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08/12/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2020 05:30

Clifford Chance advises Finerge on the acquisition of a portfolio of 242 MW onshore wind farms in Spain

Clifford Chance advises Finerge on the acquisition of a portfolio of 242 MW onshore wind farms in Spain

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised Portuguese energy group Finerge, a portfolio company of First State Investments, on the acquisition from the EDP Renováveis group of a portfolio of operational onshore wind farms with installed capacity of 242 MW in Spain, with an enterprise value of EUR 507 M.

The transaction is the largest acquisition of Finerge in Spain up to date. The deal was organised as a competitive auction process open to prospective investors, being Finerge selected as preferred bidder.

Completion is expected to take place in the last quarter of 2020, once the required prior regulatory authorisations are obtained.

The transaction, which involved a multi-disciplinary team, was led by M&A partner Luis Alonso and included, inter alia, M&A associates Javier Olábarri, Enif Lobelos, María Aguayo and Lucía Herrero, as well as Public Law partner Jaime Almenar. Project Finance partner José Guardo advised Finerge on the debt financing of the acquisition, leading a team that also comprised associates María Sabau and Boris Alonso.

This year, Clifford Chance has advised on many other relevant transactions in the renewables energy sector.