SES Holdings Pte. Ltd (“SES”) and ENTEK Membranes LLC announced today that they have entered into an exclusive supply agreement for innovative separator materials in the development and production of high-energy Li-Metal rechargeable batteries. Both headquartered in the US with global presence, SES and ENTEK share a vision that is not limited by geography, but that is to power the future of electric transportation with ENTEK materials and SES batteries.
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In July 2021, SES announced plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) through a merger with Ivanhoe Capital Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: IVAN) (“Ivanhoe”). Upon the closing of the transaction, the combined company will be listed on the NYSE under the new ticker symbol “SES”.
Dr. Rick Pekala, ENTEK Membranes Chief Technology Officer commented, “We are delighted to be partnering with SES, a pioneer in Lithium-Metal rechargeable battery technology and production. We are honored that SES has rewarded our collaborative commitment to the development of SES’s ground-breaking technological achievements in next-generation EV Lithium-Metal batteries in this way.”
Yongkyu Son, SES’ Chief Technology Officer stated, “We are really honored to make this commitment with ENTEK Membranes. Scaling production is always a concern when you bring a new product to market and the supply agreement with Entek Membranes helps us reduce supply chain issues while ensuring superior cycle life in our Lithium-Metal batteries. Supply chain disruption is a major consideration for auto makers as they look to put modern technologies in their cars, especially in the compressed timeframes that the market is demanding. SES is well positioned to fully commercialize its next generation hybrid Li-Metal battery technology and build Giga-scale battery production.
About Ivanhoe Capital Acquisition Corp.
Ivanhoe Capital Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: IVAN) is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Ivanhoe was formed to seek a target in industries related to the paradigm shift away from fossil fuels towards the electrification of industry and society.
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Ivanhoe, SES and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Ivanhoe’s shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination. You can find information about Ivanhoe’s directors and executive officers, and their interest in Ivanhoe can be found in Ivanhoe’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on March 31, 2021. A list of the names of the directors, executive officers, other members of management and employees of Ivanhoe and SES, as well as information regarding their interests in the business combination, are contained in the Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC by Ivanhoe. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants in the solicitation process may also be included in other relevant documents when they are filed with the SEC. You may obtain free copies of these documents from the sources indicated above.
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