Real estate tech firm Matterport is set to be taken public in a deal with a special purpose acquisition company affiliated with Gores Holdings .
In what they are calling “a business combination,” Matterport will become a publicly listed company.
Founded in 2011, Matterport has become a leader in the spatial data category with a market-leading platform that turns any physical space into an immersive 3D digital twin.
The Company has created the largest spatial data library in the world, with more than 10 billion square feet of space and growing. Millions of buildings in more than 150 countries have been digitized, from homes, office spaces, museums and schools to factories, hospitals, and retail stores.
Matterport monetizes its data primarily under a recurring revenue Software as a Services (SaaS) model and grew its subscriber base by more than 500 percent in 2020.
Matterport uses AI technology to take buildings online so customers can more efficiently design, build, promote and manage their assets from any device.
“Matterport has been at the forefront of spatial computing for the built world for over a decade. Our pioneering technology has defined the category and set the standard for digitizing the largest asset class in the world. Our deep industry experience and proven track record have made Matterport the platform of choice to digitize millions of buildings across diverse industries and markets,” said RJ Pittman, Chief Executive Officer of Matterport.
“Building on this momentum, we are scaling all aspects of our business to transform the $230 trillion built world. We believe the proposed transaction with Gores Holdings VI unlocks the potential of our platform and accelerates our mission to make every building and every space more valuable and accessible. We’re thrilled to partner with The Gores Group, an innovative team with deep technology experience and a history of fueling major technology transformations.”
“This marks our second business combination with a game-changing technology company, solidifying Gores’ investment strategy around identifying and partnering with disruptive, category-defining companies with impressive track records, tremendous growth potential and strong leadership teams. Matterport represents all of those attributes and more,” said Mark Stone, Senior Managing Director of The Gores Group and CEO of Gores Holdings VI.
Justin Wilson, Senior Managing Director of The Gores Group added, “Real estate and the built world is without question among the biggest frontiers ready for digitization, and in our view Matterport is the clear market leader in the category with enormous potential still ahead.”
Gores Holdings VI is a publicly listed, $345 million special purpose acquisition company and is the seventh vehicle sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, a global investment firm founded in 1987 by Alec Gores.
To date, Alec Gores and affiliates of The Gores Group have completed five business combinations representing over $25 billion in transaction value.
The combined company will have an implied pro forma enterprise value of approximately $2.3 billion and an equity value of approximately $2.9 billion at closing.
Concurrently with the consummation of the business combination, additional investors will purchase shares of common stock of Gores Holdings VI in a private placement (the PIPE). The PIPE investment is led by institutional investors including Tiger Global Management, LLC, Senator Investment Group, Dragoneer Investment Group, Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Miller Value Partners, Darlington Partners, Untitled Investments, and Lux Capital.
Following the closing of the business combination, the company’s management team, led by Chief Executive Officer RJ Pittman, will continue to operate and manage Matterport.
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as financial advisors and capital markets advisors to Gores Holdings VI and as joint lead placement agents on the PIPE. Moelis & Company LLC is also acting as financial advisor to Gores Holdings VI. Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP is acting as legal advisor to Gores Holdings VI.
Credit Suisse is serving as exclusive financial advisor and capital markets advisor to Matterport and acted as joint lead placement agent on the PIPE. Latham & Watkins LLP is serving as legal advisor to Matterport in the transaction and Orrick LLP is serving as Matterport’s general corporate counsel.