Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) Announces Agreement to Acquire Utah-Based Wireless Charging Provider WAVE [Video Edition]
Jan 11th, 2021
Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification Inc. ("WAVE"). The agreement outlines plans for a 100% acquisition in exchange for cash and stock considerations; full terms of the agreement are contained in the company’s 8-K filing. Based in Salt Lake City, WAVE provides inductive, or wireless, charging solutions for medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles (“EVs”). The fully automated, hands-free WAVE system is embedded in roadways and charges vehicles during scheduled stops; it provides a solution to battery-range limitations, enabling fleets to reach driving ranges comparable to those of internal combustion engines (“ICE”) vehicles. The WAVE technology is proven in the field through multiple customer deployments, and the company’s 2020 unaudited revenues are expected to be in the range of $7 million, with an expanding pipeline looking forward. Roth Capital Partners acted as an advisor to WAVE on the transaction, which is subject to closing conditions. “The acquisition of WAVE is a significant one for our EV efforts across the board,” said Ideanomics CEO Alf Poor in the press release. “We are excited to bring Michael Masquelier and his team into the Ideanomics family, where we can inject significant growth capital to enable WAVE to further accelerate its business and bring wireless charging to our product offerings. WAVE has become a market leader in inductive charging systems, which are much better suited for commercial EVs than plug-in charging systems. WAVE complements our Medici Motor Works and Treeletrik businesses, and our investment in Solectrac, and is aligned with our MEG division's sales to financing to charging model. This is a win-win all around, which will help maximize shareholder value.”
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Ideanomics is a global company focused on the convergence of financial services and industries experiencing technological disruption. The company’s Mobile Energy Global (“MEG”) division is a service provider that facilitates the adoption of electric vehicles by commercial fleet operators through offering vehicle procurement, finance and leasing, and energy-management solutions under its innovative sales to financing to charging (“S2F2C”) business model. Ideanomics Capital is focused on disruptive fintech solutions for the financial services industry. Together, MEG and Ideanomics Capital provide the company’s global customers and partners with leading technologies and services designed to improve transparency, efficiency and accountability, and provides IDEX shareholders with the opportunity to participate in high-potential, growth industries. For more information about the company, please visit www.Ideanomics.com.