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Weekly renewables M&A round-up (Aug 13-19)

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August 20 (Renewables Now) - Renewables Now covered M&A stories related to Tesla, Conergy, OpenHydro and Eletrobras over the past seven days. Below is the full list of deals:

-- Musk relies on Saudi fund to take Tesla private

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk revealed that he is relying on equity from the Saudi sovereign wealth fund to take the company private, but also noted he is discussing the matter with other investors.

Also last week it was announced that Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) are serving as Tesla’s financial advisors, and that the company had set up a special committee to evaluate the going-private proposal.

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-- Lietuvos Energija agrees purchase of 34 MW wind portfolio in Lithuania

Lithuania’s state-owned Lietuvos Energija has agreed to acquire a 34-MW portfolio of three wind parks in Lithuania from domestic wind farm operator Stemma Group.

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-- GIG acquires Asia-Pacific solar portfolio from Conergy

Green Investment Group (GIG) announced it has acquired a “significant” solar development portfolio in the Asia Pacific region from downstream solar company Conergy Asia & ME Pte Ltd.

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-- Emera abandons tidal power JV with OpenHydro

Canadian energy company Emera Inc (TSE:EMA) has decided to withdraw support for its Cape Sharp Tidal joint venture with OpenHydro Ltd after the latter filed for liquidation last month.

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-- Pattern Energy, PSP Investments buy 147-MW wind farm in Quebec

US wind power company Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI) said it has acquired a 51% interest in the 147-MW Mont Sainte-Marguerite wind farm in Quebec, Canada.

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-- Omega Geracao to buy 50% in 321-MW Brazilian PV complex

Brazilian renewable energy company Omega Geracao SA said it has signed a deal to acquire a 50% stake in the 321-MW Pirapora Complex.

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-- Dominion adds 240 MW of solar assets in Virginia via Urban Grid deal

Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) has acquired a 240-MW solar project portfolio in Virginia from developer Urban Grid, the latter announced.

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-- Suzlon unit buys 235 MW of wind projects in Montana

US renewables developer Seventus LLC has acquired the Jawbone wind projects in Montana with a combined planned capacity of 235 MW, it announced.

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-- Tilt Renewables' largest shareholders make USD-137m buyout bid

The two largest shareholders of Tilt Renewables Ltd (NZE:TLT) announced their intention to fully take over the Australasian power producer for a total of NZD 208.5 million.

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-- Wood to sell 50% of Italian wind farm JV

Energy services provider John Wood Group Plc (LON:WG) said it has agreed to offload a 50% stake in its wind farm joint venture (JV) in Italy in a USD-27-million deal.

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-- Eletrobras preps USD-800m wind, transmission assets sale next mo

Brazilian electric utility Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (BVMF:ELET3), better known as Eletrobras, seeks to raise at least BRL 3.1 billion from the sale of wind power and transmission assets.

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-- JLEN adds another AD plant to portfolio

UK environmental infrastructure investment fund John Laing Environmental Assets Group Ltd (LON:JLEN) has acquired an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Hibaldstow, North Lincolnshire, the latest addition to its portfolio of four AD projects.

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-- Carnegie signs binding deal for EMC sale, sees closing at end-Sep

Australian wave power specialist Carnegie Clean Energy Ltd (ASX:CCE) expects to close the merger of its solar and microgrid business with Tag Pacific Ltd’s (ASX:TAG) MPower at end-September, having just inked the binding deals.

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-- B.Grimm inks deal for 80% stake in 257-MW PV project in Vietnam

Thai company B.Grimm Power PCL (SET:BGRIM) has struck a deal to purchase an 80% stake in a 257-MW solar project in Vietnam for USD 35.2 million.

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