LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digital Transformation Opportunities Corp. (Nasdaq: DTOCU) (the “Company” or “DTOC”) today announced that, on August 21, 2023, it has received notice from Digital Transformation Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”) of its intention to further extend the period of time by which the Company must complete its initial business combination with American Oncology Network, LLC (“AON”) from August 31, 2023 to September 30, 2023. The Company also announced that, on August 21, 2023, in accordance with the Company's certificate of incorporation, the Sponsor has timely deposited into the trust account an aggregate of $50,000 in order to effect such extension.
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events including future financial or operating performance of DTOC or AON. For example, projections of future revenue and other metrics are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may”, “should”, “expect”, “intend”, “will”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “predict”, “potential” or “continue”, or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
These forward-looking statements are based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by DTOC and its management, and AON and its management, as the case may be, are inherently uncertain and are inherently subject to risks, variability and contingencies, many of which are beyond DTOC’s and AON’s control. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: (1) DTOC’s ability to complete the business combination and to raise additional capital; (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against DTOC, the combined company or others following the announcement of the business combination and any definitive agreements with respect thereto; (3) the inability to complete the business combination due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of DTOC or to satisfy other conditions to closing; (4) the amount of redemption requests made by DTOC’s public stockholders; (5) changes to the proposed structure of the business combination that may be required or appropriate as a result of applicable laws or regulations or as a condition to obtaining regulatory approval of the business combination; (6) the ability to meet stock exchange listing standards following the consummation of the business combination; (7) the risk that the business combination disrupts current plans and operations of AON as a result of the announcement and consummation of the business combination; (8) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain key relationships and retain its management and key employees; (9) costs related to the business combination; (10) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (11) the possibility that AON or the combined company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (12) AON’s estimates of expenses and profitability; (13) the failure to realize anticipated pro forma results or projections and underlying assumptions; and (14) other risks and uncertainties set forth in the section entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in DTOC’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022 filed with the SEC on March 31, 2023 and DTOC’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2023 filed with the SEC on August 9, 2023, in the registration statement on Form S-4 relating to the business combination filed with the SEC (the “Registration Statement”), and in subsequent filings with the SEC. DTOC and AON caution that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive or exhaustive and investors should not place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. If any of these risks materialize or DTOC’s or AON’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that neither DTOC nor AON presently know or that DTOC and AON currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect DTOC’s and AON’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. DTOC and AON anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause DTOC’s and AON’s assessments to change. However, while DTOC may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, DTOC and AON specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, unless required by applicable law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing DTOC’s or AON’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. Neither DTOC nor AON gives any assurance that AON or DTOC will achieve its expectations. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.
Additional Information about the Proposed Business Combination and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed business combination, DTOC has filed with the SEC the Registration Statement, including a proxy statement for DTOC’s solicitation of proxies for the vote by DTOC stockholders with respect to the business combination and a prospectus for the exchange offer described therein (the “Exchange Offer”). Promptly after the Registration Statement is declared effective, the proxy statement was mailed to DTOC stockholders as of July 24, 2023, the record date established for voting on the business combination. DTOC STOCKHOLDERS, AON UNITHOLDERS AND OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT, PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION AND THE PROPOSED EXCHANGE OFFER, AS THESE MATERIALS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT DTOC, AON, THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION AND THE PROPOSED EXCHANGE OFFER. This press release does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed business combination and the proposed Exchange Offer and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the business combination and the proposed Exchange Offer. The proxy statement and other relevant materials for the proposed business combination have been mailed to stockholders of DTOC as of July 24, 2023, the record date established for voting on the proposed business combination. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of documents filed by DTOC with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.
Participants in the Solicitation
DTOC and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from DTOC’s stockholders with respect to the proposed business combination. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in DTOC is contained in DTOC’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, which was filed with the SEC on March 31, 2023. These documents may be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed business combination and the proposed Exchange Offer.
AON and its directors and executive officers may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of DTOC in connection with the proposed business combination. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the proposed business combination can be found in the proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed business combination and the proposed Exchange Offer.
No Offer or Solicitation
This press release shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the business combination or the Exchange Offer. This press release shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions 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 shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act or an exemption therefrom.