Paris-based private equity and infrastructure investor Omnes Capital is buying “a significant stake” in an Austrian-German solar developer in which it intends to invest a three-digit million figure, it was announced on Monday.
More specifically, Omnes is investing through Capenergie 5 in CCE Holding, a Vienna-headquartered business with a project pipeline that exceeds 4 GW and includes assets in several European markets such as Italy, France, the Netherlands, Germany and Romania, as well as in Chile.
CCE was created in 2021 by a tie-up between sector players Clean Capital Energy and Enernovum with participation from Aerzteversorgung Thueringen, the professional pension scheme of the State Medical Association of Thuringia. With Omnes’ involvement, CCE will now seek to step up its transition into an independent power producer (IPP).
"Our mission is to actively and decisively help shape the energy transition. In order to cope with this, professional competence and financially strong partners are required. With Ärzteversorgung Thüringen and Omnes as shareholders of CCE, we now have the best prerequisites and can make our contribution to the energy transition as a future Independent Power Producer (IPP). The market is facing major challenges and we are ready to master them," said Martin Duernberger and Joerg Menyesch, Managing Partners of CCE.
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