Secrecy in the Battery Industry Is Becoming a Headache for Everyone
Akshat Rathi, 20 April 2021
Most automakers have now committed to electrifying their fleets. That’s brought growing attention to batteries, which still make up about a third of the cost of an electric car, and led to multibillion-dollar valuations of secretive startups.
All well and good for battery chemists who get large sums of money to pursue wild scientific ideas that may lead to major breakthroughs. But when secrecy and early-technology risk collide with public markets, it can spell trouble. Continue reading “Article: Secrecy in the Battery Industry Is Becoming a Headache for Everyone”
The Dark Money Secretly Bankrolling Activist Short-Sellers — and the Insiders Trying to Expose It
Institutional Investor, 30 November 2020
More than a dozen short-sellers interviewed by Institutional Investor in an effort to penetrate this murky terrain say there are numerous players and various permutations of the model that may involve the sharing of ideas and research along with either a cut of the gains on the short trade or a set fee. In fact, some short-sellers believe that almost all of the activists have such backing — even those running small hedge funds themselves.
Short-seller Muddy Waters takes aim at Nano-X Imaging after Citron
Manas Mishra, 22 September 2021
(Reuters) – U.S.-listed shares of Israel’s Nano-X Imaging Ltd NNOX.O fell nearly 20% on Tuesday after short-seller Muddy Waters joined Citron Research in raising doubts over the company’s diagnostic product.
Muddy Waters likened the company to Nikola Corp NKLA.O, whose founder Trevor Milton stepped down on Monday amid scathing reports from short-sellers.
“We conclude that NNOX (Nano-X) has no real product to sell other than its stock,” Muddy Waters said in a report on Tuesday.
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