The London-based investment firm Infracapital has purchased 63 per cent of Fortum's charging point network for electrical vehicles (EV) in the Nordics, with assistance from Wiersholm.

– With Infracapital on the team, the scene is now set for a large-scale development of future-oriented and critical infrastructure of charging services for EV drivers, says Inge Ekker Bartnes, Partner in Wiersholm. – We congratulate the parties on a successful process and wish them luck in their further efforts!

Inge Ekker Bartnes was in charge of the Wiersholm team consisting of Ekatarina Pouzatcheva, Hanne Caroline Nilsen, Kjetil Grini Jacobsen, Svanhild Vesterheim, Marte Flytkjær Nesse, Andreas Russwurm, Anette Arnesen, Ingeborge Kristine Lind, Tiril Charlotte Sandbekk, Fride Støve Hedin og Bjørg Knutsen.

In a Fortum press release about the transaction, Christophe Bordes, Managing Director of Infracapital, stated: – Infracapital is committed to supporting Europe’s transition to a low-carbon economy while delivering value and sustainable growth for our investors. It is clear that EV will play a critical role in reducing carbon emissions and we are thrilled to have secured a high-quality entry point into this market, working with Fortum, a leading clean-energy partner with a significant local presence and growth potential.

The charging point network, Fortum Recharge, is the largest charging point operator in the Nordics. The company currently owns 2,700 charge points, with Norway as the largest market.