Ms. Monita Mo, CEO of Ascend Capital Partners was awarded with “2006 China Media Industry Promoting Award” from China Media Investment Annual Forum on Jan. 18, 2007. China Media Investment Annual Meeting is the organized by Stanchina, aiming at promoting people who made contributions brought new ideas and adopted new approaches to the Chinese media development. Ms. Monita Mo’s award is attributed to her effort in identifying and incubating several new media companies. These companies won various awards in the forum as well.

Ms. Monita Mo, CEO of Ascend Capital Partners was awarded with “2009 China Top Ten Financial and Intelligent Persons” on Dec. 27, 2009.

This is the sixth annual event “China Top Ten Financial and Intelligent Persons” aimed to promote individuals who have created wealth, both in a monetary and spiritual sense and who have brought innovation to society. Individuals are judged on contributions made, innovation created and influences he or she has made towards the community. The event was jointly sponsored by Beijing Normal University Beijing Institute of Beijing Cultural Development Research, Fortune Times News Paper, Phoenix TV Channel, Cnelection.com, Sohu.com and VOD One. Ultimately, 30 people selected under 3 categories - the “Top Ten Financial and Intelligent Persons” award; the “Special Award” and “Single Project Award”. Ms. Monita Mo, Mr. Zhu Qing Shi (Academician of China Academy of Social Sciences, former president of University of Science and Technology of China), and Chairman of the board of Nanchang Ship Construction Co., Ltd., famous writer Mr. Hai Yan, all won the Top Ten awards.

Reasons for Ms. Mo nomination: With a bi-cultural and bi-lingual background, Ms. Mo applied the creativity of Wall Street and helped many Chinese enterprises to grow their business; thus creating much wealth and fortune for China. She has the nickname of being a “Dragon Lady from the Investment community”. A few of her success cases include Acorn International, 8848.net, PRCEDU.com and SinoBnet, NVC. She is currently focusing on green agricultural sectors, and is dedicated to building a scalable business with high standards for food safety


2006 Top Ten Media Industry Innovation Award, Company that’s Most Worth to be Invested in 2006

Ascend Contribution: Ascend acted as financial advisor for Acorn International since 2003. Ascend helped Acorn to raise $43 million in 2005. Ascend continues to serve as its IPO financial advisor until now. Acorn’s current market capital is $681million.


Company that’s Most Worth to Be Invested in 2006

Ascend Contribution: Ascend served UUSEE as its financial advisor at the inception of the company and was the angel investor. Ascend team had incubated UUSEE for 9 months from the very beginning, and the valuation reached $45M in <1 year of operations. As a result of these efforts, UUSEE attracted a $10M investment from Sequoia and SIG.


Person of the Media Year in 2006 , 2006 Top Ten Media Industry Innovation Award, Company that’s Most Worth to be Invested in 2006

Ascend Contribution: Ascend served Xing Bang Industry as its financial advisor in 2006. After 6 months of operation, two newspapers of Xing Bang Industry, “Lighting News” and “Life leisure – classified ad” achieved 0.5M circulation in Guangzhou City alone at the end of 2006. The success of these 2 newspapers was a miracle in the Chinese newspaper industry.