Evolv Listed on NASDAQ as EVLV
NewHold Investment Corp., a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, and Evolv Technologies, Inc., provider of weapons detection security screening, today announced that they have completed their business combination.
The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of NewHold and was approved at a special meeting of NewHold shareholders on July 15, 2021. .
The common stock of the combined company will trade on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “EVLV”, its warrants will trade under “EVLVW”, and its units will trade under “EVLVU” beginning today, July 19, 2021. Peter George, who has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2020, will continue to lead the business.
Evolv is transforming the physical security industry, as the first weapons detection security screening system in the market, providing continuous detection improvements and a frictionless visitor experience. The Evolv Express® system delivers up to a 70% reduction in cost and is up to ten times faster than traditional metal detectors, resulting in screening up to an unparalleled 3,600 people per hour, per system. The system allows for visitors to pass through screening without breaking stride and continuing the pace of life, improving security at the speed and scale required in this post-pandemic, increasingly volatile world. Built on its Evolv Cortex AI™ software platform, Evolv is continually improving the security posture for customers through machine learning and analytical insights on-demand, an industry first. .
The world’s most iconic venues and companies place their trust in Evolv to protect their employees and visitors, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, L.L. Bean, Six Flags and others. In addition, Evolv signed a significant technology and go-to-market partnership with Motorola Solutions, a global leader in land mobile radio mission-critical communications, video security and analytics, and command center software for enterprise and public safety customers. Evolv expects this partnership to accelerate growth and market presence going forward..
“Evolv’s new capital supports our rapid growth in transforming security. The world is opening, visitors require a better experience and piece of mind to gather safely.” said Peter George, CEO. “We are energized by our market opportunity and driven to fulfill our mission to make everywhere safer. And we are incredibly thankful to all the customers, employees, investors, and partners who have helped us establish a higher standard for physical security.”.
“Evolv is a category creating company, permanently changing the physical security market with its weapons detection systems. NewHold is proud to finalize our combination and partnership with Evolv, in order to help accelerate the company’s growth and make more people safer, sooner” said Kevin Charlton, CEO of NewHold Investment Corp. “We could not be more excited about the future of the company and expect Evolv Technology to generate value for shareholders for years to come.”.
In addition to CEO Peter George, Evolv will continue to be led by its highly experienced management team including co-founders Mike Ellenbogen (Chief Innovation Officer) and Anil Chitkara (Head of Corporate Development), Chief Financial Officer Peter Faubert, General Counsel Eric Pyenson, Chief Scientist Alec Rose, Chief Marketing Officer Dana Loof, Chief Revenue Officer A.J. DeRosa and Head of People Liza Knapp.
Peter George will also serve as a Director of the combined company Board alongside Evolv’s Co-Founder Mike Ellenbogen. Chairman of the former Evolv Board, Alan Cohen of DCVC, will continue as Chairman of the combined company Board. NewHold representatives, Kevin Charlton, CEO, and Neil Glat, a board member of NewHold will also join the Board of the combined company alongside David Orfao of General Catalyst, Bilal Zuberi of Lux Capital, Mahesh Saptharishi of Motorola Solutions, Merline Saintil, Mark Sullivan and Kimberly Sheehy..
In addition to a strong management team and board, Evolv partners with a group of experienced industry advisors including Juliette Kayyem, former DHS Assistant Secretary, Dan Coats, Former Director of US National Intelligence, John Pistole, Former FBI Deputy Director and TSA Administrator, General Tony Thomas, Former Commander, US SOCOM, David Cohen, Former NYPD Deputy Commissioner, and Jin Kim, Former FBI Active Shooter Expert..
Evolv Technology, which has over 100 employees worldwide, will maintain its global headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, in addition to offices in Singapore and London.