Hero MotoCorp invests Rs 124 Cr in Ather Energy

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Hero MotoCorp has approved the purchase of an additional 2.2% stake in the electric scooter maker Ather Energy for about Rs 124 crore (approximately $15 million). This is the third investment from Hero MotoCorp in the Bengaluru-based  EV company in the last nine months.

Hero MotoCorp now has 42% holding in the company . In december 2023 hero acquire 3% stake in the company for 140 crore rupees nearly  $16.8 million

The development comes shortly after Ather Energy’s $34.5 million debt and equity fundraise in which co-founders Mehta and Swapnil Jain also pumped in over $10 million collectively.

Ather electric was valued $750 million during the Series E round in May 2022. After then they do not share information about their valuation change .

As per startup data intelligence platform TheKredible , Sachin Bansal(Ceo of navi)  is the second largest investor after Hero MotoCorp in Ather. Other notable external stakeholders include Caladium Investment and Tiger Global.

During financial year 2023 , Ather’s revenue from operations spiked 4.36X to Rs 1,784 crore while its losses grew 2.5X to Rs 864.5 crore in the same period. The company is yet to file its financial results for FY24.

Eectric two-wheelers saw an uptick in sales in May after a 50% drop in overall sales in April. As per Vahan data, Ather Energy had a market share of 9.45% as it sold 6,024 units in the last month. Its competitor Ola Electric was at the top with the sale of 37,191 units followed by TVS and Bajaj with 11,737 units and 9,189 units, respectively.

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