Avenue Capital acquires C.P. Crane from Talen Energy

An affiliate of Avenue Capital Group bought C.P. Crane LLC, which owns and operates a coal-fired power plant near Baltimore, from Talen Energy Corporation. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Goldman Sachs served as financial advisor to Talen and Kirkland & Ellis was Talen’s transaction counsel.


ALLENTOWN, Pa., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Talen Energy Corporation (NYSE: TLN) announced that one of its subsidiaries has completed the sale of C.P. Crane LLC, which owns and operates the 399-megawatt C.P. Crane coal-fired power plant near Baltimore, Md., to an affiliate of Avenue Capital Group.

The sale supports mitigation measures required by a December 2014 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order approving the transactions that formed Talen Energy. The company expects to complete the remaining asset sales to satisfy the FERC order by the end of the first quarter of 2016.

Proceeds of the sale were not material. Effects of the sale on 2016 Net Income, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Free Cash Flow are not expected to be material.

Goldman Sachs served as financial advisor to Talen Energy. Kirkland & Ellis was Talen Energy’s transaction counsel.

Talen Energy is one of the largest competitive energy and power generation companies in North America. Our diverse generating fleet operates in well-developed, structured wholesale power markets. To learn more about us, visit www.talenenergy.com.

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