Starwood Energy Group Global has agreed to buy NextEnergy Resource‘s ownership stake in its Pennsylvania-based Marcus Hook generating assets. The total consideration of the deal is $760 million. Barclays is providing financial advice to NextEra Energy Resources on the transaction that’s expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.
JUNO BEACH, Fla., July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, the competitive energy subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), today announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into an agreement to sell its ownership interest in its Marcus Hook generating assets to an investment affiliate of Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, an energy infrastructure investment firm that specializes in value-add power generation, transmission and storage energy projects. The total consideration to be paid is $760 million, including estimated working capital at closing. Upon closing, NextEra Energy Resources expects the sale to result in net proceeds of approximately $255 million after repayment of the existing project related financing. The impact of the disposition of assets at the time of closing will be excluded from adjusted earnings.
The transaction includes the 790-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle Marcus Hook Energy Center and the 50-MW simple-cycle Marcus Hook 50 Energy Center. Both of these facilities are natural gas-fired power plants located primarily in Marcus Hook, Pa.
“This transaction is part of our ongoing strategy to further optimize our power generation assets, while recycling capital into our growing long-term contracted asset portfolio,” said Armando Pimentel, president and CEO of NextEra Energy Resources.
“We are pleased to have entered into this transaction. This is a quality asset with a strong operating history in a very attractive location,” added Himanshu Saxena, senior managing director and co-head, Starwood Energy Group.
The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016, pending the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals and satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.
Barclays is serving as financial advisor to NextEra Energy Resources, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is legal counsel. Morrison & Foerster LLP is serving as Starwood Energy’s legal counsel.
About NextEra Energy Resources
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with its affiliated entities, “NextEra Energy Resources”), is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S., with approximately 18,260 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), primarily in 25 states and Canada as of April 2016. NextEra Energy Resources, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. The business operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet, which is one of the largest in the United States. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
About Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC
Starwood Energy Group is a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT that specializes in energy infrastructure investments. Through its general opportunity funds Starwood Energy Infrastructure Fund I and II, and other affiliated investment vehicles, Starwood Energy Group manages total equity commitments in excess of $2 billion and has executed transactions totaling more than $4 billion in enterprise value. The Starwood Energy Group team brings extensive development, construction, operations, acquisition and financing expertise to its investments, with a focus on the natural gas and renewable power generation, and transmission sectors. Starwood Energy Group is an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global, L.P. Additional information about Starwood Energy Group as well as Starwood Capital Group can be found at www.starwoodenergygroup.com.