GreenVision Acquisition (GRNV) Announces Merger Agreement With Helbiz, Inc.
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GreenVision Acquisition Corp. (“GreenVision”) (Nasdaq: GRNV), a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”), announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination with Helbiz, Inc. (“Helbiz”), a technology company that offers micro-mobility solutions for the world’s busiest cities.
David Fu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GreenVision, stated, “The micro-mobility industry is accelerating, and the total addressable market for North America and Europe is estimated to grow to $300 - $450 billion by 2030 according to McKinsey & Company's 'Micromobility’s 15,000-mile checkup' Report. As one of the leaders in the space, Helbiz has distinguished itself as the only company to offer e-scooters, e-bicycles and e-mopeds all on one user-friendly platform and is well positioned to provide a seamless last-mile solution as the expected transition to micro-mobility accelerates. Helbiz has a proven and capital-light business model that combines hardware, software and services with extensive customer relationships. As such, we believe Helbiz will continue to grow its market position as the industry evolves. GreenVision and our investors are excited to partner with the talented Helbiz team to advance their vision.”The transaction will introduce Helbiz as a Nasdaq-listed public company. Upon closing of the transaction, which is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2021, it is expected that the combined company will retain the corporate name Helbiz and will be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the proposed new ticker symbol, “HLBZ.” The transaction reflects an estimated equity value for the combined company of approximately $408 million. The combined company will continue to operate under the current Helbiz management team, led by Chief Executive Officer, Salvatore Palella.
Salvatore Palella, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Helbiz, commented, “We are excited about this transaction, which will enable us to advance the development of our micro-mobility platform to further strengthen our market leadership globally. We believe that the access to capital from this transaction will allow us to turn the page to the next chapter in our company’s journey, which will push technological boundaries and explore services for the future of transportation. Through this transaction, we’re committed to fulfilling our vision in revolutionizing transport by using micro-mobility to become a seamless last mile solution.”
- Helbiz offers the most diverse fleet of vehicles to meet different needs. It is one of the only companies in the micro-mobility space that offers e-scooters, e-bicycles and e-mopeds all on one convenient user-friendly platform. Helbiz is committed to being 100% carbon neutral.
- The company is well-positioned for growth and has the ability to scale to a broad customer base across multiple markets.
- It has a proven, scalable business model that delivers consistent and recurring revenue.
- Its proprietary technology enables precise and accurate geofencing, while its connected ecosystem of hardware and software, developed completely in-house, creates transparency and seamless scalability.
- Strong executive management team with operational and technical expertise and track record of success.
Upon the closing of the proposed transaction, assuming no redemptions by GreenVision stockholders and completion of the PIPE, Helbiz will have approximately $80 million in cash, resulting in an estimated equity value of approximately $408 million. Cash proceeds raised in the transaction will be used to fund operations, support growth, repay debt and for general corporate purposes. The proceeds will be funded through a combination of GreenVision’s approximately $57.5 million cash in trust account (assuming no redemptions) and the proposed $30 million PIPE. Existing Helbiz shareholders will be rolling 100% of their equity into the combined company.
Upon the closing of the proposed transaction, it is expected that the combined company will retain the corporate name Helbiz and will be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the proposed new ticker symbol, “HLBZ.”
The boards of directors of both Helbiz and GreenVision have unanimously approved the proposed transaction, which is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021. Additional information about the business combination will be provided in a Current Report on Form 8-K that will contain an investor presentation to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and available at www.sec.gov.
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. is serving as financial advisor to Helbiz. I-Bankers Securities Inc. is serving as financial advisor, and Colliers Securities LLC is serving as capital markets advisor to GreenVision.
Becker & Poliakoff, LLP served as legal counsel to GreenVision. Helbiz was assisted by Ortoli Rosenstadt LLP for the legal aspects in the USA.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
Investors may listen to a pre-recorded call discussing the proposed business combination later today at 9:00 am EST. The call may be accessed by dialing 1-833-693-0551 for domestic callers or 1-661-407-1590 for international callers and enter the conference ID number 6760879. To access the webcast, please visit the Investor Info section of Helbiz’s website at https://helbiz.com. A replay of the call will be accessible at the webcast link.
About GreenVision Acquisition Corp.
GreenVision Acquisition Corp. is a newly organized special purpose acquisition company formed under the laws of the State of Delaware for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.
Helbiz is a technology company that offers micro-mobility solutions for the world’s busiest cities. With more than 200 employees around the world, the company is the market leader in Italy and throughout Europe and is continuing to expand and hire local personnel to run its operations around the world. Launched in 2015 and headquartered in New York City, the company operates e-scooters, e-bicycles and e-mopeds in over 20 cities around the world including Washington D.C., Alexandria, Arlington, Atlanta, Miami, Richmond, Milan and Rome.
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