Danish charging platform Spirii gains new majority shareholder

The Danish charging platform Spirii has been acquired by the French company Edenred. Spirii hopes that the move will accelerate its growth in Europe and expand its presence to Latin America and the USA.

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Edenred describes itself as a digital platform for services and payments and a provider of B2B mobility solutions. Its roots lie in the voucher business (“Ticket Restaurant”), but the Paris-based group now primarily offers transaction solutions of all kinds for companies, employees and retailers. With the acquisition of a majority stake in the Danish charging platform Spirii, founded in 2019, Edenred is now also entering the charging business. In their accompanying press release, the partners do not disclose the size of the stake in Spirii or what the French company paid for it.

Spirii emphasises that it is now expecting momentum for an exciting new phase of global expansion. “Edenred’s acquisition of Spirii unites two pioneering entities with a shared vision for the future of electric mobility. It brings Spirii’s market-leading platform technology, global customer portfolio, and EV charging turn-key solutions together with Edenred’s established world-wide market presence and client base – consisting of more than one million business customers, two million merchants, and 60 million end-users,” it says.

Edenred states that it also intends to integrate Spirii’s innovative technologies and solutions itself and thus offer added value to its fleet customers who are switching to electromobility. According to the French company, the aim is to become the leading provider of electric fleet and payment solutions in Europe and Latin America. Meanwhile, the two founding partners of Spirii – Tore Harritshøj and Torben Fog – will remain shareholders in Spirii and will also remain on the management team as CEO and CIO.

“This operation expands our reach to a broader network of clients,” says Diane Coliche, Chief Operating Officer for Mobility at Edenred. “With this acquisition, Edenred reinforces its commitment to spearheading innovative eMobility solutions and to helping its clients in their electrification transition.”

“We’re incredibly proud and happy to become a part of the Edenred family,” says Tore Harritshøj, CEO of Spirii. “This acquisition is proof of our hard efforts and successes and a huge milestone in our continued quest to revolutionize the EV charging industry.”

We first wrote about Spirii at the end of 2022 in connection with the contract for the installation of 247 AC charging stations in Denmark, specifically in the municipalities of Vejle, Vejen, Gladsaxe and Ikast-Brande. The company won the tender together with the Dutch charging point operator PowerGo. The latter took over the operation, while Spirii provided the platform and charging app.



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