July 2 (Renewables Now) - Renewables Now covered M&A stories related to Ørsted, Uniper, EDPR, Carnegie Clean Energy and Sempra Energy over the past seven days. Below is the full list of deals:
-- Canada's CDPQ takes stake in construction & renewables co Pomerleau
Canadian fund manager La Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ) said it has invested CAD 50 million in a minority stake in domestic construction and renewable energy firm Pomerleau, the co-owner of wind farm builder Borea.
-- NextEnergy Solar Fund buys 46.6 MWp of UK solar parks
NextEnergy Solar Fund Ltd (LON:NESF) said it has acquired a portfolio of 10 solar parks in the UK with a combined capacity of 46.6 MWp.
-- Germany's Gildemeister, Al Shirawi to jointly develop UAE solar projects
Private business conglomerate Al Shirawi Group has set up a joint venture with Germany’s Gildemeister Energy Solutions GmbH to develop utility-scale solar projects in the UAE.
-- CADE okays unwinding of Energimp-Cemig wind partnership
Brazil's Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) has approved without restrictions the planned unwinding of a partnership between power company Cemig (BVMF:CMIG4) and Energimp SA that held a 99.6-MW wind portfolio.
-- New Energy Solar buys 46.7-MW Aussie solar park from First Solar
Australian investment company New Energy Solar (ASX:NEW) said it has agreed to acquire the 46.7-MW Manildra solar farm in Australia from a subsidiary of First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR).
-- CMS Energy's portfolio to expand with 250 MW of wind acquisitions
US electric utility CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) said that two of its subsidiaries have agreed to purchase an up to 250-MW portfolio of wind projects in Michigan and Ohio.
-- Ørsted wants to sell Danish power distribution, residential customer ops
Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) is looking at selling its Danish power distribution and residential customer businesses as the company focuses on growth in renewables.
-- Foresight buys 17-MWe German AD portfolio
Foresight Group said it has expanded into Germany with the acquisition of five operational anaerobic digestion (AD) plants.
-- E.on closes sale of Uniper stake for EUR 3.8bn
German utility E.on SE (ETR:EOAN) has wrapped up the sale of its 46.65% stake in Uniper SE (ETR:UN01) to Finnish peer Fortum Oyj (HEL:FORTUM) for EUR 3.8 billion.
-- GE to focus on aviation, power and renewable energy
As a result of its strategic review, General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) will focus on aviation, power and renewable energy in a move to create a "simpler and stronger" company.
-- GCL-Poly, Mitsui to form JV
Chinese polysilicon and multicrystalline wafer manufacturer GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd (HKG:3800) and Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co Ltd (TYO:8031) have agreed to form a joint venture (JV) to invest in new-generation energy and infrastructure-related businesses in China and other selected countries.
-- China Three Gorges seeks buyer for EDPR's US assets - report
China Three Gorges Corp is looking for a European party willing to buy the US renewable energy assets of takeover target Energias de Portugal SA (ELI:EDP), Reuters reports, quoting three sources.
-- Carnegie to sell solar/microgrid business to focus on wave power
Australian renewables firm Carnegie Clean Energy Ltd (ASX:CCE) plans to sell its solar and microgrid business, Energy Made Clean (EMC), to Sydney-based investment house Tag Pacific Ltd (ASX:TAG) in exchange for a 32% stake in the buyer.
-- Omnes-Ilmatar JV to build 1 GW of Nordic wind
A joint venture (JV) created by an Omnes Capital-managed fund and Finnish firm Ilmatar Windpower Plc will aim to build an operate up to a gigawatt of Nordic wind power over five years, and has already made its first acquisition.
-- BlackRock buying 197-MW wind project in Norway
A fund managed by BlackRock Real Assets has agreed to buy the 197.4-MW Guleslettene wind project on the West coast of Norway from developer Zephyr AS.
-- Repsol to buy Viesgo's low-emissions power ops in Spain
Repsol SA (BME:REP) will acquire the unregulated low-emissions power generation operations, including hydropower assets, of fellow Spanish energy company Viesgo for EUR 750 million.
-- BP to buy UK EV charging firm Chargemaster
UK oil and gas giant BP Plc (LON:BP) said it has agreed to buy Chargemaster, which is described as the UK's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging company.
-- Sempra Energy to shed 2.6-GW of US wind and solar assets
Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) has decided to part with all of the US solar and wind assets and investments bundled within its renewable energy arm after conducting a year-long strategic review of its businesses.
-- WEC Energy to buy 80% stake in Illinois wind park from Invenergy
WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC) has signed a deal to buy an 80% interest in a 132-MW wind farm in Illinois from renewables developer Invenergy.
-- Enel to offload Italian biomass assets for EUR 335m
Italian energy group Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) said it will sell a biomass power generation portfolio at home with a net installed capacity of 108 MW to F2i SGR for EUR 335 million.
-- MPC Caribbean acquiring 21-MW wind park in Costa Rica
Germany-based real assets investment manager MPC Capital AG (ETR:MPCK) announced that it is acquiring a 21-MW wind park in Costa Rica.
-- Gencan's shareholders approve sale of rooftop solar array in Ontario
The shareholders of Gencan Capital Inc (OTCMKTS:GNCNF) have approved the Canadian firm’s planned sale of a rooftop solar plant in Ontario, representing substantially all of its assets.
-- Eesti Energia agrees EUR 300m in credit lines ahead of wind acquisition
Estonian state-owned energy company Eesti Energia AS, which recently agreed to buy a large wind portfolio in the Baltics, has signed credit facilities for a total sum of EUR 300 million.
-- CNR takes possession of 21.2-MW wind park in France
French green power producer Compagnie Nationale du Rhone (CNR) has acquired the 21.25-MW Port Saint Louis du Rhone wind farm in southern France.
-- ABB closes USD-2.6bn acquisition of GE's electrification arm
Swiss power and automation group ABB (VTX:ABBN) has finalised its USD-2.6-billion acquisition of the global electrification solutions business of US conglomerate General Electric (NYSE:GE).