8-K 1 ea136623-8k_collectivegrowth.htm CURRENT REPORT

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

  

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

 

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

  

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 24, 2021

  

COLLECTIVE GROWTH CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Delaware   001-39276   84-3954038
(State or Other Jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)

 

1805 West Avenue

Austin, TX 78701

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

(512) 358-9085

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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  Trading
Symbol(s)
  Name of each exchange on
which registered
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant  CGROU  The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share  CGRO  The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Redeemable warrants, exercisable for shares of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share  CGROW  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).

 

Emerging growth company 

 

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 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

As previously disclosed, Collective Growth Corporation (“Collective Growth”) entered into a Business Combination Agreement on December 10, 2020 (“Business Combination Agreement”) with Innoviz Technologies Ltd. (“Innoviz”) and the other parties thereto. On February 24, 2021, Innoviz management held a live video presentation and question and answer session in connection with the proposed business combination between Innoviz and Collective Growth. A transcript of the presentation and question and answer session is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

The information set forth under this Item 7.01 is intended to be furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”) or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

This Current Report on Form 8-K and the exhibit hereto contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws with respect to the proposed transaction between Innoviz Technologies Ltd. (“Innoviz”) and Collective Growth Corporation (“Collective Growth”). 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. 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 document, including but not limited to: (i) the risk that the transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect the price of Collective Growth’s securities, (ii) the risk that the transaction may not be completed by Collective Growth’s business combination deadline and the potential failure to obtain an extension of the business combination deadline if sought by Collective Growth, (iii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the transaction, including the adoption of the business combination agreement by the shareholders of Collective Growth and Innoviz, the satisfaction of the minimum trust account amount following redemptions by Collective Growth’s public shareholders and the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals, (iv) the lack of a third party valuation in determining whether or not to pursue the proposed transaction, (v) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the business combination agreement, (vi) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the transaction on Innoviz’s business relationships, performance, and business generally, (vii) risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans of Innoviz and potential difficulties in Innoviz employee retention as a result of the proposed transaction, (viii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Innoviz or against Collective Growth related to the business combination agreement or the proposed transaction, (ix) the ability of Innoviz to list its ordinary shares on the Nasdaq, (x) the price of Innoviz’s securities may be volatile due to a variety of factors, including changes in the competitive and highly regulated industries in which Innoviz plans to operate, variations in performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting Innoviz’s business and changes in the combined capital structure, and (xi) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations after the completion of the proposed transaction, and identify and realize additional opportunities. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of Collective Growth’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents filed by Collective Growth from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the registration statement on Form F-4 and proxy statement/prospectus discussed below. 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. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Innoviz and Collective Growth assume no obligation and do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Neither Innoviz nor Collective Growth gives any assurance that either Innoviz or Collective Growth will achieve its expectations.

 

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Additional Information

 

COLLECTIVE GROWTH INTENDS TO HOLD PRESENTATIONS FOR CERTAIN OF ITS STOCKHOLDERS, AS WELL AS OTHER PERSONS WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING COLLECTIVE GROWTH’S SECURITIES, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS WITH INNOVIZ, AS DESCRIBED IN THIS CURRENT REPORT ON FORM 8-K. THIS CURRENT REPORT ON FORM 8-K, INCLUDING THE EXHIBIT HERETO, MAY BE DISTRIBUTED TO PARTICIPANTS AT SUCH PRESENTATIONS.

 

COLLECTIVE GROWTH AND INNOVIZ AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, UNDER SEC RULES, MAY BE DEEMED TO BE PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES OF COLLECTIVE GROWTH’S STOCKHOLDERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS MAY OBTAIN MORE DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THE NAMES AND INTERESTS IN THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS OF COLLECTIVE GROWTH’S DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS IN COLLECTIVE GROWTH’S FILINGS WITH THE SEC. INFORMATION REGARDING THE PERSONS WHO MAY, UNDER SEC RULES, BE DEEMED PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES TO COLLECTIVE GROWTH’S STOCKHOLDERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS IS SET FORTH IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS THAT INNOVIZ HAS FILED WITH THE SEC, WHICH INCLUDES A PRELIMINARY PROXY STATEMENT AND PROSPECTUS FOR THE TRANSACTIONS. THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ALSO INCLUDES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE INTERESTS OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS.

 

INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF COLLECTIVE GROWTH AND INNOVIZ ARE URGED TO READ THE PRELIMINARY PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS FILED BY INNOVIZ, AND THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS CAN OBTAIN FREE COPIES OF THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS CONTAINING IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COLLECTIVE GROWTH AND INNOVIZ THROUGH THE WEBSITE MAINTAINED BY THE SEC AT WWW.SEC.GOV. COPIES OF THE DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC BY COLLECTIVE GROWTH WHEN AND IF AVAILABLE, CAN BE OBTAINED FREE OF CHARGE ON COLLECTIVE GROWTH’S WEBSITE AT WWW.COLLECTIVE GROWTHCORP.COM OR BY DIRECTING A WRITTEN REQUEST TO COLLECTIVE GROWTH CORPORATION 1805 WEST AVENUE, AUSTIN, TX 78701.

 

THIS CURRENT REPORT AND THE EXHIBIT HERETO ARE NOT A PROXY STATEMENT OR SOLICITATION OF A PROXY, CONSENT OR AUTHORIZATION WITH RESPECT TO ANY SECURITIES OR IN RESPECT OF THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS AND SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY THE SECURITIES OF COLLECTIVE GROWTH OR INNOVIZ, NOR SHALL THERE BE ANY SALE OF ANY SUCH SECURITIES IN ANY STATE OR JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH OFFER, SOLICITATION, OR SALE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL PRIOR TO REGISTRATION OR QUALIFICATION UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS OF SUCH STATE OR JURISDICTION.

 

THIS REPORT AND THE EXHIBIT HERETO ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE ALL-INCLUSIVE OR TO CONTAIN ALL THE INFORMATION THAT A PERSON MAY DESIRE IN CONSIDERING AN INVESTMENT IN COLLECTIVE GROWTH AND IS NOT INTENDED TO FORM THE BASIS OF ANY INVESTMENT DECISION IN COLLECTIVE GROWTH OR INNOVIZ.

   

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits:

 

Exhibit   Description
     
99.1   Transcript of SPACInsider presentation.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

Dated: February 26, 2021   COLLECTIVE GROWTH CORPORATION
     
  By:

/s/ Bruce Linton

    Bruce Linton
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

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