Thomas Ingenlath, chief executive officer of Polestar AB, will run the new company.
The merger between the special-purpose acquisition company
Early Friday, Polestar stock (ticker: PSNY) was at $12.10, up almost 8% to start its first day as a public company on the Nasdaq. But by late morning, the gain had vanished, leaving the shares down about 6.5% at $10.69. The
Dow Jones Industrial Average
were up 2.3% and 2.1%, respectively.
The closing of the deal, which Polestar announced Thursday afternoon, brings roughly $900 million onto the books of the merged company. The final amount might be a little different, depending on how SPAC shareholders voted.
The predecessor stock,
(GGPI), closed Thursday at $11.23 a share.
At roughly $11 a share, Polestar’s market capitalization is about $23 billion, based on the 2.1 billion shares that are outstanding now that the deal is closed. That works out to about 3.5 times estimated 2023 sales of $6.6 billion.
Polestar plans to ship about 124,000 units in 2023 to generate those sales. The company is delivering vehicles today and plans to ship about 50,000 in 2022. What’s more, Polestar shipped about 29,000 in 2021.
Polestar manufactures its vehicles at facilities it owns in China.
Polestar’s market cap is north of $20 billion, making it clear that investors consider the company a major EV player. The market caps of
(LCID) are about $26 billion and $32 billion, respectively. Chinese EV maker
) has a market cap of about $36 billion, while
(F) is roughly $48 billion.
The newly merged company will ring the opening bell at the Nasdaq on June 28.
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