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I Squared, NIIF and Brookfield in Talks to Buy CleanMax

I Squared, NIIF and Brookfield in Talks to Buy CleanMax


Mumbai: I Squared Capital, Brookfield and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) are in the early phases of discussions for buying rooftop solar energy producer CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions. The potential patrons have submitted non-binding bids lately, stated two individuals conscious of the event. The proposed deal will worth CleanMax at $1 billion, inclusive of its debt.

At current, US-based Augment Infrastructure owns a majority stake in CleanMax. Last yr, Augment Infrastructure acquired a majority stake from Warburg Pincus and IFC in a Rs 1,650-crore deal, which included major capital infusion.

Investment financial institution Rothschild is the advisor for the stake sale. According to sources, different international infrastructure traders akin to Canadian fund CPP Investments (CPPIB) and Australian main Macquarie are additionally contemplating this transaction. However, this data couldn’t be confirmed.

A minority stake sale to increase $250-300 million can be an choice, whereas the ultimate determination depends on the valuation, sources stated.

Mails despatched to Augment Infrastructure, CleanMax and NIIF didn’t elicit any response, whereas spokespersons from Brookfield and I Squared declined to remark.

CleanMax Enviro Energy, integrated in 2010 by Kuldeep Jain, operates renewable vitality property together with rooftop photo voltaic initiatives, photo voltaic farms, wind farms and wind photo voltaic hybrid farms. It has about 350 company purchasers, together with Adobe, Facebook, Cipla, Tata Motors, Bajaj, Mahindra, L&T, Carlsberg, United Spirits, Manipal University, Kajaria, GE, Dr Reddy’s, Mindtree, Taj and Volvo

Since inception, the group has executed initiatives aggregating 774 MW – 275 MW rooftop and 499 MW floor mounted. Of this, round 257 MW has been down offered to traders, whereas the remaining round 517 MW is on the books of firm. The group additionally forayed into wind energy technology and wind-solar hybrid initiatives with an mixture capability of 139.5 MW.

Source: pehalnews.in
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network