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Shift Completes Merger with Insurance Acquisition Corp. on its Path to …

Shift Completes Merger with Insurance Acquisition Corp. on its Path to …

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a release issued under the same headline earlier today by Insurance Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: INSU) and Shift, please note that dates included in the press release were incorrect. Shift will begin trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “SFT” and its senior management will host an investor conference call on October 15, 2020, not October 14, 2020, as previously stated. The corrected release follows.

Shift Completes Merger with Insurance Acquisition Corp. on its Path to Public Listing, Transaction Delivers $340 Million to Support Growth and Working Capital

Shift will begin trading on NASDAQ under ticker SFT on October 15, 2020

Shift’s senior management to host investor conference call on October 15, 2020 at 8:00am EDT

Shift, a leading end-to-end ecommerce platform for buying and selling used cars, and Insurance Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: INSU), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Cohen & Company (NYSE American: COHN), have announced the closing of their previously announced business combination. The business combination, which was approved on October 13, 2020, by INSU’s stockholders, brings the newest pure-play in the used car ecommerce market to the public markets. The transaction provides Shift with approximately $300 million, net of fees and expenses. Beginning October 15, 2020, Shift’s shares of Class A common stock will trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “SFT” and warrants under ticker symbol “SFTTW.” Shift’s co-CEOs, George Arison and Toby Russell, will host an investor update call on October 15, 2020 at 8:00am EDT.

Shift has built a state-of-the-art automotive ecommerce company powered by its unique technology platform and service model. Leveraging proprietary technology, Shift delivers a comprehensive and seamless process for consumers to buy, sell, trade, finance, and own used cars.

“Today marks an important milestone for our company.

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Shift Completes Merger with Insurance Acquisition Corp. on its Path to Public Listing, … | Money

Shift Completes Merger with Insurance Acquisition Corp. on its Path to Public Listing, … | Money

Caution Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This document includes “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “forecast,” “intend,” “seek,” “target,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan,” “outlook,” and “project” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. Such forward looking statements include estimated financial information. Such forward looking statements with respect to revenues, earnings, performance, strategies, prospects and other aspects of Shift’s business are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: (1) the risk that the business combination disrupts Shift’s current plans and operations; (2) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, Shift’s ability to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers and suppliers and retain its management and key employees; (3) costs related to the business combination; (4) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (5) the possibility that Shift may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (6) the operational and financial outlook of Shift; (7) the ability for Shift to execute its growth strategy; and (8) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in other documents filed or to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) by Shift. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Shift undertakes no commitment to update or revise

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New Automotive Crash Test Dummies Market Research Highlights Recovery Path for Businesses from COVID-19 based on the Type – Male Crash Test Dummies, Female Crash Test Dummies, and Child Crash Test Dummies| Technavio

New Automotive Crash Test Dummies Market Research Highlights Recovery Path for Businesses from COVID-19 based on the Type – Male Crash Test Dummies, Female Crash Test Dummies, and Child Crash Test Dummies| Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The new Automotive Crash Test Dummies Market Research from Technavio indicates Negative and Inferior growth in the short term as the business impact of COVID-19 spreads.

“One of the primary growth drivers for this market is the emergence of autonomous and connected vehicles,” says a senior analyst for the Consumer Discretionary industry at Technavio. In recent years, automobiles have witnessed notable automation such as automatic door lock system, automatic heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, automatic wiper systems, and automatic transmission system. This development in the automotive industry has paved the need for vehicles that are completely autonomous. However, connected vehicles and autonomous vehicles need to be tested in different accident scenarios. These testing methods require crash test dummies for analyzing the impact, which, in turn, will augment the growth prospects of this market. As the markets recover Technavio expects the automotive crash test dummies market size to grow by USD 4.06 million during the period 2020-2024.

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Automotive Crash Test Dummies Segment Highlights for 2020

  • The automotive crash test dummies market is expected to post a year-over-year growth rate of -5.87%.
  • Male crash test dummies dominated the market in 2019.
  • The concept of automotive crash testing was adopted from military vehicle or aircraft crash testing. Therefore, most existing crash test dummies are physically fit male crash test dummies.
  • However, the increasing average weight of a male across the world has compelled the automotive crash test dummies manufacturers to design and develop different types of male dummies that vary in body structure.
  • The use of such dummies has increased the demand for crash test dummies in this segment. Therefore, market growth in this segment will be
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