LOS ANGELES & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, Inc. (NYSE: VPCC) (“VPCC”), announced today that it has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”), which includes a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus of VPCC in connection with the proposed business combination (the “Proposed Business Combination”) with Dave Inc. (“Dave”), a banking app on a mission to create financial opportunity that advances America’s collective potential.
Upon the consummation of the Proposed Business Combination, VPCC will be renamed “Dave Inc.” and is anticipated to become a Nasdaq-listed public company trading under the ticker symbol “DAVE.”
The Proposed Business Combination, which was announced on June 7, 2021, has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of VPCC and Dave, and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to VPCC stockholder approval, the Registration Statement being declared effective by the SEC, and other regulatory and customary closing conditions.
Centerview Partners LLC is serving as exclusive financial advisor and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is serving as legal advisor to Dave. Citigroup and Jefferies are serving as capital markets advisors to VPCC and co-placement agents on the PIPE. White & Case LLP is serving as legal advisor to VPCC.
About VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, Inc.
VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, Inc.’s acquisition and value creation strategy is to identify, partner with and help grow a business in the Fintech industry headquartered or with operations in the United States. VPCC’s sponsor is an affiliate of Victory Park Capital, a global investment firm with a long track record of executing debt and equity financing transactions with some of the largest global Fintech companies. The firm was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Chicago with additional resources in New York, Los Angeles and Austin. Victory Park Capital is privately held and a Registered Investment Advisor with the SEC. For more information, please visit: www.victoryparkcapital.com/vih/vpc-impact-acquisition-holdings-iii/.
Dave is a banking app on a mission to create financial opportunity that advances America’s collective potential. Dave’s financial tools, including its debit card and spending account, help more than 10 million customers bank, budget, avoid overdraft fees, find work and build credit. For more information, visit www.dave.com.
Important Information About the Proposed Business Combination and Where to Find It.
In connection with the Proposed Business Combination, a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) has been filed by VPCC with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Form S-4 includes a proxy statement to be distributed to holders of VPCC’s common stock in connection with VPCC’s solicitation for proxies for the vote by VPCC’s stockholders in connection with the Proposed Business Combination and other matters as described in the Form S-4, as well as a prospectus of VPCC relating to the offer of the securities to be issued in connection with the completion of the Proposed Business Combination. This document does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the Proposed Business Combination and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other investment decision in respect of the Proposed Business Combination. VPCC and Dave urge investors, stockholders and other interested persons to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus included in the Form S-4 and, when available, the amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus as well as other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the Proposed Business Combination, as these materials will contain important information about VPCC, Dave, and the Proposed Business Combination. After the Form S-4 has been filed and declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to VPCC’s stockholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the Proposed Business Combination. Stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of such documents, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by directing a request to VPCC’s Secretary at c/o Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC, 150 North Riverside Plaza, Suite 5200, Chicago, IL 60606.
INVESTMENT IN ANY SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED BY THE SEC OR ANY OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY NOR HAS ANY AUTHORITY PASSED UPON OR ENDORSED THE MERITS OF THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION OR THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.
No Offer or Solicitation.
This communication does not constitute an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell any securities, investment or other specific product, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities, investment or other specific product 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 offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or exemptions therefrom, and otherwise in accordance with applicable law.
Participants in the Solicitation.
VPCC, Dave 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 VPCC’s stockholders in connection with the Proposed Business Combination. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies of VPCC’s stockholders in connection with the Proposed Business Combination is set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus for the Proposed Business Combination contained in the Form S-4, and will also be included in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus for the Proposed Business Combination when available. Information concerning the interests of VPCC’s and Dave’s participants in the solicitation, which may, in some cases, be different than those of VPCC’s and Dave’s equity holders generally, is also set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Proposed Business Combination contained in the Form S-4, and will also be included in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus for the Proposed Business Combination when available.
This communication includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. VPCC and Dave’s actual results may differ from their expectations, estimates, and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this communication are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may generally be identified by the use of words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook,” “target” or other similar expressions (or negative versions of such words or expressions) that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding estimates and forecasts of other financial and performance metrics and projections of market opportunity and market share. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this communication, and on the current expectations of Dave’s and VPCC’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. 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, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and may differ from assumptions and such differences may be material. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of Dave and VPCC.
These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including (i) the occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated June 7, 2021 (the “Merger Agreement”); (ii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against VPCC and Dave following the announcement of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated therein; (iii) the inability to complete the Proposed Business Combination, including due to failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of VPCC, certain regulatory approvals, or the satisfaction of other conditions to closing in the Merger Agreement; (iv) the occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement or could otherwise cause the transaction to fail to close; (v) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Dave’s business and/or the ability of the parties to complete the Proposed Business Combination; (vi) the inability to obtain or maintain the listing of the combined company’s common stock on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq following the Proposed Business Combination; (vii) the risk that the Proposed Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Proposed Business Combination; (viii) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Proposed Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of Dave to grow and manage growth profitably, and retain its key employees; (ix) costs related to the Proposed Business Combination; (x) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (xi) the possibility that Dave, or VPCC may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (xii) and those factors discussed in VPCC’s final prospectus filed with the SEC on March 8, 2021 under the heading “Risk Factors” and the Form S-4 under the heading “Risk Factors” and other documents of VPCC filed, or to be filed, with the SEC. If any of these risks materialize or VPCC’s or Dave’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that neither VPCC nor Dave presently know or that VPCC and Dave currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect VPCC’s and Dave’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning VPCC or Dave, the transactions described herein or other matters and attributable to VPCC, Dave or any person acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Each of VPCC and Dave expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in their expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any statement is based, except as required by law.