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Lion Electric raises US$142M to fund growth

The Canadian Press   

General Automotive

Heavy-duty EV maker says funding to expand projects in Mirabel, QC, and Joliet, Ill.

Lion Electric’s recently launched Lion5 all-electric class 5 commercial truck.
(Photo credit: CNW Group/Lion Electric)

MONTREAL – Electric vehicle maker, Lion Electric Co., has raised about US$142 million to help fund its growth including expansion projects in Mirabel, Que., and Joliet, Ill.

The company says the financings include the issuance of US$74 million in senior unsecured convertible debentures to a group of subscribers including Investissement Quebec, Fonds de solidarite des travailleurs du Quebec and Fondaction.

Lion Electric is also issuing C$90 million in senior secured non-convertible debentures to a group of subscribers led by Mach Group and the Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation as well as 22.5 million common share purchase warrants with an exercise price of C$2.81 per share.

Shares in the company were up 22 cents, or eight per cent, at C$3 in afternoon trading Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.


Lion Electric designs and builds all-electric trucks, buses and minibuses.

It says it plans to use the cash raised to fund working capital, strengthen its financial position and pursue its growth strategy.


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