Weekly renewables M&A round-up (Sep 23-27)

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September 27 (Renewables Now) - Renewables Now covered M&A stories related to Ørsted, Apple, Valtalia and others over the past week. Below is the full list of deals:

-- Romania's anti-trust body to look into takeover of Vestas wind farms by Ingka Group

Romania's competition authority said that it will analyse the recent takeover of an 80% stake in seven Romanian wind farms from Danish wind turbine maker Vestas by Ingka Group, the parent company of Swedish furniture retailer IKEA.

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-- Wind farms manager Renvico draws bid from A2A - report

Renvico Holding has received an offer for its wind farms from Italian utility A2A SpA (BIT:A2A), the CEO of the latter, Valerio Camerano, told Reuters.

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-- Ørsted buys into lifting system developer to optimise O&M process

Danish offshore wind major Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) has invested in a Scottish developer of a motion compensated lifting system that changes the way technicians access offshore wind turbines.

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-- Engie acquires large solar-plus-storage portfolio in Massachusetts

The North American subsidiary of French energy group Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) has bought a portfolio of assets in the US state of Massachusetts that includes 25 MW of solar capacity and 22 MWh of energy storage.

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-- Aussie PE fund to become Windlab's largest investor

Australian private equity fund Federation Asset Management Pty Ltd has entered into an agreement to buy an 18.4% stake in renewables developer Windlab Ltd (ASX:WND).

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-- 174 Power Global buys commercial solar developer in New York

US solar project developer 174 Power Global, a fully-owned unit of South Korea's Hanwha Group, has taken over New York City-based commercial solar developer OnForce Solar.

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-- TerniEnergia closes sale of 9.4-MW Italian solar portfolio

TerniEnergia SpA (BIT:TER) has completed the sale of a 9.4-MW portfolio of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Italy to solar plant aggregation platform Mareccio Energia Srl, in partnership with LCF Alliance.

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-- Aberdeen Standard Investments buys 45.5-MW of Polish solar plants

Asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) said it has completed the acquisition of a 45.5-MW portfolio of photovoltaic (PV) parks in Poland from local solar group R Power.

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-- EnCap Investments to scout energy transition ventures

US energy-focused venture capital firm EnCap Investments LP announced it will take advantage of the global transition to low-carbon energy systems to pursue opportunities in the clean energy sector.

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-- Standard Solar buys 7-MW portfolio of distributed PV in California

Standard Solar Inc has acquired a 7-MW portfolio consisting of eight distributed generation (DG) solar projects it will operate on behalf of the Lake Elsinore Unified School District (LEUSD) in California’s Riverside County.

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-- Italy's Alerion buys 50 MW wind in Sicily

Italian wind power producer Alerion Clean Power SpA (BIT:ARN) expects to acquire by the end of the year a 50-MW wind farm in Sicily.

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-- Apple's Chinese clean energy fund invests in 134-MW wind portfolio

Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), through its China Clean Energy Fund, has invested in three Chinese wind parks with a combined capacity of 134 MW, the US technology giant said.

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-- Voltalia closes EUR-57m takeover of rooftop solar installer Helexia

French renewable power producer Voltalia SA (EPA:VLTSA) has concluded the acquisition of rooftop solar and energy management specialist Helexia, it announced.

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-- Vast Solar closes capital raise to finance CSP project

Australian concentrating solar power (CSP) company Vast Solar said today it has finalised a capital hike to progress development of its 30-MW solar thermal power reference plant.

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-- Dominion buys 95 MW of US solar projects from Macquarie's GIG

US utility Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) announced that one of its units has bought two solar projects in Virginia totalling 95 MW from a subsidiary of the Green Investment Group (GIG), owned by Australia’s Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX:MQG).

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