Funding and M&A Roundup: Scout Clean Energy Secures $100 Million

EV charging firm EnviroSpark secures $50 million funding


From: Mercom Capital Group

Scout Clean Energy, a Colorado-based renewable energy developer, owner, and operator, announced the closing of a $100 million equipment supply loan with Rabobank. The facility will be used to fund Scout equipment down payments. The company intends to upsize the facility to $200 million and bring in additional banks later in the year to secure equipment supply for Scout’s near-term advanced-stage pipeline of wind, solar, and storage projects.

EnviroSpark, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, secured a $50 million investment from funds that will help the company expand its EV charging landscape, which is owned and operated across the U.S. The funding round was advised by Basalt Infrastructure Partners, a U.S.-based equity investment firm focusing on investments in Europe and North America.

Independent power producer AMPIN Energy Transition has secured funding of up to $35 million from responsAbility, an investor focusing on private markets, to help AMPIN expand its clean energy projects across India. The investment is part of responsAbility’s $500 million plan to fight climate change in Asia and is the company’s biggest climate investment yet and will. This aligns with the responsAbility’s investor goal of funding solutions that benefit both society and the environment in developing countries.

Charge Zone, an India-based EV charging network firm, has secured a commitment of $19 million from British International Investment (BII), the United Kingdom’s development finance institution, to accelerate the expansion of EV charging infrastructure in India. This is BII’s second investment in India’s EV market since 2022 when the impact investor invested $250 million in Mahindra & Mahindra’s passenger EV venture.

LiNova Energy, a developer of polymer cathode-based batteries, raised $15.8 million in a Series A funding round led by Catalus Capital. Saft, a subsidiary of Total Energies, Chevron Technology Ventures, and a syndicate of investors, also participated in the round. This funding will help accelerate the company in research, development, and expansion of its high-energy polymer cathode battery technology.

Lithium battery startup PointO has secured ₹62 million (~$743,236) in seed funding, with Equirus InnovateX Fund (EIF) leading the round with an investment of ₹50 million ($599,364). The funds are expected to enable the company to build a full-stack lithium battery ecosystem, including manufacturing, financing, and servicing lithium batteries. Led by IIT-Guwahati alumni, PointO plans to expand its physical centers to more than ten cities in the next 12 months.

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Read last week’s funding roundup.