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||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. |
On March 20, 2018, salesforce.com, inc. (the Company) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the Merger
Agreement) by and among the Company, Malbec Acquisition Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (Purchaser), and MuleSoft, Inc. (MuleSoft). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, and upon the terms and subject to the
conditions thereof, Purchaser will commence an exchange offer (the Offer) to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Class A common stock, $0.000025 par value per share, of MuleSoft (MuleSoft Class A Common
Stock) and Class B common stock, $0.000025 par value per share, of MuleSoft (MuleSoft Class B Common Stock, together with MuleSoft Class A Common Stock, MuleSoft Shares) for (i) $36.00 in cash and
(ii) 0.0711 of a share of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, of the Company (Company Shares), plus cash in lieu of any fractional shares of Company Shares, in each case, without interest and subject to any applicable
withholding of taxes (together, the Transaction Consideration).
Promptly following the completion of the Offer, upon the
terms and subject to the conditions of the Merger Agreement, Purchaser will be merged with and into MuleSoft, with MuleSoft surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the Merger). The Merger Agreement contemplates that, if
the Offer is completed, the Merger will be effected pursuant to Section 251(h) of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the DGCL), which permits completion of the Merger without a vote of the holders of MuleSoft Shares upon the
acquisition by Purchaser of a majority of the aggregate voting power of MuleSoft Shares that are then issued and outstanding. In the Merger, each then-outstanding MuleSoft Share, other than MuleSoft Shares held in treasury, by the Company, MuleSoft
or their respective subsidiaries and MuleSoft Shares held by stockholders who have validly exercised their appraisal rights under the DGCL, will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive the Transaction Consideration.
Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, Purchasers obligation to accept and pay for MuleSoft Shares that are tendered in the Offer is
subject to customary conditions, including, among others, (i) the condition that, prior to the expiration of the Offer, there have been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn a number of MuleSoft Shares that, upon the consummation of the
Offer (assuming that shares of MuleSoft Class B Common Stock validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) will convert into shares of MuleSoft Class A Common Stock upon the consummation of the Offer), together with MuleSoft Shares then owned by
the Company and Purchaser (if any), would represent at least a majority of the aggregate voting power of the MuleSoft Shares outstanding immediately after the consummation of the Offer; (ii) the expiration or termination of the required waiting
period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended; (iii) the effectiveness of a registration statement on Form S-4 filed by the Company registering Company Shares to be issued in connection with the Offer
and the Merger; and (iv) the absence of any changes that have (or would reasonably be expected to have) a material adverse effect on MuleSofts business, operations, assets or financial condition. The cash portion of the consideration
payable in the Offer and the Merger is expected to be financed with a combination of new debt and cash on the Companys balance sheet. In connection with its entry into the Merger Agreement, the Company obtained a commitment from Bank of
America, N.A. for a $3.0 billion 364-day senior unsecured bridge loan facility, subject to customary conditions.
The Merger Agreement and
the consummation of the transactions contemplated thereby have been unanimously approved by the MuleSoft board of directors, and the MuleSoft board of directors has resolved to recommend to the stockholders of MuleSoft to accept the Offer and tender
their MuleSoft Shares to Purchaser pursuant to the Offer. MuleSoft has agreed not to solicit alternative transactions, subject to customary exceptions.
The Merger Agreement provides that at the effective time of the Merger, (i) all options held by former MuleSoft employees and former
MuleSoft service providers (other than former non-employee directors) will be cancelled and such holders will be entitled to receive a cash payment equal to the value of the Transaction Consideration, less applicable withholding taxes and less the
aggregate exercise price per share applicable to such options; (ii) all options, restricted stock units (RSUs) and performance shares held by current MuleSoft
employees will be assumed by Purchaser and converted into corresponding awards relating to Company Shares in accordance with the terms set forth in the Merger Agreement; and (iii) all RSUs
and options held by current or former MuleSoft non-employee directors will be cancelled and the holders will be entitled to receive the Transaction Consideration, less applicable withholding taxes, with the cash consideration portion of any such
options reduced by the aggregate exercise price per share applicable to such options.
The Merger Agreement contains representations,
warranties and covenants of the Company, Purchaser and MuleSoft that are customary for a transaction of this nature, including among others, covenants by MuleSoft regarding the conduct of its business during the pendency of the transactions
contemplated by the Merger Agreement, public disclosures and other matters.
The Merger Agreement contains certain termination rights of
the Company and MuleSoft. If the Merger Agreement is terminated under specified circumstances, including with respect to a change of the recommendation of the MuleSoft board of directors, MuleSoft will be required to pay the Company a termination
fee of $187 million in cash.
The foregoing description of the Merger Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its
entirety by the full text of the Merger Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 2.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein. The Merger Agreement has been attached to provide investors with information regarding its terms. It is
not intended to provide any other factual information about the Company, Purchaser or MuleSoft. In particular, the assertions embodied in the representations and warranties contained in the Merger Agreement are qualified by information in
confidential disclosure letters provided by each of the Company and MuleSoft to each other in connection with the signing of the Merger Agreement or in filings of the parties with the SEC. These confidential disclosure letters contain information
that modifies, qualifies and creates exceptions to the representations and warranties and certain covenants set forth in the Merger Agreement. Moreover, certain representations and warranties in the Merger Agreement were used for the purposes of
allocating risk between the Company and MuleSoft rather than establishing matters of fact. Accordingly, the representations and warranties in the Merger Agreement should not be relied on as characterization of the actual state of facts about the
Company, Purchaser or MuleSoft.
Tender and Support Agreement
Concurrently with the execution of the Merger Agreement, certain stockholders of MuleSoft (the Stockholders), entered into Tender
and Support Agreements (the Tender and Support Agreements) with the Company and Purchaser, pursuant to which the Stockholders agreed, among other things, and subject to the terms and conditions of the Tender and Support Agreements, to
tender all of their MuleSoft Shares in the Offer, which in the aggregate represent approximately 30% of the outstanding MuleSoft Shares. The Tender and Support Agreements terminate upon certain events, including the termination of the Merger
Agreement in accordance with its terms.
The foregoing description of the Tender and Support Agreements does not purport to be complete
and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Tender and Support Agreements, copies of which are filed as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 hereto and are incorporated by reference herein.
||Financial Statements and Exhibits. |
||Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 20, 2018, by and among salesforce.com, inc., Malbec Acquisition Corp. and MuleSoft, Inc.|
||Tender and Support Agreement, dated as of March 20, 2018, by and among salesforce.com, inc., Malbec Acquisition Corp., Lightspeed Venture Partners Select, L.P., Lightspeed Venture Partners VII, L.P., New Enterprise Associates
15, L.P., New Enterprise Associates 14, L.P., NEA 15 Opportunities Fund, L.P. and NEA Ventures 2013, L.P.|
||Tender and Support Agreement, dated as of March 20, 2018, by and among salesforce.com, inc., Malbec Acquisition Corp., Matthew Langdon, Ann Winbald, Gregory Schott, Little Family 1995 TR, Ravi Mhatre, Mhatre Investments LP-Fund
4, Simon Parmett, Robert Horton and Ross Mason.|
This report contains forward-looking information related to the Company, MuleSoft and the acquisition of MuleSoft by the Company that involves
substantial risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Forward-looking statements in this communication include, among other things, statements about
the potential benefits of the proposed transaction, the Companys plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, the financial condition, results of operations and business of the Company, and the anticipated timing of closing of the proposed
transaction. Risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to the ability of the Company to consummate the proposed transaction on a timely basis or at all, including due to complexities resulting from the adoption of new
accounting pronouncements and associated system implementations; the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to consummation of the proposed transaction, including having a sufficient number of MuleSofts shares being validly tendered into the
exchange offer to meet the minimum condition; the Companys ability to secure regulatory approvals on the terms expected, in a timely manner or at all; the Companys ability to successfully integrate MuleSofts operations; the
Companys ability to implement its plans, forecasts and other expectations with respect to MuleSofts business after the completion of the transaction and realize expected synergies; the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the
proposed transaction, including the possibility that the expected benefits from the proposed transaction will not be realized or will not be realized within the expected time period; disruption from the transaction making it more difficult to
maintain business and operational relationships; the negative effects of the announcement or the consummation of the proposed transaction on the market price of the Companys common stock or on the Companys operating results; significant
transaction costs; unknown liabilities; the risk of litigation or regulatory actions related to the proposed transaction; the pace of change and innovation in enterprise cloud computing services; the competitive nature of the market in which the
Company participates; the Companys service performance and security, including the resources and costs required to prevent, detect and remediate potential security breaches; the expenses associated with new data centers and third-party
infrastructure providers; additional data center capacity; the Companys ability to protect its intellectual property rights and develop its brands; dependency on the development and maintenance of the infrastructure of the Internet; the
ability to develop new services and product features; other business effects, including the effects of industry, market, economic, political or regulatory conditions; future exchange and interest rates; changes in tax and other laws, regulations,
rates and policies, including those related to the provision of services on the Internet, those related to accessing the Internet and those addressing data privacy and import and export controls; future business combinations or disposals; the
uncertainties inherent in research and development; competitive developments; and climate change.
Further information on these and other
risk and uncertainties relating to the Company can be found in its reports filed on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K and in other filings the Company makes with the SEC from time to time and available at www.sec.gov. These documents are available on
the SEC Filings section of the Investor Information section of the Companys website at www.salesforce.com/investor. The forward-looking statements
included in this communication are made only as of the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
The exchange offer referenced in this communication has not yet commenced. This communication is for informational purposes only and is neither
an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares, nor is it a substitute for any offer materials that the Company and its acquisition subsidiary will file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC). At
the time the exchange offer is commenced, the Company and its acquisition subsidiary will file a tender offer statement on Schedule TO, the Company will file a registration statement on Form S-4 and MuleSoft will file a
Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC with respect to the exchange offer. THE EXCHANGE OFFER MATERIALS (INCLUDING AN OFFER TO EXCHANGE, A RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL AND CERTAIN OTHER EXCHANGE OFFER DOCUMENTS)
AND THE SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. MULESOFT STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THESE DOCUMENTS CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT HOLDERS OF MULESOFT
SECURITIES SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING EXCHANGING THEIR SECURITIES. The Offer to Exchange, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other exchange offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement,
will be made available to all holders of MuleSoft stock at no expense to them. The exchange offer materials and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will be made available for free at the SECs website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the
documents filed with the SEC by the Company will also be available free of charge on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Information section of the Companys website at www.salesforce.com/investor or by contacting the Companys
Investor Relations department at email@example.com.
In addition to the Offer to Exchange, the related Letter of Transmittal and
certain other exchange offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, the Company and MuleSoft file annual, quarterly and current reports and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any reports or other
information filed by the Company and MuleSoft at the SEC public reference room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at
1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference room. The Companys filings with the SEC are also available
to the public from commercial document-retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.
||Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 20, 2018, by and among salesforce.com, inc., Malbec Acquisition Corp. and MuleSoft, Inc. |
||Tender and Support Agreement, dated as of March
20, 2018, by and among salesforce.com, inc., Malbec Acquisition Corp. and Lightspeed Venture Partners Select, L.P., Lightspeed Venture Partners VII, L.P., New Enterprise Associates 15, L.P., New Enterprise Associates 14, L.P., NEA 15 Opportunities Fund,
L.P. and NEA Ventures 2013, L.P. |
||Tender and Support Agreement, dated as of March
20, 2018, by and among salesforce.com, inc., Malbec Acquisition Corp., Matthew Langdon, Ann Winbald, Gregory Schott, Little Family 1995 TR, Ravi Mhatre, Mhatre Investments LP-Fund 4, Simon Parmett, Robert Horton and Ross Mason. |
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned
hereunto duly authorized.
/s/ Mark Hawkins
||President and Chief Financial Officer|
Dated: March 21, 2018.