Kornit Digital: The Amazon Warrants (C)
As of 12/31/21, Amazon held $22 billion of equity and warrants in related companies. In fact, it often requests a free grant of warrants when it enters into a new commercial agreement with a supplier. Over the past 20 years, Amazon has gotten warrants almost 20 publicly traded companies and more than 75 private companies; in a few instances, it has gotten multiple grants from a single firm. Combined, Amazon held $3.4 billion of warrants as of year-end 2021. This case explores one of the recent transactions in which Amazon requested warrants as part of signing a new commercial agreement with Kornit Digital, a small, but rapidly growing digital printing company based in Israel.