GM and Lithion Announce an Investment and Strategic Partnership Agreement to Pursue a Circular EV Battery Ecosystem
Source: News Wire
Lithion Recycling Inc. (“Lithion”) and General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced that GM Ventures, the automaker’s investment arm, has made a strategic investment in Lithion’s Series A financing round, supporting a new GM-Lithion strategic partnership agreement to pursue a circular battery ecosystem using Lithion’s advanced battery recycling technology.
Lithion Recycling Receives CA$22.5 Million in Funding from Quebec Government
Source: Recycling Product News
Lithion Recycling Inc. has received C$22.5 million dollars in funding from the Quebec government, including a C$15 million equity investment in the company’s capital stock through Investissement Québec and C$7.5 million in grants from the Fonds d’électrification et de changements climatiques.
Heather Smith Invited to Participate in BDO’s 2022 “Influential Women in Middle Market M&A”
Heather Smith joined 50 other senior women dealmakers consisting of private equity, investment banking and lending professionals at BDO’s “Influential Women in Middle Market M&A”.
Lithion Recycling Enters a Partnership with IS Dongseo Company for an Exclusive License of its Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Technology in South Korea
Source: Business Wire
Lithion Recycling, Inc. (“Lithion”) is proud to announce it has reached an agreement with IS Dongseo Company Ltd (“ISD”), a Korea-based leading ESG company with an environmental business segment, for an exclusive business right for the use of its lithium-ion battery recycling technology on the Korean market.
Lithion Recycling Announces the Closing of a First Significant Tranche of up to $125 Million Series A Financing Led by IMM Investment Global and Supported by Fondaction
Source: Business Wire
Lithion Recycling Inc. (“Lithion” or the “Company”) is proud to announce it has reached financial close of a first tranche of Series A equity with a strategic group of investors led by IMM Investment Global Limited (“IMM Global”) and supported by Fondaction and its managed fund, the LCC Fund. The size of the first round is expected to reach up to C$125 million. IMM Global will join the Company’s Board of directors as a result of their significant investment.
Ancoris Capital Partners Advises Aledia on a €20 million Follow-on Equity Financing
Ancoris Capital Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Aledia on its €20 million follow-on equity financing completed with undisclosed parties. This financing represents the second transaction that Ancoris has completed for Aledia in the last several months and complements the €80 million raise completed with Société de Projet Industriel (“SPI”), Intel Capital and other existing investors in October 2020.
Heather Smith Invited to Participate in “Mergers & Acquisitions’ Most Influential Women Speak”
Heather Smith joined other senior women executives in Mergers & Acquisitions’ Most Influential Women Speak event. The 2-day virtual conference included keynote presentations, fireside chats, interactive panel discussions, and breakout sessions with female dealmakers, including private equity partners, investment banking directors and other advisory decision makers.
The Mochi Ice Cream Co. and Lakeview Capital Inc. Announce a Strategic Partnership With Bregal Partners
Source: Business Wire
The Mochi Ice Cream Co., makers of My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream and the largest branded manufacturer of mochi ice cream in North America, and its majority owner, Lakeview Capital, Inc., announced a closing of a financing in partnership with Bregal Partners, a New-York based private equity firm focused on investing in middle market companies within consumer and food sectors and committed to promoting corporate social responsibility in all aspects of its business.
Aledia, French Developer of Next-Generation microLED Displays For High-Volume Consumer Markets, Announces €80M Closing
Source: Business Wire
Company closes first of 3 tranches in Series D round. Backing will be used to complete product development near Grenoble and create a new display manufacturing facility based on Aledia’s proprietary technology of 3D microLEDs.
Ancoris Capital Partners Advises Enerkem on Follow-on Financing of Senior Convertible Notes Completed by Aegon
Ancoris Capital Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Enerkem Inc. (“Enerkem”) on a follow-on financing of Senior Convertible Notes completed by Aegon. This investment complements the Senior Convertible Notes placed by Ancoris to Avenue’s Sustainable Solutions Fund and BlackRock in April 2020.
Heather Smith Selected to Participate in BDO’s “Influential Women in Middle Market M&A” Series
Heather joined approximately 50 other senior women in investment banking and private equity to participate in a BDO sponsored event to share market insights.
Ancoris Capital Partners Advises Enerkem on the Issuance of C$40 million of Senior Convertible Notes
Ancoris Capital Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Enerkem Inc. (“Enerkem”) on its C$40 million Senior Convertible Note financing from Avenue’s Sustainable Solutions Fund and BlackRock.
Ancoris Capital Partners Advises Associated Supermarket Group
Ancoris Capital Partners is pleased to announce that its client, Associated Supermarket Group, LLC (“ASG”), has completed a comprehensive debt recapitalization.
Heather Smith Speaks at the Global M&A Network Restructuring Distressed Investing 11th Annual Intelligence Forum
Heather discussed investing in distressed and/or special situation companies in the middle market. Given the large amount of liquidity currently on the sidelines, Heather described the need for creativity in structuring financial solutions for clients.
Heather Smith Interviewed by Margaret Butler of Ice Miller Law Firm for Podcast on Women Founded Businesses
Heather shared her perspective on Wall Street from her 23-year career. She also discussed how the timing was perfect to launch Ancoris Capital Partners, a specialty advisory company to raise equity capital for private companies.
It All Starts with Culture, Heather Smith Interviewed on Gotham Gal’s Podcast
Source: Gotham Gal
Heather discussed launching Ancoris Capital Partners, the history of private capital raising, and the importance of getting the culture right when building an investment bank.
Heather Smith Speaks at the 20th Annual Women in Business Conference “Moves That Matter” at Fordham University’s Graduate Business School
Heather talked about the current economic environment and the key financial market drivers that led her to found Ancoris Capital Partners. Heather shared professional advice from her successful 23 years on Wall Street.
Heather Smith Named One of the Most Influential Women in 2018 in Mid-Market M&A
Source: Mergers & Acquisitions
The challenges women face in achieving top-tier status in financial services are particularly acute in the middle market, where women account for approximately 14 percent of all dealmakers. These women, 35 of the Most Influential Women In Middle Market M&A, have stood the test of time and adversity.
What are the Current Trends in Structured Equity? Heather Smith Speaks with Private Debt Investor
Source: Private Debt Investor
Heather spoke with Private Debt Investor about current trends in structured equity and how new offering terms in some preferred securities can provide additional downside protection for investors.