Tritium Completes Merger with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation II (DCFC)
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Tritium, a global leader in direct current (“DC”) fast chargers for electric vehicles (“EVs”), today announced it has completed its previously announced business combination with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation II (“DCRN”) to take Tritium DCFC Limited (“Tritium”) public. Tritium’s ordinary shares and warrants are expected to commence trading tomorrow, January 14, 2022, on the NASDAQ, under the ticker symbols “DCFC” and “DCFCW,” respectively.
DCRN’s stockholders approved the transaction at a special meeting of stockholders held on January 12, 2022.
“Our transaction with DCRN is transformative for the acceleration of electrification,” said Tritium’s CEO, Jane Hunter. “We expect the capital raised through the transaction, together with anticipated additional funding, to support Tritium’s business operations and to help strengthen our products and services to our customers, and continue to advance the e-mobility industry. The goal in our industry is to reduce global emissions and this transaction will support our mission to electrify transportation.”
As a public company, Tritium’s position as a global leader in DC fast chargers for EVs is further strengthened. Jane Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, will continue to lead Tritium’s operations, alongside co-founders James Kennedy (Chief Technology Officer) and Dr. David Finn (Chief Vision Officer), and executives David Toomey (Chief Strategy Officer) and Michael Hipwood (Chief Financial Officer). As part of the business combination, Robert Tichio, previously the Chairman of the board of directors of DCRN, will join Tritium’s board of directors as Chairman.
“We are extremely pleased to see the completion of this business combination and to support Jane and the Tritium team as they continue to execute on their strategic growth plan as a public company,” said Robert Tichio, incoming Chairman of the board of Tritium.
EV Charging Sector Expected to Experience Significant Growth to 2040 and Beyond
With global EV sales expected to have surpassed 6.3 million last year and with global passenger EV sales expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% through 2040, the world’s transportation is rapidly electrifying. Sufficient public charging infrastructure will be critical to enabling this transition to e-mobility, and fast charging provides the greatest value across the EV charging value chain. Through fast charging, drivers can get back on the road within minutes instead of hours, and charge point operators are able to set prices appropriately for this premium experience.
Tritium expects the capital raised through the transaction, together with its anticipated additional funding, to help fund its growth as a technology market leader in the EV charging space, expand to three global manufacturing facilities, grow global sales and service operations teams, maintain its capital needs, and other corporate uses.
Tritium’s board of directors will be comprised of seven members, five of whom are “independent directors” under the applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and NASDAQ. The Board of Directors will be led by incoming Chairman, Robert Tichio.
Latham & Watkins LLP (US), Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Australia), and the Australian Partnership of Ernst & Young advised Tritium during the transaction and DCRN was advised by Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. (US) and Clifford Chance LLP (Australia). Credit Suisse served as the exclusive financial advisor to a consortium of certain Tritium Holdings Pty Ltd shareholders in connection with the business combination, and JPMorgan and Citigroup served as financial advisors to DCRN.
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