SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
November 16, 2021 (June 28, 2021)
(EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)
|(STATE OF INCORPORATION)|
|7900 Harkins Road||20706|
|(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)||(ZIP CODE)|
(REGISTRANT’S TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share||TWOU||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
As previously announced, on June 28, 2021, 2U, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with edX Inc., a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation (“edX”) and Circuit Sub LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a wholly owned subsidiary of edX (“edX Sub”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to acquire edX Sub (the “Acquisition”).
On November 16, 2021, the Company completed the Acquisition. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, edX contributed substantially all of its assets to edX Sub effective immediately prior to the closing, and the Company purchased from edX 100% of the outstanding membership interests of edX Sub (the “Membership Interests”). The purchase price for the Membership Interests was $800,000,000, subject to customary adjustments based on, among other things, the amount of cash, debt, transaction expenses and working capital of edX and edX Sub at the closing date.
The description of the Purchase Agreement and the Acquisition set forth above does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Purchase Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 2.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company on June 29, 2021, which is incorporated herein by reference into this Item 2.01.
Regulation FD Disclosure
The Company issued a press release on November 16, 2021 announcing the completion of the Acquisition. A copy of the press release is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2. of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any of the Company’s filings under the Securities Act, or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any incorporation language in such a filing, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
|99.1||Press Release issued by 2U, Inc., dated November 16, 2021.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded with the Inline XBRL document).|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
/s/ Paul S. Lalljie
|Name:||Paul S. Lalljie|
|Date: November 16, 2021||Title:||Chief Financial Officer|