Status: Upcoming/New Filing

Acquirer: China Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd. (China)

Acquired: UQM Technologies, Inc. (US)

Value: Approximately US$28.3 million

Industry: Electric Vehicles

Colorado based UQM Technologies, Inc. announced that it entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement on August 25, 2017 with China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd. (“CNHTC”) (aka Sinotruk Group), a Chinese state-owned truck manufacturer, through which CNHTC, through its wholly owned subsidiary Sinotruk (BVI) Limited, (collectively, the “Buyer”), will acquire UQM shares and will enter into a joint venture with UQM to manufacture and sell electric propulsion systems for vehicles in China. (UQM Press Release, UQM Technologies Announces the Signing of a Definitive Stock Purchase Agreement with China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd. (“CNHTC”), Parent Company of Sinotruk, a Leading Chinese Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer, Aug. 28, 2017.) “UQM Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of power-dense, high-efficiency electric motors, generators, power electronic controllers and fuel cell compressors for the commercial truck, bus, automotive, marine, and industrial markets.” (Id.) The transaction has two stages: in the first stage, within 30 days of execution, CNHTC will acquire 9.9% of the total outstanding shares of common stock of UQM Technologies for approximately $5.1 million (see UQM Technologies Form 8-K, Aug. 30, 2017, SEC Filing.); the second stage will involve the creation of the joint venture and the acquisition of additional UQM Technologies shares resulting in the CNHTC indirectly owning a total of 34% of UQM Technologies’ then-outstanding common stock. (Id.) “The parties have agreed to submit a joint draft and final voluntary notice relating to the Second Stage Investment to CFIUS as promptly as practicable.” (Id.) CFIUS clearance is a condition to the completion of the second stage. (See Sections 6.01(b) and 5.10(b), Stock Issuance and Purchase Agreement, Ex-10.1 to UQM Technologies Form 8-K, Aug. 30, 2017, SEC Filing.)