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Ola Electric

IPO-bound Ola Electric raises $50 Mn debt from EvolutionX

Ola Electric

Ola Electric has raised Rs 410 crore (approximately $50 million) via non-convertible debentures from EvolutionX.

The board at Ola Electric has passed a resolution to issue 41,000 NCD (non-convertible debentures) at an issue price of Rs 100,000 each to raise Rs 410 crore, its regulatory filing sourced from RoC shows.

This is the second debt financing for Ola Electric in the last six months. In October 2023, it received $385 million in a funding round mix of equity and debt from Temasek-led marquee investors and the State Bank of India (SBI).

According to startup data intelligence platform TheKredible, the firm has raised more than $1 billion across equity and debt and was valued at $5.4 million during the last round.

ET reported the development first.

Ola Electric has been working on its lithium-ion cell manufacturing facility with an initial capacity of 5 gigawatt hours in phase I which will be further scaled up in phases to 100 gigawatt hours at full capacity. Besides focusing on electric scooters, the firm has also introduced its motorcycle line-up scheduled to be launched by the end of this year.

In December 2023, Ola Electric filed its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with the Security Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for an initial public offering (IPO) to raise Rs 5,500 crore ($660 million).

As per the company, it will utilize the primary proceeds for the expansion of the capacity of its cell manufacturing plant, repayment or pre-payment of the indebtedness, investment into research and product development, and general corporate purposes.

Ola Electric is the second IPO-bound company that raised debt financing in recent times. Last week, fintech firm MobiKwik raised Rs 50 crore ($6 million) in debt from BlackSoil Capital. Entrackr exclusively reported the development.

Temasek-backed EvolutionX has backed notable companies like Udaan, Mensa Brands, PharmEasy and LendingKart.

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