Shutterfly to Acquire Tiny Prints
REDWOOD CITY, CA—March 21, 2011—Shutterfly Inc., a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, has entered into an agreement to acquire Tiny Prints, a privately-held company based in Sunnyvale, CA. Tiny Prints operates tinyprints.com and weddingpaperdivas.com, two fast growing e-commerce brands offering cards, invitations, personalized stationery and photo books. Upon the closing of this transaction, the three co-founders, together with the entire Tiny Prints team will join Shutterfly.
“Shutterfly and Tiny Prints share a common passion: providing customers with innovative, high quality premium products, stylish designs and exceptional customer service,” said Jeffrey Housenbold, President and CEO of Shutterfly. “Together, we will build on our portfolio of iconic brands and combine our passionate, entrepreneurial employees to truly transform the cards and stationery market. We believe the integration of our businesses will create near-term and long-term opportunities for enhanced merchandising, accelerated product innovation and significant scale efficiencies in manufacturing, customer service and marketing. We are excited to welcome the entire Tiny Prints team to Shutterfly.”
“Like Shutterfly, Tiny Prints has experienced rapid growth in recent years," said Ed Han, Tiny Prints co-founder and CEO. ”By merging with Shutterfly, we will benefit from the many synergies and efficiencies between our organizations, enabling Tiny Prints to continue delighting our customers with a broader array of stylish and innovative products and services while growing our brands and maintaining our talented team.”
Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Shutterfly will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Tiny Prints in exchange for approximately $141 million in cash and approximately 3.9 million shares of Shutterfly common stock. In addition, Shutterfly will reserve approximately 1.4 million shares of common stock as consideration for the vested and unvested Tiny Prints employee equity awards assumed by Shutterfly.
The structure of the transaction includes a fixed exchange ratio for the equity component of the consideration and provides for certain adjustments, including for working capital and net cash and debt balances at closing. As a result of these closing date adjustments, the actual consideration amounts may differ from the amounts reported today.
Subject to the satisfaction of various closing conditions, Shutterfly currently anticipates that the transaction will close in approximately 30 to 60 days. Tiny Prints stockholders will own approximately 12% of the pro forma combined company. Tiny Prints outside investors will be subject to a six-month lock-up on the sale of Shutterfly shares received in the transaction and the Tiny Prints founders will be subject to a staggered 18-month lock-up. In addition, approximately 9% of the acquisition consideration will be held in escrow for 12 months.
Shutterfly Updated Financial Guidance for Q1-2011
For the quarter ending March 31, 2011, Shutterfly management confirmed that net revenues are now expected to range between $53-$55 million and that its Adjusted EBITDA, including approximately $1.1 million in transaction-related costs, is expected to range between a loss of $1 million and a loss of $2 million, as compared to management's previous quarterly guidance of $52 to $53 million in net revenues and a loss of $1 million to $2 million in Adjusted EBITDA.
Evercore Partners served as Shutterfly's exclusive financial advisor on the transaction and Morrison & Foerster LLP served as its legal counsel. Fenwick & West LLP served as Tiny Prints legal counsel.
Founded in 1999, Shutterfly Inc. is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service. Shutterfly provides high quality products and world class services that make it easy, convenient and fun for consumers to preserve their digital photos in a creative and thoughtful manner. Shutterfly's flagship product is its award-winning photo book line, which helps consumers celebrate memories and tell their stories in professionally bound coffee table books. Shutterfly was recently named one of the top 25 Best Midsized Companies to Work For by the Great Place to Work Institute. More information about Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) is available at www.shutterfly.com. Shutterfly and Shutterfly.com are trademarks of Shutterfly, Inc.
About Tiny Prints
Tiny Prints is comprised of www.tinyprints.com and www.weddingpaperdivas.com, two thriving ecommerce brands offering stylish cards, invitations, personalized stationery and photo books to customers from around the world. The company's emphasis on fresh design, high quality products and a perfectly delightful customer experience have led to continued success in a variety of markets, from photo cards to party invitations, greeting cards, announcements and beyond. Beloved by celebrities, top designers and stylish shoppers alike, Tiny Prints is quickly becoming a household name that is proud to remind us all that sometimes the tiny things in life are really the big things in disguise.
Source: company release.