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Latham & Watkins Advises Harley-Davidson in Connection With LiveWire’s US$1.77 Billion deSPAC Merger With AEA-Bridges Impact Corp

December 13, 2021
Firm advises on the transaction that will make LiveWire the first publicly traded EV motorcycle company in the US.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG), the world’s most desirable motorcycle company, and AEA-Bridges Impact Corp. (ABIC) (NYSE: IMPX), a special purpose acquisition company with a dedicated sustainability focus, sponsored by executives of AEA Investors and Bridges Fund Management, have announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement under which ABIC will combine with LiveWire (the Company), Harley-Davidson’s electric motorcycle division, to create a new public company. Its common stock is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "LVW".

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Harley-Davidson, Inc. in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Houston partner Ryan Maierson and Chicago partner Jason Morelli, with Houston associates Thomas Verity, Ben Marek and Wole Oluborode, Chicago associate Jake Wasserman and Washington, D.C. associate Joe Altieri. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Century City partner Pardis Zomorodi, with Houston associates Christine Mainguy and Emily Fawcett; on benefits and compensation matters by Century City partner Julie Crisp, with Los Angeles associate Harrison Taylor; on intellectual property matters by New York partner Jeffrey Tochner, with New York associates Pelin Serpin and Nancy Zhu; on data and technology transaction matters by Bay Area counsel Robert Blamires, with Bay Area associate Jennifer Howes; on environmental matters by Houston partner Joel Mack and Los Angeles counsel Joshua Marnitz, with Houston associate Joseph Kmetz; on export controls and sanctions matters by Washington, D.C. partner Eric Volkman, with Washington, D.C. associate Tahura Lodhi; on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Michael Egge, Brussels partner Hector Armengod and Washington, D.C. counsel Peter Todaro and Brussels counsel Rita Motta, with Washington, D.C. associate Matthew Piehl.