Elkem retains 40 percent ownership of Vianode after recent acquisition

Oslo, Sweden – Vianode recently announced a transaction where Hydro and Altor Equity Partners each will acquire 30% ownership in Vianode, while Elkem will retain the remaining 40% ownership. The transaction is now approved by competition authorities, providing Vianode with significant backing to accelerate the industrialization of advanced battery materials with a green footprint in Europe.
The closing of the transaction represents an important milestone to accelerate the growth of Vianode as a company. Through the transaction, the partners will contribute to financing a first-phase plant and preparations for a potential full-scale plant, estimated at around NOK 2 billion.
An investment decision for a first-phase plant for Vianode is expected shortly.
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

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