Planet Labs PBC (PL)

Filed: 16 Sep 21, 5:23pm





Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 13, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 001-40166 85-4299396
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


1180 North Town Center Drive, Suite 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89144
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (702) 781-4313

Not Applicable

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



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant  DMYQ.U  The New York Stock Exchange

Class A common stock, par value $0.0001

per share

  DMYQ  The New York Stock Exchange
Redeemable warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock, each at an exercise price of $11.50 per share  DMYQ WS  The New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐




Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

As previously disclosed, on July 7, 2021, dMY Technology Group, Inc. IV, a Delaware corporation (“dMY IV,” “we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company”), entered into an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among dMY IV, Photon Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of dMY IV (“First Merger Sub”), Photon Merger Sub Two, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of dMY IV (“Second Merger Sub”), and Planet Labs Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Planet”). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, First Merger Sub will merge with and into Planet (the “First Merger”) with Planet (the “Surviving Corporation”) surviving the First Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of dMY IV, and, at Planet’s election, immediately following the First Merger and as part of the same overall transaction as the First Merger, the Surviving Corporation may merge with and into Second Merger Sub (the “Second Merger” and together with the First Merger, the “Business Combination”), with Second Merger Sub surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of dMY IV. In addition, dMY IV will be renamed “Planet Labs PBC” (“New Planet”) in connection with the consummation of the Business Combination. Concurrently with the execution of the Merger Agreement, the Company entered into certain subscription agreements, each dated as of July 7, 2021 (the “Initial Subscription Agreements”), with certain investors, pursuant to which, among other things, the Company agreed to issue and sell, in private placements to close immediately prior to the closing of the Business Combination, an aggregate of 20,000,000 shares of Class A common stock of dMY IV for $10.00 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of $200,000,000 (the “Initial PIPE Investment”).

On September 13, 2021, dMY IV entered into subscription agreements (the “Additional Subscription Agreements”) with two “accredited investors” (as such term is defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D) (the “Subscribers”) on substantially similar terms as the Subscription Agreements, pursuant to which the Subscribers agreed to purchase, and dMY IV agreed to sell to the Subscribers, an aggregate of 5,200,000 shares (the “Additional PIPE Shares”). The purchase price for the Additional PIPE Shares will be $10.00 per share, for a maximum aggregate purchase price of $52 million (the “Additional PIPE Investment”), and will close concurrently with the Initial PIPE Investment.

The closing of the sale of Additional PIPE Shares pursuant to the Additional Subscription Agreement is conditioned upon, among other things, customary closing conditions and the consummation of the Business Combination. The consummation of the Business Combination is conditioned upon, among other things, dMY IV having a minimum of $250 million available to it at the closing of the Business Combination (the “Minimum Cash Closing Condition”) (though this condition may be waived by Planet). The Minimum Cash Closing Condition is expected to be satisfied by the Initial PIPE Investment and the Additional PIPE Investment.

The foregoing description of the Additional Subscription Agreements does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the terms and conditions of the Additional Subscription Agreement, a form of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and which is incorporated by reference herein.


Item 3.02.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

The disclosure set forth above in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K with respect to the issuance of shares of dMY IV common stock in connection with the Additional PIPE Investment is incorporated by reference herein. The shares of common stock issuable in connection with the Additional PIPE Investment will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder.


Item 7.01.

Regulation FD Disclosure.

On September 16, 2021, dMY IV and Planet issued a joint press release announcing the execution of the Additional Subscription Agreements described in Item 1.01 above. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein. Notwithstanding the foregoing, information contained on the websites of dMY IV, Planet or any of their affiliates referenced in Exhibit 99.1 or linked therein or otherwise connected thereto does not constitute part of nor is it incorporated by reference into this Current Report on Form 8-K.



The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to liabilities under that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the filings of the Company under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings. This Current Report on Form 8-K will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1.

Important Information About the Proposed Business Combination and Where to Find It

The Current Report on Form 8-K relates to the Business Combination involving dMY IV and Planet, pursuant to the terms of that certain agreement and plan of merger, by and among dMY IV and Planet and the other parties thereto (the “Merger Agreement”), dated as of July 7, 2021. In connection with the Business Combination, dMY IV filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (“Registration Statement”) on August 3, 2021, which includes the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus of dMY IV. dMY IV’s stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read the Registration Statement and the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus which forms a part of the Registration Statement, as well as any amendments filed or to be filed, and the effective Registration Statement and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and documents incorporated by reference therein filed in connection with the Business Combination when available, as these materials will contain important information about the parties to the Merger Agreement, dMY IV and the Business Combination. When available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials for the Business Combination will be mailed to stockholders of dMY IV as of a record date to be established for voting on the Business Combination and other matters as may be described in the Registration Statement. Stockholders may obtain copies of the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus filed or that will be filed with the SEC and all other relevant documents that are or will be incorporated by reference therein, without charge, at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov, at the Company’s website at https://www.dmytechnology.com or by written request to dMY Technology Group, Inc. IV at 1180 North Town Center Drive, Suite 100, Las Vegas, Nevada 89144.

Participants in the Solicitation

The Company, dMY Sponsor IV, LLC, Planet and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders with respect to the Business Combination. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in the Company is included in the Registration Statement, which includes the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus of the Company, for the Business Combination and is available at www.sec.gov. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants will be contained in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus for the Business Combination when available. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the proposed transaction between the Company and Planet, including statements regarding the anticipated timing, completion and success of the transaction. The Company’s and Planet’s actual results may differ from their expectations, estimates and projections and consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “strategy,” “opportunity,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the Company’s and Planet’s expectations with



respect to future performance and anticipated financial impacts of the Business Combination, the satisfaction of the closing conditions to the Business Combination and the timing of the completion of the Business Combination. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside the Company’s and Planet’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement; (2) the lack of a third party valuation in determining whether the proposed transaction is fair to the Company’s stockholders from a financial point of view; (3) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company and Planet following the announcement of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated therein; (4) the inability to complete the Business Combination, including due to failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of the Company or Planet, certain governmental or regulatory approvals, the satisfaction of the minimum trust account amount following redemption by the Company’s public stockholders, or the satisfaction of other conditions to Closing in the Merger Agreement; (5) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement or could otherwise cause the transaction to fail to close; (6) the impact of COVID-19 on Planet’s business and/or the ability of the parties to complete the Business Combination; (7) the inability to obtain or maintain the listing of New Planet Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange following the Business Combination; (8) the risk that the Business Combination disrupts current plans, operations, business relationships, performance and business generally as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Business Combination; (9) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, and the ability of New Planet to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers and suppliers, and retain its management and key employees; (10) costs related to the Business Combination; (11) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (12) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations after the completion of the proposed transaction, and identify and realize additional opportunities; (13) the possibility that Planet or the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (14) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Business Combination, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and in the Company’s other filings with the SEC. The Company cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, the Registration Statement and proxy statement/prospectus discussed above and other documents filed by the Company from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Nothing in this Current Report on Form 8-K should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved or that any of the contemplated results of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

No Offer or Solicitation

This Current Report on Form 8-K is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Business Combination. This Current Report on Form 8-K shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act, or an exemption therefrom.



Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.








10.1  Form of Subscription Agreement.
99.1  Joint Press Release, dated September 16, 2021.
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document




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.


  By: /s/ Niccolo de Masi
  Name: Niccolo de Masi
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

Date: September 16, 2021