ICG invests $240 million in French EV charging firm Zeplug

A roadside EV (electric vehicle) charge point sign is seen in London
A roadside EV (electric vehicle) charge point sign is seen in London, October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Sept 21 (Reuters) - Britain's Intermediate Capital Group (ICP.L) is investing 240 million euros ($240 million) in Zeplug, a French firm specialising in electric vehicle (EV) charging services in multi-occupant and office buildings, the companies said.

In a joint statement, the companies said Zeplug would receive a "significant primary capital investment" from asset manager ICG's infrastructure investment arm ICG Infra.

Zeplug, which was founded in 2014 and gets its income by charging fixed monthly subscription fees, will be merged as part of the deal with Bornes Solutions, a subsidiary of a firm within ICG Infra's portfolio, they added on Wednesday.

ICG will become a majority shareholder, a spokesperson said.

The funds raised should enable Zeplug to accelerate its expansion in Europe and the United States, the companies said.

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Reporting by Olivier Sorgho; Editing by GV De Clercq and Alexander Smith

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