Polestar, the Geely-owned electric powered functionality vehicle company, says it has lifted USD550 million from a group of extensive-time period economic traders.
The personal placement of newly issued shares appear as the international current market for electric powered vehicles is increasing with the technology behind electric autos advancing and coming down in price.
Polestar suggests these elements led to Polestar attracting appreciable fascination from a array of external buyers as element of its fund-elevating activities. Polestar also confirmed it is in ongoing conversations with worldwide buyers about doable additional fund increasing.
Entire fiscal facts of the transaction are not staying disclosed at this phase.
The team of traders is led by Chongqing Chengxing Equity Financial investment Fund Partnership, Zibo Monetary Holding and Zibo Hightech Industrial Financial investment. They have been joined by I Cube Funds, an arm of SK Inc., the South Korean worldwide conglomerate, and a range of other traders.
Polestar states the new investment decision sets the stage for long run progress by diversifying Polestar’s funding structure and deepening the pool of assets out there to speed up products improvement and technological capabilities ‘ahead of launching many ground-breaking cars and trucks in the coming years’.
“Our new investors have regarded that Polestar offers an alluring blend of established industrial and technological capacity together with superlative progress likely as the international auto sector goes electric,” said Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar.