Tesla announced the acquisition of California, the manufacturer of sources of supply Maxwell Technologies, a minority stake owned by RUSNANO.
The American Corporation will pay for a new asset of its own securities. Thus, the Russian co-owners of Maxwell Technologies will become shareholders of Tesla. In addition to RUSNANO shares of Maxwell Technologies possess funds Arbat Capital, and I2BF Energy, founded by a former top Manager of Yukos Alexey Golubovich and his son.
As reported by “Vedomosti”, “Rosnano” invested in the company for the production of supercapacitors Nesscap $19 million in 2011. The investment plan called for the construction of the plant on the territory of Russia, but the parties were unable to develop a satisfactory business plan, after which most of the funds, $15 million was returned to the Russian side. Nevertheless, the stock remained in the portfolio of RUSNANO. In 2017 Nesscap purchased Maxwell Technologies. The Russian company’s share in the new company amounted to about 0.2%, but subsequently some of the shares were sold on the open market. The remaining can be converted to of 0.00006% stake in Tesla.
In April 2018 Digital forum in St.-Petersburg the head of “RUSNANO” Anatoly Chubais made a bet with Natalia Kasperskaya about the value of Elon musk and his development. Chubais said Mask genius who committed engineering breakthrough.
Previously, Saxo Bank chief economist Steen Jakobsen made a shocking prediction that Tesla would be bought by Apple.
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