Shell USA to acquire Volta in $169M all-cash transaction
19 January 2023
Volta Inc. executed a definitive merger agreement under which Shell USA Inc., a subsidiary of Shell plc, will acquire Volta in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $169 million. The transaction brings Volta’s dual charging and media network to Shell’s established brand and seeks to unlock robust, long-term growth opportunities in electric vehicle (EV) charging.
Under the terms of the merger agreement, Shell USA Inc. will acquire all outstanding shares of Class A common stock of Volta at $0.86 per share in cash upon completion of the merger, which represents an approximate 18% premium to the closing price of Volta stock on 17 January 2023, the last full trading day prior to the announcement of the transaction.
Following the completion of the transaction, there will be no immediate change in driver experience, Volta Media Network capabilities available to advertisers, or services provided to commercial properties and retail locations.
As part of the agreement, an affiliate of Shell will provide subordinated secured term loans to Volta to bridge Volta through the closing of the transaction.