Shareholders of special purpose acquisition company Qell Acquisition (QELL) overwhelmingly voted to approve a SPAC merger with electric air transportation developer Lilium GmbH.
More than 98% of Qell shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting on Friday voted in favor of the business combination with Lilium, which the companies proposed in March.
The SPAC merger is expected to close Tuesday, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions, according to a Qell statement. The combined company's Class A common stock will be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LILM and is expected to begin trading Wednesday.
The transaction values the combined company at a $3.3 billion pro forma equity value based on the $10 a share PIPE price.
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“We are thrilled that Qell shareholders have chosen to support our vision to accelerate the decarbonization of air travel and will join Lilium on the next phase of our journey,” Lilium co-founder and CEO Daniel Wiegand said in a statement. “Today's vote brings us one step closer to our planned commercial launch in 2024, delivering sustainable high-speed regional transportation with the all-electric 7-Seater Lilium Jet.”
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Surgery Partners, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates surgical facilities in the United States. The company operates through Surgical Facility Services, Ancillary Services, and Optical Services segments. Its surgical facilities include ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals that provide non-emergency surgical procedures in various specialties, including gastrointestinal, general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, cardiology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology, plastic surgery, podiatry, neurology, and urology, as well as ear, nose, and throat. The companys surgical hospitals also provide acute care services, such as diagnostic imaging, laboratory, obstetrics, oncology, pharmacy, physical therapy, and wound care; and a suite of ancillary services that comprised of a diagnostic laboratory, multi-specialty physician practices, urgent care facilities, anesthesia services, and specialty pharmacy services. Surgery Partners, Inc. also operates optical laboratory that manufactures eyewear. As of August 17, 2015, it owned and operated a national network of 99 surgical facilities, which include 94 ambulatory surgery centers and 5 surgical hospitals in 28 states. Surgery Partners, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Nordson Company Profile
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Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET
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Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) announced fiscal first-quarter 2019 results on Wednesday after the market closed, detailing an expected revenue decline — and a more pronounced drop in earnings — against a tough comparison to the exceptional organic growth it achieved in the same year-ago period.