Faraday Future a California-based global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company and Property Solutions Acquisition Corp. (“PSAC”) (NASDAQ: PSAC), a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”), today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination. Following the closing, the combined company will be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “FFIE”.
The common stock PIPE includes over 30 leading long-term institutional shareholders from the U.S., Europe, and China. Anchor investors in the PIPE include a Top 3 Chinese OEM and long-only institutional shareholders. Including the $230 million in cash held by PSAC in trust, assuming no redemptions, and an upsized, $775 million fully-committed common stock PIPE at $10.00 per share, the transaction will provide $1.0 billion of gross proceeds to the combined company, providing sufficient funds to support the FF 91 scaled production and delivery.
PIPE investors include partners that will help support FF 91’s production and the development and delivery of future vehicle models. FF’s strategic partners include one of China’s top three OEMs and a key Chinese city, which the company believes will help establish FF’s presence in the Chinese vehicle market, further solidifying FF’s unique US-China dual home market advantage.
Since its inception, FF has been committed to promoting the transformation of the automotive industry through product and innovations in technology, business models, user ecosystems and governance. With I.A.I as the core driving force, FF has created a smart driving platform and a third Internet living space. The FF 91 will be offered with unique technologies including software, Internet, and artificial intelligence, which sets FF apart from its competitors.
This transaction validates FF’s vision to create a mobility ecosystem built upon innovations in technology and products. FF’s flagship product offering will be the FF 91, featuring industry leading 1,050 HP, 0-60 mph in less than 2.4 seconds, zero gravity seats with the largest 60-degree reclining angles and a revolutionary user experience designed to create a mobile, connected, and luxurious third Internet living space. FF 91 is targeted to launch within twelve months after closing of the merger.
Commenting on today’s significant milestones, Faraday Future’s Global Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Carsten Breitfeld said, “We are excited to enter into this partnership with PSAC. This is an important milestone in our company’s transformation, one that we achieved with strong commitment from our employees, suppliers, and partners in the U.S. and China, as well as the city of Hanford, California. I am excited that this business combination will allow us to launch the class defining FF 91, building upon the founder’s original vision to help our users and shareholders take part in shaping the future of mobility.“
“Faraday Future is a unique and differentiated electric vehicle company with significant growth prospects for the future,” said Property Solutions Co-CEO and Chairman Jordan Vogel. “We believe the excellent management team, led by Dr. Breitfeld, and industry-leading technology will allow Faraday Future to reach its true growth potential.”
FF has invested over $2 billion dollars since its inception. In addition to the development of its first model FF 91, the product definition of the second model FF 81 has been completed, and the R&D work is progressing.
FF has built a strong portfolio for disruptive valuable technologies protected by nearly 900 filed or issued patents globally for its Variable Platform Architecture (“VPA”), Propulsion system, and Advanced I.A.I technology. According to a report by Randolph Square IP (“RSIP”), a patent data analysis firm, FF’s patent portfolio far exceeds that of incumbent OEMs. The VPA is a modular skateboard-like platform which can be sized to accommodate various motor and powertrain configurations. This flexible modular design supports range of consumer and commercial vehicles and facilitates rapid development of multiple vehicle programs to reduce cost and time to market. FF’s propulsion system includes industry-leading inverter design, battery pack gravimetric energy density and propulsion system gravimetric power density. I.A.I. technology offers high-performance computing, high-speed Internet connectivity, Over-The-Air updates, an open ecosystem for third party application integration, in addition to several other proprietary innovations that enable the company to build advanced highly personalized experiences for users.
“Becoming a public company is an important milestone for Faraday Future and provides further access to capital via the public markets over time,” added Aaron Feldman, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Property Solutions. “We are extremely excited to share this compelling story and have great confidence that Faraday Future can deliver significant value for shareholders in the years ahead.”
“RMG is pleased to have advised PSAC in this transaction and to be partnering with PSAC and FF in connection with the business combination,” said Bob Mancini, an RMG representative.
FF’s B2C passenger vehicle launch pipeline over the next five years includes FF 91 series, FF 81 series, and FF 71 series. FF 91 will define the FF brand DNA. This DNA will carry over to subsequent premium mass market vehicles in the portfolio – the FF 81, and FF 71. With such brand DNA, FF products are expected to be ahead of the competition in their respective segments in terms of their design, driving experience, interior comfort, connectivity, and user experience. FF 81 is expected to launch in 2023, and FF 71 in 2024. In addition to passenger vehicles, FF plans to launch a Smart Last Mile Delivery (“SLMD”) vehicle in 2023 leveraging its proprietary VPA. To implement a capital light business model, FF has adopted a global hybrid manufacturing strategy consisting of its refurbished manufacturing facility in Hanford, California and collaboration with a leading contract manufacturing partner in South Korea. The company is exploring the possibility of additional manufacturing capacity in China through a joint venture.
As the world’s only tech-luxury intelligent Internet electric vehicle brand, FF expects to sell more than 400,000 units cumulatively over the next five years, and its first flagship model, the FF 91, has received over 14,000 reservations.
Users can reserve an FF 91 now at: https://www.ff.com/us/reserve
The transaction reflects an implied equity value of the combined company of approximately $3.4 billion, based on current assumptions, with a $10.00 per share PIPE subscription price. The transaction is supported by major suppliers, many of which will become shareholders. Upon closing, the combined company will receive up to $1.0 billion in cash assuming no redemptions by PSAC shareholders. The boards of directors for both FF and PSAC have unanimously approved the proposed business combination, which is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021, subject to, among other things, the approval by PSAC’s shareholders, satisfaction of the conditions stated in the definitive merger agreement and other customary closing conditions, including a registration statement being declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), the receipt of U.S. antitrust approval, and approval by The Nasdaq Stock Market to list the securities of the combined company.
At the close of the transaction, both Jordan Vogel of Property Solutions Acquisition Corp. and Philip Kassin of RMG will serve on the Faraday Future Board.
Additional information about the proposed transaction, including a copy of the merger agreement and investor presentation, will be provided in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by PSAC with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov. More information about the proposed transaction will also be described in PSAC’s registrati