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Croatian EV supercar maker Rimac raises 500 million euros

Rimac Group, the Croatian firm finest identified for its 1,900 horsepower Nevera electrical sports activities automobile, mentioned it has raised 500 million euros (about $537 million) from buyers together with Goldman Sachs, Porsche and a know-how fund suggested by Japan’s SoftBank.

The brand new funding spherical values Rimac at over 2 billion euros.

Rimac made headlines final 12 months when it agreed to take a controlling interest in Bugatti, the ultra-exclusive French automaker that had lengthy been a part of the Volkswagen Group. As a part of that deal, Bugatti and Rimac’s sports-car enterprise have been mixed in a three way partnership between Rimac and VW subsidiary Porsche, with Rimac holding a 55% stake.  

The brand new funding is predicted to speed up Rimac’s pivot away from its roots as a small-scale producer of high-end electrical sports activities vehicles. It can proceed to fabricate the $2.4 million Nevera by way of the three way partnership with Porsche, in addition to a collection of recent fashions for Bugatti. However now it plans to focus a lot of its effort, and most of its recent capital, on its Rimac Expertise subsidiary, which develops and manufactures elements for high-performance electrical and hybrid autos made by different automakers.  

Rimac Expertise has already attracted a number of big-name automaker purchasers — together with Ferrari, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Renault — and previous investments from each Hyundai and Porsche.

Rimac mentioned it would use this new capital infusion to rent 700 new workers, to open a collection of recent workplaces in Europe, and to construct out a brand new headquarters at present below building close to Zagreb, Croatia’s capital.

That new headquarters facility — which can embrace manufacturing and warehouse area in addition to workplaces and laboratories — would be the largest constructing in Croatia when it’s accomplished subsequent 12 months, CEO Mate Rimac instructed reporters in a briefing Tuesday.



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