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Hyderabad, Dec 5 (UNI) Graphite India Limited, one of the largest producers of graphite electrodes globally, on Tuesday announced it has entered into a definitive transaction with a cash consideration of Rs. 50 Crores for an investment in Compulsory Convertible Preference Shares of GODI India Private Ltd, , which on a fully diluted basis will provide an equity shareholding of 31% in the company.
GODI India, which is currently backed by Blue Ashva Capital, a venture capital fund, is engaged in advanced chemistry R&D to support the manufacturing of sustainable batteries for electric vehicles and super capacitor-based energy storage systems, the company said in a release.
In addition to high power density Lithium-ion batteries, GODI India has developed technical expertise in advanced technologies such as Sodium ion and Solid State batteries.
GODI India’s technologies include Aqueous Electrode ProcessingTM, Active Dry CoatingTM and Pranic BinderTM which are environment friendly and carbon neutral processes.
It is a signatory to The Climate Pledge co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019 as a commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040.
Significant growth in electric vehicle sales and the increasing demand for energy storage systems are underpinning the attractive industry dynamics for the production of battery cells and supercapacitors. GODI India is strategically positioned to capitalise on this opportunity.
Commenting on the investment, Mr. Ashutosh Dixit, Executive Director of Graphite India, said “this strategic investment in GODI India, as part of its strategy to diversify into advanced battery and energy storage systems technologies. GODI India is leading the development of Lithium ion, Sodium ion and Solid-State batteries for electric vehicles and consumer electronics for Indian and global markets”.
Commenting on the development, Mr. Mahesh Godi, the Founder and Director of GODI India said “Our battery product applications focus on the high growth, dynamic electric vehicle and consumer electronics markets. As a testament to our R&D capabilities, the company received India’s first Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for in-house developed electric vehicle battery cells. We welcome this strategic partnership with Graphite India not just for their long-standing expertise in carbon and electrode manufacturing, but also for their perspectives on other synergistic technologies.”
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