The business combination was approved at a special meeting of Marquee Raine shareholders held on October 13, 2021. Enjoy raised more than $250 million gross in growth capital over the course of the transaction.
“Today marks a significant milestone for Enjoy,” said Ron Johnson, CEO and Founder of Enjoy. “At Enjoy, we are pioneering the next disruptive channel in retail as we reinvent ‘Commerce at Home.’ We are launching our Smart Last MileTM solution to reimagine the last mile for our partners by providing fast, convenient and personalized experiences for customers. As a public company, we believe Enjoy is poised to scale our business, add new services and meet our partners’ requests to accelerate our expansion into new markets. We are excited to embark on this new chapter with Marquee Raine and all of our investors as we meet the expected increasing demand for Enjoy.”
“We believe Enjoy is at the forefront of the transformation underway in retail, driven by an unmatched level of customer satisfaction and its proprietary mobile technology platform,” said Tom Ricketts, Co-Chairman of Marquee Raine, Executive Chairman of the Chicago Cubs and a member of Enjoy’s Board of Directors. “With its innovative platform and strong partnerships with the world’s leading consumer companies, we believe Enjoy is positioned for long-term growth and success. We look forward to working with Ron and the entire Enjoy team through its next chapter as a public company.”
“We are thrilled to complete our combination with Enjoy,” said Brett Varsov, Co-CEO of Marquee Raine, Partner at The Raine Group and a member of Enjoy’s Board of Directors. “As Enjoy enters the public markets, the Company has a strong market position, is expanding its relationships with key partners and is making the right investments to capitalize on its first-mover advantage to achieve long-term growth and success.”
CEO and Founder Ron Johnson will continue to lead the combined company, along with Enjoy’s management team, through Enjoy’s next phase of growth, innovation and expansion with its key partners.
As the retail market accelerates its shift toward “Commerce at Home,” Enjoy continues to see increasing demand for its personalized, convenient retail experiences and services. This quarter, Enjoy is launching its complete Smart Last MileTM solution in North America, a transformational service expansion that positions Enjoy to access significantly more inventory and address a larger share of its partners’ customer demand in time for the 2021 holiday season. In response to requests from its partners, Enjoy plans to expand to serve a total of approximately 100 markets in North America and expand its global population coverage to about 235 million addressable customers.
Enjoy will be ringing the Nasdaq opening bell at 9:30 a.m. ET on October 18, 2021. The opening bell ceremony will be broadcast live on Nasdaq’s website.
The Raine Group (“Raine”) acted as lead financial advisor to Marquee Raine. Houlihan Lokey acted as financial advisor to Marquee Raine. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC (“Credit Suisse”) acted as lead capital markets advisor and financial advisor to Enjoy. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (“Goldman Sachs”) also acted as financial advisor to Enjoy. Baird, Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Telsey Advisory Group, LLC and Loop Capital Markets acted as capital markets advisors to Enjoy. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP acted as legal advisor to Marquee Raine and Cooley LLP acted as legal advisor to Enjoy.
Raine, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs acted as placement agents on the private placement.
About Enjoy Technology
Enjoy Technology is a technology-powered platform reinventing “Commerce at Home” to bring the best of the store directly to the customer. Enjoy has formed multi-year commercial relationships with some of the world’s leading consumer brands to bring the products, services and subscriptions their customers love through the door directly in the comfort and convenience of their homes. Founded by Ron Johnson, formerly Head of Apple Retail and a member of Apple’s executive team, Enjoy has pioneered a new retail experience that we believe can do everything a traditional retail experience offers, but better, through its Mobile Stores. Enjoy currently operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Enjoy is leading the reinvention of “Commerce at Home.” To learn more about Enjoy, please visit: www.enjoy.com/.
About Marquee Raine Acquisition Corp.
Marquee Raine Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. While the company may pursue an acquisition opportunity in any business industry or sector, it intends to focus on high growth sectors of TMT including, but not limited to, opportunities in interactive entertainment and games, real money gaming, digital media, sports and sports-enabled assets, health and wellness, out-of-home and live entertainment, audio content and podcasting, technology, or other opportunities in adjacent sectors.
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