CF Finance Acquisition Corp. II , a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald, today announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has declared effective its registration statement on Form S-4 in connection with its previously announced business combination with View, Inc. (“View”), a Silicon Valley-based smart window company.
The declaration of effectiveness by the SEC and the filing of the definitive proxy statement is an important step in View becoming a publicly traded company, with the goal of being listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol “VIEW” at the close of the transaction.
As previously announced, the business combination is expected to deliver up to $1 billion of gross proceeds to View including up to $500 million in fully committed PIPE investments and up to $500 million of cash held in CF II’s trust account from its initial public offering.
CF II will hold a Special Meeting of Stockholders at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on March 5, 2021 to approve, among other things, the previously announced business combination with View. Shareholders of record at the close of business on January 27, 2021 will be entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the Special Meeting. The meeting will be held virtually over the internet by means of a live audio webcast. Shareholders will be able to attend, vote their shares and submit questions during the Special Meeting via a live webcast available at https://www.cstproxy.com/cffinanceacquisitioncorpii/2021.
At the closing, current View shareholders will roll their existing equity holdings into the post-business combination company. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both CF II and View, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory and stockholder approvals, and other customary closing conditions.
View is a technology company and the market leader in smart windows. View Smart Windows use artificial intelligence to automatically adjust in response to the sun and increase access to natural light, to improve people’s health and experience in buildings, while simultaneously reducing energy consumption to mitigate the effects of climate change. Every View installation also includes a smart building platform that consists of power, network, and communication infrastructure. For more information, please visit: www.view.com
On November 30, 2020, View announced plans to become a publicly listed company through a merger with CF Finance Acquisition Corp. II (, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald.
About CF Finance Acquisition Corp. II
CF Finance Acquisition Corp. II is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. CF II’s efforts to identify a prospective target business are not limited to a particular industry or geographic region, but CF II intends to focus on industries where its management team and founders have experience, including the financial services, healthcare, real estate services, technology, and software industries. CF Finance Acquisition Corp. II is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick.
About Cantor Fitzgerald
CF II is sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald. Cantor Fitzgerald, with over 12,000 employees, is a leading global financial services group at the forefront of financial and technological innovation and has been a proven and resilient leader for over 70 years. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is a preeminent investment bank serving more than 5,000 institutional clients around the world, recognized for its strengths in fixed income and equity capital markets, investment banking, prime brokerage, and commercial real estate and for its global distribution platform. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is one of the 24 primary dealers authorized to transact business with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. For more information, please visit: www.cantor.com.
Important Information and Where to Find It
This press release relates to a proposed transaction between CF II and View. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or exchange, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or exchange, any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or exchange would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. In connection with the transaction described herein, CF II has filed relevant materials with the SEC, including a registration statement on Form S-4, which includes a proxy statement/prospectus. The proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to all CF II stockholders, and may file additional documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction. Before making any voting or investment decision, investors and security holders of CF II are urged to read the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction as they become available because they will contain important information about the proposed transaction.
Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by CF II through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to CF II to 110 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022 or via email at CFFinanceII@cantor.com or at (212) 938-5000.
Participants in the Solicitation
CF II and View and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from CF II’s stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about CF II’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of CF II’s securities is set forth in CF II’s filings with the SEC. Additional information regarding the interests of those persons and other persons who may be deemed participants in the proposed transaction may be obtained by reading the proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed transaction. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph.
This press release is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the potential transaction and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of CF II or View, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act.