14:08 | 21.12.2017
Conduit Capital Partners Sells Hydro Power Plant in Mexico to ATCO
Conduit Capital Partners LLC (“Conduit”), a private equity investment
firm focused on the independent electric power and energy industry in
Latin America and the Caribbean, today announced that it has agreed to
sell its interest in Electricidad del Golfo, a 35 megawatt (MW)
hydroelectric power plant in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, to ATCO, a
diversified global corporation based in Canada, for a total
consideration of approximately US$90 million (including the assumption
of approximately US$26 million of net financial debt). Conduit owns an
interest in Electricidad del Golfo through its fund, Latin Power III.
The proposed transaction is subject to customary conditions and is
anticipated to close in the first quarter of 2018.
Electricidad del Golfo is one of the largest hydroelectric power plants
operating under the self-supply regime in Mexico and is fully contracted
with high quality offtakers. The plant includes a small reservoir for
the regulation and optimization of the Apatlahuaya River flows. Conduit
began building the state-of-the-art plant in 2011, and it has been
continually operating at high output and safety standards since 2014.
George Osorio, Conduit’s Managing Partner, stated, “This was a highly
successful development project and exit for our investors. Attracting a
strategic energy group like ATCO underscores the effectiveness of
Conduit’s strategy as well as the firm’s expertise in identifying,
building and bringing projects to realization.”
Conduit is also planning to begin the sale process for its 22 MW wind
power plant in Monterrey, Mexico in 2018, Osorio added.
BNP Paribas acted as exclusive financial advisor to Conduit on the sale.
About Conduit Capital Partners
Based in New York City, Conduit Capital Partners, LLC is a private
investment firm focused exclusively on energy infrastructure investments
in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through the management of the Latin
Power Funds, Conduit has made investments in Mexico, Chile, Peru,
Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica, Argentina and
Guatemala. More information can be found at www.conduitcap.com
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