Chinese EV Battery Maker CALB Targets Top Three Rivals After IPO

  • Chinese battery maker raised $1.3 billion in Hong Kong IPO
  • The current market share is a fraction of leaders CATL, LG Energy

Newly Hong Kong-listed CALB Co. aims to become a top-three player in the electric vehicle battery industry within five years, Chief Executive Officer Jingyu Liu said. Shares in the Changzhou, Zhejiang-based firm opened at $38 Thursday, in line with the IPO price. The offer raised about HK$10.1 billion ($1.3 billion), with the shares sold at the bottom of a marketed range that went as high as $51.

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