Capital Dynamics has agreed to sell its U.S. Solar Energy Fund assets to TerraForm Power for about $250 million. The transaction is expected to close by the fourth quarter of this year.
Zug, Switzerland, October 30, 2014 – Capital Dynamics, a global private asset manager, announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its U.S. Solar Energy Fund assets to TerraForm Power Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP) for approximately USD 250 million. Through the sale, which is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2014, Capital Dynamics will deliver a unique monetization opportunity for its U.S. Solar Energy Fund investors.
Capital Dynamics, with a multi-national team of investment professionals, will continue to invest in clean energy infrastructure opportunities throughout the world.
Capital Dynamics’ U.S. Solar Energy Fund portfolio is comprised of 39 solar energy productions assets across 5 U.S. states generating more than 75 MW of power. Capital Dynamics led all aspects of the Fund’s investment process, from deal origination, negotiations and structuring to overseeing late-stage project design activities and ultimate construction and operation of the projects. The U.S. Solar Energy Fund reached a final close in June 2012 and was named the largest renewables infrastructure fund raised globally that year.
“I am pleased that the sale of our U.S. Solar Fund assets achieves our goal of realizing risk-adjusted returns for our investors and we look forward to working with TerraForm Power on other opportunities in the future,” said Stefan Ammann, CEO of Capital Dynamics. “We were an early mover in the U.S. solar market and we will work to build on this advantage by continuing to identify and grow opportunities in clean energy infrastructure on The U.S. Solar Energy Fund is one of several funds managed by the Capital Dynamics Clean Energy and Infrastructure (CEI) team. In addition to solar, Capital Dynamics has invested in a broad array of power infrastructure assets, including gas-fired generation, biomass and wind.
Capital Dynamics’ CEI team holds extensive expertise in investing, financing, owning and operating conventional and clean energy businesses globally. Established to capture attractive investment opportunities in this class of real assets, Capital Dynamics’ CEI businesses mandate is to invest directly in proven clean energy technologies – such as solar, wind, biomass, conventional cogeneration and waste gas fueled power generation – across the globe. Since establishment of Capital Dynamics’ CEI business, the CEI team has acquired, built and now manages more than 530 MW of clean energy capacity in North America, Europe and Australia.
Capital Dynamics is an independent, global asset manager, investing in private equity and clean energy infrastructure. It is client-focused, tailoring solutions to meet investor requirements. It manages investments through a broad range of products and opportunities, including separate account solutions, investment funds and structured private equity products. Capital Dynamics currently has USD 19 billion in assets under management/advisement.
The firm’s history dates to 1988. Its senior investment professionals average over 20 years of investing experience across the private equity spectrum.
It believes that its experience and culture of innovation give it superior insight and help it deliver returns for its clients. It invests locally while operating globally from its London, New York, Zug, Beijing, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Munich, Birmingham, Seoul, Brisbane, Shanghai and Scottsdale offices. More information about Capital Dynamics is available at www.capdyn.com.