Foley & Lardner LLP served as lead legal counsel to Illuminated Holdings, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, SHINE Medical Technologies LLC, a next-generation nuclear technology company, in its acquisition of Phoenix LLC, a manufacturer of commercial neutron generators. Under the terms of the merger, which was completed on April 15, 2021, Phoenix has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illuminated.
SHINE is focused on advancing fusion technologies to deliver on the long-term promise of clean fusion energy and, ultimately, benefit the planet and humankind. This merger is part of SHINE’s four-phase plan for producing clean energy from fusion – at each phase, SHINE is focused on building additional capacity and capability while deepening scientific understanding of fusion technology as it progresses to clean fusion energy production.
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