Yossi Carmil, Chief Executive Officer of Cellebrite, noted, “We have achieved an important milestone that advances our strategy to drive value to the investigative lifecycle. We are energized by the significant opportunities to build on our industry-leading position, expand our capabilities and continue to deliver valuable solutions to our broad and growing customer base. I would like to thank True Wind Capital for their support and partnership throughout this process. As a publicly traded company, we believe we are well positioned to help to create a safer world with our Digital Intelligence solutions suite, through the ethical use of our solutions, and to deliver sustainable value for all of our stakeholders.”
Adam Clammer, Chief Executive Officer of TWC Tech Holdings, said: “Cellebrite’s technology enables its customers to protect the public and safeguard assets with efficiency and transparency. We believe Cellebrite is well-positioned to capture the opportunities ahead and increase its share of the large and growing Digital Intelligence market as it transitions to the public markets.”
The transaction generated approximately $370 million of gross proceeds from the cash held in trust after TWC Tech Holdings stockholder redemptions and the private investment in public equity (PIPE) for the purchase of shares from existing shareholders of Cellebrite who are primarily from early investors in the company. Leading institutional investors, including Light Street Capital and Makena Capital, and strategic investor Axon Enterprise, Inc., participated in the PIPE, details of which were disclosed in Cellebrite’s April 8th, 2021 press release.
Cellebrite’s senior management team will continue to lead the company, headed by Yossi Carmil, Chief Executive Officer. Cellebrite’s Board of Directors is comprised of Haim Shani (Chairman), Ryusuke Utsumi, Yonatan Domnitz, Elly Keinan and Yossi Carmil. Upon the close of the transaction, the Board welcomed new Directors Adam Clammer, Dafna Gruber, William Heldfond and Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC served as financial advisor to Cellebrite, and White & Case LLP and Meitar Law Offices served as legal advisors to Cellebrite. Cowen and Needham & Company, LLC served as lead capital markets advisors to Cellebrite.
BofA Securities and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as placement agents for Cellebrite and TWC Tech Holdings. BofA Securities, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and William Blair & Company, L.L.C. served as co-lead capital markets advisors to TWC Tech Holdings. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Herzog, Fox & Ne’eman acted as legal advisors to TWC Tech Holdings.
Shearman & Sterling LLP acted as legal advisor to the placement agents.
Cellebrite’s mission is to enable its customers to protect and save lives, accelerate justice and preserve privacy in communities around the world. Cellebrite is the global leader in Digital Intelligence solutions for the public and private sectors, empowering organizations to master the complexities of legally sanctioned digital investigations by streamlining intelligence processes. Trusted by thousands of leading agencies and companies in more than 140 countries, Cellebrite’s Digital Intelligence platform and solutions transform how customers collect, review, analyze and manage data in legally sanctioned investigations. To learn more visit us at www.cellebrite.com and https://www.cellebrite.com/en/investors/.
About TWC Tech Holdings
TWC Tech Holdings is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination. TWC Tech Holdings raised $600 million in its initial public offering in September 2020.
About True Wind Capital
True Wind Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on investing in leading technology companies. True Wind has a broad investing mandate, with deep industry expertise across software, tech-enabled services, and hardware.