Spire Global, Inc. Announces Completion of Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation and Intention to Exercise Right to Exchange Remaining Outstanding Warrants
VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Spire Global, Inc. ( “Spire” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SPIR), a leading provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, today announced the expiration and results of its previously announced exchange offer (the “Offer”) and consent solicitation (the “Consent Solicitation”) relating to its outstanding warrants, consisting of (i) public warrants to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Common Stock”), which “warrants” trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SPIR.WS” and were issued under the warrant agreement dated September 9, 2020 by and between NavSight Holdings, Inc., the Company’s predecessor (“NavSight”) and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (the “Warrant Agreement”) in connection with NavSight’s initial public offering (“IPO”) (the “Public Warrants”), and (ii) private warrants to purchase shares of Class A Common Stock issued under the Warrant Agreement in a private placement simultaneously with the IPO (the “Private Warrants” and, with the Public Warrants, the “Warrants”). The Offer and Consent Solicitation expired at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on December 14, 2022.
The Company has been advised that 10,020,581 Public Warrants (including 244,331 Public Warrants tendered through guaranteed delivery), or approximately 87% of the outstanding Public Warrants, and 6,600,000 Private Warrants, or 100% of the outstanding Private Warrants, were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to the expiration of the Offer and Consent Solicitation. Holders of the Warrants that were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to the expiration of the Offer and Consent Solicitation will receive 0.2 shares of Class A Common Stock in exchange for each Warrant tendered by the holder and exchanged pursuant to the Offer. The Company expects to accept all validly tendered Warrants for exchange and settlement on December 19, 2022.
In addition, pursuant to the Consent Solicitation, the Company received the approval of holders of approximately 87% of the outstanding Public Warrants to amend the Warrant Agreement that governs the Warrants (the “Warrant Amendment”), which exceeds the 65% required to effect the Warrant Amendment. The Company expects to execute the Warrant Amendment concurrently with the settlement of the Offer, and thereafter, expects to exercise its right in accordance with the terms of the Warrant Amendment, to acquire and retire all remaining untendered Warrants in exchange for Class A Common Stock at an exchange ratio of 0.18 shares of Class A Common Stock for each Warrant, following which, no Public Warrants or Private Warrants will remain outstanding. Warrants to purchase 3,694,800 shares of Class A Common Stock issued in connection with the Company’s Blue Torch Financing were not part of the Offer and will remain outstanding.
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. was the Dealer Manager for the Offer and Consent Solicitation. D.F. King & Co., Inc. served as the Information Agent for the Offer and Consent Solicitation, and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company served as the Exchange Agent.
About Spire Global, Inc.
Spire (NYSE: SPIR) is a leading global provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, offering access to unique datasets and powerful insights about Earth from the ultimate vantage point so that organizations can make decisions with confidence, accuracy, and speed. Spire uses one of the world’s largest multi-purpose satellite constellations to source hard to acquire, valuable data and enriches it with predictive solutions. Spire then provides this data as a subscription to organizations around the world so they can improve business operations, decrease their environmental footprint, deploy resources for growth and competitive advantage, and mitigate risk. Spire gives commercial and government organizations the competitive advantage they seek to innovate and solve some of the world’s toughest problems with insights from space. Spire has offices in San Francisco, Boulder, Washington DC, Ontario, Glasgow, Oxfordshire, Luxembourg, and Singapore.
No Offer or Solicitation
This press release shall not constitute an offer to exchange or the solicitation of an offer to exchange or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities, nor shall there be any exchange or sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. A registration statement on Form S-4 relating to the securities to be issued in the Offer was filed with the SEC and was declared effective on December 7, 2022. The Offer and Consent Solicitation were made only through the Schedule TO and Prospectus/Offer to Exchange, and the complete terms and conditions of the Offer and Consent Solicitation are set forth in the Schedule TO and Prospectus/Offer to Exchange.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the settlement of the Offer, entry into the Warrant Amendment and exchange of the remaining Warrants. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections, and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including, but not limited to those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, filed November 16, 2022, as amended on December 6, 2022, as such factors may be updated from time to time in the Company’s periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
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