PARIS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Greensolver, independent expert in wind and solar park management, announces its involvement with one of the largest deals of the year in the renewables sector. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP (KKR), a leading global investment firm, has announced that it will buy, for 417 million euros, a one-third stake in Acciona Energía International: one of the largest asset portfolios in the sector. Greensolver's technical expertise and track record have led to it being named KKR's technical advisor for this transaction. This is a landmark in its strategy to become a real alternative to other technical service providers in this global market.
Strengthening its Global technical expert role
The agreement between the Acciona group and KKR will strengthen and develop one of the largest renewable energy asset portfolios in the world.
With this deal, Greensolver hopes to strengthen its position as an independent technical partner of investors, assert its skills and seek out growth opportunities world-wide:
"We are very proud to have been one of the main actors supporting this deal. KKR has always fostered strong partnerships with the best advisors, each specialized in their own area. With this success, not only are we going to strengthen our client relationships, we also hope to strengthen this winning dynamics with KKR," said Guy Auger, CEO of Greensolver.
AEI brings together renewable assets representing 2.3 GW in 14 countries (excluding Spain). The largest part of the portfolio is composed of wind power assets.
A deep knowledge of the investment market
With its unique blend of technical and financial skills, Greensolver hope to bring a new vision to the classic financial transaction model.
"With more than a hundred purchase transactions advised upon and multiple purchase transactions closed, Greensolver is an experienced player in the advisory part of asset transactions. Our role in these deals is a multi-faceted one: intermediary, Owner's engineer, technical advisor, financial advisor," adds Guy Auger, CEO of Greensolver.
Initially created by Veolia Environnement in 2008, Greensolver has become a leading third-party provider of services to the renewable energy sector. In April 2013 following an MBO, Guy Auger (current CEO) acquired Greensolver via Green Services Group, which was majority-owned by Guy Auger and Johes Sas. Greensolver is ramping up its development in France and abroad through an organic growth and external growth strategy in a bid to guarantee the best quality of service across Europe. Greensolver continues working towards a better world with fewer CO2 emissions.