Our History A History of The Gores Group In 1978, Alec Gores founded Executive Business Systems, a hardware and software distributor, which he sold eight years later to establish what has become The Gores Group today. Since 1987, The Gores Group has grown and evolved into an established brand. The distinctive history of the firm has shaped our ability to create value in situations characterized by complexity and operational opportunities. Here are a few of the milestones in our history: Alec Gores, Founder and CEO TIMELINE OF SIGNIFICANT EVENTS 2022 – Transaction: Polestar Gores Guggenheim completes business combination with Polestar, global premium EV company 2022 – Transaction: Sonder Gores Metropoulos II completes business combination with Sonder, a leading next-generation hospitality company 2021 – Transaction: Ardagh Gores Holdings V completes business combination with Ardagh Metal Packaging, a global leader in the supply of sustainable and infinitely-recyclable beverage cans 2021 – Transaction: Matterport Gores Holdings VI completes business combination with Matterport, the spatial data company leading the digital transformation of the built world 2021 – Gores Guggenheim, Inc. $800 million raised for Gores Guggenheim 2021 – Gores Technology Partners II, Inc. $460 million raised for Gores Technology Partners II 2021 – Gores Technology Partners, Inc. $275 million raised for Gores Technology Partners 2021 – Gores Holdings VIII, Inc. $345 million raised for Gores Holdings VIII 2021 – Gores Holdings VII, Inc. $550 million raised for Gores Holdings VII 2021 – Transaction: UWM Gores Holdings IV completes business combination with United Wholesale Mortgage, the #1 wholesale mortgage lender in the U.S., resulting in the largest SPAC business combination to date 2020 – Gores Holdings VI, Inc. $345 million raised for Gores Holdings VI 2020 – Transaction: Luminar Gores Metropoulos completes business combination with Luminar, global leader in automotive lidar hardware and software technology 2020 – Gores Holdings V, Inc. $525 million raised for Gores Holdings V 2020 – Transaction: PAE Gores Holdings III, Inc. completes $1.6bn acquisition of PAE, leading provider of mission-critical services to the U.S. government and armed forces 2020 – Gores Holdings IV, Inc. $425 million raised for Gores Holdings IV 2019 – Gores Metropoulos, Inc.: $400 Million Raised 2018 – Acquisition: Verra Mobility Gores Holdings II, Inc. completes the acquisition of Verra Mobility, the leading provider of tech-enabled smart transportation solutions 2018 – Gores Holdings III, Inc. $400 million raised for Gores Holdings III 2018 – Private Investment Office Launches Addition of the Gores Private Investment Office to the Gores platform – primarily investing capital on behalf of the Gores family and like-minded co-investors 2017 – Gores Holdings II, Inc. $400 million raised for Gores Holdings II 2016 – Acquisition: Hostess Gores Holdings, Inc. completes $2.5bn acquisition of Hostess Brands from Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co., raising additional $350mm PIPE 2016 – Sold: Etrali Gores’ first Gores Small Capitalization Fund exit 2016 – USF Asia Expansion US Farathane expands into Asia with Boston Plastics acquisition 2015 – IPO: Gores Holdings, Inc. Gores Holdings, Inc. completes $375mm IPO 2015 – Sold: Therakos Sold Therakos to Mallinckrodt in Gores’ largest transaction to date 2014 – Sold: Sage Automotive Interiors Sold Sage Automotive Interiors; first significant exit in GCP III 2013 – IPO: Stock Building Supply Stock Building Supply goes public, marking Gores’ first U.S. IPO 2012 – Gores Small Cap: $300 Million Raised Raised $300 million in connection with debut small capitalization fund 2011 – Sold: Lineage Power Sold Lineage Power to GE following successful carve-out / turnaround 2011 – GCP III: $2.1 Billion Raised Gores closes on $2.1 billion in capital commitments for its third institutional fund 2010 – Sold: Vincotech Vincotech sold to Mitsubishi Electric, further demonstrating Gores’ global reach 2008 – Joint Venture: Siemens AG Entered into JV with Siemens AG, further establishing Gores’ reputation in Europe 2007 – GCP II: $1.3 Billion Raised Gores closes on $1.3 billion in capital for its second institutional fund 2004 – GCP I: $400 Million Raised Raised $400 million for first institutional fund, GCP I 2003 – Acquisition: Anker Netherlands-based Anker BV, an independent European supplier of point of sale solutions, is acquired, firmly positioning Gores as one of the most credible investors in European assets 2000 – Carve Out: The Learning Company Gores carves out The Learning Company from Mattel and achieves an operating profit in the first 75 days of ownership 1998 – Carve Out: Adventa Gores carves out certain assets of the Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) organization of Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN); the portfolio company is later named Adventa Control Technologies 1997 – Carve Out: Connection Machines Gores carves out the Connection Machines business unit from Thinking Machines Corporation 1997 – Carve Out: Artemis Gores acquires Artemis, a subsidiary of Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) 1987 – The Gores Group Founded The Gores Group is founded by Alec Gores with the single vision: to buy, fix and sell businesses Note: The Gores Group, founded over 35 years ago has completed 125+ acquisitions. Gores is a well-known industry name which has been profiled in various media publications and broadcasts over the years.