The American charging station operator ChargePoint acquired the software developer has.to.be founded in the federal province of Salzburg in 2013 for € 250 million. The transaction is expected to be concluded by the end of 2021.
has·to·be specialises in the operation of electric charging stations and the complete management of global mobility offerings. 125 employees from ten countries work at corporate headquarters in Salzburg and the branch offices in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich and Vienna. According to information supplied by the company, has.to-be generated revenue of about € 9.5 million in 202o. The company manages 40,000 direct connected charging points in Europe, which is complemented by access to 250,000 additional charging stations via roaming agreements.
Europe ranks among the fastest-growing e-mobility markets in the world, said ChargePoint in explaining the reasons for the acquisition. ChargePoint will particularly benefit from has.to.be on the German, Austrian and Swiss markets. Customers include more than 1,000 industry-leading companies in the automotive, energy, electronics, real estate and retail sectors as well as specialised e-mobility providers and brands such as Aral, Audi, GP Joule, Ionity and Porsche.
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