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AIRO Group Holdings all set to go public by way of SPAC merger


AIRO Group Holdings, Inc., a diversified aerospace and protection agency, stated it signed a enterprise mixture settlement with particular objective acquisition firm Kernel Group Holdings (NASDAQ: KRNLU) to grow to be a publicly listed enterprise.

The corporate has places of work in the US, Canada, and Europe. It operates by way of 4 working segments — Superior Avionics, Electrical Air Mobility, Uncrewed Air Methods, and Coaching. They concentrate on bringing autonomy, synthetic intelligence, and superior operations to mainstream business and navy marketplaces.

Nasdaq Itemizing

The enterprise mixture is predicted to finish within the third quarter, and the mixed entity is estimated to have an fairness worth of round $847 million on a professional forma foundation. Publish-merger, the brand new firm will probably be renamed AIRO Group, Inc. The administration has utilized to record the inventory on the Nasdaq inventory market below the ticker image AIRO.

Inspired by the success of its in style manufacturers Aspen Avionics and Jaunt Air Mobility, AIRO Group is at present increasing its international portfolio. For 2023, the administration tasks revenues of $43 million.

Management Crew

At present, AIRO Group is led by chief govt officer Captain Joe Burns who can also be the co-founder. Chirinjeev Kathuria, a serial entrepreneur who owns stakes in lots of different corporations, would be the chairman of the brand new firm’s board of administrators — consisting of 9 members together with Burns, Kernel’s chief govt officer Suren Ajjarapu, John Uczekaj, and Michael Peterson.

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Commenting on the enterprise mixture, Suren stated, “AIRO leverages many years of trade experience throughout the drone companies, aviation, and avionics markets to supply a sector-leading enterprise offering revolutionary aerospace, city air mobility, and UAS services. We expect that the mix will end in optimistic valuations and long-term development, as we construct the main mid-market publicly traded aerospace and protection firm.”

The opposite main gamers on this section of the aerospace and protection sector embrace Joby Aviation Inc (NYSE: JOBY), Eve Holding Inc (NYSE: EVEX), and AeroVironment, Inc (NASDAQ: AVAV). Earlier than signing the merger settlement, Kernel Group Holdings entered right into a share backstop pact with entities managed by Meteora Capital that personal fairness pursuits within the sponsor.

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