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NIO gets a boost from the Middle East

19 December 2023 By Klavs Valters


It was positive start to a new week for the Chinese electric vehicle company, NIO Inc. (NYSE: NIO), after it announced a $2.2 billion strategic investment from an Abu Dhabi based investment firm CYVN Holdings on Monday.

The deal is expected to be completed in the last week of December and it will make CYVN a major shareholder in the company with a 20.1% stake.

”Our increased investment in NIO represents a continuation of our ongoing strategy to build a leading global portfolio in the mobility space,” Jassem Al Zaabi, Chairman and Managing Director of CYVN Holdings said in press release.

”This transaction demonstrates our confidence in NIO’s unique positioning and competitiveness in the global smart EV industry. We are excited to be a long-term strategic partner of NIO and support its efforts in product innovation, technological breakthroughs and international market expansion,” Al Zaabi added.

William Li, CEO of NIO, also commented on the latest investment, highlighting the importance of the deal for the company: ‘We are deeply inspired by CYVN’s vision to accelerate the global transition to a more sustainable future, and we appreciate its endorsement of NIO’s unique values. With the enhanced balance sheet, NIO is well prepared to sharpen brand positioning, bolster sales and service capabilities, and make long-term investment in core technologies to navigate the intensifying competitive landscape, while continually improving execution efficiency and system capabilities.’

Company overview

  • Founded: November 2014
  • Headquarters: Shanghai, China
  • Number of employees: 20,000+ (2023)
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Key people: William Li (CEO), Lihong Qin (President), Wei Feng (CFO)

Stock reaction

The stock was initially up by around 11% in pre-market trading on Monday as the latest news were released.

Shares were up by 4.64% at the of the day, trading at $8.35 a share – the highest level since 17/10/23.

Stock performance

  • 1 month: +6.99%
  • 3 months: -19.06%
  • Year-to-date: -14.41%
  • 1 year: -24.55%

NIO stock price targets

  • Deutsche Bank: $16
  • CMB International Securities: $9.20
  • UBS: $15
  • Daiwa: $11.80
  • HSBC: $12
  • Mizuho: $18
  • Bank of America: $15
  • JP Morgan: $10.50
  • Citigroup: $19.20

NIO Inc. is the 1130th largest and 5th largest electric vehicle company in the world with a market cap of $15.10 billion.

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