Cvent Holding (CVT)
Cvent/Dragoneer Announcement FAQ
What was the significance of today’s announcement?
Cvent is going public through a business combination with Dragoneer Growth Opportunities II, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). After the transaction closes – expected sometime in Q4 2021 – Cvent will become a public company trading under the symbol “CVT” on Nasdaq.
What were the primary terms of the deal?
As you saw from the press release, this deal values Cvent at $5.3B, and we have raised $801M in cash that we can use to fund our growth.
Why is this the right time for Cvent to go public?
The meetings and events industry has experienced rapid digital transformation over the last 18 months. We witnessed the rise of virtual events during the pandemic. Now, we’re starting to see the pent-up demand for in-person and hybrid events. This transformation has greatly expanded our Total Addressable Market (TAM), which Frost & Sullivan believes to be nearly $30B for the solutions we sell.
We felt that the time was right to capitalize on this market momentum by going public.
Who are the key investors in this deal?
In addition to Dragoneer, numerous big-name investors were attracted to the Cvent investment. Key investors include Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, Hedosophia, Oaktree Capital Management L.P., and Zoom Video Communications, Inc., among others. Additionally, Vista will remain the majority shareholder at the time we go public and will remain on the board.
What does going public mean for customers?
Going public is positive news for our customers and partners. We will be receiving approximately $801M in cash proceeds from this transaction that we will use to accelerate product innovation, increase investments in our research and development, enhance our customer support offerings, and further expand our go-to-market activities. In short, going public means we will have the ability to invest more than ever before to deliver the products and services event planners, marketers, and hoteliers need to maximize the ROI of their meetings and events.
Part of the investment thesis was the strength and experience of our global Cvent team, and after we become a public company, the team that got the company to where it is today will lead Cvent into the future.
Why did Zoom invest in Cvent?
Zoom and Cvent share a common mission to bring people together through technology. We have a longstanding relationship with Zoom. We are current technology partners and also leverage and use of each other’s solutions. In short, we know each other well. Zoom is very bullish about the future of meetings and events across all delivery models – and invested in Cvent because of the overall strength and potential of our event marketing and management platform to power live engagement in the marketplace.
What does this mean for you?
As a public company, there will be no meaningful changes for you, your teams, or how we do business.
While this announcement is great news for our company, what’s more important is what this means for all of you. The pandemic accelerated the digital transformation of our industry, leading to an overall larger market across both our event and hospitality clouds. Our strong valuation and ability to raise $801M highlight the deep confidence our investors have in our products and our people. This funding will help us grow our teams, expand our go-to market activities, and invest even more in R&D so our customers can get even more out of our solutions. For you, this means more opportunities to develop new products, sell and market new solutions, lead new teams, learn new skills, advance your careers, and share in the unique excitement of being part of a publicly traded company.
Who is Dragoneer?
Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II is a blank check company formed by an affiliate of Dragoneer Investment Group. Dragoneer Investment Group is a growth-oriented investment firm with over $19 billion in long-duration capital from many of the world’s leading endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices. The firm has a history of partnering with management teams growing exceptional companies characterized by sustainable differentiation and superior economic models. The firm’s track record includes public and private investments across industries and geographies, with a particular focus on technology-enabled businesses. Dragoneer has been an investor in companies such as Airbnb, Alibaba, Atlassian, AppFolio, Bytedance, Ceridian, Chime, Datadog, DoorDash, Duck Creek, PointClickCare, Procore, Slack, Samsara, ServiceTitan, Snowflake, Spotify, Uber, UiPath and others.
What exactly happens in a SPAC IPO Process?
A SPAC, in our case, Dragoneer (Nasdaq: DGNS), raises capital through an initial public offering (IPO) for the purpose of merging with an existing company, which in this case, is Cvent. Over the next few months, what is called the “de-SPACing” period, we will take a number of different steps to complete a successful merger including actively marketing the deal via filings with the SEC and several Wall Street analyst and investor meetings. In a few months, the merger will be complete and Cvent will take over Dragoneer’s listing under the ticker symbol “CVT.”
Can I buy or sell Dragoneer (Nasdaq: DGNS) Stock?
Absolutely not. That could be considered insider trading.
Will we still be part of Vista Equity Partners?
Yes. Vista will remain the majority shareholder at the time we go public and will remain on the board. Vista will remain a strong partner for Cvent.
Can I talk to customers, prospects, potential employees, vendors, etc., about this?
If people ask you about this transaction, you are allowed to say this only:
“Cvent is planning to become a publicly-traded company, and we’re excited about what this potentially means for the organization. We believe the additional resources coming from this transaction will enable us to grow our team and accelerate product innovation for our customers.”
There are very strict communication rules set out by the SEC during the period before we go public. Only certain people are permitted to talk about the transaction. Violations of SEC rules could delay us going public.
Am I allowed to post to social media about the transaction?
Yes, you are allowed to repost company-initiated social media posts about the news, without further commentary.
What happens if I get contacted by a member of the media or analyst community?
Should you receive any press/media inquiries, please forward details of the inquiry to Erica Stoltenberg (Sr. Manager, Corp. Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 571-378-6240) who can help handle these requests appropriately during this sensitive time.
In connection with the Business Combination, Dragoneer intends to file with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”), which will include a preliminary prospectus and preliminary proxy statement. Dragoneer will mail a definitive proxy statement/final prospectus and other relevant documents to its shareholders. This communication is not a substitute for the Registration Statement, the definitive proxy statement/final prospectus or any other document that Dragoneer will send to its shareholders in connection with the Business Combination. The information to be filed by Dragoneer will contain substantially more information about Cvent than is being furnished with this communication and may contain information that an investor will consider important in making a decision regarding an investment in Dragoneer securities. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF DRAGONEER ARE ADVISED TO READ, WHEN AVAILABLE, THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS IN CONNECTION WITH DRAGONEER’S SOLICITATION OF PROXIES FOR ITS EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS TO BE HELD TO APPROVE THE BUSINESS COMBINATION (AND RELATED MATTERS), AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO, AND THE EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH SOLICITATION BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUSINESS COMBINATION AND THE PARTIES TO THE BUSINESS COMBINATION. The definitive proxy statement/final prospectus will be mailed to shareholders of Dragoneer as of a record date to be established for voting on the Business Combination. Shareholders will also be able to obtain copies of the proxy statement/prospectus, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. II, One Letterman Drive, Building D, Suite M500, San Francisco, California, 94129.
Participants in the Solicitation
Dragoneer, Cvent and certain of their respective directors, executive officers, other members of management, and employees, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Dragoneer’s shareholders in connection with the Business Combination. DRAGONEER’S SHAREHOLDERS AND OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS MAY OBTAIN, WITHOUT CHARGE, MORE DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THE DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS OF DRAGONEER IN ITS ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020, WHICH WAS FILED WITH THE SEC ON MARCH 31, 2021 AND IN ITS QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2021, WHICH WAS FILED WITH THE SEC ON JUNE 21, 2021. INFORMATION REGARDING THE PERSONS WHO MAY, UNDER SEC RULES, BE DEEMED PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES TO DRAGONEER’S SHAREHOLDERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND OTHER MATTERS TO BE VOTED AT THE SPECIAL MEETING WILL BE SET FORTH IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE BUSINESS COMBINATION WHEN AVAILABLE. Investors and Dragoneer’s shareholders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names and interests in the Business Combination of
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Forward Looking Statements
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laws or regulations and delays in obtaining, adverse conditions contained in, or the inability to obtain regulatory approvals required to complete the Business Combination; costs related to the Business Combination; and other risks and uncertainties, including those to be included under the header “Risk Factors” in the registration statement on Form S-4 to be filed by Dragoneer with the SEC, those included under the header “Risk Factors” in the final prospectus of Dragoneer related to its initial public offering and those under the heading “Summary Risk Factors” in the investor presentation filed as Exhibit 99.3 to Dragoneer’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 23, 2021. Furthermore, if the forward-looking statements prove to be inaccurate, the inaccuracy may be material. In addition, you are cautioned that past performance may not be indicative of future results. In light of the significant uncertainties in these forward-looking statements, you should not rely on these statements in making an investment decision or regard these statements as a representation or warranty by us or any other person that we will achieve our objectives and plans in any specified time frame, or at all. The forward-looking statements in this communication represent our views as of the date of this communication. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause our views to change. However, while we may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we have no current intention of doing so except to the extent required by applicable law. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication.
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