The startup, valued at $2.2B, has sights set on an IPO — however definitely not a SPAC
Rimac Group made headlines in June after it raised €500 million ($537 million) in a Collection D spherical led by Goldman Sachs and SoftBank Imaginative and prescient Fund 2. The deal valued the Croatian startup at $2.2 billion, prompting the query: How has this firm succeeded the place so many different EV makers have struggled?
Rimac, which merged its hypercar division with French supercar maker Bugatti in November, has taken a two-pronged strategy the business has not seen earlier than: It’s persevering with to make hypercars as Bugatti Rimac whereas utilizing the data gleaned from that course of to develop expertise to provide different automakers by its Rimac Know-how subsidiary. Its consumer listing contains Porsche, a four-time investor that now holds a 20% stake within the firm.
Based in 2009 within the storage of Mate Rimac, then a 21-year-old scholar, the corporate has grow to be a Croatian sensation, certainly one of two unicorns within the nation, alongside Infobip, an IT and telecommunications enterprise.
“I view their secret sauce because the complementary nature of the 2 companies — how the take a look at mattress for the hypercar creates worth for the B2B provider,” mentioned Stephen Beck, founder and managing associate of administration consultancy cg42. “The 2 companies feed off of one another with out actually competing in opposition to each other.”