Riverstone buys $30mn stake in a Samsung Venture

Riverstone buys $30mn stake in a Samsung Venture

LONDON, UK: Riverstone Energy Limited (REL) has purchased an interest in one of Samsung Ventures’ battery technology focused venture capital portfolios for $30 million.

The remaining interest was purchased by Riverstone affiliates for $3.0 million. The Samsung Portfolio consists of seven unrealised investments with the majority of value deriving from over 1.66 million shares of Solid Power Inc.

On 15 June 2021, Solid Power, an industry-leading producer of all-solid-state rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles and mobile power markets, announced a merger with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III (DCRC).

Riverstone Energy Limited (REL) owns founder shares and warrants in DCRC and has a commitment to purchase $20 million of DCRC common stock in a private placement transaction at $10 per share. Assuming $10 per share of DCRC common stock, the Samsung Portfolio’s Solid Power shares would be valued at approximately $64 million.

This investment, along with the recent decarbonisation investments in Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation II, III & IV, FreeWire Technologies, GoodLeap (formerly Loanpal) and Hyzon Motors, demonstrates REL’s continued efforts to increase its exposure to the global energy transition thematic while also providing the opportunity to create value for its shareholders.

Riverstone Energy Limited (REL) is a closed-ended investment company that invests exclusively in the global energy industry across all sectors. REL aims to capitalise on the opportunities presented by Riverstone’s energy investment platform.

REL’s ordinary shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol RSE.

Following this investment in the Samsung Portfolio, REL has 14 active investments spanning decarbonisation, oil and gas, renewable energy and power in the Continental U.S., Western Canada, Gulf of Mexico and Europe. www.RiverstoneREL.com

Riverstone is an energy and power‐focused private investment firm founded in 2000 by David M. Leuschen and Pierre F. Lapeyre, Jr. with approximately US$41 billion of capital raised.

Riverstone conducts buyout and growth capital investments in the E&P, midstream, oilfield services, power, and renewable sectors of the energy industry. With offices in New York, London, Houston, Mexico City, Amsterdam and Menlo Park, Riverstone has committed nearly US$43 billion to more than 200 investments in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.


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