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According to the complaint, XP is a leading, technology-driven financial services platform and a trusted provider of low-fee financial products and services in Brazil. On November 15, 2019, XP filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on a Form F-1, which in combination with subsequent amendments of Forms F-1/A, would be used for the IPO. On December 11, 2019, XP filed with the SEC its final prospectus for the IPO on a Form 424B1, which forms part of the Registration Statement. In the Registration Statement, XP continuously touted its technological prowess, advancement, and position, stating, in part, “we have developed a powerful, integrated suite of proprietary technology assets, technology applications, and technology development resources that enable us to differentiate XP in the market, manage all of our solutions, conduct all of our activities and operate with low-cost advantages and efficiencies.” The Registration Statement further stated, “our proprietary distribution network of approximately 5,900 [Independent Financial Agent (“IFA”)] partners, who solicit new clients and help us onboard them as XP clients. These IFAs are located in approximately 620 offices in 132 cities across the country and form the largest independent financial advisor network in Brazil, which is a competitive advantage for XP.”
However, on March 6, 2020, The Winkler Group released a report detailing, among other things, how XP had misled investors and failed to disclose pertinent information in its Registration Statement, including: (i) undisclosed related party transactions; (ii) R$100M in system failure expenses; (iii) great uncertainty with regards to its IFAs; (iv) the full circumstances regarding its firing and replacing its accounting firm KPMG for PwC; and (v) other undisclosed material weaknesses. Concerning the IFAs, the report disclosed that IFAs receiving incentive payments may soon be allowed to work for XP’s competitors. If amendments that were under consideration by Brazil’s SEC are adopted, IFAs may no longer be required to be exclusive to a single financial services platform. Finally, the report represented that on March 26, 2019, XP fired its auditor, KPMG Auditores Independentes, after an audit revealed XP had material weaknesses.
Following this news, XP shares fell $9.12 per share over the rest of the trading day and the next full trading day, or 25.5%, to close at $26.64 per share on March 9, 2020.
The complaint alleges that the defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or omitted material adverse facts in the Registration Statement including that: (1) XP engaged in undisclosed related party transactions; (2) XP failed to disclose its common and large system failures and connected losses; (3) XP’s aggressive IFA strategy was and is tenuous; (4) XP had material weaknesses; and (5) XP fired its previous accounting firm due to that firm finding and disclosing material weaknesses.
If you are a member of the class described above, you may no later than May 20, 2020 move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff of the class, if you so choose.
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