Grid operator Alliander has completed the sale of its subsidiary Allego to Meridiam, a French investment company specialised in the development, financing and management of long-term and sustainable infrastructure projects. This has been announced by both companies today. Allego realizes e-vehicle charging solutions and infrastructure for local authorities municipalities, private companies and transport firms, and is one of the leading providers of e-charging solutions in Europe.
“Alliander launched Allego in 2013 with the aim of freedom of choice for e-drivers when loading their electric cars and to develop solutions to ensure that e-charging doesn’t overload the electricity grid,” said Ingrid Thijssen, CEO of Allego’s parent company Alliander. “I’m delighted that we’ve found a new owner for Allego who shares this vision. As a long-term international investor in infrastructure, Meridiam ties in very well with Allego’s activities and is perfectly positioned to support Allego through the next phase of rapid international growth. The sale recoups Alliander’s initial outlay in Allego.”
Sustainable mobility under the national climate agreement
Electric transport is seeing rapid growth, both in the Netherlands and elsewhere. By 2030, 30 to 40% of new cars sold are likely to be electric. The Dutch government sets the standard to all new cars to be emission-free by then. This requires an appropriate infrastructure consisting of hundreds of thousands of new charging points. A key challenge will be to ensure this does not overload the electricity grid. This is one of the issues being tackled in the forthcoming national climate agreement.
Employees to transfer, head office in Arnhem
Alliander’s Central Works Council has issued a positive formal opinion on the transaction, which has been approved by the shareholders. The company and all employees will be transferred to Meridiam on 1 June. Allego is active in six European countries and has installed a total of more than 8,000 charging points so far. Its head office is based in Arnhem.