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ADS-TEC Energy Signs Definitive Agreement for Private Investment by Svelland Capital

27 December 2023
  • New strategic investor, Svelland Capital
  • Record strong quarter expected

NÜRTINGEN, Germany & OSLO, Norway / Dec 27, 2023 / Business Wire / ADS-TEC Energy (NASDAQ: ADSE), a global leader in battery-buffered, ultra-fast charging technology, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for a private investment by Svelland Capital, a distinguished and highly-ranked investment company in the energy sector. The private placement is expected to close on December 28, 2023, subject to customary closing conditions.

“Svelland Capital has extensive experience, and we are proud that another expert investor is showing interest through a direct investment in ADS-TEC Energy,” said Thomas Speidel, CEO, ADS-TEC Energy. “Svelland Capital has achieved consistent high rankings over the years, and their commitment to sustainability is evident through their close collaboration with Bellona. We expect to realize several synergies and benefit from complementary expertise through this strategic collaboration.”

Svelland Capital is a proven performer, winning the “Best Macro Discretionary Strategy Hedge Fund” at the 2023 Hedge Week European Awards and “Best Commodities Fund” at the 2023 HFM European Performance Awards. Svelland Capital's profound industry knowledge will contribute to accelerating ADS-TEC Energy’s growth and success.

"We have full confidence that ADS-TEC Energy will maintain and strengthen its position as a technology leader in critical EV-charging infrastructure,” said Tor Svelland, CEO, Svelland Capital. “Electricity demand is surging, and the grid capacity is a bottleneck to growth. The need for storage capacity becomes crucial as we move from on-demand, centralized power production to renewables and decentralized power production. The ability to store and boost energy becomes vital and we believe that ADS-TEC Energy is an industry leader in terms of performance and capability."

Svelland Capital’s investment confirms ADS-TEC Energy’s strategic direction and technological leadership in the field of decentralized battery buffered solutions. The successful completion of this private investment will strengthen ADS-TEC Energy’s financial position and provide the company with increased flexibility to execute strategic initiatives and secure profitable opportunities.

“Our 2023 fourth quarter is expected to be the strongest in the history of the company, both in terms of revenues and margins. We are confident this trajectory will continue throughout 2024,” Speidel continued.

About ADS-TEC Energy

ADS-TEC Energy plc, a public limited company incorporated in Ireland and publicly listed on NASDAQ (“ADS-TEC Energy”), serves as a holding company for ads-tec Energy GmbH, an operating company incorporated in Germany (“ADSE GM”) and ads-tec Energy Inc., a US subsidiary of ads-tec Energy GmbH (“ADSE US” and together with ADS-TEC Energy and ADSE GM, “ADSE”). Based on more than 10 years of experience with lithium-ion technologies, ADS-TEC Energy develops and manufactures battery storage solutions and fast charging systems including their energy management systems. Its battery-based, fast charging technology enables electric vehicles to ultrafast charge even on low powered grids and features a very compact design. It was nominated by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany for the German Future Prize and elevated to the "Circle of Excellence" in 2022. The high quality and functionality of the battery systems are due to a particularly high depth of development and in-house production. With its advanced system platforms, ADS-TEC Energy is a valuable partner for automotive OEMs, utility companies and charge point operators.

More information: https://www.ads-tec-energy.com/en/

Forward-looking Statements

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No Offer or Solicitation

This communication is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the private placement, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

The securities issued in the private placement have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws, and, accordingly, may not be offered or sold within the United States, or to or for the account or benefit of persons in the United States or "U.S. Persons", as such term is defined in Regulation S promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act, unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements.

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