Fisker Stock Delisted After Deal Falls Through

By Ehtesham Arif

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Electric vehicle startup Fisker is facing a rough ride. Talks with a major automaker for a potential partnership fell apart, leading the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to delist their stock. This news adds to a string of recent challenges for the company, raising serious questions about its future.

Deal Gone Sour

Fisker was reportedly in negotiations with a large, unnamed automaker. However, those talks collapsed, leaving the company scrambling for alternative solutions. The NYSE, citing “abnormally low” share prices (they were trading at just $0.09 before the halt), suspended trading and ultimately delisted Fisker’s stock.

Restructuring or Bankruptcy?

With the deal falling through, Fisker is exploring various options, including in-court or out-of-court restructuring and potentially seeking additional funding. This could be a sign of potential bankruptcy on the horizon. Analysts believe it’s a matter of time, with some predicting a filing could be imminent.

Deja Vu for Henrik Fisker

This wouldn’t be Henrik Fisker’s first rodeo with a failed electric car venture. He previously founded Fisker Automotive, which unfortunately succumbed to the financial crisis of 2008 despite government loans.

Bright Start, Dented Dreams

Fisker’s latest attempt began brightly in 2016, going public through a merger with a blank-check company at a valuation of nearly $3 billion. However, supply chain issues, production delays, and difficulty raising funds sent their market value plummeting to under $100 million – a fraction of its initial worth.


Fisker’s struggle to secure funding reflects a broader challenge faced by many young electric vehicle startups. With limited revenue and fierce competition in a tough economic climate, raising capital is proving difficult for these companies.

Reverse Stock Split

Fisker is attempting a reverse stock split to comply with NYSE listing requirements. They’ll also hold a shareholder meeting in April to vote on this proposal. With over 90% of its stock value lost this year, Fisker is in a fight for survival. They’ve shifted gears, focusing on a dealer-partner model after delivery issues hampered production in 2023.

Similar Challenges

Unlike Tesla and some other EV startups, Fisker relies on Magna, an auto supplier, to assemble their vehicles. This strategy aimed to avoid the capital-intensive process of building their own factory. However, despite this difference in approach, Fisker still faces significant financial and production hurdles.

The future of Fisker remains uncertain. The delisting of their stock is a major blow, and the search for alternative funding is crucial for their survival. Only time will tell if Fisker can navigate these challenges or if this electric car dream will ultimately sputter out.