Blade Air Mobility Inc. (NASDAQ: BLDE) stock declined by 5.69% at last close whereas the BLDE stock price gains by 7% in the after-hours trading session. Blade is a technology-driven global air mobility platform dedicated to lowering travel friction by offering cost-effective air transportation options to some of the world’s most congested ground routes.
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Blade Air Mobility has agreed to buy Trinity Air Medical, Inc., a multi-modal organ logistics and transportation company based in the United States. Pursuant to customary closing conditions, the scheduled to be completed the week of September 13, 2021.
Highlights from the deal:
- Blade will pay $23 million for 100 percent of Trinity’s capital stock upfront, with the possibility of further contingent consideration if Trinity meets specific EBITDA production goals over the next three years.
- Seth Bacon and Scott Wunsch will join Blade MediMobility as CEO and COO, respectively, and have signed five-year non-compete agreements. All Trinity staff will be rewarded and are expected to stay on after the purchase.
- Blade MediMobility and Trinity, when united, will be the largest dedicated organ air transport service in the United States, according to the company.
- With Blade’s leadership, Trinity’s asset-light, multi-modal organ transport business is positioned to quickly move to drone and Electric Vertical Aircraft transport.
- Working with transplant facilities and organ procurement organizations in 16 states, Trinity is profitable and produced sales of around $16 million in the calendar year 2020.
- Blade’s MediMobility Company, which is growing at a pace of more than 60% per year, is expected to benefit from the acquisition, which will reduce costs and improve service availability.
Scott Wunsch, COO of Trinity stated,
On an organ air transport mission, they’re already collaborating with Blade’s MediMobility team. They’re excited to put best practices from both firms into action, which he is convinced will lead to quicker, more productive, and cost-effective service for their combined client base.