SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 5, 2022
Vivid Seats Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
|111 N. Canal Street|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share||SEAT||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
Warrants to purchase one share of Class A common stock
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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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|Item 5.07.|| |
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
As previously disclosed, including in the final Prospectus/Offer to Exchange filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 28, 2022, in connection with the Companys offer to each holder of the Companys outstanding public warrants to purchase shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (Class A Common Stock), of the Company the opportunity to receive 0.240 shares of Class A Common Stock in exchange for every outstanding public warrant tendered by the holder and exchanged pursuant to the offer (the Offer), the Company solicited consents (the Consent Solicitation) from holders of its outstanding public warrants to amend the warrant agreement governing the public warrants (the Warrant Amendment) to permit the Company to require that each public warrant outstanding upon the closing of the Offer be converted into 0.213 shares of Class A Common Stock.
The Offer and Consent Solicitation expired at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on June 29, 2022. A total of 11,365,913 public warrants, or approximately 62.7% of the outstanding public warrants, were properly tendered and not withdrawn in the Offer. Because the Company received the approval of approximately 62.7% of the outstanding public warrants to the Warrant Amendment, which is less than the 65% required to effect the Warrant Amendment, the Warrant Amendment will not go into effect.
|Item 8.01.|| |
On July 5, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing the closing of the Offer. At closing, the Company issued 2,727,785 shares of Class A Common Stock in exchange for the public warrants tendered in the Offer.
A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press release issued by Vivid Seats Inc., dated July 5, 2022.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (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.
|Vivid Seats Inc.|
|Date: July 5, 2022|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Vivid Seats Announces Completion of Exchange Offer
CHICAGO, IL July 5, 2022 Vivid Seats Inc. (NASDAQ: SEAT) (Vivid Seats or the Company), a leading marketplace that utilizes its technology platform to connect millions of buyers with thousands of ticket sellers across hundreds of thousands of events each year, today announced the completion of its previously announced exchange offer (the Offer) relating to its outstanding public warrants to purchase shares of its Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (Class A Common Stock).
Evercore Group L.L.C. served as the Dealer Manager for the Offer.
This announcement is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell the warrants or an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any shares of Class A Common Stock. The Offer was made only through, and pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in, the Companys Schedule TO, Prospectus/Offer to Exchange and related letter of transmittal.
About Vivid Seats
Founded in 2001, Vivid Seats is a leading online ticket marketplace committed to becoming the ultimate partner for connecting fans to the live events, artists, and teams they love. Based on the belief that everyone should Experience It Live, the Chicago-based company provides exceptional value by providing one of the widest selections of events and tickets in North America and an industry leading Vivid Seats Rewards program where all fans earn on every purchase. Vivid Seats has been chosen as the official ticketing partner by some of the biggest brands in the entertainment industry including ESPN, Rolling Stone, and the Los Angeles Clippers. Through its proprietary software and unique technology, Vivid Seats drives the consumer and business ecosystem for live event ticketing and enables the power of shared experiences to unite people. Vivid Seats is recognized by Newsweek as one of Americas Best Companies for Customer Service in ticketing. Fans who want to have the best live experiences can start by downloading the Vivid Seats mobile app, going to vividseats.com, or calling 866-848-8499.
Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements made in this document are forward-looking statements with respect to the Offer, the services offered by Vivid Seats and the markets in which it operates, and Vivid Seats projected future results. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words estimates, projected, expects, anticipates, forecasts, plans, intends, believes, seeks, targets, may, will, should, would, will be, will continue, will likely result, future, propose, strategy, opportunity and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative
versions of such words or expressions) that predict or indicate future events or trends or are not statements of historical matters are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, guarantees, assurances, predictions or definitive statements of fact or probability regarding future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside Vivid Seats control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include the COVID-19 pandemic, its duration, its impact on Vivid Seats business, results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, use of borrowings, business practices, operations, suppliers, third-party service providers, customers, employees, industry, ability to meet future performance obligations and ability to efficiently implement advisable safety precautions; Vivid Seats ability to raise financing in the future; Vivid Seats future financial performance; Vivid Seats success in retaining or recruiting, or changes required in, officers, key employees or directors; Vivid Seats ability to pay dividends on its Class A Common Stock on the terms currently contemplated or at all; and other factors relating to Vivid Seats business, operations and financial performance, including, but not limited to Vivid Seats ability to compete in the ticketing industry; Vivid Seats ability to maintain relationships with buyers, sellers and distribution partners; Vivid Seats ability to continue to improve the Vivid Seats platform and maintain and enhance its brand; the impact of extraordinary events or adverse economic conditions on discretionary consumer and corporate spending or on the supply and demand of live events; Vivid Seats ability to comply with domestic regulatory regimes; Vivid Seats ability to successfully defend against litigation; Vivid Seats ability to maintain the integrity of its information systems and infrastructure, and to mitigate possible cyber security risks; Vivid Seats ability to generate sufficient cash flows or raise additional capital necessary to fund its operations; and other factors detailed in the section of the Prospectus/Offer to Exchange entitled Risk Factors and in the Companys filings with the SEC. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Vivid Seats assumes no obligation and do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Vivid Seats does not give any assurance that it will achieve its expectations.
Kate Copouls, Vivid Seats
Julia Young, Vivid Seats