Emerging Trends 05.31.22
Source: Pillsbury + PitchBook
Continuing an impressive streak of recent transactions in the e-mobility space, a team of Pillsbury lawyers led by global Renewable Energy practice co-leaders Jorge Medina and Mona Dajani and Corporate partner Ted Powers advised EV fleet charging specialist TeraWatt Infrastructure in a transaction that will provide approximately $1 billion of institutional capital to support the buildout of its fleet-focused charging centers and operations.
TeraWatt is accelerating the decarbonization of transport with a purpose-built platform that combines an EV charging-focused property portfolio, asset financing capabilities, project development, and charging and energy management expertise. The company intends to apply the recent funds to the initiation of the business’ next phase of development and expansion—focusing on the progression of a growing portfolio of its Charging Centers for commercial electric fleets and adding more talent to the team to further expand.
Investors including Keyframe Capital, Cyrus Capital and Vision Ridge Partners participated in the funding round. To read the full company press release, click here.
“We’re excited to have partnered with TeraWatt to help structure this financing and bring the transaction together,” said Jorge Medina, “The development of electric vehicle infrastructure to support the decarbonization of road transport is critical to the energy transition, and this transaction sets up TeraWatt as the premier player in the space.”
“Investments of this scale are necessary because of the capital intensive nature of developing this type of reliable, high-power charging infrastructure, so it is exciting to see leading investors endorse TeraWatt, which is a direct corollary of the company’s effective and visionary management team” added Mona Dajani.
Other deal team members included: Tax partner Brett Willis and special counsel Robert Logan, Intellectual Property partner Ed Cavazos and senior associate Sandro Serra, Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Jessica Lutrin and associate Ena Kaur, Employment Law special counsel Rebecca Carr Rizzo, Antitrust & Competition senior counsel Alvin Dunn and Corporate associates Benjamin Whitlow and JP Cordon.
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