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MAPLEBEAR INC. SHAREHOLDERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECOVER THEIR INVESTMENT LOSSES

Maplebear Inc. d/b/a Instacart

Bernstein Liebhard LLP announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or acquired Maplebear Inc. d/b/a Instacart (“Instacart” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CART) securities between September 19, 2023 and October 1, 2023, inclusive, or Instacart common stock pursuant and/or traceable to the Offering Documents issued in connection with the Company’s September 19, 2023 IPO. The lawsuit seeks to recover Instacart shareholders’ investment losses.

If you purchased securities in Instacart between September 19, 2023 and October 1, 2023, inclusive, or Instacart common stock pursuant and/or traceable to the Offering Documents issued in connection with the Company’s September 19, 2023 IPO, and would like to discuss your legal rights and/or options, please click “Join Class Action” above.

According to the Complaint, Instacart provides online grocery shopping services to households in North America.  The Company sells and delivers a range of products in the food, alcohol, consumer health, pet care, and ready-made meals categories, in addition to others.  The Company offers its services through a mobile application and website, while also providing software-as-a-service solutions to retailers.

On August 25, 2023, Instacart filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the SEC in connection with the IPO, which, after several amendments, was declared effective by the SEC on September 18, 2023 (the “Registration Statement”).  Then, on September 19, 2023, pursuant to the Registration Statement, Instacart’s common stock began publicly trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (“NASDAQ”) under the ticker symbol “CART”.

On September 20, 2023, Instacart filed a prospectus on Form 424B4 with the SEC in connection with the IPO, which incorporated and formed part of the Registration Statement (the “Prospectus” and, collectively with the Registration Statement, the “Offering Documents”).

The Complaint alleges that the Offering Documents were negligently prepared and, as a result, contained untrue statements of material fact or omitted to state other facts necessary to make the statements made not misleading and were not prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations governing their preparation. In addition, throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Instacart had overstated the extent to which online grocery shopping and delivery habits among consumers were accelerating; (ii) Instacart had downplayed the extent of the competition that it faced in the online grocery shopping and delivery market; and (iii) accordingly, Defendants overstated the Company’s post-IPO growth, business, and financial prospects.

On October 2, 2023, investment research firm Gordon Haskett initiated coverage of Instacart with a “hold” rating, stating that it “ha[s] doubts that online grocery delivery adoption will continue to materially increase at a time when consumers are becoming increasingly cautious about spending”, while similarly citing the competitive environment in the online grocery shopping and delivery market as a headwind to the Company’s business.

On this news, Instacart’s stock price fell $2.73 per share, or 9.2%, to close at $26.96 per share on October 2, 2023.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than March 25, 2024. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as lead plaintiff. If you choose to take no action, you may remain an absent class member.

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Contact Information:

Peter Allocco
Paralegal
Bernstein Liebhard LLP
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(212) 951-2030
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