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Capital raisings up in 2021 but nowhere near enough; Need to raise US$42bn in 2021-22

Posted on - 12 May 2021

Category - Features

According to BMR’s monthly Financing Tracker, US$5.2bn of funds have been raised in the battery materials sector in year-to-date 2021. That sounds like a lot, and it is. In fact, it’s 37% more than was raised in the space in the whole of 2019 and 2020 put together. The only problem is – it’s nowhere near enough. BMR’s calculations for the amount of supply needed in just three battery materials (lithium, graphite and nickel) suggest that US$9.7bn needs to be raised in 2021 and US$11.8bn in 2022. That’s if the market is going to come anywhere near having enough raw...

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