Arrival and Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. V Business Combination
On April 6, 2023, Arrival announced a business combination with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. V.
All net proceeds from this transaction will be retained by Arrival. As of December 31, 2022, Kensington had $283m of cash held in trust (pre-redemptions). Arrival plans to invest the expected proceeds of the transaction in the production of the XL Van at its Charlotte, North Carolina factory. Start of production in Charlotte is targeted for late 2024.
Under the terms of the business combination, KCGI shareholders will receive, for every one Kensington ordinary share, an amount of newly issued shares equal to $17.00 divided by the 10-day volume-weighted average price of Arrival ordinary shares for the 10 days preceding the fourth day prior to Kensington’s shareholder meeting. Upon the closing of the business combination, the combined company will continue to be named “Arrival,” and its ordinary shares are expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “ARVL.”
The boards of directors of both Kensington and Arrival have approved the proposed transaction, which is expected to be completed in the second half of 2023, subject to, among other things, approval by Kensington's and Arrival’s shareholders and the satisfaction or waiver of other conditions stated in the definitive documentation.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUSINESS COMBINATION
THE MATERIALS PRESENTED ON THIS WEBSITE AND LINKED HEREIN ARE BEING MADE AVAILABLE BY ARRIVAL IN GOOD FAITH AND FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.
No Offer or Solicitation; Additional Information and Where to Find It
The materials presented on this website and linked herein have been prepared by Arrival (the “Company”) for stakeholders and other interested parties concerning the proposed business combination among the Company, Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. V (“Kensington”) and an indirect subsidiary of the Company (“NewCo”) that will be created and will become the holding company of the Arrival Group at the closing of the proposed business combination, and related transactions (the “Proposed Business Combination”), and for no other purpose.
The materials presented on this website and linked herein do not constitute or form part of (i) a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Proposed Business Combination or (ii) an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe to any securities, nor shall there be any 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. No offering of securities shall be made in the United States except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”). In connection with the Proposed Business Combination, it is expected that a registration statement on Form F-4, which will include a proxy statement of Kensington and a prospectus with respect to the Proposed Business Combination, will be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be delivered to the security holders of the Company and Kensington. The release, publication or distribution of the materials presented on this website and linked herein in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and therefore persons in such jurisdictions into which the materials presented on this website and linked herein are released, published or distributed should inform themselves about and observe such restrictions. The securities are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any persons in member states of the European Economic Area which apply Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market (this Regulation together with any implementing measures in any member state, the “Prospectus Regulation”), unless they are qualified investors for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation in such member state or in any other circumstances falling within Article 1(4) of the Prospectus Regulation, and no person in member states of the European Economic Area that is not a relevant person or qualified investor may act or rely on the materials presented on this website and linked herein or any of their contents.
SECURITY HOLDERS OF THE COMPANY AND KENSINGTON ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS REGARDING THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING THE EXHIBITS THERETO AND ANY DOCUMENTS PREVIOUSLY FILED WITH THE SEC AND INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE INTO THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS, WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY, KENSINGTON, NEWCO AND THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION.
Security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other filings containing information about the Company, Kensington and NewCo, without charge, at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Security holders will also be able to obtain these documents, without charge, from the Company’s website at Investor Relations | Arrival SA (gcs-web.com) and Kensington’s website at https://www.autospac.com.
The materials presented on this website and linked herein do not constitute an offer or a solicitation in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. An offer will not be made in, nor will sales be accepted in, any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the laws of such jurisdiction. However, NewCo may, in its sole discretion, take such action as it may deem necessary to extend any offer in any such jurisdiction.
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Participants in the Solicitation
The Company, Kensington, NewCo, and their respective directors, executive officers and other members of their management and employees, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Kensington’s shareholders in connection with the Proposed Business Combination. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of Kensington’s directors and executive officers in Kensington’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, which was filed with the SEC on April 3, 2023, and regarding the names, affiliations and interests of the Company’s directors and executive officers in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, which was filed with the SEC on April 27, 2022. Other information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies of Kensington’s shareholders in connection with the Proposed Business Combination and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC regarding the transaction when they become available. Investors should read the proxy statement/prospectus carefully when it becomes available before making any voting or investment decisions. You may obtain free copies of these documents using the
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Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in the materials presented on this website and linked herein, including, but not limited to: (i) the risk that the Proposed Business Combination may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect the price of the Company’s and Kensington’s securities, (ii) the risk that the Proposed Business Combination may not be completed by Kensington’s business combination deadline and the potential failure to obtain an extension of the business combination deadline if sought by Kensington, (iii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the Proposed Business Combination, including, but not limited to, the adoption of the business combination agreement by the shareholders of the Company and Kensington, and the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals, (iv) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the business combination agreement, (iv) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the Proposed Business Combination on the Company’s business relationships, performance, and business generally, (vi) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company, Kensington or NewCo related to the business combination agreement or the Proposed Business Combination, (v) the ability to maintain the listing of Kensington’s securities on the New York Stock Exchange and the Company’s securities on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, (vi) the price of Kensington’s, the Company’s and post-combination NewCo’s securities may be volatile due to a variety of factors, including changes in the competitive and highly regulated industries in which the Company operates, variations in performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting the Company business and changes in the combined capital structure, and (vii) the risk that the post-combination company’s securities will not be approved for listing on the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC or if approved, maintain the listing. 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 the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on April 27, 2022, and other documents filed by the Company with the SEC from time to time, which will continue to apply to the post-combination company, and in the “Risk Factors” section of Kensington’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 3, 2023, and other documents filed by Kensington with the SEC from time to time. In addition, forward-looking financial information and the Company’s expectations as to its ability to execute on its current business plan in the near term and the longer term are based on a number of assumptions that the Company makes, including the following assumptions that the Company’s management believes to be material: (i) operational assumptions, including, the development and commercialization of the Company’s vehicles, the roll out of the Company’s microfactory manufacturing locations, the production capacity of the Company’s microfactories, the selection of the Company’s products by customers in the commercial van industry, growth in the various markets the Company is targeting, average selling prices and resulting sales of vehicles; (ii) the mix of products produced and sold in combination with corresponding costs, including material and component costs, assembly costs, manufacturing costs, and costs related to product warranties. Many of these costs are forecasted to vary significantly as the Company commences production in its microfactories; (iii) the Company’s ability to raise capital necessary to execute on its current business plan and production timeline, including the roll-out of its microfactories, as well as to maintain its ongoing operations, continue research, development and design efforts and improve infrastructure; and (iv) capital expenditure is based on a number of assumptions regarding the expenditure required to build the Company’s microfactories, including the cost of initial set up of factory facilities and the cost of manufacturing and assembly equipment. In making the foregoing assumptions, the Company’s management relies on a number of factors, including its experience in the automotive industry, its experience in the period since the inception of the Company and current pricing estimates for prototype vehicles and vehicle components as well as the projected costs for factory locations that are already in development; its best estimates of the timing for the development and commercialization of its vehicles and overall vehicle development process; its best estimates of current and future customers purchasing the Company’s vehicles; and third-party forecasts for industry growth.
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