Weekly renewables M&A round-up (Jul 26-30)

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July 30 (Renewables Now) - Renewables Now covered M&A stories about Eni, Shell, Oaktree, Endesa and others over the past week. Below is the full list:

-- Octopus Renewables to buy up-to-250-MW Irish solar portfolio from Statkraft

Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc (LON:ORIT) has agreed to purchase a portfolio of five solar projects in Ireland with a capacity of up to 250 MW from Statkraft Ireland Ltd.

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-- Eni inks deal to acquire 1.2-GW wind, solar portfolio in Spain

Madrid-based private equity manager and real assets investor Azora said that it has signed an agreement to sell a 1.2-GW wind and solar portfolio in Spain to Italian oil-and-gas major Eni SpA (BIT:ENI).

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-- Eni bags Dhamma Energy in renewables acquisition spree

Madrid-based solar independent power producer (IPP) Dhamma Energy Group has agreed to sell its Spanish and French business to Italian oil-and-gas major Eni SpA, the parties announced.

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-- Encavis, Badenova acquire 45.5-MW solar park bundle in Germany

The asset management unit of German renewables operator Encavis AG (ETR:CAP) said it has tied up with compatriot Badenova to buy and operate a 45.5-MW portfolio of solar parks at home.

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-- Octopus, CEFC buy rights to 124 MW of Aussie solar projects

A tie-up of Octopus Australia and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has purchased the rights to develop two solar projects in Victoria with a combined capacity of 124 MW.

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-- Orix wraps up acquisition of 80% stake in Spain's Elawan Energy

Japanese financial services group Orix Corporation (TYO:8591) said it has finalised the acquisition of an 80% stake in Spanish wind and solar developer Elawan Energy SL.

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-- WEC Energy to buy majority stake in 250-MW wind park in Illinois

Milwaukee-based WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC) said it has agreed to buy a 90% stake in the 250-MW Sapphire Sky Wind Energy Center in Illinois.

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-- Glennmont selling 100-MW onshore wind portfolio in France

London-based fund manager Glennmont Partners said it will offload a 100-MW portfolio of French wind parks to TTR Green Fund IV and its co-investors for an undisclosed sum.

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-- Shell New Energies to acquire US renewables retailer Inspire Energy

Shell New Energies US LLC, a unit of oil and gas major Royal Dutch Shell Plc (AMS:RDSA), has agreed to acquire US renewable energy residential retailer Inspire Energy Capital LLC as part of its environmental strategy.

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-- Enel Americas shareholders approve four-way merger in Colombia

Santiago-based electric utilities group Enel Americas SA (NYSE:ENIA) announced it had secured the shareholder approval to merge four of the company’s subsidiaries in Colombia and Central America into one mega-entity.

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-- Etrion closes sale of final solar project in Japan

Solar power producer Etrion Corp (TSE:ETX) announced it has completed the sale of its final asset in Japan, the 9.5-MW DC Misawa solar park.

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-- Oaktree backs US ESG investor Galway Sustainable Capital

US speciality finance firm Galway Sustainable Capital Inc (GSC) said it has closed USD 265 million funding from Oaktree Capital Management LP.

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-- Standard Solar buys 35 MW of projects in Maine

Standard Solar Inc announced that it has acquired 35 MW of net energy billing (NEB) photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state of Maine.

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-- Wpd adds 75.6-MW wind project to Philippine pipeline

German renewables developer Wpd AG announced that it is expanding its pipeline in the Philippines with the addition of a 75.6-MW onshore wind power project.

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-- JBM Solar sells 100 MW of PV-plus-storage in UK to BayWa re

UK solar developer JBM Solar said it has sold two subsidy-free solar and co-located battery storage projects totalling 99.8 MW in the UK to German renewables company BayWa re AG.

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-- Nofar Energy takes control of US solar and storage co for USD 91m

Israeli renewables developer Nofar Energy Ltd (TLV:NOFR) has entered the US market by acquiring a majority stake in California-based sector player Blue Sky Utility, which specialises in commercial and industrial (C&I) solar and storage projects.

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-- Meyer Burger buys IP for solar roof tiles, to present new product in Oct

Meyer Burger Technology AG (SWX:MBTN) has acquired from an unnamed German engineering service firm the full intellectual property (IP) for a solar roof tile solution in order to expand its own product portfolio in the premium rooftop segment.

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-- Omega to buy half of 181.5-MW wind farm in Brazil from EDF unit

Omega Geracao SA (BVMF:OMGE3) has signed a binding agreement for the acquisition of a 50% equity stake in a 181.5-MW wind power complex in Bahia state, the Brazilian energy company announced.

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-- Buckeye Partners buys 180-MW solar project from Belltown Power Texas

US petroleum distributor Buckeye Partners LP said it has acquired a 180-MW solar project in its home state of Texas from developer Belltown Power Texas LLC.

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-- Endesa buys 900 MW of solar projects in Spain from Prodiel

Spanish utility Endesa SA (BME:ELE) has acquired a 900-MW portfolio of solar PV projects in Spain from compatriot Prodiel SL, a Seville-based renewables contractor and developer.

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