Ather (IFC-47016)

  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Mar 30, 2023
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 3, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Feb 22, 2023

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Project Description
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According to IFC, the proposed investment is an equity investment of up to US$25 million in Ather Energy Private Limited (“Ather ” or “ the Company”).IFC investment proceeds will support the Company’s expansion of the manufacturing capacity (both battery & two-wheeler vehicle lines), and new product research and development. New product research and development will support Ather’s plans to launch two new vehicle lines that will be more affordable and cater to a wider customer segment. Ather’s existing facilities in Hosur were completed in September 2022 and have the capacity to produce up to 400,000 two-wheel EVs per year. The company’s proposed new battery and vehicle factories will add another 1 million EVs per year to their total production capacity. A final decision on the location of these proposed facilities will depend on the outcomes of ongoing negotiations with various state governments over EV manufacturing incentives. The Company assessing several locations within established industrial parks with all required infrastructure.                                                  

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

Ather Energy Private Limited (“Ather ” or “ the Company”)) (, a leading two-wheelers electric vehicles (EVs) manufacturer based in Bengaluru, India with production facilities in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, and retail partners, service centers, and charging stations located in 20 Indian cities. Between January to December 2022, Ather sold ~59K vehicles, registering a 224% growth yoy.                                                 

Ather Energy was founded by Tarun Mehta (who currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer) and Swapnil Jain (who serves as the Chief Technology Officer) in 2013.


Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Ather Energy Private Limited Client Energy

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Ather Energy Private Limited
Tarun Mehta
Ather Energy Private Limited, 3rd Floor, Tower D, IBC Knowledge Park, #4/1, Bannerghatta Main Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560029, India


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