Chinese EV battery maker CATL has won a $12.3 billion market valuation after a week of successful trading since its debut last week.
Shares in CATL – currently the world’s top manufacturer for electric vehicle parts – have jumped 44% on the Shenzhen stock exchange since the company decided to sell a 10% stake in an IPO.
The company was initially hoping for a $20 billion valuation, according to the Financial Times, but lowered its expectations when Beijing announced it was cutting back state subsidies for the industry.
It has since said that the $850 million raised from the stock issue will go towards new factories as it marches towards its annual production capacity goal of 50GWh by 2020.
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