Innoviz Technologies to be listed on Nasdaq through merger with Collective Growth Corporation

The transaction is supported by a $200 million fully committed common stock PIPE led by Antara Capital and includes strategic investments from Magna International, Innoviz’s Tier-1 partner. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined Company will retain the Innoviz Technologies, Ltd. name and is expected to be listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “INVZ”.

Innoviz Technologies to be listed on Nasdaq through merger with Collective Growth Corporation
Innoviz Technologies to be listed on Nasdaq through merger with Collective Growth Corporation

Innoviz Technologies to be listed on Nasdaq through merger with Collective Growth Corporation

Innoviz Technologies, a technology leader of high-performance, solid-state LiDAR sensors, and perception software, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Collective Growth Corporation in a transaction sponsored by Antara Capital LP and Perception Capital Partners LLC.

The transaction is supported by a $200 million fully committed common stock PIPE led by Antara Capital and includes strategic investments from Magna International, Innoviz’s Tier-1 partner. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company will retain the Innoviz Technologies, Ltd. name and is expected to be listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “INVZ”.

Founded in 2016, Innoviz, alongside its mobility tech partner Magna International, was the first to bring a high-end solid-state LiDAR to market and meet the stringent requirements of automotive OEMs, robotaxi companies, and Tier 1 suppliers for sensor safety, reliability, durability, low-power consumption, range, resolution, cost, and size.

The Company has continued to break new ground and enable consumer autonomous vehicle adoption by delivering LiDAR with unparalleled performance at a price point that allows for adoption and mass production. Innoviz was one of the first to innovate up the AV stack and develop perception software to accompany its LiDAR products, and many other industry participants followed Innoviz’s approach. Innoviz’s leading solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software are built and priced for mass-produced consumer autonomous vehicles, a market that accounts for approximately two-thirds of the total addressable market for LiDAR in the near term.

Its latest product, InnovizTwo, offers a significant cost reduction and performance improvement compared to InnovizOne. InnovizTwo aims to meet automakers’ desired price target for LiDAR and allow car manufacturers to offer safe L2+ vehicles while paving the path to full L3 automation through roadway data collection and software updates. The transition from L2+ to L3 poses additional challenges to automakers with hands-free driving on highways occurring at higher speeds. Innoviz is accelerating the path to widespread adoption of L2/L2+ and thereby giving automakers the confidence to pursue full autonomy.

Omer Keilaf, Innoviz CEO, said, “Innoviz continues to push the boundaries of LiDAR performance and price. Our engineers, along with our partner Magna International, have been working tirelessly to bring a solution that automakers can adopt at scale and trust to perform safely and reliably for the entire lifecycle of their vehicles. This milestone is pivotal for our continued growth and the advancement of the autonomous vehicle industry as a whole. It requires a significant investment of time and resources and we’ve made great strides due to the support of our investors and partners. The public listing is a major step on our path to becoming one of the dominant players in the global autonomous driving industry.”

Bruce Linton, Chairman, and CEO of Collective Growth, said, “Collective Growth sought to advance industrial practices and drive the evolution of the auto sector, a mission well served by this merger. We are extremely excited today to announce the merger with Innoviz and Collective Growth. Innoviz brings a winning combination of high-performance LIDAR technology, commercial partnerships with leading OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and a dynamic management team.”