BETHESDA, Md., June 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TerraForm Power, Inc (Nasdaq:TERP) (“TerraForm Power” or the “Company”) today announced that the acceptance period for its tender offer to acquire 100% of Saeta Yield, S.A (“Saeta”) has concluded, with the closing date for the transaction expected next week. Saeta is a European renewable power company with 1,000 MW of wind and solar capacity that has historically produced very stable cashflows, with an average contract and/or regulatory life of approximately 14 years. The Saeta transaction, which was sourced for the Company by its sponsor Brookfield Asset Management (“Brookfield”), is expected to be highly accretive to TerraForm Power shareholders with returns on equity in excess of TerraForm Power’s target.
TerraForm Power also announced today that, pursuant to the previously announced back-stop agreement with Brookfield, it will issue to Brookfield or its affiliates $650 million of its Class A stock at the previously agreed back-stop price of $10.66 per share. The private placement is expected to close on or about June 11, 2018. The proceeds of the private placement will be used by TerraForm Power to fund the Saeta transaction, together with TerraForm Power’s existing liquidity, including the credit line provided by its sponsor, Brookfield. Brookfield’s interest in TerraForm Power, after giving effect to the private placement, will be approximately 65%.
The Conflicts Committee of TerraForm Power’s Board of Directors approved the exercise of the Brookfield back-stop to maximize proceeds per share to TerraForm Power from the offering, in light of the Company’s recent trading price, following a comprehensive review of market conditions and relevant precedent public market offerings, in consultation with its independent financial advisor and legal counsel, as well as members of the Company’s management and the Company’s investment bank.
About TerraForm Power
TerraForm Power owns and operates a best-in-class renewable power portfolio of solar and wind assets located primarily in the U.S., totaling more than 2,600 MW of installed capacity. TerraForm Power’s goal is to acquire operating solar and wind assets in North America and Western Europe. TerraForm Power is listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange (Nasdaq:TERP). It is sponsored by Brookfield Asset Management, a leading global alternative asset manager with more than $285 billion of assets under management.
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By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, risks related to: risks related to the transition to Brookfield Asset Management Inc. sponsorship, including our ability to realize the expected benefits of the sponsorship; risks related to wind conditions at our wind assets or to weather conditions at our solar assets; risks related to the effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting; pending and future litigation; the willingness and ability of counterparties to fulfill their obligations under offtake agreements; price fluctuations, termination provisions and buyout provisions in offtake agreements; our ability to enter into contracts to sell power on acceptable prices and terms, including as our offtake agreements expire; our ability to compete against traditional and renewable energy companies; government regulation, including compliance with regulatory and permit requirements and changes in tax laws, market rules, rates, tariffs, environmental laws and policies affecting renewable energy; risks related to the proposed relocation of the Company’s headquarters; the condition of the debt and equity capital markets and our ability to borrow additional funds and access capital markets, as well as our substantial indebtedness and the possibility that we may incur additional indebtedness going forward; operating and financial restrictions placed on us and our subsidiaries related to agreements governing indebtedness; risks related to the expected timing and likelihood of completion of the tender offer for the shares of Saeta Yield, S.A., including the timing or receipt of any governmental approvals; risks related to our financing of the tender offer for the shares of Saeta Yield, S.A., including our ability to issue equity on terms that are accretive to our shareholders and our ability to implement our permanent funding plan; our ability to successfully identify, evaluate and consummate acquisitions; and our ability to integrate the projects we acquire from third parties, including Saeta Yield, S.A., or otherwise and realize the anticipated benefits from such acquisitions.
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