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Macquarie Group Provides Credit Facility to EVCS

April 16, 2021, 08:00 AM
Filed Under: Energy Services
Related: Macquarie Group

EVCS, one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging network operators on the U.S. West Coast, closed a credit facility with the Commodity and Global Markets group of Macquarie Group. The credit facility will enable EVCS to deliver on the installation of a significant pipeline of Direct Current Fast-Charging (DCFC) stations, adding to its existing large-scale DCFC network.

Since its founding in 2018, EVCS has built one of the largest EV charging station networks in the state of California. EVCS offers no-cost, turnkey charging station solutions to a diverse set of customers ranging from healthcare and hospitality to local governments and multifamily real estate owners. By partnering with EVCS, commercial site partners benefit from the company's revenue-sharing program and experience increased foot traffic by providing a convenient amenity to a fast-growing market segment while receiving improved visibility through the EVCS mobile app.

"We are thrilled to partner with Macquarie in this next phase of EVCS's growth and expansion," said Ian Vishnevsky, co-founder of EVCS. "We have an aggressive growth strategy and sought to engage a global leader in infrastructure financing to enable us to deploy one of the largest fast-charging networks in the U.S. We are proud of the growth that EVCS has experienced and, with the additional financing, we will expand our commercial sites on the West Coast and, eventually, throughout the U.S."

Vanessa Lenthall, Executive Director in Macquarie's Commodities and Global Markets group, said, "We are excited to support EVCS in their mission of building a leading EV charging station network across the U.S. The support provided through this credit facility is consistent with our long-standing commitment to, and expertise in, both the energy infrastructure and clean energy sectors."

The credit facility will enable EVCS to install its fast-charging stations at more than 500 commercial sites throughout California, Oregon and Washington. EVCS expanded into Oregon and Washington in Q2 2020 with the acquisition of the West Coast Electric Highway Network and plans to upgrade the network in 2021.

Jett Capital Advisors served as financial advisor to EVCS in the transaction.

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