Brookfield Renewable to acquire 488 MW renewable portfolio In Brazil

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Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. announced last week an agreement to acquire a 488 MW multi-technology renewable portfolio in Brazil from Energisa S.A.

The transaction represents a total enterprise value of approximately $R2.4 billion (US$935 million), subject to working capital adjustments.

The equity purchase price is $R1.4 billion (US$545 million), net of assumed long-term non-recourse debt. Brookfield Renewable will acquire and fund the transaction with its institutional partners and maintain an economic interest in the portfolio of approximately 40 percent.

About the Assets

  • High-quality, scale portfolio with long-term contracts and multiple renewable technologies – 163 MW hydro, 150 MW wind and 175 MW biomass
  • 488 MW of total operating capacity including 55 MW biomass plant expansion in the near-term
  • 2.1 million MWh of expected annual generation

Richard Legault, President and CEO of Brookfield Renewable, said:

“This is an attractive opportunity to acquire a diversified portfolio of renewable operating assets in a market we know well, and with an average contract duration of 10 years. Brazil remains a long-term growth market in need of new supply, and we remain well positioned to find accretive growth opportunities.”

The acquisition will be funded through available capital from Brookfield Renewable and its institutional partners. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

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