Inpixon Enters into Definitive Merger Agreement with XTI Aircraft Company

Inpixon Enters into Definitive Merger Agreement with XTI Aircraft Company

28-Jul-2023 Source: Inpixon

Inpixon® (Nasdaq: INPX), a leading provider of real-time location systems (“RTLS”), announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with XTI Aircraft Company (“XTI”), an aviation company developing the TriFan 600, a fixed-wing, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The enterprise value of XTI was ascertained by an independent financial advisory firm to be within the range of $252 million and $343 million[1]. XTI’s valuation was determined after comparison with certain public companies with similar business models to XTI in the air travel/VTOL segment of the aviation industry, with an average enterprise value of approximately $1.6 billion[1]. If completed, the merger will result in a combined publicly traded company that will focus on advancing the TriFan 600 to market, as well as continuing to offer Inpixon’s real-time location systems technology to manufacturing and warehousing facilities for streamlined operations, greater efficiency, and improved safety. The companies will launch a merger information portal at where interested parties can keep abreast of transaction news.

David Brody, founder and chairman of XTI Aircraft Company, commented, “We’re excited to announce this transaction, which we believe will be a transformative event for both companies. We believe that the TriFan 600 airplane will revolutionize point-to-point air travel by combining the comfort, speed, and range of similar conventional business aircraft with the flexibility, convenience, and pinpoint transportation of a helicopter. In 2019, we successfully conducted multiple hover tests of our two-thirds scale unmanned proof-of-concept configuration of the TriFan. After we close, we expect to be in a strong position to expand our operations, work toward building our first full-scale piloted test aircraft, and continue our efforts toward achieving FAA certification and commercial production.”

Scott Pomeroy, XTI CFO and board member added, “We believe this merger, which results in XTI’s listing on NASDAQ, is the logical next step to give XTI access to the broader public capital markets following its earlier Regulation CF and Regulation A offerings. We further believe that our future capital plans are supported by the existing strong demand for the TriFan 600, evidenced by the more than 700 conditional pre-orders under a combination of aircraft purchase agreements, non-binding reservation deposit agreements, and options. These pre-orders represent potential gross revenues of approximately $7.1 billion, based on our current list price of $10 million per aircraft assuming the company is able to execute on the development program for the TriFan, secure FAA certification, and deliver these aircraft.”

Nadir Ali, CEO of Inpixon, stated, “We believe that with XTI’s experienced executive team and the disruptive potential of the TriFan 600 for the aviation industry, this transaction has the potential to unlock value for Inpixon shareholders. We anticipate that this transaction will not only aid in the growth of XTI but will also enable Inpixon shareholders to own a meaningful interest of approximately 40% of the outstanding common stock of the combined company with a higher valuation in a multibillion-dollar market.”


[1] Based on a valuation analysis performed by an independent financial advisory firm in connection with that firm’s rendering of an opinion to Inpixon’s board of directors with respect to the fairness of the transaction to Inpixon shareholders. A summary of the valuation methodologies used and copy of the opinion will be included in Inpixon’s registration statement on Form S-4 to be filed in connection with the transaction.

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