Weekly renewables M&A round-up (Aug 27-Sep 2)

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September 3 (Renewables Now) - Renewables Now covered M&A stories related to Polenergia, Greenalia, Silfab Solar, Scatec Solar and NRG Yield over the past seven days. Below is the full list of deals:

-- Controlling stockholder seeks to buy out Polish wind player Polenergia

Dominika Kulczyk, who has a 50.2% stake in Polenergia SA (WSE:PEP), will be launching a tender bid to acquire the shares she does not already own in the Polish utility.

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-- Sumitomo acquires 30% of Northwester 2 offshore wind project

Sumitomo Corp (TYO:8053) said it has acquired a 30% stake in the 219-MW Northwester 2 offshore wind project being developed by Parkwind off Belgium.

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-- Hull Street Energy closes buy of 68 MW of New Hampshire HPPs

US private equity firm Hull Street Energy LLC has closed the acquisition of nine hydropower plants (HPPs) with a combined capacity of 68 MW in New Hampshire.

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-- Brazil's CVM asks China State Grid to further raise CPFL bid

Brazil's Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) has determined that the State Grid Corporation of China has to raise the price at which it would buy out CPFL Energias Renovaveis (BVMF:CPRE3) to at least BRL 14.60 per share.

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-- Acquisition of Sweden's Stena Renewable cleared by EC

The European Commission said it has approved the acquisition of Swedish wind power company Stena Renewable AB by Stena Sphere, AMF Pensionforsakring AB and Kommunal Landspensjonskasse gjensidig forsikringsselskap (KLP).

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-- Nautilus acquires 13.5-MW community solar portfolio

New Jersey-based Nautilus Solar Energy LLC announced the acquisition of a community solar portfolio consisting of projects in Massachusetts and New York with a combined capacity of about 13.5 MW direct current (DC).

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-- Greenalia buys 230-MW solar project portfolio in Spain

Spanish forestry and energy group Greenalia SA (BME:GRN) has completed the purchase of a 230-MW solar portfolio that includes five photovoltaic (PV) projects.

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-- Eolus transfers newly completed wind park in Sweden to MEAG

Swedish wind project developer Eolus Vind AB (STO:EOLU-B) said it has finalised the 79-MW Jenasen wind farm in Sundsvall municipality.

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-- Canada's Silfab confirms tie-up with US PV manufacturer Itek

Canadian photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer Silfab Solar confirmed it is moving into the US via a direct investment into Itek Energy LLC.

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-- Panda Green buys 70 MW of solar projects in Inner Mongolia

China's Panda Green Energy Group Ltd (HKG:0686) said it has closed the acquisition of 70 MW of solar park projects in Inner Mongolia in two deals totalling CNY 99 million.

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-- Scatec Solar raises stake in 190-MW portfolio in S Africa

Scatec Solar ASA (OSL:SSO) has agreed to lift to 45% its shareholding in a 190-MW portfolio of three operational solar parks in South Africa, the Norwegian independent solar power producer said.

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-- SSE, Innogy get provisional antitrust nod to merge UK retail energy ops

The UK competition watchdog has given preliminary approval to the plan of SSE (LON:SSE) and Innogy SE (ETR:IGY) to merge their British energy supply units.

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-- SPI Energy to shed Chinese solar business

Hong Kong-headquartered SPI Energy Co Ltd (NASDAQ:SPI) announced it has agreed to dispose of its Chinese business, including all local solar projects.

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-- NRG Yield becomes Clearway Energy after sale to GIP

NRG Yield Inc (NYSE:NYLD.A) has changed its name to Clearway Energy Inc after fund manager Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has completed its acquisition of NRG Energy Inc's (NYSE:NRG) interest in the yieldco.

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-- OVERVIEW - Wind, solar deals hit 7 GW in August

Green Dealflow’s monthly overview of wind and solar deals recorded 7 GW of gross capacity transacted in August 2018.

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-- Ocean Renewable Power Co getting ready for more fundraising - report

Portland-based underwater tidal turbines developer Ocean Renewable Power Co (ORPC) is looking to raise USD 12 million in 2018 and an additional USD 18 million after that in order to proceed towards commercialisation.

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