Funding and M&A Roundup: Battery Recycling Company Mecaware Raises $42 Million

Energy Analytics platform Amperon Holdings raises $20 million

October 11, 2023


From: Mercom Capital Group

Mecaware, a battery recycling company, secured €40 million (~$42 million) in funding for the recycling of battery production scrap (Gigafactories Scrap – ScrapCO2MET project). The project is expected to be operational in 2025. The project is expected to produce 50 tons of recycled metal annually, including lithium, nickel, cobalt, and manganese. The funding was raised from a pool of investors organized by Crédit Mutuel Innovation and the SPI2 fund managed on behalf of the State of France by Bpifrance as part of the France 2030 initiative.

Amperon Holdings, a provider of energy analytics solutions, secured $20 Million in a Series B funding round led by Energize Capital. Other participants in this round include the D. E. Shaw group, Veriten, and existing investor HSBC Asset Management. The round helped bring the company’s total funding raised to date to $30 million. The company aims to use the funding to unlock more value from grid data and advance electricity forecasting innovation.

Bolt.Earth, an India-based EV infrastructure and software company, has secured $20 million in a recent funding round led by a consortium of existing and new investors, including Union Square Ventures, Prime Venture Partners, and ITIGO Funds. The company offers an operating system, a connected platform technology that helps manufacturers develop, operate, and monitor their charging networks and vehicles.

Peak Energy, a sodium-ion battery manufacturer, secures $10 million in a funding round led by Eclipse, with significant participation from strategic partner TDK Ventures. The financing will help the company develop its sodium-ion battery solutions and lay the groundwork for building out manufacturing in the U.S. Beginning in 2025. Peak Energy will start deploying its sodium-ion systems while simultaneously building a domestic, giga-scale battery factory with plans to open in 2026.

Australian battery recycling startup Renewable Metals closed an A$8 million (~$5 million) investment round to scale and commercialize its lithium-ion battery recycling technology. The funding was led by Asia Pacific-based venture capital firm Investible via its early-stage Climate Tech Fund, with additional participation from the U.S.-based venture capital investor, the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, and CEFC. The investment round is expected to support Renewable Metals in developing a pilot plant in Perth, Australia.

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Read last week’s funding roundup.