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    Report: Brammo making plans for IPO, mulls electric sports car

    Brammo CEO Craig Bramscher is looking to take a few plays from the Tesla Motors playbook by using its electric-vehicle wizardry to go public, and even plans to go after the same investment bankers that helped the California automaker with its IPO three years ago. The company founder, speaking ...

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    Report: Mascoma backs away from IPO plans

    Mascoma, a cellulosic ethanol maker, has been working on gaining capital investment from just about every funding source out there. But now it looks like the attempts to go public and raise $100 million have been pulled off the market. Gigaom's Katie Fehrenbacher had been puzzled that a company ...

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    Analyst says Tesla is low on cash, dangerously so

    Unless Tesla Motors can secure outside funding, the company will be in dire financial straits during 2013, says MarketWatch tech investor John Shinal. In fact, if Tesla hadn't received hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal government in 2012, its financials would already be gasping for ...

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    Official: Smith cancels IPO, says it was not in company's 'best interests'

    Well, that was short-lived. Earlier this month, Smith Electric Vehicles said it would do an initial public offering of 4.45 million shares to raise around $76 million. Yesterday, Smith announced that this IPO registration will be withdrawn. The reason, said Smith CEO Bryan Hansel in a statement, ...

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    Smith Electric Vehicles preparing for IPO and good cash flow

    Smith Electric Vehicles has been patiently waiting to go public on Wall Street, and the time might soon arrive. The Kansas City, MO-based maker of electric delivery vehicles supplies trucks to clients such as Coca-Cola, FedEx Corp. and DHL, and filed for its initial public offering in ...

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    Report: Elon Musk might start Tesla, SpaceX holding company; talks electric supercar

    Elon Musk is talking about maybe forming a holding that would own stock in both of the companies he's incredibly busy with these days – Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) – basically to simplify his life. "No actual plans under way," he said. "[It] ...

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    Report: Better Place may try an IPO within two years

    Electric vehicle "miles" company Better Place will likely go public within two years to take advantage of what many expect will be broader electric-vehicle adoption throughout the world, Bloomberg News reported, citing an interview with company founder Shai Agassi last week. Better Place will ...

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    BYD raises $219 million in China IPO

    Chinese automaker BYD raised a less-than-stellar 1.42 billion yuan ($219 million U.S. at the current exchange rate) in its initial public offering in Shenzhen, China late last week. Analysts say that BYD's IPO was weighed down by weak investor sentiment and worries over the automaker's poor ...

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    Report: BYD receives approval for China IPO

    Today, Chinese automaker BYD will kick off its so-called IPO roadshow. The Warren Buffet-backed BYD, the darling of China's automotive industry, is looking to sell up to 79 million shares in its push to go public in China. BYD didn't disclose exactly how much coin it expects to raise in its IPO, ...

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    Solazyme IPO nets $227.2 million

    Solazyme, a renewable algae-based fuels company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, has announced the closing of its initial public offering (IPO). According to the renewable fuels firm, the company netted $227.18 million by letting 12,621,250 shares fly at a price of $18 per, above the previously ...

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    Solazyme lets 10.975 million shares fly at $18 in IPO

    Solazyme, a renewable algae-based fuels company, has priced its initial public offering (IPO) of 10.975 million shares of common stock at $18 per share, above the earlier estimated range of $15 to $17. Of the 10.975 million shares of common stock in the IPO, Solazyme is offering 10,375,000 ...

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    Barron's: Zipcar stock steady around $26; prudent investors should steer clear

    Zipcar's initial public offering (IPO) earlier this month turned a concept – vehicles available for rent by the hour – into a $1.2 billion stock-market value, according to Barron's, America's so-called "premier" financial magazine. However, the car-sharing company, as we've pointed ...

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    Zipcar IPO a smash hit; car sharing company raises $174.3 million

    Despite its struggles – which you can read about here, here and here – Zipcar, one of the world's leading car sharing companies, has officially gone public. Zipcar's IPO yesterday raised $174.3 million with shares priced at a rather lofty $18 each. The company and its stockholders ...

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    Zipcar seeks IPO price of $14-$16 a share, wants to raise $89 million

    Despite its struggles – which you can read about here, here and here – Zipcar, one of the world's leading car sharing companies, is moving forward with plans to go public. Zipcar has amended its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is now seeking an estimated $89.2 ...

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    Electric motor maker Remy International files for $100M IPO

    Last Friday, auto parts maker Remy International Inc. filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering valued at up to $100 million. The Indiana-based company is perhaps best known for its electric motors that provide propulsion for vehicles such as the Aperta 2e and AMP's converted Saturn ...

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    Will GM's electric vehicle policy be dictated by the success of its IPO?

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors is getting closer to the day it takes that financial plunge and once again offers its stock to the world. The day of the IPO, which is speculated to occur in November, will be a very important day for the future of ...

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    Fisker fishing for an IPO? Henrik says "oui" in Paris

    Fisker Karma – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Will Fisker Automotive follow in Tesla's footsteps and offer people with a little extra cash a chance to buy more than just an advanced technology vehicle? That's what it sounds like, according to a report in Reuters. Fisker CEO Henrik ...

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    Brammo attracts $12.5 million in investment, millions in pre-orders

    2011 Brammo Empulse – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Brammo Inc., having announced the game-changing Empulse electric motorcycle and a giant global manufacturing partner, seems to have become something of a money magnet – pulling in $12.5 million towards a $30 million Series B ...

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    POLL: Tesla's IPO is upon us, and there's no consensus on what to do - what's your plan?

    So, Tesla's long-awaited IPO is due next week, and there's a lot of chatter about whether to invest or not. Considering this is the first automotive company IPO in ages, this particular offering is getting noticed by people who might otherwise not be paying attention. We're still not going to tell ...

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    Tesla IPO could go decently, or worse, depending on CEO's divorce trial

    Darryl Siry, who used to be CMO at Tesla Motors and is now CEO of NewsBasis, and so has a better-than-most insight into the situation, hears word that Tesla's upcoming IPO will go out for somewhere between $1 and $1.5 billion. This will mean that the opening price could be around $10-$12 a ...


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