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Description of Business

Description of Business
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Description of Business Description of Business
Grove Collaborative Holdings, Inc., a public benefit corporation, (formerly known as Virgin Group Acquisition Corp. II, or “VGAC II”) and its wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company” or “Grove”) is a digital-first, sustainability-oriented consumer products innovator specializing in the development and sale of household, personal care, beauty and other consumer products with an environmental focus and headquartered in San Francisco, California. The Company does not have any operations outside the United States. The Company sells its products through two channels: a direct-to-consumer (“DTC”) platform at www.grove.co and the Company’s mobile applications, where the Company sells products from Grove-owned brands (“Grove Brands”) and third-parties, and the retail channel into which the Company sells products from Grove-owned brands at wholesale. The Company develops and sells natural products that are free from the harmful chemicals identified in the Company’s “anti-ingredient” list and designs form factors and product packaging that reduces plastic waste and improves the environmental impact of the categories in which the Company operates. The Company also purchases environmental offsets that have made it the first plastic neutral retailer in the world. Grove Collaborative, Inc. (herein referred to as “Legacy Grove”), the Company’s accounting predecessor, was incorporated in Delaware in 2016.
On June 16, 2022 (the “Closing Date”), the Company consummated the previously-announced transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated December 7, 2021, amended and restated on March 31, 2022 (the “Merger Agreement”), among Virgin Group Acquisition Corp. II, a blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempt company in 2020 (“VGAC II”), Treehouse Merger Sub, Inc. (“VGAC II Merger Sub I”), Treehouse Merger Sub II, LLC (“VGAC II Merger Sub II”), and Legacy Grove (“the Merger”). In connection with the Merger, VGAC II changed its jurisdiction of incorporation from the Cayman Islands to the State of Delaware and changed its name to Grove Collaborative Holdings, Inc (the “Domestication”), a public benefit corporation. On the Closing Date, VGAC Merger Sub II merged with and into Legacy Grove with Legacy Grove being the surviving corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Initial Merger”), and, immediately following the Initial Merger, and as part of the same overall transaction as the Initial Merger, Legacy Grove merged with and into VGAC Merger Sub II, the separate corporate existence of Legacy Grove ceased, and Merger Sub II continued as the surviving company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and changed its name to Grove Collaborative, Inc.(together with the Merger and the Domestication, the “Business Combination”).
The Business Combination is accounted for as a reverse recapitalization with Legacy Grove being the accounting acquirer and VGAC II as the acquired company for accounting purposes. Accordingly, all historical financial information from prior to the Closing Date presented in the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements represents the accounts of Legacy Grove. The shares and net loss per common share prior to the Closing have been retroactively restated as shares reflecting the exchange ratio established in the Closing.
Prior to the Business Combination, VGAC II’s public shares, and public warrants were listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) under the symbols “VGII” and “VGII.WS,” respectively. On June 17, 2022, the Company's Class A common stock and public warrants (the “Public Warrants”) began trading on the NYSE, under the symbols “GROV” and “GROV.WS,” respectively. On June 12, 2023, the NYSE delisted the Public Warrants from trading due to the low price levels. See Note 7, Common Stock and Warrants for additional details.
Reverse Stock Split
On May 24, 2023, the Company’s board of directors and stockholders approved a one-for-five reverse split (the “Reverse Split”) of the Company’s issued and outstanding Class A and Class B common stock. Unless otherwise noted herein, the number of shares underlying stock options and other equity instruments was proportionately adjusted for the Reverse Split, including any exercise prices. The Class A common stock began trading on a split adjusted basis on the NYSE at the market open on June 6, 2023. No fractional shares were issued in connection with the reverse stock split. All issued and outstanding Class A and Class B common stock, options to purchase common stock, shares available or reserved for issuance, warrants and/or warrant shares, as applicable, and per share amounts contained in the condensed consolidated financial statements have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the reverse stock split for all periods presented, unless otherwise stated herein.