Additional financing round brought Fisker three million U.S. dollars and capitalized company so on over 100 million dollars with the currently achieved further capital of three million US dollars that feels based company Fisker Automotive in a position to implement the last measures of development, to make the hybrid vehicle experts repeatedly marveled Karma almost production-ready in Irvine, California. The capital provided came from strategic investors quantum fuel system technologies, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Al Gharrafa investment, Palo Alto investors and last but not least by Thomas Lloyd Capital. The Qatari sovereign wealth Fund Qatar Investment Authority had already joined at the last tranche of US$ 65 million in the autumn. An amazing accomplishment considering the desolate financial markets thus amounts generated capital on more than $ 100 million. This makes it clear what potential in the development and implementation of this new generation of vehicles as part of a series of measures against the ecological collapse is”, says Michael Sieg, Chairman and CEO of Thomas Lloyd t.u..
At the same time Fisker is currently trying to get public funding offered for clean technologies in the United States. It is planned to divide the three million US dollars between Fisker and a yet unnamed battery producer. Jay Leno takes a slightly different approach. This will decisively contribute to the success of the vehicle to ensure a secure supply of batteries. Everything goes according to plan, at the end of this year to buy the first vehicles might. Quite some time ago Fisker announced also motor cooperation with General. Fisker would like to use the four-cylinder engine of the embattled automotive giant. At the same time trying to win future dealers for themselves. For many this may be a real opportunity given the crisis-inducing automotive industry”, explains Tony Coveney, head of Investment Banking Thomas Lloyd.
Obviously, Fisker able also to escape the current downward trend of the American economy. The last round of capital should be also a good buffer. Thomas Lloyd Capital, focusing increasingly on the Kapitalsierung of ecologically-oriented companies, sees in the development and marketing of this trend-setting vehicle billion market in the emerging metropolises in India and Asia considering great chances on a return on investment and medium-term high profit expectations while environmental responsibility. Of ThomasLloyd Group plc ThomasLloyd operates as global financial services providers in the areas of investment banking, securities and investment management. Among our clients are companies, financial intermediaries, institutional investors and high net worth individuals, where we offer a variety of financial products and services worldwide. ThomasLloyd was founded in 2003 as an asset manager specializing in alternative investments in Germany and has steadily grown through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Today, ThomasLloyd is divided into the Investment banking and investment management divisions and manages $ 1.9 billion. The company employs internationally more than 70 investment specialists offering the entire range of products and services of the group in America and Europe and selected services in the Middle East and Asia. More information under: