Press Release

Haynes Boone Advises Firefly on Merger to Create NASDAQ-Listed Medical Technology Company

November 27, 2023
Haynes and Boone, LLP is representing Firefly Neuroscience, Inc. in a deal to merge with Virginia-based WaveDancer, Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVD), a publicly traded cybersecurity firm.

The newly combined company will operate under the name Firefly Neuroscience and be headquartered in Toronto. Following closing, Firefly, which is currently private, will trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

Firefly will continue to accelerate the development and commercialization of its artificial intelligence-driven Brain Network Analytics platform. The technology, which has already completed the rigorous FDA approval process, uses artificial intelligence to help front-line clinicians better measure brain function and drug developers to create more effective treatments for mental illnesses and cognitive disorders.

“Firefly is a forward-thinking company with a clear growth strategy,” said Rick Werner, co-chair of Haynes Boone’s Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group. “This new merger positions them to benefit as an AI-enabled, commercial-stage technology company traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market. We thank them for their trust in us to help complete this merger.”

Along with Werner, the Haynes Boone deal team included partners Simin Sun, Alla Digilova and Jeff Wolfson along with associates Brent Duddles, Thomas Carroll and Dan Collins and Counsel Ed Lebow.

The all-stock deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2024.

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