Funding and M&A Roundup: EV Charger Manufacturer Ekoenergetyka Secures $170 Million

Ekoenergetyka, a manufacturer of EV chargers, has secured a loan of PLN 691 million (~$170 million) from Bank Pekao, which is the leader and agent of the consortium. The funding will provide the company with the opportunity for further development both in the area of international expansion across Europe and in the area of planned ambitious investments. Upon meeting certain conditions, the loan amount can also be increased up to PLN741 million (~$183 million).

Swift Solar, a company that designs and manufactures Perovskite-based photovoltaic cells, raised $27 million in a Series A funding round co-led by Eni Next, Eni’s corporate venture capital arm, and Fontinalis Partners, a mobility and deep tech VC firm that invests in startup companies. With this funding round, the company has raised a total of $44 million.

Gorilla, a clean energy provider of data-driven solutions, has closed €23 million (~$25 million) in a Series B funding round led by global venture capital firm Headline, with existing investors including Beringea and the Flemish investment company PMV. Gorilla offers solutions for utility companies to help maximize efficiency, understand energy portfolios influenced by distributed energy resources such as solar panels, wind turbines, and battery storage, ensure operational stability, and develop pricing strategies based on individual usage patterns.

UNIGRID, a provider of sodium-based battery solutions, raised $12 million in an oversubscribed Series A funding round. The round was co-led by Transition VC and Ritz Venture Capital and joined by new investor Union Square Ventures. Existing investor Foothill Ventures also participated in this round. The company stated that this investment would accelerate and scale up its battery production to a megawatt-scale to satisfy the customer demand for electric mobility and stationary storage markets.

Samara, a provider of solar and energy storage solutions for households, secured a €9 million (~$10 million) in Series A funding round. With this funding, the company plans to expand its services, develop new products, and reach larger market segments with its financing solutions. This round was led by Green Generation Fund and Move Energy, accompanied by impact funds Ring Capital and Athletico Ventures.

Princeton NuEnergy, a provider of battery recycling solutions, closed $30 million in an oversubscribed Series A funding round with a strategic investment from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Samsung’s corporate venture arm, investing in breakthrough technologies across industries and from Helium-3 Ventures. The funding brings the total amount raised by the company to over $55 million, including multiple U.S. Department of Energy grants totaling $18 million and a $7.9 million seed and angel rounds.

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Read last week’s funding roundup.