REE Automotive goes public via merger with 10X-backed SPAC

REE Automotive Ltd has gone public via its merger with 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp, a blank check company backed by 10X.

REE Automotive Ltd has gone public via its merger with 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp, a blank check company backed by 10X. The newly combined company is operating as REE Automotive Ltd and began trading July 23, 2021 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “REE.”


NEW YORK & TEL-AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–REE Automotive Ltd. (“REE”), a leader in e-Mobility, today announced the completion of its merger with 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp (“10X”, Nasdaq: VCVC). The business combination was approved at a special meeting of 10X’s stockholders on July 21, 2021 and closed today, July 22, 2021.
Following the merger, the combined company is named REE Automotive Ltd. Beginning on Friday, July 23, 2021, REE’s Class A ordinary shares and warrants will trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbols “REE” and “REEAW”, respectively.

Daniel Barel, REE Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Today marks a significant milestone for REE as we enter the public markets with a tremendous opportunity ahead of us. We believe that our REEcorner™ technology and fully-flat and modular EV platforms will be the cornerstone for the booming commercial electric vehicle market, as we partner with prominent EV market players across the globe. We are rethinking design and manufacturing for tomorrow’s zero-emission electric and autonomous vehicles, ultimately working to improve quality of life for people around the world by advancing e-Mobility. Our solutions will allow complete EV design freedom, and we plan to enable end customers, such as delivery & logistic companies, OEMs, Mobility-as-a-Service and e-commerce companies to design mission-specific EVs tailored to their needs.”

“OurREEcorner™ technology integrates critical vehicle components including steering, braking, suspension, powertrain and control into a compact module between the chassis and the wheel, using x-by-wire technology for steering, driving & braking. This innovation has enabled REE to develop a modular, fully-flat skateboard chassis with more room for passengers, cargo and batteries that will be highly adaptable to customers. Platforms using REEcorners™ can fit any vehicle size and design, power-source and driving mode, enabling REE to target a $700 billion total addressable market and help OEMs, delivery fleets, Mobility-as-a-Service providers and new mobility players get to market faster and at a fraction of the cost.”

During 2021, REE has executed strategic collaborations with industry leaders such as Magna International, Hino Motors (a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation), American Axle and Navya. Recently, REE also forged a strategic collaboration with EAVX, a newly formed business unit of JB Poindexter & Co (JBPCO), which serves commercial work truck body and accessory industry leaders including Morgan Corporation and Morgan Olson. REE and EAVX will develop best-in-class, zero-emission, commercial EV work trucks for existing and new customers that will integrate REEcorners™ and JBPCO commercial vehicle body solutions, bringing ‘Powered by REE’ EVs to North American markets.

“Daniel and his leadership team have delivered on every promise to 10X Capital, our investors, and REE’s stakeholders by consistently executing on their business plan through significant strategic collaborations with marquee partners across the world,” said Hans Thomas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 10X. “REE has built extraordinary momentum – including last week’s announcement with JBPCO – but more importantly, REE is prepared to continue to deliver on its commitments as a public company, as its CapEx-light, asset-light strategy positions the Company securely to continue to execute on its long-term strategic objectives and deliver long-term returns to shareholders.”

Long-term strategic investors including Koch Strategic Platforms and Magna International participated in the business combination PIPE investment. As previously announced, REE’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Barel, will continue to lead the company.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC served as lead placement agent on the PIPE offering. Cowen served as financial advisor to REE and as a placement agent on the PIPE offering. Wells Fargo Securities served as financial advisor, and Cohen & Company Capital Markets (a division of JVB Financial LLC) served as capital markets advisor to 10X. Cantor Fitzgerald, BTIG, DA Davidson and MKM Partners served as capital markets advisors to REE. White & Case LLP, Zemah Schneider & Partners, and Goldfarb Seligman & Co. served as legal advisors to REE, and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Gornitzky & Co. served as legal advisors to 10X. Latham & Watkins LLP served as legal advisor to the placement agents.