SC 13G 1 tv513684_sc13g.htm SC 13G

 

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549 

 

SCHEDULE 13G

(Rule 13d-102)

 

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED

PURSUANT TO RULES 13d-1 (b), (c) AND (d)

AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO 13d-2 (b)

(Amendment No.     )*
 
 
SPOTIFY TECHNOLOGY S.A.
(Name of Issuer)
 
 
Ordinary Shares, nominal value €0.000625 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
 
 
L8681T102
(CUSIP Number)
 
 
December 31, 2018
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

 

¨Rule 13d-1(b)
¨Rule 13d-1(c)
xRule 13d-1(d)

 

_______________________

 

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

(Continued on following pages)

Page of 1 of 31

Exhibit Index on Page 31

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 2 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

TCV VII, L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨      (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Cayman Islands

 
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

3,332,040 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,332,040 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,332,040 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

1.8%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

PN

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 3 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

TCV VII (A), L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Cayman Islands

 
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

1,730,360 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

1,730,360 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

1,730,360 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

1.0%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

PN

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 4 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

TCV Member Fund, L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Cayman Islands

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

99,978 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

99,978 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

99,978 Ordinary Shares (A)

10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.1%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

PN

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 5 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

TCV VIII, L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Cayman Islands

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

4,141,857 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,141,857 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,141,857 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

2.3%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

PN

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 6 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

TCV VIII (A), L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Cayman Islands

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

254,001 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

254,001 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

254,001 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.1%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

PN

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

  

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 7 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

TCV VIII (B), L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Cayman Islands

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

58,484 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

58,484 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

58,484 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.0%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

PN

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 8 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

TCV VIII Spotify, L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

2,278,385 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

2,278,385 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

2,278,385 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

1.3%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

PN

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 9 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

TCV VIII Spotify (A), L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

614,439 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

614,439 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

614,439 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.3%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

PN

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 10 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

TCV VIII Spotify (B), L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

141,476 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

141,476 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

141,476 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.1%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

PN

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 11 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

TCV VIII Spotify (MF), L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

165,702 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

165,702 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

165,702 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.1%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

PN

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 12 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

Technology Crossover Management VII, L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Cayman Islands

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

5,062,400 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

5,062,400 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

5,062,400 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

2.8%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

PN

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 13 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

Technology Crossover Management VII, Ltd.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Cayman Islands

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

5,093,880 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

5,093,880 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

5,093,880 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

2.8%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

OO

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 14 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

TCV VIII Spotify GP, LLC

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

3,200,002 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

3,200,002 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

3,200,002 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

1.8%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

OO

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 15 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

Technology Crossover Management VIII, L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Cayman Islands

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

4,454,342 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,454,342 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,454,342 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

2.5%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

PN

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 16 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

Technology Crossover Management VIII, Ltd.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Cayman Islands

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

4,522,840 Ordinary Shares (A)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

4,522,840 Ordinary Shares (A)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

4,552,840 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

2.5%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

OO

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 17 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

TCV VII Management, L.L.C.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

5,201 Ordinary Shares (A)

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

5,201 Ordinary Shares (A)

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

5,201 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.0%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

OO

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 18 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

TCV VIII Management, L.L.C.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) ¨     (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

5,165 Ordinary Shares (A)

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

5,165 Ordinary Shares (A)

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

5,165 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.0%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

OO

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 19 of 31

 

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

Christopher P. Marshall

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

(a) (b) x

 

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States Citizen

 
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH 5

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

10,366 Ordinary Shares (A)

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

-0- Ordinary Shares

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

10,366 Ordinary Shares (A)

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

10,336 Ordinary Shares (A)

 
10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

¨

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.0%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 

IN

       

 

(A) Please see Item 4.

 

 

 

CUSIP # L8681T102   Page 20 of 31

 

Item 1(a).Name of Issuer

Spotify Technology S.A. (the “Issuer”)

 

 

Item1 (b).Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices

42-44, avenue de la Gare

L1610 Luxembourg

 

 

Item 2(a).Name of Persons Filing

This statement is being filed by (1) TCV VII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (“TCV VII”), (2) TCV VII (A), L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (“TCV VII (A)”), (3) TCV Member Fund, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (“Member Fund”), (4) TCV VIII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (“TCV VIII”), (5) TCV VIII (A), L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (“TCV VIII (A)”), (6) TCV VIII (B), L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (“TCV VIII (B)”), (7) TCV VIII Spotify, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“TCV VIII Spotify”), (8) TCV VIII Spotify (A), L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“TCV VIII Spotify (A)”), (9) TCV VIII Spotify (B), L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“TCV VIII Spotify (B)”), (10) TCV VIII Spotify (MF), L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“TCV VIII Spotify (MF)” and together with TCV VII, TCV VII (A), Member Fund, TCV VIII, TCV VIII (A), TCV VIII (B), TCV VIII Spotify, TCV VIII Spotify (A) and TCV VIII Spotify (B), the “TCV Funds”), (11) TCV VIII Spotify GP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“TCV VIII Spotify GP”), (12) Technology Crossover Management VII, L.P, a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (“TCM VII”), (13) Technology Crossover Management VII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company (“Management VII”), (14) Technology Crossover Management VIII, L.P, a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership (“TCM VIII”), (15) Technology Crossover Management VIII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company (“Management VIII”), (16) TCV VII Management, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company (“TCV VII Management”), (17) TCV VIII Management, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company (“TCV VIII Management”), and (18) Christopher P. Marshall. The TCV Funds, TCV VIII Spotify GP, TCM VII, Management VII, TCM VIII, Management VIII, TCV VII Management, TCV VIII Management and Mr. Marshall are sometimes referred to herein as the “Reporting Persons.”

 

 

Item 2(b).Address of Principal Business Office

 

The mailing address for each of the Reporting Persons is:

c/o TCV

250 Middlefield Road

Menlo Park, California 94025

 

 

 

 

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Item 2(c).Citizenship

 

Each of TCV VII, TCV VII (A), Member Fund, TCV VIII, TCV VIII (A), TCV VIII(B), TCM VII and TCM VIII is a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership. Each of TCV VIII Spotify, TCV VIII Spotify (A), TCV VIII Spotify (B) and TCV VIII Spotify (MF) is a Delaware limited partnership. Each of TCV VIII Spotify GP, TCV Management VII and TCV Management VIII is a Delaware limited liability company. Each of Management VII and Management VIII is a Cayman Islands exempted company. Mr. Marshall is a United States citizen.

 

Item 2(d) and 2(e).Title of Class of Securities and CUSIP Number

Ordinary Shares, nominal value €0.000625 per share (“Ordinary Shares”)

CUSIP Number: L8681T102

 

Item 3.Not applicable.

 

Item 4.Ownership

 

The following information with respect to beneficial ownership of the Ordinary Shares of the Issuer by the persons filing this Statement is provided as of December 31, 2018:

 

           (c) Number of shares as to which person has: 
Name of Reporting Person  (a) Amount beneficially owned   (b) Percent of Class*   Sole power to vote or to direct the vote, and sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of   Shared power to vote or to direct the vote, and shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of 
TCV VII, L.P.    3,332,040    1.8%   3,332,040     
TCV VII (A), L.P.    1,730,360    1.0%   1,730,360     
TCV Member Fund, L.P.    99,978    0.1%   99,978     
TCV VIII, L.P.    4,141,857**   2.3%   4,141,857     
TCV VIII (A), L.P.    254,001    0.1%   254,001     
TCV VIII (B), L.P.    58,484    0.0%   54,484     
TCV VIII Spotify, L.P.    2,278,385**   1.3%   2,278,385     
TCV VIII Spotify (A), L.P.    614,439**   0.3%   614,439     
TCV VIII Spotify (B), L.P.    141,476**   0.1%   141,476     
TCV VIII Spotify (MF), L.P.    165,702**   0.1%   165,702     
Technology Crossover Management VII, L.P.    5,062,400    2.8%   5,062,400     
Technology Crossover Management VII, Ltd.    5,093,880    2.8%   5,093,880     
TCV VIII Spotify GP, LLC    3,200,002**   1.8%   3,200,002     
Technology Crossover Management VIII, L.P.    4,454,342**   2.5%   4,454,342     
Technology Crossover Management VIII, Ltd.    4,522,840**   2.5%   4,522,840     
TCV VII Management, L.L.C.    5,201   0.0%       5,201 
TCV VIII Management, L.L.C.    5,165   0.0%       5,165 
Christopher P. Marshall    10,366   0.0%       10,366 

 

*All percentages in this table are calculated pursuant to Rule 13d-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are based on 180,856,081 Ordinary Shares outstanding as of December 31, 2018, as reported in the Issuer’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed by the Issuer with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 12, 2019.

 

 

 

 

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**As of December 31, 2018, all the Ordinary Shares held directly by TCV VIII Spotify, TCV VIII Spotify (A), TCV VIII Spotify (B) and TCV VIII Spotify (MF) were pledged by such Reporting Person to secure loans under loan facilities with a bank not affiliated with any of the Reporting Persons. The applicable Reporting Persons have the sole voting and dispositive power over such Ordinary Shares.

 

Includes Ordinary Shares held directly by Mr. Marshall for the benefit of TCV VII Management and TCV VII Management and includes Ordinary Shares issuable upon vesting of restricted stock units within 60 days from December 31, 2018.

 

Each of the TCV Funds has the sole power to dispose or direct the disposition of the Ordinary Shares which it holds directly and has the sole power to vote or direct the vote of such Ordinary Shares.

 

Each of (i) Management VII, as the ultimate general partner of TCV VII and TCV VII (A) (together, the TCV VII Funds”), and (ii) TCM VII, as the direct general partner of the TCV VII Funds, may also be deemed to have sole power to dispose or direct the disposition of the Ordinary Shares held by the TCV VII Funds and have the sole power to direct the vote of such Ordinary Shares. Each of Management VII and TCM VII disclaims beneficial ownership of such securities except to the extent of its respective pecuniary interests therein.

 

Each of (i) Management VIII, as the ultimate general partner of (1) TCV VIII, TCV III (A) and TCV VIII (B) (collectively, the “TCV VIII Funds”) and (2) TCV VIII Spotify, TCV VIII Spotify (A), TCV VIII Spotify (B) and TCV VIII Spotify (MF) (collectively, the “TCV Spotify Funds”), and (ii) TCM VIII, as the direct general partner of TCV VIII Funds and an indirect general partner of the TCV Spotify Funds, may also be deemed to have sole power to dispose or direct the disposition of the Ordinary Shares held by the TCV VIII Funds and TCV Spotify Funds and have the sole power to direct the vote of such Ordinary Shares. Each of Management VIII and TCM VIII disclaims beneficial ownership of such securities except to the extent of its respective pecuniary interests therein.

 

Each of (i) TCV VIII, as an indirect general partner of the TCV Spotify Funds, and (ii) TCV VIII Spotify GP, as the direct general partner of the TCV Spotify Funds, may also be deemed to have sole power to dispose or direct the disposition of the Ordinary Shares held by the TCV Spotify Funds and have the sole power to direct the vote of such Ordinary Shares. Each of TCV VIII and TCV VIII Spotify GP disclaims beneficial ownership of such securities except to the extent of its respective pecuniary interests therein.

 

Each of Management VII and Management VIII, as general partners of the Member Fund, may also be deemed to have sole power to dispose or direct the disposition of certain of the Ordinary Shares held by the Member Fund and have sole power to direct the vote of such Ordinary Shares. Each of Management VII and Management VIII disclaims beneficial ownership of such securities except to the extent of its respective pecuniary interests therein.

 

Mr. Marshall may be deemed to have shared power to dispose or direct the disposition of 10,366 Ordinary Shares held directly by Mr. Marshall, which includes 446 Ordinary Shares issuable upon vesting of restricted stock units on February 15, 2019, for the benefit of TCV Management VII and TCV Management VIII. Mr. Marshall holds 5,201 Ordinary Shares for the benefit of TCV Management VII, which includes 224 Ordinary Shares issuable upon vesting of restricted stock units on February 15, 2019. Mr. Marshall holds 5,165 Ordinary Shares for the benefit of TCV Management VIII, which includes 222 Ordinary Shares issuable upon vesting of restricted stock units on February 15, 2019. TCV Management VII and TCV Management VIII may be deemed to have shared power to dispose or direct the disposition of such Ordinary Shares held by Mr. Marshall for the benefit of TCV Management VII and TCV Management VIII, respectively. Each of Mr. Marshall, TCV VII Management and TCV Management VIII disclaims beneficial ownership of such securities except to the extent of its respective pecuniary interests therein.

 

 

 

 

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The Reporting Persons, who collectively hold 5.3% of the Issuer's Ordinary Shares, may be deemed to be acting as a group in relation to their respective holdings in the Issuer but do not affirm the existence of any such group.

 

Except as set forth in this Item 4, each of the Reporting Persons disclaims beneficial ownership of any shares owned beneficially or of record by any other Reporting Person.

 

 

Item 5.Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

 

Not applicable.

 

 

Item 6.Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person

 

Not Applicable.

 

 

Item 7.Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person

 

Not Applicable.

 

 

Item 8.Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

 

See Item 4 above.

 

 

Item 9.Notice of Dissolution of Group

 

Not Applicable.

 

 

Item 10.Certifications

 

Not Applicable.

 

 

 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of our knowledge and belief, we certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Date: February 14, 2019

 

 

  TCV VII, L.P.
  a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

  TCV VII (A), L.P.
  a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

 

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  TCV member fund, L.P.
  a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partners
   
  Technology Crossover Management VII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

  TCV VIII, L.P.
  a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

  TCV VIII (A), L.P.
  a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

 

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  TCV VIII (B), L.P.
  a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

 

  TCV VIII Spotify, L.P.
  a Delaware limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  TCV VIII Spotify GP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, acting by its sole member
   
  TCV VIII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

 

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  TCV VIII Spotify (A), L.P.
  a Delaware limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  TCV VIII Spotify GP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, acting by its sole member
   
  TCV VIII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

  TCV VIII Spotify (B), L.P.
  a Delaware limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  TCV VIII Spotify GP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, acting by its sole member
   
  TCV VIII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

 

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  TCV VIII Spotify (MF), L.P.
  a Delaware limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  TCV VIII Spotify GP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, acting by its sole member
   
  TCV VIII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

  Technology Crossover Management VII, L.P.
  a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

  Technology Crossover Management VII, Ltd.
  a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

 

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  TCV VIII Spotify GP, LLC
  a Delaware limited liability company, acting by its sole member
   
  TCV VIII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

  Technology Crossover Management VIII, L.P.
  a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, acting by its general partner
   
  Technology Crossover Management VIII, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

  Technology Crossover Management VIII, Ltd.
  a Cayman Islands exempted company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

 

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  TCV VII Management, L.L.C.
  a Delaware limited liability company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

  TCV VIII Management, L.L.C.
  a Delaware limited liability company
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

  Christopher P. Marshall
   
  By: /s/ Frederic D. Fenton
  Name: Frederic D. Fenton
  Its: Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT

 

Exhibit  
Exhibit 99.1: Agreement of Joint Filing dated February 14, 2019.
Exhibit 99.2: Statement Appointing Designated Filer and Authorized Signatories dated February 14, 2019.