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THE RENEWABLES INFRASTRUCTURE GROUP LIMITED: SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING OF £300M TO INVEST IN ONSHORE WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION ASSETS
24 July 2013 The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (TRIG or the Company), a newly incorporated Guernsey investment company focusing on onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generation assets, today announces that it has raised gross proceeds of £300m in its initial public offering (IPO) of shares on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
The proceeds of the Issue, which was oversubscribed, will be used to acquire a 276MW (output capacity) 100%-owned initial portfolio of fourteen onshore wind farms and four solar PV parks located in the U.K., France and Ireland (the Initial Portfolio). TRIG also has an option to acquire an additional onshore 16.1MW wind farm located in France on completion of grid connection and testing, which is forecast to occur this autumn.
The TRIG group will be managed on a day-to-day basis by InfraRed Capital Partners Limited (InfraRed) as discretionary investment manager. Renewable Energy Systems Limited (RES) has been appointed as operations manager.
As the Issue was oversubscribed, the subscription by RES has been scaled back in full to its minimum commitment of 15m Ordinary Shares, representing 5.0% of the issued share capital of the Company immediately following Admission.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Helen Mahy, non-executive chairman of the Company, said:
“We are delighted to have successfully raised our full IPO target size of £300m, making TRIG one of the largest investment company launches in recent years. TRIG’s diversified portfolio of high quality operational onshore wind and solar PV generation assets will provide investors with the potential to secure an attractive long term, stable, inflation-linked yield.
“We look forward to growing TRIG through its access to further U.K. and Northern European renewables assets to be sourced from both RES’ development pipeline and from the wider market.”
Application has been made to the U.K. Listing Authority for 300m Ordinary Shares to be admitted to the premium segment of the Official List and to the London Stock Exchange for such Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market for listed securities. The Company expects that the Ordinary Shares will be admitted to the Official List and dealings to commence on the London Stock Exchange at 8.00a.m. on Monday 29 July 2013. The Company’s ticker symbol will be TRIG.