Company.


On the same day, the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Anthony Ho to the Company’s Board of Directors and named him non-executive Chairman of the Board and appointed Sing Wang to be the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.


Mr. Anthony Ho has been Chief Investment Officer of China Minsheng Financial Holding Corporation Limited since September 2017. From October 2015 to May 2017, Mr. Ho was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Amundi Hong Kong Limited. From September 2014 to September 2015, Mr. Ho was Chief Executive Officer of CIFM Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited. From March 2013 to September 2014, Mr. Ho was Managing Director of JF Asset Management Limited. From September 2009 to December 2012, Mr. Ho was Managing Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of China Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited. From January 1994 to August 2009, Mr. Ho held multiple senior positions at Fidelity International in Hong Kong and London. From February 1988 to February 1992, Mr. Ho was a senior accountant at Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Ho received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Queensland in 1987 and an Master of Business Administration from University of New South Wales in 1993. Mr. Ho is a Certified Practicing Accountant in Australia and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. We believe Mr. Ho is well-qualified to serve as a member of the board given his in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in global financial industry.


Mr. Sing Wang has served as the Chairman of TKK Capital, a private equity/wealth management company since August 2015. Since May 2017, Mr. Wang has been the Vice General Manager (non-executive) of CMIG Capital Company Limited. From February 2016 to May 2017, Mr. Wang was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of China Minsheng Financial Holding Corporation Limited (HKEx: 245). Since 1991, Mr. Wang has been the founder, owner and manager of Amerinvest Group, a personal investment firm. From September 2015 until December 2017, Mr. Wang was a Senior Advisor to TPG China, Limited (Growth Platform). From May 2006 to August 2015, Mr. Wang was a Partner at TPG, served as a Co-Chairman of TPG Greater China and the Head of TPG Growth North Asia. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Wang was the CEO and Executive Director of TOM Group Limited (HKEx: 2383) from mid-2000 to early 2006, a Chinese-language media and internet conglomerate in Greater China. Previously, Mr. Wang was with Goldman Sachs from 1993 to 2000, including serving as the Head of China High Technology in Hong Kong, and manager at HSBC Private Equity from November 1992 to June 1993, and a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Co. from November 1989 to September 1992.


Mr Wang has served on several boards, including: Independent Non-Executive Director of Sands China Limited (since July 2017 to present); Chairman of Evolution Media China (March 2016 until December 2017); Non-executive director of China Renewable Energy Investment Limited (HKEx: 987) (June 2011 to October 2015); Non-executive director of MIE Holdings Corporation (HKEx: 1555) (June 2010 to November 2015); Alternate director of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (HKEx: 2318) (1994 to 2000); and Director of China Resources Land Limited (HKEx: 1109) (1996 to 1999). Mr. Wang graduated from Yunnan University, China, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, and from the University of Oxford, UK, with multiple degrees including a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, an Oxford Master of Arts, and a Master of Science degree in Forestry. In addition, from June 2011 to May 2013, Mr. Wang was a member of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. From May 2011 to Nov 2015, Mr. Wang served as the Chairman of the Industry Policy Committee (IPC) of China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA). He was also a Standing Committee Member of the 9th, 10th and 11th Yunnan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference from January 2003 until January 2018.




Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



99.1   Press Release dated February 20, 2018






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: February 23, 2018




By: /s/ Steven Cannon  
Name: Steven Cannon  
Title: Chief Financial Officer  




Exhibit 99.1




Mr. Sing Wang

Chief Executive Officer

CM Seven Star Acquisition Corporation

+852 3978 3888 / 3796 2750



CM Seven Star Acquisition Corporation Announces Continued Support from CMIG through the Appointment of Additional Board Members & Certain Management Changes


NEW YORK, Feb 20, 2018 – CM Seven Star Acquisition Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMSS/CMSSU/CMSSW/CMSSR) (the “Company” or “CM Seven Star”), today announced the appointment of additional board members and certain management changes further demonstrating support for the Company by China Minsheng Investment Group (“CMIG”) and its affiliates. Mr. Anthony Ho, the current Chief Investment Officer of CMIG’s Hong Kong listed subsidiary, China Minsheng Financial Holding (“CMFH”) (HKG:0245), has been appointed as Chairman of the board. Mr. Sing Wang, the former CEO of CMFH, and previously private equity executive at TPG and Goldman Sachs, has been appointed as a director and CEO. The Company’s previous Chairman and CEO, Mr. Bing Lin, will remain a board member. These changes are effective immediately.


Our previous Chairman and CEO, Mr. Bing Lin, stated “Today’s changes represent strong public support for the Company by CMIG and its affiliates as both Mr. Ho and Mr. Wang are current or former senior executives of CMFH. Mr. Wang served as the CEO and Executive Director of CMFH until May 2017, and Mr. Ho currently is the Chief Investment Officer of CMFH. Personally, I am very excited to deliver to the Company’s shareholders the commitment of these talented finance professionals and the organization they represent.”


Our new CEO, Mr. Wang stated that: “It is an honor that CMFH is asking me to succeed Bing Lin and become the CEO and director of the Company. I do so based on the belief that the commitment of CMIG and that of its affiliates to the success of CM Seven Star is significant.  I’d like to commend Mr. Bing Lin’s success in launching CM Seven Star. However, I am confident that my more than 25 years of experience in professional investment management with some of the top firms in the financial services industry will be most applicable in this next phase of CM Seven Star’s development.”


Our new Chairman of the Board, Mr. Ho, further added: “CMIG would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Bing Lin for his tremendous efforts and success in launching CMIG’s first SPAC, and in fact our group’s first public offering in the US capital markets.  We appreciate that Mr Lin will continue in his role as a director of CM Seven Star, and his support that he will continue to provide in this role. "


Mr. Sing Wang, our new CEO added further: “We are committed to finding attractive merger targets for CM Seven Star with the single purpose of creating shareholder value regardless of the source and type of assets.    We will be open to additional management changes in the future, to strengthen our team to address any needs of the SPAC.”


The Company


The Company is a blank check company for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. The Company’s efforts to identify a prospective target business will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic region.




On Oct 25, 2017 the company priced its initial public offering, and after exercise of an underwriter’s overallotment purchase option, currently has $206 million of cash in trust. The company’s securities trade on The NASDAQ Capital Market, with the ordinary shares under the ticker symbol “CMSS,” the units under the ticker symbol “CMSSU,” the warrants under the ticker symbol “CMSSW,” and the rights under the ticker symbol “CMSSR.”


Forward Looking Statements


This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements, including the successful consummation of the Company’s initial public offering, are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.