19.8.2021 | Chinese Battery Giant CATL Plans for Private Share Placement to Improve Battery Technology
According to Reuters, Chinese battery giant CATL said it was planning a private share placement to raise up to 58.2 billion yuan ($8.98 billion) to fund 6 projects aimed at boosting its production capacity for lithium-ion batteries.
The massive fundraising comes as the Ningbo-based firm - formally Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd - expands battery manufacturing capacity around China and in Germany. It will also be used to build several battery factories in Fujian, Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces in China and to boost capital, CATL said in a statement late on Thursday.
In addition, it will use the capital to develop battery technologies for energy storage facilities. As the global auto industry accelerates transformation towards electrification, CATL is supplying electric vehicle batteries to a swathe of automakers including Tesla, Volkswagen and Geely.