July 16 (Renewables Now) - Renewables Now covered M&A stories related to Eni, Boralex, BlackRock and Van Oord over the past seven days. Below is the full list of deals:
-- Innergex JV completes buy of 140 MW of Chilean HPPs
Canadian renewable power producer Innergex Renewable Energy Inc (TSE:INE) said that Energia Llaima, where it owns 50%, has completed the acquisition of the 140-MW Duqueco hydro complex in Chile.
-- Irish wind investor Greencoat Renewables plans EUR-100m raise
Greencoat Renewables Plc (LON:GRP) announced a share issuance programme and a EUR-101-million initial placing to take advantage of Ireland's "increasingly active" secondary market for wind farms.
-- JLEN invests GBP 36m in more AD plants
UK environmental infrastructure investment fund John Laing Environmental Assets Group Ltd (LON:JLEN) said it has acquired two anaerobic digestion (AD) plants for a total of about GBP 36 million, growing its portfolio of AD investments.
-- Duke Energy closes buy of 24.9-MW solar park from Invenergy
Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) said it has closed the purchase of the already operational 24.9-MW Shoreham Solar Commons park on Long Island from developer Invenergy.
-- Japan's Pacifico Energy completes acquisitions for 100-MW solar fund
Japanese solar developer Pacifico Energy KK said it has completed the acquisitions of two solar power plants with a combined capacity 36.2 MW direct current (DC) for its first solar investment fund.
-- Eolus agrees sale of 30-MW wind project in Norway
Eolus Vind AB (STO:EOLU-B) has agreed to sell a 30-MW wind project in Norway at a preliminary price of EUR 40.7 million, the Swedish firm said.
-- NextEnergy Solar Fund buys 66.8 MWp of UK solar assets
NextEnergy Solar Fund Ltd (LON:NESF) said it has acquired 10 operating solar plants in the UK with a combined capacity of 66.8 MWp.
-- EC clears offshore wind JV for 492 MW of Belgian projects
Dutch utility Eneco and French peer Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) have secured approval by the European Commission (EC) to take stakes in the 246-MW Mermaid and 246-MW Seastar wind projects in Belgian waters.
-- Eni quits bidding race for Italian solar platform RTR
Oil and gas major Eni SpA (BIT:ENI) has left the race for acquiring RTR Rete Rinnovabile, the Italian solar power business of UK private equity group Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd.
-- PureGen Power buys 1.2 MW solar in California
Renewables asset ownership company PureGen Power LLC announced it has acquired a 1.16-MW solar power plant in Visalia, California.
-- Boralex pockets USD 196m to fund buy of Quebec wind stakes
Boralex Inc (TSE:BLX) has raised CAD 258.8 million in public and private placements of subscription receipts, the proceeds of which will be held in escrow pending completion of its previously announced wind acquisition in Quebec.
-- ACON completes sale of Panamanian hydro to Glenfarne
US-based international private equity investment firm ACON Investments LLC has completed the sale of its Panamanian hydropower unit Hidrotenencias SA to EnfraGen Spain SA, a unit of Glenfarne Group LLC.
-- DSUN, Emergya have 75 MW of NY community solar shovel-ready
US firm Distributed Sun (DSUN) and its partner Emergya Wind Technologies (EWT) said they have sold a 75-MW community solar project portfolio in New York.
-- BlackRock lifts stake in Foresight Solar Fund
US asset manager BlackRock Inc (NYSE:BLK) has increased its stake in Foresight Solar Fund Ltd (LON:FSFL) to 17.36% from 12.97%.
-- Central Energy Fund to join 100-MW CSP project in S Africa
State-owned Central Energy Fund of South Africa will invest in the 100-MW Redstone concentrating solar power (CSP) park, a joint project of Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power and US-based SolarReserve.
-- Glenfarne raises USD 700m for investments in Chile, Panama
US-based energy and infrastructure developer Glenfarne Group LLC has secured up to USD 700 million in capital for new investments in the Americas, including for hydropower purchases.
-- Van Oord to buy offshore wind installation co MPI
Dutch offshore contractor Van Oord has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to acquire offshore wind installation contractor MPI Offshore for an undisclosed sum, the two firms announced.
-- FERC clears Dominion Energy's planned merger with SCANA
Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) has received clearance from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to merge with US electric and natural gas utility SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG).
-- Enel boosts Eletropaulo stake to 93.3%
Italian energy major Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) has increased its stake in Brazilian power distributor Eletropaulo (BVMF:ELPL3) to 93.3% of its total and voting capital, according to a regulatory filing.