PORTLAND, Ore., (September 9, 2021) — Vacasa, North America’s leading vacation rental management platform, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.
“Vacasa’s operating and financial results far exceeded our second quarter targets, driven by pent-up demand for leisure travel, shifting consumer preference and the unique benefits vacation rentals provide in the current environment,” said Matt Roberts, CEO of Vacasa. “These strong consumer trends have continued, and we now expect our third quarter revenue to finish well ahead of the targets we established with TPG Pace Solutions prior to our announced business combination.”
Second Quarter 2021 Highlights:
“Heightened demand for vacation rentals during the second quarter resulted in strong occupancy. Simultaneously, Vacasa was able to increase Gross Booking Value per Night Sold by over 10% versus last year, maximizing rental income for our valued homeowners,” said Jamie Cohen, CFO of Vacasa. “With these favorable patterns clearly extending into the third quarter, we are finding ways to invest the overperformance back into the business to further our competitive differentiation and continue building a strong foundation for long-term growth.”
Vacasa is the leading vacation rental management platform in North America, transforming the vacation rental experience by integrating purpose-built technology with expert local and national teams. Homeowners enjoy earning significant incremental income on one of their most valuable assets, delivered by the company’s unmatched technology that adjusts rates in real time to maximize revenue. Guests can relax comfortably in Vacasa’s 30,000+ homes across more than 400 destinations in North America, Belize and Costa Rica, knowing that 24/7 support is just a phone call away. In addition to enabling guests to search, discover and book its properties on Vacasa.com and the Vacasa Guest App, Vacasa provides valuable, professionally managed inventory to top channel partners, including Airbnb, Booking.com and Vrbo. In Summer 2021, Vacasa entered into an agreement to become a publicly traded company through a business combination with TPG Pace Solutions (NYSE: TPGS), a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”).
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Additional Information and Where to Find It
This press release is being made in connection with a proposed business combination involving Vacasa and TPGS. In connection with the proposed transaction, Vacasa, Inc. (“NewCo”) has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a preliminary proxy statement for the shareholders of TPGS, which also constitutes a preliminary prospectus of NewCo. TPGS urges investors, shareholders and other interested persons to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus as well as other documents filed with the SEC (including, when available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus) because these documents will contain important information about TPGS, Vacasa, NewCo and the business combination. After the registration statement is declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement will be mailed to shareholders of TPGS as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Shareholders will also be able to obtain a copy of the proxy statement/prospectus, without charge, by directing a request to: TPG Pace Solutions, 301 Commerce St., Suite 3300, Fort Worth, TX 76102. The preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and, once available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, can also be obtained, without charge, at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov).
Participants in Solicitation
TPGS, NewCo, Vacasa and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of TPGS in connection with the proposed business combination. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of certain of TPGS’s executive officers and directors in the solicitation by reading TPGS’s initial public offering prospectus, which was filed with the SEC on April 9, 2021, and the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials filed with the SEC in connection with the business combination when they become available. Other information concerning the interests of participants in the solicitation, which may, in some cases, be different than those of their shareholders generally, is set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the business combination. Shareholders, potential investors and other interested persons should read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and, once available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, carefully before making any voting or investment decisions. Copies of these documents may be obtained for free from the sources indicated above.
Certain statements made in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “estimate”, “plan”, “outlook”, and “project” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements reflect the current analysis of existing information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. As a result, caution must be exercised in relying on forward looking statements. Due to known and unknown risks, actual results may differ materially from TPGS’s or Vacasa’s expectations or projections. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: (i) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the definitive agreement for the business combination between TPGS and Vacasa (the “Business Combination Agreement”); (ii) the ability of the combined company to meet listing standards following the transaction and in connection with the consummation thereof; (iii) the inability to complete the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement due to the failure to obtain approval of the shareholders of TPGS or other reasons; (iv) the failure to meet the minimum cash requirements of the Business Combination Agreement due to TPGS shareholders redemptions and one or more defaults by the investors in the private placement that is being undertaken in connection with the business combination, and failing to obtain replacement financing; (v) costs related to the proposed transaction; (vi) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (vii) the ability of the combined company to meet its financial and strategic goals, due to, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to pursue a growth strategy and manage growth profitability; (viii) the possibility that the combined company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (ix) the continuing or new effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on TPGS and Vacasa and their ability to consummate the transaction; and (x) other risks and uncertainties described herein, as well as those risks and uncertainties discussed from time to time in other reports and other public filings with the SEC by TPGS and NewCo.
Additional information concerning these and other factors that may impact TPGS’s and Vacasa’s expectations and projections can be found in TPGS’s periodic filings with the SEC, in the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus included in the registration statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC by NewCo., and in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus when available. TPGS’s and NewCo’s SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
The foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Neither TPGS nor Vacasa undertakes or accepts any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, subject to applicable law.
No Offer or Solicitation
This press release does not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed business combination. This press release also does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor will there be any sale of 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 any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities will be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.
There can be no assurance that the transactions described herein will be completed, nor can there be any assurance, if such transactions are completed, that the potential benefits of combining the companies will be realized. The description of the transactions contained herein is only a summary and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the definitive agreements relating to the transactions, copies of which have been filed as exhibits to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by TPGS with the SEC on August 3, 2021.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes Adjusted EBITDA, which is a financial measure that is not defined by or presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). Because it excludes items we do not believe to be indicative of our core operating performance, we believe Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to analysts and investors in understanding and evaluating our results of operations, is frequently used by these parties in evaluating companies in our industry, and provides a useful measure for period to-period comparisons of our business performance. Moreover, Adjusted EBITDA is a key measurement used by our management internally to make operating decisions, including those related to analyzing operating expenses, evaluating performance, and performing strategic planning and annual budgeting.
However, Adjusted EBITDA has a number of significant limitations as an analytical tool, and other companies in our industry may calculate this measure differently than we do, thereby further limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of its limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should be considered as supplemental in nature only, and should not be viewed as a substitute for net loss or any other financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.
From time to time when presenting forward-looking non-GAAP metrics, we are unable to provide quantitative reconciliations to the most closely correlated GAAP measure due to the uncertainty in the timing, amount or nature of any adjustments, which could be material in any period.