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Replay: Live Fireside Chat with Li-Cycle Chairman and CEO

IPO Edge and The Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association hosted a fireside chat with the CEO and Chairman of Li-Cycle on Monday, August 2 at 4pm ET to discuss the company’s underlying fundamentals, the lithium-ion battery market, the impact of battery recycling on the wider EV revolution, and the upcoming shareholder vote ahead of a planned merger with Peridot Acquisition Corp. (Ticker:PDAC)

The live event features Li-Cycle Co-Founder, President, and CEO Ajay Kochhar and Li-Cycle Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Tim Johnston, joined by IPO Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone. The moderated video session runs 60 minutes including a Q&A with the audience.


Shareholders who owned Peridot’s shares as of May 27, 2021 – even if they have since sold their shares – can vote by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 4, 2021. More information on how to vote can be found at, by following the instructions provided by your broker, bank or other nominee on the Voting Instruction Form mailed or e-mailed to you. Holders of Peridot’s shares who need assistance voting or have questions regarding the extraordinary general meeting may contact Peridot’s proxy solicitor, Morrow Sodali LLC, toll-free at toll-free at (800) 662-5200 or (203) 658-9400 or by e-mail at

Messrs. Kochhar and Johnston discuss:

– Li-Cycle Background and Overview

– Lithium-Ion Battery Market and Impact of Battery Recycling

– EV Revolution and the Role of Recycling

– Future Post-SPAC Plans

– Shareholder Vote

About the Speakers:

Ajay Kochhar is the President and CEO, Co-Founder, and Executive Director of Li-Cycle.

Responsible for strategic oversight of Li-Cycle’s various functional business units, which includes Commercial, Technical (Health, Safety, Environment and Quality/HSEQ, Operations, Commercialization, Research and Development) and Shared Services. Additionally, Ajay supports the development of international growth initiatives for the company in collaboration with Li-Cycle’s Corporate Development team.

Before founding Li-Cycle, Ajay gained extensive technology and project development experience through progressive roles with Hatch’s industrial cleantech and advisory practices. While working in that space, he garnered in-depth engineering and project management experience through clean technology development in the lithium, cobalt, nickel, copper, gold, lead, zinc, molybdenum, and rare earth metals industries. His technical expertise spans the entire project lifecycle, from conceptual and pre-feasibility studies to construction and commissioning.

Born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, Ajay comes from entrepreneurial roots, having gained experience from a young age via a family business. An ardent music enthusiast, he is a classical guitarist who maintains the hobby even now for enjoyment.

Ajay is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Chemical Engineering.

Tim Johnston joined Li-Cycle in 2016 as the company’s Co-Founder and Executive Chairman.

With more than 15 years of experience, Tim has overseen the development and operation of batteries, metals, industrial minerals, and large infrastructure assets. Prior to Li-Cycle, Tim worked as a Senior Consultant for Hatch, specializing in project management and transactional analysis for their global lithium business. While there, Tim managed the development of projects across the lithium-ion battery value chain for companies such as SQM, Rockwood Lithium (Albemarle), Bacanora Minerals, AMG-NV, Rio Tinto, Galaxy Resources, and other key developers.

As the Co-Founder and Chairman of Li-Metal and the Director of Lacero Solutions, Tim brings a wealth of knowledge to his current position with Li-Cycle, where his portfolio consists of overseeing research and development, as well as leading capital projects and operations.

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Tim currently calls Toronto, Canada home. An avid surfer and skateboarding enthusiast, he spends much of his free time at the gym or travelling.

A graduate of the University of Queensland’s Mechanical Engineering Program, Tim is a chartered professional engineer and CFA charter holder.


John Jannarone, Editor-in-Chief

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