Getaround and InterPrivate II Acquisition Corp. (“InterPrivate”) (NYSE: IPVA), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, entered into a definitive business combination agreement that will result in Getaround becoming a public company upon completion of the transaction. At closing, Getaround expects to be listed on the NY Stock Exchange under GETR.
SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, (MAY 11, 2022) – Getaround (“Getaround” or “the Company”), the world's leading global and digital carsharing marketplace, and InterPrivate II Acquisition Corp.(“InterPrivate”) (NYSE: IPVA), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, entered into a definitive business combination agreement that will result in Getaround becoming a public company upon completion of the transaction. Upon closing, the combined company is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol “GETR.” The combined company will be led by Getaround Founder and CEO, Sam Zaid.
Getaround’s mission is to fundamentally change the paradigm of car ownership. Getaround’s technology platform addresses the severe underutilization of vehicles throughout the world – 95% of a vehicle’s life is idle, resting in a parking space, rather than producing income for its owner and mobility solutions for the consumer. Through its proprietary technology, Getaround allows for an entirely digital and contactless carsharing experience unlike its competitors. Getaround Connect® enables consumers to reserve instantly and retrieve within minutes a nearby vehicle, without the need to fill out paperwork, wait in line or physically exchange keys. Additionally, the digital ease of Getaround Connect empowers hosts to build profitable and sustainable businesses by allowing them to easily scale and manage large fleets of vehicles across wide market regions.
“Getaround is about empowering people everywhere to share cars and making the sharing experience increasingly simpler and more reliable through the use of digital and connected technology. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure Getaround is as convenient as personal car ownership,” said Zaid. “Consumers seeking to use a car or truck no longer need to stand in lines, fill out paperwork, or endure all of the hassles associated with owning and maintaining a vehicle. We are accelerating a much-needed transition from a legacy, analog car rental experience to a fully digital and ‘keyless’ carsharing experience. The transaction with InterPrivate is pivotal to our long-term growth strategy. Proceeds will be used for continued product innovation, to densify the supply of digitally connected cars in our existing markets, and to increase both the mix and proximity of our cars and trucks for consumers. We will also look to bring our proven model to new markets, both domestic and abroad. Getaround is thrilled to partner with a reputable and trusted partner such as InterPrivate to usher in this exciting new chapter in our company's rich history as a publicly traded company.”
“Getaround is one of the two largest players in the global car-sharing market that it helped pioneer,” said Ahmed Fattouh, Chairman & CEO of InterPrivate. "We are proud to partner with such an established leadership team — founder-led and bolstered by top executives with experience across leading SiliconValley companies. As a relentless innovator, the Company has designed and deployed its proprietaryGetaround Connect technology to build formidable network effects in cities across the globe, improving utilization of automotive assets and transforming the way its customers access transportation. Getaround has demonstrated years of strong execution — as evidenced by their robust growth, established scale, and demonstrated adjusted EBITDA profitability in key cities. Our merger is expected to accelerate the expansion of the Company's uniquely enduring asset-light marketplace within one of the largest consumer categories, providing more efficient mobility for global consumers along the way.”
Jason Mudrick, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Mudrick Capital Management, LP, a global investment firm, added, "We are excited to partner with Getaround on its business combination withInterPrivate to go public. The Company's loyal consumer following, established scale, attractive unit economics and sustainable technology advantages fit the profile we seek in our growth investment strategy – business models that have hit their inflection point and are ready for their public market debut. Our significant capital commitment of up to $175 million is expected to help Sam Zaid and his team execute on their global expansion plan. We are pleased to back InterPrivate in this important transaction and look forward to continuing our collaboration around their serial SPAC strategy."
Key Investment Highlights:
Getaround’s leading market position is reinforced by foundational partnerships with global automotive OEMs such as Toyota and integrations with car hailing apps such as Uber. There are 1.2 billion legacy cars and trucks that Getaround is able to digitize with its patented IoT technology. By 2025, CounterpointResearch expects there to be more than 270 million connected cars and trucks. There is a clear secular shift in the way many people view vehicle ownership; an attitude that is informed by the ethical imperatives of waste mitigation, efficiency, environmental protection and equity. By participating in the carsharing economy, we can reduce congestion, eliminate up to 100 billion pounds of CO2 for every million cars and trucks that join the platform, and provide a cost-effective transportation solution to communities around the globe
The transaction represents a combined company pro forma equity value of approximately $1.2 billion assuming no redemptions from InterPrivate’s $259 million Trust. The business combination is expected to result in at least $225 million and up to $434 million in gross proceeds to the Company, including a convertible note commitment of up to $175 million provided by affiliates of Mudrick CapitalManagement, LP. The Company believes the net transaction proceeds will provide adequate funding to achieve adjusted EBITDA breakeven under its current business plan.
The Boards of Directors of Getaround and InterPrivate have unanimously approved the transaction. The transaction will require the approval of the stockholders of both Getaround and InterPrivate, and is subject to other customary closing conditions, including the receipt of certain regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2022.
Additional information about the proposed transaction, including a copy of the merger agreement and investor presentation, will be provided in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by InterPrivate with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and will be available on the InterPrivate website at www.ipvspac.com/ipva, Getaround Investor Relations page at www.getaround.com/investors and at www.sec.gov.
Investor Conference Call Information
Getaround and InterPrivate will host a joint investor conference call to discuss the proposed transaction, May 12, 2022 at 08:00 am ET. Interested parties may access the webcast on the Getaround investor relations page at www.getaround.com/investors.
Getaround connects safe, convenient and affordable cars with people who need them to live and work. We are the world's first carsharing marketplace offering a 100% digital experience with proprietary technology and data that make sharing vehicles superior to owning them. Our community includes guests who rely on our cars for on-demand mobility 24/7, and hosts who share cars on our platform including those who operate their own car sharing businesses. Founded in 2009, today Getaround is active in over 950 cities worldwide.
About InterPrivate II Acquisition Corp
InterPrivate II Acquisition Corp. is a blank check corporation led by Chairman and CEO Ahmed Fattouh, Executive Vice Presidents Brian Pham and Alan Pinto, General Counsel Brandon Bentley, and Vice President James Pipe. InterPrivate is further guided by a group of notable investors and operating executives who serve as board members and senior advisors including: Jeffrey Harris, venture capitalist and lead independent director at Chargepoint; Susan Decker, former President of Yahoo! and lead independent director at Berkshire Hathaway; Tracey Brophy Warson, former Chair of Citi Private Bank; and Matthew Luckett, founder of Lampros Capital and former CIO of Balestra Capital.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This communication relates to the proposed transaction, but does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed transaction and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the proposed transaction. InterPrivate intends to file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 relating to the proposed transaction that will include a proxy statement of InterPrivate and a prospectus of InterPrivate. When available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials will be sent to all InterPrivate stockholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed transaction. InterPrivate also will file other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. Before making any voting decision, investors and securities holders of InterPrivate are urged to read the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction as they become available because they will contain important information about InterPrivate, Getaround and the proposed transaction.
Investors and securities holders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by InterPrivate through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, the documents filed by InterPrivate may be obtained free of charge from InterPrivate’s website at https://ipvspac.com/ or by written request to InterPrivate atInterPrivate II Acquisition Corp., 1350 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10019.
Participants in Solicitation
InterPrivate and Getaround and their respective directors and officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from InterPrivate’s stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about InterPrivate’s directors and executive officers and their ownership ofInterPrivate’s securities is set forth in InterPrivate’s filings with the SEC, including InterPrivate’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, which was filed with the SEC onMarch 31, 2022. To the extent that such persons’ holdings of InterPrivate’s securities have changed since the amounts disclosed in InterPrivate’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Additional information regarding the names and interests in the proposed transaction of InterPrivate’s and Getaround’s respective directors and officers and other persons who may be deemed participants in the proposed transaction may be obtained by reading the proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed transaction when it becomes available. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph.
This communication contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws with respect to the proposed transaction between Getaround and InterPrivate, including statements regarding the benefits of the proposed transaction, the anticipated timing of the completion of the proposed transaction, the services offered by Getaround and the markets in which it operates, the expected total addressable market for the services offered by Getaround, the sufficiency of the net proceeds of the proposed transaction to fund Getaround’s operations and business plan and Getaround’sprojected future results. 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 theforward-looking statements in this document, including, but not limited to: (i) the risk that the proposedtransaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, (ii) the risk that the proposed transactionmay not be completed by InterPrivate’s business combination deadline and the potential failure toobtain an extension of the business combination deadline if sought by InterPrivate, (iii) the failure tosatisfy the conditions to the consummation of the transaction, including the adoption of the businesscombination agreement by the stockholders of InterPrivate and Getaround, the satisfaction of theminimum trust account amount following redemptions by InterPrivate’s public stockholders and thereceipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals, (iv) the lack of a third-party valuation indetermining whether or not to pursue the proposed transaction, (v) the occurrence of any event, changeor other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the business combination agreement,(vi) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the proposed transaction on Getaround’s businessrelationships, performance, and business generally, (vii) risks that the pendency or consummation of theproposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations of Getaround, (viii) the outcome of any legalproceedings that may be instituted against Getaround, InterPrivate or others related to the businesscombination agreement or the proposed transaction, (ix) the ability to meet New York Stock Exchangelisting standards at or following the consummation of the proposed transaction, (x) the ability torecognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction, which may be affected by a variety offactors, including changes in the competitive and highly regulated industries in which Getaroundoperates, variations in performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affectingGetaround’s business and the ability of Getaround and the post-combination company to retain its management and key employees, (xi) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations after the completion of the proposed transaction (including the ability of Getaround toachieve adjusted EBITDA breakeven), gauge and adapt to industry trends and changing host, guest andconsumer preferences, and identify and realize additional opportunities, (xii) the risk of adverse orchanging economic conditions, including the resulting effects on consumer spending, and the possibilityof rapid change in the highly competitive industry in which Getaround operates, (xiii) the risk thatGetaround and its current and future partners are unable to successfully develop and scale Getaround’sproducts and offerings, or experience significant delays in doing so, (xiv) the risk that Getaround maynever achieve or sustain profitability, (xv) the risk that Getaround will need to raise additional capital toexecute its business plan, which may not be available on acceptable terms or at all, (xvi) the risk that thepost-combination company experiences difficulties in managing its growth and expanding operations,(xvii) the risk that third-party suppliers and manufacturers are not able to fully and timely meet theirobligations, (xviii) the ability to maintain strategic partnerships, including integrations and collaborationswith original equipment manufacturers and ride hailing apps, (xix) the risk of product liability orregulatory lawsuits or proceedings relating to Getaround’s products and offerings, (xx) the risk thatGetaround is unable to secure or protect its intellectual property, (xxi) the effects of COVID-19 or otherpublic health crises on Getaround’s business and results of operations, the travel and transportationindustries, travel and transportation trends, and the global economy generally, and (xxii) costs related tothe proposed transaction. 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 ofInterPrivate’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, the registration statement on Form S-4 and proxy statement/prospectus discussed above and other documents filed by InterPrivatefrom 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.Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Getaround andInterPrivate 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 Getaround norInterPrivate gives any assurance that either Getaround or InterPrivate will achieve its expectations.
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company uses non-GAAP measures including Gross Booking Value Net Marketplace Revenue, TripContribution Margin and adjusted EBITDA. These non-GAAP financial measures are provided to enhance the reader's understanding of the Company’s financial performance and its prospects for the future. Getaround’s management team uses these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing Getaround’sfinancial performance, as well as in planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures are not computed according to GAAP, and the methods used to compute them may differ from the methods used by other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures are supplemental to and should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and should be read only in conjunction with Getaround’s consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Readers are encouraged to review the reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP measures, which are attached to this release, together with other important financial information including future filings with the SEC, on the Investor Relations page of the Company’s website at https://www.getaround.com/investors.