15:58 uur 19-01-2024

Q4 Inc. Issues Final Reminder to Shareholders to Vote FOR the Proposed Acquisition by Sumeru Equity Partners

  • Highlights immediate, significant, and certain value provided by the Arrangement
  • The $6.05 per share all-cash purchase price offers Shareholders (other than the Rolling Shareholders) a 36% premium to where Q4 shares closed on the last trading day prior to the announcement
  • Voting deadline is Monday, January 22, 2024 at 10 a.m. Toronto Time
  • Shareholders who require assistance with voting may contact Laurel Hill Advisory Group at 1-877-452-7184 or assistance@laurelhill.com.

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Q4 Inc. (TSX:QFOR) (“Q4” or the “Company”), the leading capital markets access platform, today issues a final reminder to holders (the “Shareholders”) of the Company’s common shares (the “Common Shares”) to vote “FOR” the proposed arrangement transaction (the “Arrangement”) whereby Q4 would be acquired in an all-cash transaction for $6.05 a share by a newly formed entity controlled by Sumeru Equity Partners (“Sumeru”), a leading technology-focused investment firm. A Special Meeting of Shareholders (the “Special Meeting”) related to the proposed Arrangement will be held on January 24, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. (Toronto Time).

Shareholders are urged to vote TODAY to ensure their vote is promptly received ahead of the voting deadline of January 22, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Toronto Time. Materials related to the Special Meeting and instructions on how to vote “FOR” the Arrangement can be found here: https://investors.q4inc.com/Special-Meeting-Vote/Special-Meeting/default.aspx.

In reiterating the Board of Directors’ (other than those directors who declared an interest in the transaction and did not participate in the deliberations) unanimous recommendation that Shareholders vote “FOR” the proposed Arrangement, Q4 noted:

The proposed transaction provides Shareholders – other than certain Shareholders rolling over their equity interest (“Rolling Shareholders”) – with immediate, significant, and certain value following a robust strategic review process overseen by an independent Special Committee (“Special Committee”) of the Board of Directors.

Under the terms of the Arrangement, Shareholders (other than Rolling Shareholders) will receive $6.05 a share in cash. The purchase price offers a compelling 36% premium over Q4’s share price on the last trading date prior to the transaction announcement.1 Further, the premium is 43% over the 20-day pre-deal volume-weighted average price, and 46% over the 60-day VWAP.

The proposed transaction has also received independent third-party support. Both leading proxy advisory firms – Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) and Glass Lewis & Co. (“Glass Lewis”) – have recommended that Q4 Shareholders vote FOR the Arrangement. Sell-side analysts Canaccord Genuity, Eight Capital, and RBC Royal Bank have also issued reports that respectively found the Arrangement to be a “positive outcome,” “reasonable,” and “attractive.”

Shareholders are urged to read the Circular and its appendices carefully and in its entirety as the Circular contains extensive detail regarding the background to the Arrangement, detailed reasons for the recommendation of the Special Committee and the Board (including the above reasons) and other factors considered.

After careful consideration of all these factors, including the recommendations of the Company’s financial advisors and the unanimous recommendation of the Special Committee, the Board (with conflicted directors not in attendance or participating in the decision) unanimously determined the Arrangement is the best interests of the Company and is fair to Shareholders (other than the Rolling Shareholders).

As such, we strongly encourage you to vote “FOR” the proposed Arrangement.

Due to the Essence of Time, Shareholders are encouraged to vote online or by telephone as described in the enclosed voting form and on Q4’s website at: https://investors.q4inc.com/Special-Meeting.

The proxy voting deadline is on January 22, 2024 at 10 a.m. Toronto Time.

Shareholder Questions and Assistance

Shareholders who have questions regarding the Arrangement or require assistance with voting may contact Laurel Hill Advisory Group, the Company’s shareholder communications advisor and proxy solicitation agent at:

Laurel Hill Advisory Group

North American Toll Free: 1-877-452-7184 (+1 416-304-0211 Outside North America)

Email: assistance@laurelhill.com.

About Q4 Inc.

Q4 Inc. (TSX: QFOR) is the leading capital markets access platform that is transforming how issuers, investors, and the sell-side efficiently connect, communicate, and engage with each other.

The Q4 Platform facilitates interactions across the capital markets through IR website products, virtual events solutions, engagement analytics, investor relations CRM, shareholder and market analysis, surveillance, and ESG tools. The Q4 Platform is the only holistic capital markets access platform that digitally drives connections, analyzes impact, and targets the right engagement to help public companies work faster and smarter.

The company is a trusted partner to more than 2,500 public companies globally, including many of the most respected brands in the world, and maintains an award-winning culture where team members grow and thrive.

Q4 is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in New York and London. Learn more at investors.Q4inc.com.

All dollar figures in this release are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.

About Sumeru Equity Partners

Sumeru Equity Partners provides growth capital at the intersection of people and innovative technology. Sumeru seeks to embolden innovative founders and management teams with capital and scaling partnership. Sumeru has invested over US$3 billion in more than fifty platform and add-on investments across enterprise and vertical SaaS, data analytics, education technology, infrastructure software and cybersecurity. The firm typically invests in companies throughout North America and Europe. For more information, please visit sumeruequity.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This release includes “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the purchase by the Purchaser of all of the issued and outstanding Common Shares, the rationale of the Board for entering into the Arrangement Agreement, the anticipated timing and the various steps to be completed in connection with the Arrangement, including receipt of Shareholder and court approvals, the anticipated timing for closing of the Arrangement, the potential impacts to the Company and its share price if the Arrangement is terminated, the Company’s operations and financial performance and potential growth opportunities.

In some cases, but not necessarily in all cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans” “targets”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “an opportunity exists”, “is positioned”, “estimates”, “intends”, “assumes”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate” or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, “will” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, nor guarantees or assurances of future performance but instead represent management’s current beliefs, expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events and operating performance. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based on a number of opinions, assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company as of the date of this release, are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ, possibly materially, from those indicated by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the possibility that the proposed Arrangement will not be completed on the terms and conditions, or on the timing, currently contemplated, or at all, the possibility of the Arrangement Agreement being terminated in certain circumstances, the ability of the Board to consider and approve a Superior Proposal for the Company, and the other risk factors identified under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s latest annual information form and management’s discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2022 and in the management’s discussion and analysis for the period ended September 30, 2023, and in other periodic filings that the Company has made and may make in the future with the securities commissions or similar regulatory authorities in Canada, all of which are available under the Company’s SEDAR+ profile at www.sedarplus.ca. These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company. However, such risk factors should be considered carefully. There can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release.

Although the Company has attempted to identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other risk factors not currently known to us or that we currently believe are not material that could also cause actual results or future events to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements represent the Company’s expectations as of the date of this release (or as the date it is otherwise stated to be made) and are subject to change after such date. However, the Company disclaims any intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable Canadian securities laws. All of the forward-looking statements contained in this release are expressly qualified by the foregoing cautionary statements.


1 As of November 10, 2023.



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