Frankfurt, 21st September 2020
- European solar PV portfolio with 579MW and projects located in Germany, France, and Spain
- Transaction emphasizes Prime Capital’s position as a leading investment and asset manager in renewable energy sector
Prime Capital AG, the independent asset manager and financial services provider that manages 17.7bn EUR across multiple funds, today announced that together with ENERPARC AG, it has arranged the junior debt financing for a European solar PV portfolio, which is owned by the independent power producer MKM Invest Group. The portfolio consists of solar PV projects in Germany, France, and Spain with a total capacity of 579MW. The financing of 106m EUR was provided by accounts managed by Prime Capital. ENERPARC, who has been developing and realising the solar parks for MKM Invest Group, supported the fundraising on behalf of the sponsor and will deliver the long-term asset management and O&M services for the portfolio.
German projects represent the majority in the portfolio with a capacity of 367MW, followed by Spain with 108MW, and France with 104MW. The portfolio benefits from an attractive revenue mix, as it includes different feed-in tariff schemes in Germany and France, and PPA-backed projects in Germany and Spain.
As part of this transaction, MKM Invest Group issued five individual bonds in a private placement. The instrument is cross-collateralized by 94 solar PV projects of mainly operational assets as well as projects under construction. According to recent market intelligence, the transaction is considered the largest mezzanine financing in Europe in the renewable energy sector to date.
“Through this transaction, our investor base gets access to cash flows from a large and diversified pool of attractive renewable energy assets, with long-term visibility. This is the third transaction of its kind in less than 15 months for Prime Capital in this Private Debt sub-segment. We are delighted to support the development of ENERPARC and MKM Invest Group and are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration”, says Andreas Kalusche, CEO at Prime Capital. The newest cross-border financing emphasizes the positioning of Prime Capital as a leading investment and asset manager in the renewable energy space – not only in Scandinavia through the newly launched Prime Green Energy Infrastructure Fund – but also in Western Europe.
„This transaction raises a significant amount of liquidity and will provide capital for expanding the IPP presence of MKM Invest Group. It will also allow ENERPARC to pursue more project opportunities for MKM Invest Group and to accelerate its European growth strategy”, says Christoph Koeppen, CEO at ENERPARC.
Prime Capital was advised by Simmons & Simmons as legal advisor PKF Wulf & Partner for Financial Due Diligence and Near Future Financial Forecasting for model audit. ENERPARC was advised by Capcora as financial advisor and Luther as legal advisor.
About Prime Capital:
Prime Capital AG is an independent asset management firm and financial services provider. The company specializes in Alternative Investments, in particular in Absolute Return, Infrastructure, including Renewable Energies and Private Debt. Furthermore, the company offers Asset Management Outsourcing and Access Solutions. Prime Capital was founded in 2006, currently employs around 100 people in Frankfurt and Luxembourg and is regulated by BaFin and CSSF.
As of June 2020, Prime Capital has approximately EUR 17.7bn Assets under Management, managed and administered.
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About MKM Invest Group:
MKM Invest Group is a privately owned German investment platform for Renewable Energies. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Hamburg, MKM Invest Group invests in renewable assets across Europe and plays a significant role in the transition to a carbon-free energy generation.
About ENERPARC AG:
Headquartered in Hamburg, ENERPARC is a leading utility-scale photovoltaic company that covers the entire value chain. The services range from development to design, procurement and construction to operations and maintenance as well as asset management and energy trading. Founded in 2008, ENERPARC has become a global player with 250+ experienced employees and licensed partners in Spain, France, India, and Australia. ENERPARC has successfully commissioned projects with an overall capacity of 3.0GW and is operating 1.9GW.