The deal to purchase mining machines from Bitmain Development PTI Ltd was made through a related party, Cypher Capital DMC.
Phoenix Group PLC, a cryptocurrency mining and blockchain firm listed in the Abu Dhabi securities market, is injecting $187 million to enhance its standing in the Bitcoin mining sector.
Phoenix Computer Equipment, a subsidiary of Phoenix Group, announced in a disclosure on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) on Jan 9, 2023, that it has concluded, through Cypher Capital DMCC, an agreement with Bitmain Development PTI Ltd to purchase the latest mining machines.
According to the disclosure, The acquisition has been completed, and all necessary procedures have been finalized. The company stated that the agreement empowers Phoenix to boost its hashing power and advance on its path to becoming a leading force in the global Bitcoin mining sector.
In December 2023, United Arab Emirates firm Phoenix Group disclosed a $380-million new purchase of hardware equipment from WhatsMiner, aimed at expanding its portfolio of hydro cooling rigs, representing WhatsMiner’s most significant order in two years.
Phoenix Group also debuted trading on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange in December 2023, becoming one of the Middle East’s first publicly listed industry firms. The company’s share price rose to 2.32 AED (USD 0.63). According to the company, it now commands a market cap of 14.5 billion AED (USD 3.95 billion) as of Jan. 4th, 2024.
Phoenix Group successfully closed its IPO with an oversubscription of 33 times on Nov. 18, reporting that its offer of 907,323,529 shares saw “overwhelming demand.” Phoenix said retail investors oversubscribed the offering 180 times, while professional investors contributed to a 22-fold oversubscription.
Following the Whatsminer partnership and IPO, the Bitmain deal further amplifies Phoenix Group’s hashing power and market share.
Cointelegraph reached out to Phoenix Group for more details on the acquisition but got no response at the time of publication.