BETHESDA, MD., DECEMBER 15, 2021
Brivo – the global leader in cloud-based access control and smart building technologies for enterprise, commercial, and multifamily properties today announced the appointment of Mary Clark, a seasoned tech marketing leader, as Chief Marketing Officer to drive its global brand expansion and accelerate growth, effective immediately. Brivo recently entered into a definitive merger agreement with Crown PropTech Acquisitions (NYSE: CPTK), which is anticipated to close in Q2 2022, subject to shareholder approvals and other closing conditions.
“Mary brings a wealth of leadership, marketing and technology experience to her role at Brivo,” stated Steve Van Till, Brivo Founder and CEO. “Brivo is the category-defining smart spaces platform that is foundational within our customers’ buildings, designed to ensure the safety and security of their tenants, residents and employees. We are expecting to enter our next phase of growth in the accelerating smart spaces market, and Mary’s experience in launching, marketing and growing SaaS technology businesses globally positions Brivo to maximize its opportunity in the PropTech revolution.”
Clark commented, “I am thrilled to join Brivo at this pivotal moment. Having been in the wireless connectivity industry for more than 25 years, I am excited about the tremendous opportunities in smart spaces as the world of buildings embraces digital transformation. In a post-COVID environment, those that own, lease or use buildings are expected to prioritize the user experience with not only safety and security but also a means to grow value and satisfaction for those users. With its innovative products and services and proven land and expand strategy, Brivo is uniquely positioned to grow its market share in this rapidly changing space.”
Clark most recently served as CMO and Chief Product Officer at Synchronoss and is a leader in product management and marketing in the telecommunications, media and technology space. She has extensive experience in growing businesses and building new markets. Prior to Synchronoss, Clark was CMO at Syniverse, a leader in telecommunications and enterprise solutions. She is an advocate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion having been the moderator of the GSMA’s Diversity4Tech Summit (previously Women4Tech) since 2016. She is an advisor to Lynk Global, an LEO start-up in the Washington D.C. area, as well as an Industry Advisor to Astra Capital Management, a private equity firm in Washington D.C. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and resides in Maryland.
Brivo, Inc., created the cloud-based access control and smart spaces technology category over 20 years ago and remains the global leader serving commercial real estate, multifamily residential and large distributed enterprises. The company’s comprehensive product ecosystem and open API provide businesses with powerful digital tools to increase security automation, elevate employee and tenant experience, and improve the safety of all people and assets in the built environment. Brivo’s building access platform is now the digital foundation for the largest collection of customer facilities in the world, occupying over 300 million square feet across 42 countries. On November 10, 2021, Brivo entered into a definitive merger agreement with Crown PropTech Acquisitions (NYSE: CPTK) that will result in Brivo becoming a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol “BRVS.” Learn more at www.Brivo.com.
This press release is provided for informational purposes only and has been prepared to assist interested parties in making their own evaluation with respect to a potential business combination (the “proposed business combination”) between Brivo, Inc. (“Brivo”) and Crown PropTech Acquisition Corp. (“Crown”) and related transactions and for no other purpose.
Forward Looking Statements
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These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of Brivo’s and Crown’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 will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of Brivo and Crown. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including changes in domestic and foreign business, market, financial, political and legal conditions; the inability of the parties to successfully or timely consummate the proposed business combination, including the risk that any required regulatory approvals are not obtained, are delayed or are subject to unanticipated conditions that could adversely affect the combined company or the expected benefits of the proposed business combination or that the approval of the shareholders of Crown or Brivo is not obtained; the lack of third party valuation in determining whether or not to pursue the proposed business combination; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the proposed business combination; risks relating to the uncertainty of the projected financial information with respect to Brivo; the risk that the conditions to the financing for the proposed business combination may not be satisfied or waived; the effect of the announcement or pendency of the proposed business combination on Brivo’s business relationships, performance and business generally; risks that the proposed business combination disrupts current plans of Brivo and potential difficulties in Brivo employee retention as a result of the proposed business combination; the ability to implement business plans, forecasts and other expectations after the completion of the proposed business combination, and identify and realize additional opportunities; Brivo’s ability to attract and retain customers; the combined company’s ability to up-sell and cross-sell to customers, including the success of Brivo’s customers’ development programs, which will drive future revenues; the ability of the combined company to compete effectively and its ability to manage growth; the amount of redemption requests made by Crown’s public shareholders; the ability of Crown or the combined company to issue equity or equity-linked securities in connection with the proposed business combination or in the future; the outcome of any potential litigation, government and regulatory proceedings, investigations and inquiries; the risk that the combined company’s securities will not be approved for listed on the New York Stock Exchange or if approved, maintain the listing; and those factors discussed in Crown’s final prospectus dated February 8, 2021 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, dated August 16, 2021, and, when available, the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus of Crown related to the proposed business combination, in each case, under the heading “Risk Factors,” and other documents of Crown filed, or to be filed, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that neither Crown nor Brivo presently know or that Crown and Brivo 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 Crown’s and Brivo’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this presentation. Crown and Brivo anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause Crown’s and Brivo’s assessments to change. However, while Crown and Brivo may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Crown and Brivo specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Crown’s and Brivo’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.
Additional Information About the Proposed Business Combination and Where To Find It
The proposed business combination will be submitted to shareholders of Crown for their consideration. Crown intends to file a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”) with the SEC which will include preliminary and definitive proxy statements to be distributed to Crown’s shareholders in connection with Crown’s solicitation for proxies for the vote by Crown’s shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination and other matters as described in the Registration Statement, as well as the prospectus relating to the offer of the securities to be issued to Brivo’s shareholders in connection with the completion of the proposed business combination. After the Registration Statement has been filed and declared effective, Crown will mail a definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents to its shareholders as of the record date established for voting on the proposed business combination. Crown’s shareholders and other interested persons are advised to read, once available, the preliminary proxy statement / prospectus and any amendments thereto and, once available, the definitive proxy statement / prospectus, in connection with Crown’s solicitation of proxies for its special meeting of shareholders to be held to approve, among other things, the proposed business combination, because these documents will contain important information about Crown, Brivo and the proposed business combination. Shareholders may also obtain a copy of the preliminary or definitive proxy statement, once available, as well as other documents filed with the SEC regarding the proposed business combination and other documents filed with the SEC by Crown, without charge, at the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to 667 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10065, attention: Nikki Sacks.
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Participants in the Solicitation
Crown, Brivo and certain of their respective directors, executive officers and other members of management, employees and consultants may, under SEC rules, be deemed to be participants in the solicitations of proxies from Crown’s shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of Crown’s shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination will be set forth in Crown’s proxy statement / prospectus when it is filed with the SEC. You can find more information about Crown’s directors and executive officers in Crown’s final prospectus dated February 8, 2021 and filed with the SEC on February 10, 2021. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests will be included in the proxy statement / prospectus when it becomes available. Shareholders, potential investors and other interested persons 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 from the sources indicated above.
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