Nikola to Receive $200M Investment from Antara Capital Via Convertible Senior Notes

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Nikola to Receive $200M Investment from Antara Capital Via Convertible Senior Notes
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Electric truck maker, Nikola (NASDAQ: NKLA ) announced today that institutional investor, Antara Capital LP, has agreed to make a $200 million investment in the company through the purchase of Convertible Senior Notes.

"We are very pleased to announce the investment in Nikola Convertible Senior Notes, which is a testimonial to the Company's recent accomplishments of having achieved both operational and strategic milestones. These include shipment of our initial serial production battery-electric (BEV) trucks to dealers for customer delivery and the start of fuel cell electric (FCEV) truck pilot testing with select customers, as well as the continued expansion of our strategic partner network," said Nikola CEO Mark Russell. "We believe that Nikola is at an inflection point as we see our customer momentum accelerating which requires scaling of our operations and investments in the hydrogen infrastructure build-out."

The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 8.00% if paid in cash, or at a rate of 11.00% through the issuance of additional Notes, at the company's election.

Nikola CFO Kim Brady commented on the agreement: "Including the $200 million investment we announced today, Nikola would have had a total cash and liquidity position of approximately $1.0 billion as of March 31, 2022, which we intend to deploy to fund our growth plans. The investment is the next step in solidifying our liquidity position at attractive terms. At the same time, we are strengthening our long-term, institutional investor base across the capital structure, which is reflective of Nikola's evolving maturity and increasing attractiveness to investors."

By Michael Elkins

 

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