According to the Plaintiff's law firm's press release, Dropbox, Inc. provides a collaboration platform worldwide. Its platform allows individuals, teams, and organizations to collaborate and sign up for free through its Website or app, as well as upgrade to a paid subscription plan for premium features.
On February 23, 2018, Dropbox filed a registration statement for the IPO on Form S-1, which, after several amendments, was declared effective on March 22, 2018. On March 23, 2018, Dropbox filed the prospectus for the IPO on Form 424B4, which incorporated and formed part of the Registration Statement. By way of the Registration Statement, Defendants offered and sold 41.4 million Class A shares at $21 per share for over $869 million in gross offering proceeds, which included the full exercise of underwriters’ over-allotment option to sell an additional 5.4 million shares. In addition, the Company conducted a private offering of Class A stock concurrently with the IPO in which it sold over 4.7 million shares to an institutional investor for an additional $100 million in gross proceeds.
The Complaint alleges that the Registration Statement was negligently prepared and, as a result, contained untrue statements of material fact or omitted to state other facts necessary to make the statements made not misleading and was not prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations governing its preparation.
On January 16, 2020, the Court issued an Order consolidating cases and appointing Lead Plaintiff and Counsel. Lead Plaintiff filed a consolidated Complaint on March 2. Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss the consolidated Complaint on April 16. On October 21, the Court issued an Order granting Defendants' Motion to Dismiss. Plaintiffs were given leave to amend the Complaint. The Court corrected the Order on October 28.
On May 14, 2021, the parties entered into a Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement. The Court granted preliminary approval of the Settlement on August 3. On December 8, the Court granted final approval of the Settlement and entered Final Judgment.
On May 18, 2023, the Court issued an Order approving distribution of the net Settlement fund.