Filed by Livongo Health, Inc.
Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933,
as amended, and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-12
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
Subject Company: Livongo Health, Inc.; Teladoc Health, Inc.,
Commission File No.: 001-38983
The following communication was made available by Livongo Health, Inc. on LinkedIn on August 12, 2020.
Livongo 24,484 followers now "We believe that as bold leaders, we're creating a brand-new experience for healthcare delivery at scale. We've built a combination of being able to deliver a one-to-many, incredible consumer outcome driving clinical improvements and saving money," Livongo President Dr, Jennifer Schneider with Silicon Valley Business Journal.https://bit.ly/33C2AVm More information: https://lit.ly/2DnarLF After $18.5B merger, Livongo president Jennifer Schneider says most of us aren't going back to the doctor's office bizjournals.com
The following communication was made available by Livongo Health, Inc. on Twitter on August 12, 2020.
Livongo @Livongo 14m "We've built a combination of being able to deliver a one-to-many, incredible consumer outcome driving clinical improvements and saving money," @Dr_JSchneider with @svbizjournal. bit.ly/33C2AVm More: bit.ly/2DnarLF Livongo President on Proposed Merger bizjournals.com
Silicon Valley Business Journal
August 7, 2020
After $18.5B merger, Livongo president says most of us arent going back to the doctors office
The $18.5 billion merger between Livongo Health and Teladoc Health, Inc. caught some by surprise the huge part-cash, part-stock deal, signed during a pandemic, hinges on the promise of massive growth once the two companies are combined. Both companies share prices sank on the news Wednesday, but saw a partial rebound by the end of day on Thursday.
Dr. Jennifer Schneider, the president of Mountain View-based Livongo, sat down with the Business Journal to talk about why this was the right move for the two health-tech companies. This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
Why did it make sense to do this deal right now, during a pandemic?
I think the excitement around the deal is were really taking two best-in-class, complementary companies with a shared vision and a shared culture and putting them together. And now is the time, because in the setting of the pandemic, both of the business models have really accelerated but that it is this remote monitoring, digital first with escalation therapy in an incredible consumer experience with data that drives the experience and drives the interactions of the providers and the efficiency of the overarching solution. That is really needed. It is unlikely that most of us will go back to sitting in the doctors lounge, waiting and reading outdated magazines.
Livongo has seen tremendous growth during Covid-19, but it seems like this $18.5 billion deal hinges on quite a lot of continued growth. How are those synergies going to work between the two companies?
The first synergy is the obvious elephant in the room, which is looking at client overlap. We have about 25% of client overlap, which means we have 75% of established clients that dont have either our product or Teladocs product. So that is a very easy, kind of out-the-gate synergy.
I think the second is as youre looking at the legislation thats coming from the government around Medicare, Medicaid and tele-health delivery and remote monitoring, it makes a perfect fit for some of those changes that are coming. So theres some new product development in that area.
And then I think the third is exactly what I talked about, which is we believe that as bold leaders, were creating a brand-new experience for healthcare delivery at scale. ... Weve built a combination of being able to deliver a one-to-many, incredible consumer outcome driving clinical improvements and saving money.
When did the talks between the two companies start?
In the setting of the pandemic, theres no really great, fun stories around shared ice cream, shared salmon, a brandy in a bar. Theres none of that. What I would say is that each company started with a similar vision. We knew we wanted to move closer to providers. Teladoc knew they wanted to move closer to the consumer in terms of the digital component, that aspect and the data.
Theres a lot of known working partnerships. The chief operating officer of Teladoc, David Sides, and the CEO of Livongo, Zane Burke, worked together at Cerner (a Kansas City, Missouri-based health information tech company). Drew Turitz of corporate development at Teladoc and Lee Shapiro, CFO at Livongo, have done deals together in the past. And so theres a lot of synergies. Weve been speaking about this as businesses join businesses on a number of product lines as well.
It seems like the market has reacted negatively to the deal some investors are concerned that theres not going to be as much growth at Livongo within another company. How do you foresee turning that around?
I think that itll take some time for people to settle out and think through this. The total addressable market (TAM) here is massive. I mean, it is massive. At Livongo we have 400,000 people with diabetes on our platform, and 500,000 new people get diagnosed every year. If we just did diabetes and nothing else, the TAM is massive.
Its an interesting thing I was just on with David Sides and you know, neither company is really contemplating the numbers for a very long time because of the tailwinds. So I dont see that. I think its maybe a little bit of a surprise to people, so people need to slow down and think about what that means. I truly see only upside if you just took products and sold it into new markets, 75% of which theres no overlap. Thats massive let alone the developments that are coming.
What will this merger mean for Livongos workforce in Silicon Valley? Will there be any layoffs or consolidation? Are you going to continue to grow locally?
The good news is both companies are rapid, high-growth companies that are aggressively hiring. That means that people need to do their job. People cant stop doing their job. We are hiring a number of people. Layoff is not part of the vernacular at all. Were two hyper growth companies combined that are going to continue to grow and to deliver. Were working through the integration plans, the org structure but at the end of the day, we have two incredibly valuable services that are in the marketplace today, and it only exists because every single person on both of those teams is doing their job.
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In connection with the potential transaction, Teladoc Health expects to file a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC containing a preliminary prospectus of Teladoc Health that also constitutes a preliminary proxy statement of each of Teladoc Health and Livongo. After the registration statement is declared effective, each of Teladoc Health and Livongo will mail a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus to stockholders of Teladoc Health and Livongo, respectively. This communication is not a substitute for the joint proxy statement/prospectus or registration statement or for any other document that Teladoc Health or Livongo may file with the SEC in connection with the potential transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF TELADOC HEALTH AND LIVONGO ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FILED OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the joint proxy statement/prospectus (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by Teladoc Health or Livongo through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Teladoc Health will be available free of charge on Teladoc Healths website at https://ir.teladochealth.com and copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Livongo will be available free of charge on Livongos website at https://ir.livongo.com/. Additionally, copies may be obtained by contacting the investor relations departments of Teladoc Health or Livongo.
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