E2open, a provider of supply chain management software, and CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I, a blank check company formed by CC Capital and Neuberger Berman, has merged and gone public. The stock began trading February 5, 2021 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “ETWO.” Credit Suisse served as lead financial advisor and Lazard also served as financial advisor to E2open. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs acted as M&A advisors to CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I. Goldman Sachs acted as lead placement agent and lead capital markets advisor while Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC were also placement agents for CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I.
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — E2open (the “Company”), a leading provider of supply chain management software, and CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I (NYSE: PCPL), a special purpose acquisition company, today announced that they have completed their business combination. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I and was approved at a special meeting of CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I shareholders on February 2, 2021. The common stock of the combined company will trade under the symbol “ETWO” on the New York Stock Exchange, beginning February 5, 2021. Michael Farlekas, who has served as CEO of the Company since 2015, will continue to lead the business.
E2open is a leading end-to-end and cloud-based supply chain management SaaS platform. The Company’s software solutions orchestrate complex global supply chains and drive compelling value and ROI for its diverse and sophisticated blue-chip customers.
Additionally, E2open benefits from attractive secular tailwinds as companies endeavor to accelerate growth, reduce costs, increase visibility, and drive improved resiliency across their supply chains in an increasingly complex global economy. The Company’s software combines networks, data and applications to provide a deeply embedded, mission-critical platform that allows customers to optimize their supply chain across channel shaping, business planning, logistics, global trade, manufacturing and supply management.
“We are pleased to complete our business combination with CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I and begin our next chapter as a public company,” said Mr. Farlekas. “I am incredibly proud of the work our team is doing to help our customers reduce costs and accelerate revenue using our supply chain management software solutions. Leveraging our recapitalized balance sheet and the significant experience of the CC Capital, Neuberger Berman, Insight Partners, and Evergreen Coast Capital Corp. (the private equity affiliate of Elliott Investment Management L.P.) teams, we believe E2open is poised to accelerate its growth and capitalize on the significant opportunities to generate substantial value for all stakeholders.”
“As an industry-leading cloud technology platform, E2open is positioned to benefit from increased demand for supply chain management software solutions going forward,” said Chinh Chu and Douglas Newton, Co-Founders and Senior Managing Directors of CC Capital, as well as Charles Kantor, Senior Portfolio Manager of Neuberger Berman. “We are excited about E2open’s opportunity for organic growth acceleration and strategically accretive acquisitions, and believe the Company has a long runway for value creation as a publicly traded company.”
Key Transaction Terms and Details
At the closing of the transaction, CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I was domesticated as a Delaware corporation and its name has been changed to E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ETWO).
A more detailed description of the transaction terms will be included in a current report on Form 8-K to be filed by E2open Parent Holdings, Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).
Credit Suisse served as lead financial advisor and Lazard also served as financial advisor to E2open. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Goldman Sachs acted as M&A advisors to CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I. Goldman Sachs acted as lead placement agent and lead capital markets advisor and Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC were also placement agents for CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP acted as legal counsel to E2open and Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal counsel to CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I.
At E2open, we’re creating a more connected, intelligent supply chain. It starts with sensing and responding to real-time demand, supply and delivery constraints. Bringing together data from clients, distribution channels, suppliers, contract manufacturers and logistics partners, our collaborative and agile supply chain platform enables companies to use data in real time, with artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive smarter decisions. All this complex information is delivered in a single view that encompasses your demand, supply and logistics ecosystems. E2open is changing everything. Demand. Supply. Delivered.
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About CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I
CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I is a special purpose acquisition company that completed its initial public offering in April 2020, raising $414 million in proceeds. Led by Chinh Chu, Douglas Newton, Charles Kantor and other senior professionals of CC Capital and Neuberger Berman, CC Neuberger Principal Holdings I was formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.