Weekly renewables M&A round-up (Nov 12-19)

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November 19 (Renewables Now) - Renewables Now covered M&A stories related to Eolia Renovables, Invenergy, Scatec Solar and Tilt Renewables last week. Below is the full list of deals:

-- Verbio to buy DuPont cellulosic ethanol plant, plans RNG production

The US unit of German biofuels producer Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie AG has agreed to acquire the cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, the parties announced.

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-- Renewables account for 41% of total utility deal volume in Q3 - EY

A new report by EY shows that 52 renewable energy deals have been sealed worldwide in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018, which represents 41% of the global deal volume recorded in the power and utilities sector for the period.

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-- AIMCo to buy majority of Spanish renewable power co Eolia Renovables

Canada's Alberta Investment Management Corp (AIMCo) has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Spanish renewable power producer Eolia Renovables de Inversiones SCR SA.

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-- Invenergy to buy Grain Belt Express transmission line project

Invenergy LLC announced plans to buy the development assets of Clean Line Energy Partners’ Grain Belt Express transmission line project.

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-- Alliance Ventures backs US Li-ion battery co Enevate

Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has invested in the latest funding round of California-based lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology company Enevate Corporation.

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-- Equinor builds 10% stake in Scatec Solar with USD-83m buy

Norwegian oil group Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) has bought a 9.7% stake in Scatec Solar ASA (OSL:SSO) for about NOK 700 million to expand in the field of solar power.

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-- EDPR closes sale of 13.4% in 950-MW UK offshore wind project

EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR) announced that its UK-based unit has formally sold a 13.4% stake in the 950-MW Moray Offshore Windfarm East Ltd (MOWEL) offshore wind project.

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-- Hofor buys 50% in wind park of Copenhagen, plans repowering

Danish utility Hofor said it has acquired back from Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) its 50% stake in the 40-MW Middelgrunden offshore wind farm near Copenhagen and unveiled plans to repower the facility after it reaches the end of its life.

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-- E.on, Credit Suisse arm to build 475-MW wind park in Sweden

German energy group E.on SE (ETR:EOAN) has decided to invest in the construction of a 475-MW onshore wind farm in Sweden jointly with Swiss investment manager Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners (CSEIP).

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-- Green Plains shuts down ethanol plant, completes sale of 3 others

Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) announced the completion of a previously announced sale of three ethanol plants in the US and said it is permanently closing a facility in Virginia.

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-- SUSI buys 34-MW solar asset in Queensland

Switzerland-based SUSI Partners AG has acquired a 34-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Queensland, thus making its first investment in Australia.

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-- Takeover offer for Tilt Renewables extended once again

The independent directors of Tilt Renewables Ltd (NZE:TLT), the acquisition target of Infratil Ltd (NZE:IFT) and Mercury NZ Ltd (NZE:MCY), have once again advised against the suitors’ offer, considering it “inadequate.”

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-- Brazil okays Cesp stake acquisition by Votorantim, CPPIB

Brazil's Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) approved without restrictions the planned acquisition of a 40.6% stake in Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo (BVMF:CESP6), or Cesp, by Votorantim Energia and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

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