BBVA and Cabify Close a €15 Million Financing Facility To Boost Growth and Sustainable Mobility

For Cabify, this is the first financing operation of this amount with a Spanish credit institution, which showcases BBVA’s support of the strategy set by the mobility company.

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As a sign of its progress, the company recently announced the incorporation of 200 new electric cars in Madrid.

BBVA Spark, the bank for high-growth companies, has closed a €15 million “Venture Debt” financing facility with Cabify, the Spanish mobility company, which was born 12 years ago in Madrid and became the first unicorn in Spain in 2018, to accelerate the implementation of its strategic plan, focused on boosting sustainable and accessible urban mobility.

Roberto Albaladejo, Head of BBVA Spark, highlighted that "Cabify is demonstrating that it is possible to promote a sustainable urban mobility model in the main cities of Spain and Latin America in a way that is accessible to the majority of citizens. Cabify's zero emissions strategy through the progressive electrification of its fleet is a pioneer in its segment and is fully aligned with BBVA's vision".

Juan Barbolla, CFO of Cabify, stated that "we are proud to receive BBVA’s support for our strategic plan. We have a firm purpose to make cities better places to live, and we are advancing on this path thanks to the efforts of millions of collaborative drivers, passengers, and hundreds of employees who, day after day, promote more accessible and sustainable mobility options. We are changing how people move and interact with cities while proving that being sustainable can also be profitable. We are delighted that the BBVA team is joining Cabify as a co-driver in this journey”.

Sustainable Growth From a Social, Economic, and Environmental Perspective

Cabify continues to progress on the objectives set out in its Sustainable Business Strategy 2022-20251, among which its commitment to sustainable growth, from a social, financial, and environmental point of view, stands out. The Spanish company is investing in progressive decarbonization and electrification of its fleet to reach 100% of zero-emission trips on its platform by 2025 in Spain and 2030 in Latin America.

As a sign of its progress, the company recently announced the incorporation of 200 new electric cars in Madrid, which Vecttor, a subsidiary of the group, will operate. Thanks to this incorporation, one out of every four Vecttor cars already has a Zero label, while the rest of the vehicles have an ECO label. In Spain, Cabify has been the first company in its sector to reduce the total emissions of the trips made through the platform, despite an increase in the volume of trips in this period.

In parallel, Cabify will continue to develop its Tech Mobility and service proposal so that accessible and sustainable mobility reaches more people and territories within the set of countries in which the company operates. The company is currently present in more than 40 cities in Spain and Latin America. Cabify remains committed to sustainable growth and profitability, maintaining a pronounced global growth rate of over 30%.

Currently, BBVA Spark has already received the trust of more than 800 customers and has
committed around 250 million euros in bank financing.

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About Cabify

Cabify is an Ibero-American mobility company that develops technology to transform cities into better living spaces and make them more sustainable, accessible, and humane.

Present in 7 countries (Spain, Chile, Argentina, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, and Uruguay) and more than 40 cities, Cabify seeks to improve the way users, companies, and drivers connect in a safe, flexible, and quality way.

Born in Madrid (Spain) in 2011, Cabify has been a pioneer in creating a new mobility in Latin America. It has more than 50 million registered users, 1.5 million driver partners, and more than 1,000 employees globally. In addition, it has always been committed to talent and integration with local communities, declaring 100% of its activity in each country in which it operates.

In its commitment to cities, Cabify has taken on the most ambitious environmental sustainability goal in the sector worldwide: to be a zero-emissions company by 2030 globally. In 2018, it became the first company in its sector to be carbon neutral, and since then, it has and continues to offset all its emissions and those of the trips made on the app.

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