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Nio stock jumps as Abu Dhabi investor to pour in $2.2 billion

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Nio stock surged in premarket trade on Monday after the Chinese electric vehicle maker said it’s received a $2.2 billion investment from an Abu Dhabi investor.

Terms call for CYVN to invest $2.2 billion for 294 million shares at $7.50 each. Nio stock closed Friday at $7.98.

Nio’s U.S.-listed shares
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jumped 8% to $8.64 in premarket trade.

CYVN in July previously invested $738.5 million in Nio, as well as bought $350 million of shares in Nio from Tencent
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The new deal at closing will give the Abu Dhabi group a 20% stake in the EV maker that focuses on the high-end of the market, and will give it the right to nominate two directors.

“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,” said William Li, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Nio, in a statement.

Nio has been cutting jobs and reducing projects that aren’t making financial contributions, as it fends off a price war from rivals including Tesla
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