MUNICH and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Lilium GmbH (“Lilium”), positioned to be a world chief in regional electrical air mobility, in the present day introduced that it has accomplished its enterprise mixture with Qell Acquisition Corp. (“Qell”), a publicly listed particular objective acquisition firm (Nasdaq: QELL). The transaction was accredited by Qell’s shareholders on September 10, 2021, throughout a Particular Assembly wherein greater than 98% of the votes solid had been in favor of the enterprise mixture. Starting September 15, 2021, Lilium’s Class A bizarre shares and redeemable warrants will commerce on the Nasdaq beneath the symbols “LILM” and “LILMW”, respectively.
Daniel Wiegand, Co-Founder and CEO of Lilium stated:
“In 2015 with the clear imaginative and prescient that the decarbonization of aviation is inevitable, we got down to construct a crew and product that will radically rework the way in which the world strikes. Six years and 5 generations of expertise demonstrator plane later, we’re nearer than ever to this aim. Right now’s milestone will convey us even nearer to launching our service in 2024 and making sustainable, high-speed regional air journey a actuality to communities around the globe.”
Because of the enterprise mixture, Lilium will obtain roughly $584 million of gross proceeds, previous to transaction bills, together with from funds managed by main strategic and long-term monetary buyers together with Atomico, Baillie Gifford, LGT and its affiliate affect investing platform Lightrock, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Tencent, Ferrovial, Palantir, Honeywell, FII Institute and personal funds affiliated with PIMCO. Internet money from the transaction can be used to fund the business launch of Lilium’s 7-Seater Jet. Lilium’s current shareholders will roll 100% of their shares into the mixed firm.
Barry Engle, CEO and Co-Founding father of Qell stated:
“We see Lilium as a once-in-a-lifetime alternative that can be on the forefront of an entire new business. Lilium has the capability to revolutionize regional journey, saving folks hours to allow them to rapidly journey from metropolis to metropolis. Utilizing its 7-Seater Lilium Jet, Lilium’s regional shuttle service ought to allow sustainable, high-speed transportation. Qell is proud to convey this thrilling firm to the general public markets.”
At closing, Tom Enders, will develop into Chairman of the Board and can be joined on the Board of Administrators by Daniel Wiegand, Barry Engle, Gabrielle Toledano, Henri Courpron, David Wallerstein, Niklas Zennström, David Neeleman and Margaret M. Smyth.
Tom Enders, Chairman of the Board, stated:
“Shareholders, administration and greater than 700 workers are united of their quest for sustainable aviation for everyone. It is not going to be a simple journey however we now have the expertise, the crew and the assets to be very assured that Lilium will make it occur. Our position as a Board of Administrators is to make strategic selections, to oversee, to teach and to advise. I’m proud to be main one of the vital numerous and competent Boards in our business.”
JP Morgan Securities LLC and Barclays Capital Inc. acted as monetary and capital markets advisors to Qell. Citigroup International Markets Inc. acted as lead monetary advisor to Lilium. Piper Sandler & Co. and Oppenheimer acted as monetary advisors to Lilium. JP Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays Capital Inc. and Citigroup International Markets Inc. acted as lead placement brokers for the PIPE transaction. Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Ropes & Grey LLP served as authorized advisors to Lilium. Goodwin Procter LLP served as authorized advisor to Qell. JPMorgan Securities LLC and Barclays Capital Inc. acted because the joint book-running managers of Qell’s IPO.
Lilium is making a sustainable and accessible mode of high-speed, regional transportation for folks and items. Utilizing the 7-Seater Lilium Jet, an all-electric vertical take-off and touchdown jet, providing main capability, low noise and excessive efficiency with zero working emissions, Lilium is accelerating the decarbonization of air journey. Working with aerospace, expertise and infrastructure leaders, and with deliberate launch networks introduced in Germany, the US and Brazil, business operations are projected to start in 2024. Lilium’s 700+ robust crew consists of roughly 400 aerospace engineers and a management crew accountable for delivering a few of the most profitable plane in aviation historical past. Based in 2015, Lilium’s headquarters and manufacturing amenities are in Munich, Germany, with groups based mostly throughout Europe and the U.S. To study extra, go to www.lilium.com.
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