dMY Technology Group, Inc. II (DMYD)

IPO Date: 8/14/2020

Proposed Size: $240 Million

Ticker: DMYD

Underwriters: Goldman Sachs  

Warrant/Unit Ratio: 1/3

Share/Warrant Ratio: 1/1

Sponsor Family: dMY

Prospectus on SEC.gov:  https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1816101/000119312520222406/d942567d424b4.htm

Official Website: https://www.dmytechnology.com/dmy2

dMY Technology Group II is a blank check company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. While the Company may pursue an initial business combination target in any industry or geographic region, the Company intends to focus its search for an initial business combination on companies within the broader consumer technology ecosystem that are either consumer-facing or support the infrastructure of consumer applications (“apps”) with enterprise valuations in an approximate valuation range of $1.0 billion to $3.0 billion, though the Company’s search may span consumer software segments worldwide and may pursue a target outside its expected range. The Company intends to specifically focus on companies that have created, or enabled the creation of, compelling mobile app experiences with significant growth in segments such as gaming, entertainment, education, work productivity, e-commerce, dating, financial technology, and health and wellness. Companies developing disruptive and key enablement technologies for consumer-facing apps in these segments, such as artificial intelligence (“AI”), machine learning (“ML”), cloud infrastructures and quantum computing are also within the scope of this search.

Key Person

Niccolo de Masi has been our Chief Executive Officer and a director since June 2020. Mr. de Masi is also the chief executive officer and director of dMY Technology Group, Inc. Mr. de Masi has been a member of the board of directors of Glu (Nasdaq: GLUU) since January 2010, and has served as chairman since December 2014, as interim chairman from July 2014 to December 2014 and as president and chief executive officer from January 2010 to November 2016. Mr. de Masi has been the chief innovation officer at Resideo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: REZI) since February 2019, a member of its board of directors since October 2018, and was president of products and solutions from February 2019 until January 2020. Mr. de Masi served as the president of Essential from November 2016 to October 2018. Mr. de Masi served on the board of directors of Xura and its audit committee from November 2015 until August 2016. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. de Masi led Hands-On Mobile as its chief executive officer. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. de Masi was the chief executive officer of Monstermob. Mr. de Masi serves on the Leadership Council of the UCLA Grand Challenges. Mr. de Masi received his B.A. and MSci. degrees in physics from Cambridge University. Mr. de Masi’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive leadership experience in the mobile app space, his track record in our target industry and his network of contacts in the technology sector.

Harry L. You has been our Chairman since June 2020. Mr. de Masi is also the chairman of dMY Technology Group, Inc. Mr. You served as the executive vice president of EMC (formerly NYSE: EMC) in the office of the chairman from 2008 to 2016. From 2008 to 2016, Mr. You served as the executive vice president of EMC in the office of the chairman. In September 2016, Mr. You founded GTY (Nasdaq: GTYH), in which Mr. You served as its president, chief financial officer and director until February 2019 when GTY consummated its initial business combination, served as its president from February 2019 to May 2019 and as its chief financial officer from February 2019 through August 2019, and has served as its vice chairman since May 2019. Mr. You also served as GTY’s president from May 7, 2019 to May 20, 2019. Mr. You served as a director of Korn/Ferry International from 2004 to October 2016 and has been a trustee of the U.S. Olympic Committee Foundation since August 2016. Mr. You was chief executive officer of BearingPoint from 2005 to 2007. He also served as BearingPoint’s interim chief financial officer from 2005 to 2006. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. You served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), and was also a member of the board of directors of Oracle Japan. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. You served as chief financial officer of Accenture. Mr. You also previously spent fourteen years on Wall Street, including serving as a managing director in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley, where he headed the Computer and Business Services Group. Mr. You has served as a member of the board of directors of Broadcom Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGO) since January 2019. Mr. You holds an M.A. in Economics from Yale University and a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College. Mr. You’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive and varied deal experience throughout his career, including his experience structuring Dell’s acquisition of EMC as EMC’s executive vice president, his network of contacts in the technology sector, and his prior special purpose acquisition company experience with GTY.

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