Energy And Natural Resources

ESS charges up $1.1bn reverse merger
SoftBank vehicle SB Energy and BASF contributed to a $250m PIPE financing that will support the merger with the Nasdaq-listed Acon S2 Acquisition Corp.
Analysis: Solid Power with a $130m recharge
Solid-state battery developer Solid Power secured a $130 series B round co-led by its potential customers from the automotive sector BMW and Ford Motor Company.
Mainspring Energy bounces to $95m series D
American Electric Power, Chevron and Equinor all participated in a round that increased the power generation technology developer's total funding to $228m.
Solid Power recharges with $130m
The solid-state battery provider pulled in funding through a series B round co-led by potential customers BMW and Ford Motor Company.
PosiGen powers series D up to $60m
Exelon-backed solar and energy efficiency equipment provider PosiGen has added $27m to a first tranche closed in December.
JGC jumps into corporate venturing vehicle
The $46m JGC Mirai Innovation Fund will invest in startups working on net-zero emission, green infrastructure, lifestyle and industry 4.0 technologies globally.
Daily Deal Round Up: April 28, 2021
Applied Ventures helped assay provider Ultivue close a $50m round while clean energy producer Sunseap has followed a $72m series D4 round with more corporate funding.

Other News

Crusoe cruises to $128m series B
Exor, Coinbase Ventures and DRW Venture Capital have all invested in Crusoe Energy Systems, which owns a network of flared gas-powered data centres.
Daily Deal Round Up: April 26, 2021
Vehicle charging technology developer Virta has closed an Eneos-backed round at $36m while Hubert Burda-backed wealth manager StashAway pushed its total funding past $60m.
Razer arranges $50m for sustainable investments
Razer Green Fund will be overseen by the gaming accessory producer's corporate venture capital subsidiary, zVentures.
Brightlands starts fourth fund
Chemicals company DSM and bank Rabo as limited partners in BVP Fund IV.
Doral starts cleantech CVC
Doral Energy-Tech Ventures to invest $15.3m during its first year.
Samsung Engineering commits to hydrogen
Samsung Engineering is planning to actively develop blue hydrogen, carbon capture and plastic recycling technology and wants the CVC portfolio companies to help.

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Solid Power recharges with $130m
The solid-state battery provider pulled in funding through a series B round co-led by potential customers BMW and Ford Motor Company.
Hayes and Gimenez promoted to managing partner at BP
Restructure at BP follows Meghan Sharp's return as global head of ventures.
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Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures' international outlook has eased the switch to remote working somewhat, and opportunities are available for careful investors.
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Lambert told GCV she believes investors will continue to back portfolio companies, but the inability to meet potential portfolio companies on the ground will hinder new investments.
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