SPAC TPG Pace's Shares Surge 119% On Merger Deal With EV Charging Company EVBox

SPAC TPG Pace's Shares Surge 119% On Merger Deal With EV Charging Company EVBox

Engie SA ENGIY-backed electric vehicle charging company EVBox Group is merging with TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp TPGY, a TPG Capital-backed blank check company, to go public.

What Happened: The acquisition values the new combined entity EVBox at $1.4 billion, of which EV Charged BV’s valuation is $969 million.

Parent Engie, a French electric utility company, will retain above 40% stake in the resultant company. EVBox will list on the New York Stock Exchange with the symbol "EVB."The combined entity is expected to generate $225 million proceeds from public investment in private equity.

Some of the investors include certain BlackRock Inc’s BLK managed funds, Wellington Management Group LLP, Neuberger Berman BD LLC, and Inclusive Capital Partners L.P.

Including contributions from private financing, EVBox’s revised cash position is close to $425 million. Engie will receive up to $180 million in cash consideration.

Why Does It Matter: The Amsterdam-based EV Charging technology company, EVBox Group, is spread across 70 countries and operates around 190,000 charging ports. The funds raised from the acquisition will be used to enhance its technology and expand operations globally, with a focus on North America and Europe, according to the company.

Currently, some of EVBox Group’s products in certain states qualify for the utility rebate programs in the U.S., Bloomberg reports.

Price Action: During Thursday’s trading hours, TPGY gained 0.91% only to shoot up 119.01% during the extended trading hours and close at $24.31.

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