Volvo Battery Solutions LLC Selected as Winning Bidder to Acquire Proterra Powered
Track “A” Auction for Proterra Transit and Energy Business Lines to Take Place on November 13, 2023
BURLINGAME, Calif., – Proterra Inc (Nasdaq: PTRA) (“Proterra” or the “Company”), a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, today announced that the Company has successfully concluded the “Track B” auction of its Chapter 11 sales process and Volvo Battery Solutions LLC (“Volvo”) is the winning bidder to acquire the Proterra Powered business line.
Volvo’s acquisition is subject to the bankruptcy court’s approval, as well as regulatory approvals and closing conditions.
“We entered into the Chapter 11 process with a mission to maximize the potential of each of our product lines. Today, we have taken an important step towards that goal for our Proterra Powered business,” said Gareth Joyce, Proterra CEO.
Proterra Powered leverages the Company’s industry-leading battery technology and expertise to electrify commercial vehicles.
The Company will seek the bankruptcy court’s approval of the acquisition on November 28, 2023. The “Track A” Auction for Proterra’s Transit and Energy business lines, including the Company’s Valence fleet and energy management product, is scheduled to take place on Monday, November 13, 2023.
All court filings regarding the Chapter 11 sales process, as well as additional information about Proterra’s Chapter 11 proceedings are available at https://www.kccllc.net/proterra or by calling call 888-251-3076 for U.S./Canadian calls or 310-751-2617 for international calls.
Moelis & Company LLC is acting as the Company’s investment banker, FTI Consulting is acting as the Company’s financial advisor, and Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is acting as the Company’s legal advisor.
Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission electric transit vehicles and EV technology solutions for commercial applications. With industry-leading durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous U.S. independent testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley and South Carolina. For more information, please visit www.proterra.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company’s actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain risks and other factors, including risks and uncertainties relating to the Company’s Chapter 11 cases. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including risks and uncertainties set forth in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 17, 2023, as amended on May 1, 2023, the Company’s quarterly report for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, filed on November 6, 2023 or the Company’s other filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements
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Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission electric transit vehicles and EV technology solutions for commercial applications. With industry-leading durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous U.S. independent testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley, South Carolina, and Los Angeles. For more information, please visit Proterra.com.
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