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Husch Blackwell Closes Northern Genesis Combination with Lion Electric

SPAC-Led Deal Takes Canada-Based Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Public

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Husch Blackwell represented Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in its recently closed business combination with Lion Electric, a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles.

The transaction resulted in the exchange of the outstanding shares and warrants of Northern Genesis for shares and warrants of Lion Electric, and the dual listing of Lion’s shares and warrants for public trading on both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Lion’s common stock will trade under the new symbol LEV, and its warrants will trade on the NYSE under the new symbol LEV WS and on the TSX under the new symbol LEV.WT. The transaction included a concurrent private placement of public equity and netted cash proceeds to Lion of $490 million.

“This was a complex transaction with a lot of moving parts in a rapidly evolving market,” said Husch Blackwell partner Jim Goettsch, who served as Northern Genesis’ lead M&A counsel. “Our team is thankful for the trust placed in us to bring this deal to a close.”

The Husch Blackwell team led by Goettsch included Rebecca Taylor, Jason Reschly, Daniel Geraghty, Elizabeth Hudak, Doug Schmidt, Kirsten Byrd, Shari Wright, Meghan Brennan, Natalie Holden, and Lucas Whited.

For more information regarding the transaction, please refer to Lion Electric’s press release.


Elizabeth K. Hudak

Senior Counsel

Kirsten A. Byrd


Lucas Whited

Senior Associate