Veritone confirms unsolicited bid from Apis Capital
Veritone confirmed that it has received an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from Apis Capital Management, on behalf of its private equity fund, Apis Ventures LLC to acquire all outstanding shares of Veritone common stock for $10.26 per share in cash. On December 4, 2018, Veritone's Board of Directors received a private letter from Apis making a non-binding proposal to acquire the Company for $8.00 per share in cash, subject to completion of due diligence and other conditions. On December 6, 2018, the Company acknowledged receipt of the letter and indicated that its Board of Directors would be meeting to discuss the proposal, and would respond following that meeting. As part of its letter, the Company requested additional information from Apis regarding its financing for its proposal and its experience in executing transactions of this magnitude and scope. Apis' response indicated that they do not have committed financing, and do not have any experience or track record in transactions of this nature. Consistent with its fiduciary duties, Veritone's Board, with the assistance of its independent financial and legal advisors, is evaluating today's proposal. The Board will provide an update promptly following the completion of its review. There are no assurances that a transaction will be reached or on what terms. Veritone stockholders are advised to take no action at this time.