Lilium has raised $119 million in recent capital by issuing extra Class A shares priced at $1.30. On November 18, when the German eVTOL plane developer’s inventory was buying and selling at round $1.54 on the New York Inventory Trade, the corporate introduced the fairness providing, which subsequently closed on November 22.
Based on Lilium, buyers backing the funding marketing campaign embrace aerospace trade corporations Honeywell and Aciturri, and enterprise capital teams LGT, Lightrock, Tencent, and B. Riley Securities. Lilium’s new CEO, Klaus Roewe, plus board members Barry Engle, David Wallerstein, and Niklas Zennström, are additionally collaborating as particular person buyers within the providing of greater than 91 million new shares. LGT, Tencent, and Niklas Zennström are present buyers in Lilium.
Avionics and propulsion group Honeywell Aerospace and aerostructures specialist Aciturri are already key suppliers to Lilium. Honeywell introduced plans to spend money on Lilium earlier this 12 months and is already a monetary backer of different eVTOL plane builders together with Volocopter and Vertical Aerospace. Honeywell is supplying avionics, flight controls, and (in partnership with Japan’s Denso group) electrical motors for the Lilium Jet.
Lilium is working to certify its preliminary seven-passenger Lilium Jet in 2025. In September it reported that it’s participating with EASA to agree on the premise for sort certification, together with the technique of compliance (equal to FAA’s G-2 stage).
The corporate expects EASA to conduct a design group approval audit within the first half of 2023. Subsequent 12 months, Lilium additionally expects to begin constructing the primary type-conforming instance of the Lilium Jet and be prepared to begin check flights in 2024.
“We’re happy to have such a high-quality group of supporters in a difficult macro setting. These proceeds are anticipated to strengthen our stability sheet and advance our commercialization efforts together with signing of buyer agreements with pre-delivery funds, reaching an settlement with EASA on our Technique of Compliance, and commencing meeting of the type-conforming plane for the ultimate manned flight check marketing campaign,” Roewe commented.
This story, initially revealed on November 18, was up to date on November 23 to verify that the brand new share providing closed on November 22.