Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), an independent global infrastructure investor, has announced that its fund, Global Infrastructure Partners III - in conjunction with the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, CIC Capital Corporation and a group of its other Limited Partner Co-Investors - has agreed to acquire 100 percent of the equity interests in the wind and solar renewable energy portfolio of Equis Funds Group for US$5.0 billion (including assumed liabilities of US$1.3billion).
Energy Finance & Investment News in Japan
Japan Renewable Energy Corporation (JREC) has signed ¥11.7 billion (US$104 million) project financing with a group of Japanese banks for a 24 MW wood biomass power plant in Kamisu, Ibaraki Prefecture (Japan).
AMP Capital has reached final close on the AMP Capital Infrastructure Debt Fund III (IDF III), raising US$2.5 billion for the mezzanine debt strategy, an additional US$800 million in co-investment rights and securing a further US$800 million from investors who want access to its deal capabilities.
Sojitz Corporation has announced it has concluded a stock purchase agreement through subsidiary ShaMrocK Wind Limited —a joint venture established in UK with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Limited and several Kansai Electric Power subsidiaries—to acquire a 60% stake in Evalair Limited, through which Sojitz will take on operation of a wind power plant in Ireland.
Hindustan Power, India-based Multinational Company in Renewable Energy, operating in the international markets is set to increase its footprint in international markets to 2GW by 2022.
GE Energy Financial Services, the energy investing unit of General Electric, has raised the largest solar energy fund in Japan to invest in Japanese solar power projects.
First Solar, Inc. has announced today that has signed a syndicated development loan facility agreement of approximately JPY7 billion (US$64 million) with Mizuho Bank Ltd.
Ormat Technologies and ORIX Corporation has announced that ORIX will acquire an approximately US$627 million ownership stake in Ormat from FIMI ENRG Limited Partnership, FIMI ENRG, L.P., Bronicki Investments, Ltd., and senior members of management, representing in the aggregate an approximately 22.1% ownership position in Ormat.
Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (JAPEX) has announced that Fukushima Gas Power Co., Ltd. (FGP) has signed a contract for a US$1.27-billion syndicated loan with Development Bank of Japan Inc. as the lead arranger on the 1,180 MW Natural Gas-fired Power Generation Project at Soma Port in Shinchi Town, Fukushima Prefecture.
X-Elio, a spanish solar developer and operator owned by KKR & Co LP, has achieved financial close for two projects with a combined capacity of 66 MW in Miyagi, Japan.
Canadian Solar Inc. has announced completion of its second green project bond placement with Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd.
Canadian Solar Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Canadian Solar Projects K.K. has entered into a 3-year credit agreement for JPY4 billion (US$36 million) with Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), a member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group.
Renova, a Japanese renewable energy developer, to carry out a feasibility study on a 560 MW nearshore wind farm off the city of Yurihonjo in Akita Prefecture in the northern Tohoku region of Japan.
First Solar, Inc. has announced that it has obtained non-recourse project debt financing of approximately JPY27 billion (US$240 million) in a syndicated loan arranged by Mizuho Bank Ltd. for a utility-scale solar project in Ishikawa prefecture, Japan.
The consortium led by the Japan-based utility Kyuden Mirai, has been selected to undertake the development of Japan's largest offshore wind project to date. The project, which holds a total budget of JPY175 billion (US$1.54 billion) is expected to add 229 MW of wind generation to the current wind power portfolio.
Sonnedix, through its Japanese operator Nippon Solar Services (NSS), has partnered with GSSG Solar to deploy a 170MW portfolio of Solar PV plants, with 47MW under construction, and the rest currently under development.
Pattern Energy Group LP and Green Power Investment Corporation have announced the completion of financing of the 33 MW Green Power Otsuki GK power project. Pattern Development and GPI are joint venture partners on the project, which is located in Kochi Prefecture, Japan.
Aquila Capital has made an investment in the three-digit million euro range in a photovoltaic park in Tomakomai, Hokkaido in the north of Japan on behalf of institutional investors.