Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 20, 2023



Advantage Solutions Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)






15310 Barranca Parkway, Suite 100


Irvine, California



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (949) 797-2900


Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class




Name of each exchange on which registered

Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share




NASDAQ Global Select Market

Warrants exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share




NASDAQ Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On October 17, 2023, Advantage Solutions Inc. (the “Company”) received a notice from Jon Sokoloff informing the Company of his resignation from the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) effective as of October 20, 2023. The Board has accepted Mr. Sokoloff’s resignation.

The Board appointed Adam Levyn, effective as of October 20, 2023, as a Class III director to fill the vacancy left by Mr. Sokoloff’s resignation and to serve until the Company’s 2026 annual meeting of stockholders or his earlier resignation, retirement or removal. Mr. Levyn will serve as a member of the Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Mr. Levyn currently serves as a Partner at Leonard Green & Partner, L.P. a firm specializing in private equity investments, and has served in such role since September 2011. Since October 2020, he has served on the board of directors of Clarivate Plc (CLVT: NYSE), a company that operates a collection of subscription-based services. Mr. Levyn currently also serves on the boards of the following privately held companies: HUB International Limited, CHG Healthcare Services, ExamWorks Group, Inc., Parts Town LLC, Service Logic LLC and SRS Distribution Inc., and has served on the boards of CPA Global Limited, Restorix Health Inc., and Tank Holdings Corp. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Princeton University and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Levyn was appointed to the Board in accordance with the Company’s Amended and Restated Stockholders Agreement, dated as of October 27, 2020, by and among the Company (f/k/a Conyers Park II Acquisition Corp.) and the other parties identified therein, pursuant to which the Company has committed to take all necessary action to have two directors nominated by Leonard Green & Partners to serve as directors of the Company, subject to certain equity ownership levels.

Mr. Levyn is affiliated with CVC Capital Partners, and therefore he will not receive compensation in accordance with the Company’s standard non-employee director compensation package, which is more fully described under the caption “Director Compensation” in the Company’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 2023, as may be adjusted by the Board from time to time.


There are no family relationships between Mr. Levyn and any director or executive officer of the Company.

Mr. Levyn has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.










October 20, 2023


/s/ Christopher Growe




Christopher Growe
Chief Financial Officer