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☢️ Nuclear Jumps 70%. $150M+ Boost for Climate and Health.

Impact Capital Markets #11 looks at our Nuclear Energy Stock Index, major impact deals and acquisitions, and the upcoming big economic releases. For unlimited access to more deals and economic updates, request a demo.

Today's Topics

  • ☢️ Nuclear Energy. Nuclear Energy Posts impressive 70% growth.
  • 💰 Funding. $150M+ funding in Biotech, Battery, Aquafarming & Fitness.
  • 💼 Acquisitions. Decentralized Ventilation, Cellular Technology, & Medical Consultancy.
  • 📅 Economics. Major Interest Rate Decisions in next 2 weeks. Euro Area GDP & Inflation Releases + More

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☢️ Nuclear Posts Impressive 70% Growth

HolonIQ Nuclear Index (HIQNUEW). 12-month Indexed returns (returns on the index relative to the level on 23rd Jan 2023 over the last 12 months) trended upwards throughout the period. Year-on-Year returns stand at an impressive 70% in January 2024. 

Constellation Energy (MarketCap: US$35.7B), the largest producer of carbon-free energy in the US, set an industry record by mixing elevated levels of hydrogen with natural gas which provides additional support for the efficacy of hydrogen as a valuable tool in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Dominion Energy (MarketCap: US$38B), an American energy company, announced in mid April 2023 the creation of twenty new energy storage and solar projects. When combined, the projects' power output capacity exceeds 800 MW, which would be enough to provide green electricity to 200,000 houses in Virginia. It is also projected that during the projects' first ten years of operation, consumers will save more than $250 million on gasoline.

💰 Funding

🧬 Tr1X, a California-based biotechnology company, raised $75M Series A from The Column Group to accelerate the development of new therapies to treat common autoimmune diseases, helping millions of patients worldwide.

🔋 Tiamat and Altris, sodium-ion battery technology firms based in France and Sweden, raised $31.5M from Stellantis Ventures. This funding will enable both companies to start the construction of a gigafactory.

🔋 XtraLit, a Israel-based innovative lithium extraction technology company, raised $30M Series B from Halliburton Labs. These funds will be utilized for the collaborative development of technology aimed at extracting lithium from oil and gas produced water.

🦐 AquaExchange, a India-based technology platform for shrimp and fish farmers, raised $6M Series A from Ocean 14 Capital. The funds will be used to scale adoption of the company’s full-stack business model including farm automation, crop financing and harvest procurement. 

🏋️‍♂️ Harbiz, a Spain-based provider of a technology platform for fitness professionals, raised $5.45M from Octopus Ventures. The investment will be used to expedite its go-to-market strategy for product-led growth and to continue attracting international talent.

🚗 Land, a Ohio-based electric mobility and portable battery manufacturer, raised $3M to help scale production and innovation of its cloud-connected CORE battery system.

💼 Acquisitions

🔄 Lindab, a Sweden-based provider of construction steel products and solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Airmaster, a Danish company specializing in decentralized ventilation.

🧪 STEMCELL Technologies, a Canada-based biotechnology company, acquired Propagenix, a Maryland-based biotechnology company that focuses on developing technologies to enable new approaches in regenerative medicine.

🚑 Response Plus Medical (RPM), a UAE-based pre-hospital medical services provider, acquired Prometheus Medical, a UK-based company specializing in healthcare training and consultancy services.

📅 Economic Calendar

Major Interest Rate Decisions in next 2 weeks. Euro Area GDP & Inflation Releases + More

Tuesday January 23th 2024

🇦🇺 Australia - NAB Business Confidence, December
🇯🇵 Japan - BoJ Interest Rate Decision

Wednesday January 24th 2024

🇯🇵 Japan - Balance of trade, December
🇩🇪 Germany - HCOB Manufacturing PMI (Preliminary), January
🇨🇦 Canada - BoC Interest Rate Decision

Thursday January 25th 2024

🇩🇪 Germany - Ifo Business Climate, January
🇪🇦 Euro Area - ECB Interest Rate Decision
🇺🇸 US - Durable Goods Orders MoM, December
🇺🇸 US - GDP Data, Q4

Friday January 26th 2024

🇩🇪 Germany - GfK Consumer Confidence , February
🇺🇸 US - Personal Income and Expenditure Data, December

Tuesday January 30th 2024

🇫🇷 France - GDP Data, Q4
🇮🇹 Italy - GDP Data, Q4
🇪🇦 Euro Area - GDP Data, Q4
🇺🇸 US - Employment Data, December

Wednesday January 31st 2024

🇦🇺 Australia - Inflation Data, Q4
🇨🇳 Canada - NBS Manufacturing PMI, January
🇯🇵 Japan - Consumer Confidence, January
🇫🇷 France - Inflation Data, January
🇩🇪 Germany - GDP Data, Q4
🇩🇪 Germany - Inflation Data, January

Thursday February 1st 2024

🇺🇸 US - Fed Interest Rate Decision
🇺🇸 US - Fed Press Conference
🇨🇳 Canada - Caixin Manufacturing PMI, January
🇪🇦 Euro Area - Inflation Data, January
🇮🇹 Italy - Inflation Data, January
🇬🇧 UK - BoE Interest Rate Decision
🇺🇸 US - ISM Manufacturing PMI, January

Friday February 2nd 2024

🇺🇸 US - Non Farm Payrolls, January
🇺🇸 US - Employment Data January