Polish Enterprise Fund VIII, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors (EI), is to acquire a significant minority stake in Ekoenergetyka-Polska (Ekoenergetyka), a high-technology company focused on power charging solutions for electromobility.
- The fund will invest over EUR 45 million in Ekoenergetyka-Polska and other projects related to e-mobility;
- The transaction is conditional upon obtaining antimonopoly approval.
Ekoenergetyka is a Polish technology company offering unique solutions for the global market. Its main activity is the design and production of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles used in public and commercial transport, as well as private cars. The electromobility sector has grown rapidly in recent years, propelled by technological developments and more environmentally conscious customer choices. A stable, widely available and, above all, technologically advanced charging infrastructure is needed to keep up this growth momentum and meet the market’s present and future requirements. Ekoenergetyka is one of just a few players in the world offering such solutions.
Established by Mr. Bartosz Kubik and Mr. Maciej Wojeński in 2009, Ekoenergetyka grew out of an academic research project. Today, the company is a leading provider of advanced high-power charging solutions and has the potential to go global. Its products and services have been implemented in the largest European cities, including in Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Paris and Warsaw. Thanks to its continually expanding R&D capabilities, superior research facilities and first-class production equipment, Ekoenergetyka is the technological leader in the field and successfully competes with international peers. Product development – from R&D through design and construction to sales and marketing – is carried out in-house. Ekoenergetyka also offers a broad range of maintenance and after-sales services that include 24/7 monitoring of charging stations and remote customer support in Polish, English and German. The company is led by a young management team with the right mix of vision, expertise and motivation to execute their ambitious expansion plan.
“We strongly believe in the electromobility sector’s dynamic growth and are very impressed by Ekoenergetyka’s innovation and technological sophistication as well as by how the company is commercializing its solutions,” said EI partner Sebastian Król, who is in charge of the deal. “The company’s unique experience and flexibility as well as the high quality of its products are appreciated by the most demanding customers in Poland and abroad. Ekoenergetyka’s solutions have been selected and implemented by the largest public transport operators in Poland and Europe, as well as by the major charging and fuel distribution networks. Thus the company is helping shape the development of this extremely fast-growing young market. This is an advantage we plan to use to reinforce Ekoenergetyka’s leading position,” he added.
“We decided to team up with Enterprise Investors to benefit from their experience in developing young entrepreneurial companies that are in a rapid growth phase. Ekoenergetyka is planning swift expansion, primarily in foreign markets. For this next step in our company’s development we sought a strong financial partner that would support us with both capital and experience. Now we can focus on becoming the number one player in the market,” said Bartosz Kubik, Ekoenergetyka’s co-founder.
“With Enterprise Investors’ support we intend to continue growing dynamically and developing our technological, production and organizational potential even faster, to build the best solutions for the zero-emissions transport of the future. Customer satisfaction at every stage is our priority, so I am pleased we have a partner with whom we will achieve our most ambitious goals in terms of production, service and maintaining our systems at peak efficiency,” added Maciej Wojeński, co-founder of Ekoenergetyka.
Enterprise Investors was supported on the legal side by DLA Piper Giziński, Kycia sp. j.; Ekoenergetyka-Polska and its founders were represented by the law firm Rubicon Kancelaria Radców Prawnych i Adwokatów Barbara Łągiewka sp. k.