DGAP-Ad-hoc: Lakestar SPAC I SE / Key word(s): Mergers & Acquisitions
Lakestar SPAC I SE : Business Combination Agreement between HomeToGo GmbH and Lakestar SPAC I SE

14-Jul-2021 / 19:07 CET/CEST
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Business Combination Agreement between HomeToGo GmbH and Lakestar SPAC I SE

Luxembourg, 14 July 2021 - Lakestar SPAC I SE (the "Company", ISIN: LU2290523658, Frankfurt Stock Exchange: LRS1), a Luxembourg special purpose acquisition company, today entered into a definitive business combination agreement with HomeToGo GmbH ("HomeToGo") (the "Transaction"). Upon closing of the Transaction, the listed entity is expected to be named HomeToGo ("Combined Company") and will be led by Dr. Patrick Andrae (Co-founder and CEO of HomeToGo), Wolfgang Heigl (Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of HomeToGo), Valentin Gruber (newly appointed COO of HomeToGo) and Steffen Schneider (CFO of HomeToGo). Martin Reiter, VP Europe at Wayfair, who previously built Airbnb's global presence while leading their International Operations, will join the supervisory board and is also investing in the Combined Company.

The Transaction values the Combined Company at an equity value of EUR 1.2 billion and an enterprise value of EUR 861 million. The Transaction is expected to complete in the third quarter of 2021, and the Combined Company will be listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the ticker "HTG". In addition to the approximately EUR 275 million held in the Company's escrow account (not taking into account any potential redemptions in connection with the Transaction), investors including European family offices specialising in tech investments and European tech entrepreneurs have committed EUR 75 million at a price of EUR 10.00 per share through a common stock private investment in public equity ("PIPE"). The Combined Company will have a shareholder base comprised of (i) the current HomeToGo shareholders, convertible lenders and holders of virtual options, (ii) the Company's shareholders, and (iii) the investors in the PIPE.

HomeToGo has built the world's largest marketplace for alternative accommodation and vacation rentals that combines more than 14 million accommodation offers in one place to help its users find the ideal home for any trip, connecting online travel agencies, property managers and other supply partners with consumer demand. Once implemented, the Company and HomeToGo are confident that the Transaction will create a globally recognized and industry defining travel tech company made in Europe.

The closing of the Transaction is subject to the approval of the Company's shareholders and the satisfaction or waiver of certain other customary closing conditions.


Stefan Winners
9, rue de Bitbourg
L-1273 Luxembourg

Important Notice

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The Securities are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any Retail Investor in the EEA. For these purposes, a "Retail Investor" means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments, as amended ("MiFID II"); (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 January 2016 on insurance distribution, as amended, where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II. Consequently, no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 November 2014 on key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (the "PRIIPs Regulation") for offering or selling the Units or otherwise making them available to Retail Investors in the EEA has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the Units or otherwise making them available to any Retail Investor in the EEA may be unlawful under the PRIIPs Regulation.

Solely for the purpose of the product governance requirements contained within MiFID II, (ii) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 of 7 April 2016 supplementing MiFID II and (iii) local implementing measures (together, the "MiFID II Requirements"), and disclaiming any and all liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any "manufacturer" (for the purposes of the MiFID II Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the Public Shares and Public Warrants have been subject to a product approval process. As a result, it has been determined that (i) the Public Shares are (a) compatible with an end target market of Retail Investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II, and (b) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels permitted by MiFID II and (ii) the Public Warrants are (a) compatible with an end target market of investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II, and (b) eligible for distribution to professional clients and eligible counterparties through all distribution channels permitted by MiFID II.

This release may contain forward looking statements, estimates, opinions and projections with respect to anticipated future performance of the Company ("forward-looking statements"). These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms "believes," "estimates," "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "may," "will" or "should" or, in each case, their negative, or other variations or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on the current views, expectations and assumptions of the management of the Company and involve significant known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not such results will be achieved. Any forward-looking statements included herein only speak as at the date of this release. We undertake no obligation, and do not expect to publicly update, or publicly revise, any of the information, forward-looking statements or the conclusions contained herein or to reflect new events or circumstances or to correct any inaccuracies which may become apparent subsequent to the date hereof, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. We accept no liability whatsoever in respect of the achievement of such forward-looking statements and assumptions.

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Language: English
Company: Lakestar SPAC I SE
9 rue de Bitbourg
L-1273 Luxembourg
E-mail: info@lakestar-spac.com
Internet: www.lakestar-spac1.com
ISIN: LU2290523658, LU2290524383
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (General Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 1218943

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