Sharecare completes acquisition of doc.ai, enhancing digital health offering with innovative AI solutions and tech capabilities
ATLANTA – Feb. 23, 2021 – Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced it has completed its acquisition of doc.ai, an enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) platform accelerating digital transformation in healthcare, as announced on January 28, 2021.
Doc.ai co-founders Sam De Brouwer and Walter De Brouwer have been named Sharecare’s new chief strategy officer and chief scientific officer, respectively. Other members of the doc.ai senior management team also have joined Sharecare’s leadership team, including Nirav Shah as the company’s new chief medical officer and Akshay Sharma, who serves as executive vice president of artificial intelligence. Financial terms of the acquisition of doc.ai were not disclosed.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Sam, Walter, and the entire doc.ai team to Sharecare, where doc.ai’s innovative, privacy-first digital health solutions will be integrated into our flagship platform to enhance our efforts to securely turn data and insights into action,” said Jeff Arnold, founder, chairman, and CEO of Sharecare. “We look forward to immediately capitalizing on shared efforts in verticals like behavioral health – with Unwinding Anxiety and Serenity – and health security – with VERIFIED and Passport.”
As previously announced on February 12, Sharecare has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: FCAC), a special purpose acquisition company. Upon the closing of that transaction, which is expected in the second quarter of 2021, subject to receipt of Falcon stockholder approval and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions, the new company will become Sharecare, Inc. and be listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol SHCR. The closing of the acquisition of doc.ai satisfies one of the conditions to closing the merger with Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp.
King & Spalding LLP acted as legal advisor and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as financial advisor to Sharecare for the doc.ai acquisition. L2 Counsel, P.C. acted as legal advisor to doc.ai with regulatory support from Foley & Lardner LLP.
Sharecare is the leading digital health company that helps people – no matter where they are in their health journey – unify and manage all their health in one place. Our comprehensive and data-driven virtual health platform is designed to help people, providers, employers, health plans, government organizations, and communities optimize individual and population-wide well-being by driving positive behavior change. Driven by our philosophy that we are all together better, at Sharecare, we are committed to supporting each individual through the lens of their personal health and making high-quality care more accessible and affordable for everyone. To learn more, visit www.sharecare.com.
About Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp.
Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. In February 2021, Falcon entered into a definitive merger agreement with Sharecare, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, subject to receipt of Falcon stockholder approval and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. The Company’s management team is led by Alan G. Mnuchin, the founder and chief executive officer of Ariliam Group. The Company has formed an investment partnership with Eagle Equity Partners, which is a founding investor in the Company’s sponsor. For more information about Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp., please visit www.falconequityinvestors.com.
Additional Information About the Business Combination and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed business combination, FCAC has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which includes a proxy statement/prospectus, and certain other related documents, to be used at the meeting of FCAC stockholders to approve the proposed business combination. Investors and security holders of FCAC are urged to read the proxy statement/prospectus, any amendments thereto and other relevant documents that will be filed with the SEC carefully and in their entirety when they become available because they will contain important information about Sharecare, FCAC and the proposed business combination. The definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders of FCAC as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Investors and security holders will also be able to obtain copies of the Registration Statement and other documents containing important information about the business combination and the parties to the business combination once such documents are filed with the SEC, without charge, at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp., 660 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10065, Attention: Saif Rahman, Chief Financial Officer.
Participants in the Solicitation
FCAC and its directors and executive officers, under SEC rules, may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from FCAC’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 FCAC is contained in the final prospectus for FCAC’s initial public offering, which was filed with the SEC on September 23, 2020, and is available free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp., 660 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10065, Attention: Saif Rahman, Chief Financial Officer. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants will be set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed business combination when available. Each of Sharecare and its directors, executive officers and other members of its management and employees, under SEC rules, may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of FCAC 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 business combination will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed business combination when available.
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