Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corporation III

Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corporation III

Oct 19, 2020 by Roman Developer


ENTERPRISE VALUE: $3.7 billion

*SPACInsider estimate 

Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. III proposes to combine with Clover Health Investments, Corp., which operates next-generation Medicare Advantage plans. The Company offers affordable Medicare Advantage plans to eligible individuals, giving consumers access to broad and open healthcare networks, rich supplemental benefits and low out-of-pocket expenses.

Clover’s flagship platform, the Clover Assistant, aggregates millions of relevant health data points – including claims, medical charts and diagnostics, among others – and uses machine learning to synthesize that data with member-specific information. This provides physicians with actionable and personalized insights at the point of care, offering suggestions for medications and dosages as well as the need for tests or referrals, among others, to ultimately improve health outcomes.

The Clover Assistant enables a virtuous growth cycle, whereby improved health outcomes lead to superior economics that the Company shares with members through lower costs and rich benefits. In turn, the Company believes its best-in-class plans will continue to deliver market-leading growth, allowing the Clover Assistant to capture and synthesize more data and ultimately drive better care.

Clover is the fastest growing Medicare Advantage insurer in the United States – among insurers with more than 50,000 members – and serves more than 57,000 members in 34 counties across 7 states. Spurred by favorable demographic tailwinds and its differentiated, technology-driven approach, Clover has captured an average of 50 percent of the net increase in membership across its established markets over the last three years. Further, the Company’s software-centric approach enables efficient expansion into new markets, including to historically underserved and rural communities. The Company plans to expand into an additional 74 counties and eighth state next year and recently announced a new partnership with Walmart to make joint Clover-Walmart plans available to half a million Medicare-eligibles in eight Georgia counties.

Clover’s management team, led by CEO and Co-Founder Vivek Garipalli and President and Co-Founder Andrew Toy, will continue to lead Clover following the transaction. Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder and CEO of SCH, will act as a senior advisor to the Company’s management.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021.


The transaction values Clover at an enterprise value of approximately $3.7 billion.

The transaction is expected to deliver up to $1.2 billion of gross proceeds, including the contribution of up to $828 million of cash held in SCH’s trust account from its initial public offering in April 2020.

The transaction is further supported by a $400 million PIPE at $10.00 per share, including $100 million from Palihapitiya, $50 million from Hedosophia, and the remainder from investors including Fidelity Management & Research Company, LLC., and funds affiliated with Jennison, Senator Investment Group LP, Casdin and Perceptive Advisors. 

Clover will receive up to $728 million of transaction proceeds, and up to $500 million of cash proceeds will be allocated to existing Clover shareholders. Vivek Garipalli, Andrew Toy and other officers of the company will roll 100 percent of their equity into the new company.

clov trans overview


  • PIPE Investors have collectively subscribed for 40,000,000 shares of the SCH Class A Common Stock for an aggregate purchase price equal to $400,000,000 million (the “PIPE Investment”), a portion of which is expected to be funded by one or more affiliates of SCH Sponsor III LLC (the “Sponsor”, and collectively, the “Sponsor Related PIPE Investors”).
    • $155 million from IPOC Sponsors
  • Commitments from:
    • Fidelity Management & Research Company, LLC.,
    • Funds affiliated with Jennison
    • Senator Investment Group LP
    • Casdin
    • Perceptive Advisors


The amount of cash available in:

  • (x) the trust account, after deducting the amount required to satisfy SCH’s obligations to its shareholders (if any) that exercise their rights to redeem their SCH Class A Ordinary Shares pursuant to the Cayman Constitutional Documents (but prior to payment of:
    • (a) any deferred underwriting commissions being held in the Trust Account and
    • (b) any transaction expenses of SCH or its affiliates) (the “Trust Amount”) plus
  • (y) the PIPE Investment (as defined below), is at least equal to or greater than $700,000,000; provided, that there is a mutual condition that the Trust Amount plus the PIPE Investment from Non-Insider PIPE Investors (as defined below) be at least $300,000,000.


  • If the Closing has not occurred on or before February 10, 2021.


  • Connaught acted as financial advisor to SCH.
  • Credit Suisse acted as financial advisor, placement agent and capital markets advisor to SCH.
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP acted as legal advisor to SCH.
  • Citigroup acted as financial advisor, placement agent and capital markets advisor to Clover.
  • J.P. Morgan and Jefferies LLC also acted as financial advisors to Clover.
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP acted as legal advisor to Clover.


Executive Officers

Chamath Palihapitiya, 43
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

Mr. Palihapitiya founded Social Capital in 2011 and has been its Managing Partner since its inception. Mr. Palihapitiya served as the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of IPOA from May 2017 until the consummation of its business combination with Virgin Galactic in October 2019, and continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Virgin Galactic. Mr. Palihapitiya also served as a director of Slack Technologies Inc. from April 2014 until October 2019. Prior to founding Social Capital in 2011, Mr. Palihapitiya served as Vice President of User Growth at Facebook, and is recognized as having been a major force in its launch and growth. Mr. Palihapitiya was responsible for overseeing Monetization Products and Facebook Platform, both of which were key factors driving the increase in Facebook’s user base to more than 750 million individuals worldwide. Prior to working for Facebook, Mr. Palihapitiya was a principal at the Mayfield Fund, one of the United States’ oldest venture firms, before which he headed the instant messaging division at AOL. Mr. Palihapitiya graduated from the University of Waterloo, Canada with a degree in electrical engineering.

Ian Osborne, 36
President & Director

Mr. Osborne is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hedosophia, an investment firm, which has invested in leading Internet and technology companies since 2012. Mr. Osborne served as a director of IPOA from May 2017 until the consummation of its business combination with Virgin Galactic in October 2019. Mr. Osborne has advised leading Internet and technology companies, their founders and CEOs, since 2009. Mr. Osborne is also the indirect controlling shareholder and a director of Connaught, a financial advisory firm. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Osborne was a Partner and Managing Director at DST Global, a family of funds investing in Internet companies, which was established in 2009 and which has notable successes including Alibaba, Airbnb, Facebook, Spotify and Twitter. Mr. Osborne was educated at St Paul’s School, King’s College London, and the London School of Economics.

Steven Trieu, 41
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Trieu is a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer of Social Capital, an affiliate of the company’s sponsor, since October 2017 and is responsible for overseeing the operations of Social Capital’s family of funds, management company and related entities. Mr. Trieu served as the Chief Financial Officer of IPOA from March 2019 until the consummation of its business combination with Virgin Galactic in October 2019. Prior to joining Social Capital, Mr. Trieu was VP of Finance at Quora, Inc. from October 2011 to June 2016, where he was responsible for its day-to-day finance and legal operations. Prior to that, Mr. Trieu was Director, Finance and Business Operations at Facebook, Inc. from August 2007 to October 2011. Mr. Trieu led the formation of its initial business operations and sales finance teams. Mr. Trieu also previously held a similar role at Yahoo!, Inc., supporting its local markets and commerce divisions. Before that, Mr. Trieu spent time on Wall Street both as an investment banking and alternative investments associate. Mr. Trieu graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in finance and economics.

Simon Williams, 39
General Counsel & Secretary

Mr. Williams has been Hedosophia’s Chief Administrative Officer since March 2017. Mr. Williams served as the General Counsel and Secretary of IPOA from May 2017 until the consummation of its business combination with Virgin Galactic in October 2019. Prior to joining Hedosophia, Mr. Williams was legal counsel at Balderton Capital, a London-based venture firm focused on backing European-founded technology companies, from January 2015 to March 2017. Prior to working at Balderton Capital, Mr. Williams was an associate in the London offices of each of Covington & Burling LLP and Morrison & Foerster LLP. Mr. Williams is a solicitor, qualified in England & Wales, having attended Nottingham Law School. Mr. Williams holds an MA and BA from the University of Nottingham.


Board of Directors

Jacqueline D. Reses, 50

Ms. Reses has served as a director of IPOA from September 2017 until the consummation of its business combination with Virgin Galactic in October 2019. Ms. Reses has served as Square Capital Lead since October 2015 and previously served as People Lead of Square, Inc. from February 2016 to July 2018. From September 2012 to October 2015, Ms. Reses, served as Chief Development Officer of Yahoo! Inc. In this role, she focused on leading partnerships, acquisitions and investments, significant corporate tax transactions, as well as human resources. Prior to joining Yahoo, Ms. Reses led the U.S. media group as a Partner at Apax Partners Worldwide LLP, a global private equity firm, which she joined in 2001. Ms. Reses previously served on the board of directors of Alibaba Group Holding Limited and is currently on the board of National Public Radio and the Economic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Ms. Reses holds a BS in Economics with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. James Ryans, 43

Dr. Ryans served as a director and the chairman of the audit committee of IPOA from September 2017 until the consummation of its business combination with Virgin Galactic in October 2019, and continues to serve as a member of Virgin Galactic’s board of directors. Dr. Ryans is a professor of accounting at London Business School since 2016 and teaches financial accounting at the graduate and post-graduate levels and directs an executive education program on mergers and acquisitions. His current research focuses on topics in mergers and acquisitions, firm disclosure and government oversight of financial reporting. From 2012 until 2016, Dr. Ryans was a graduate student instructor at the University of California Berkeley. From 2003 to 2011, Dr. Ryans oversaw investments and business development at Chelsea Rhone LLC and its affiliate HealthCap RRG, a mutual insurance company. From 1999 until 2001, Dr. Ryans was a consultant with Deloitte & Touche. Dr. Ryans is a CFA charterholder and holds a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of California Berkeley, an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BASc in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo.