China Three Gorges (Europe) S.A.’s Acquisition of a 181 MW Operating Wind Portfolio From EDP Renováveis, S.A.

Clifford Chance has advised China Three Gorges (Europe) S.A. on the deal while King & Wood Mallesons has advised EDPR.

China Three Gorges (Europe) S.A. (CTGE) on the 100% equity stake acquisition of a 181 MW operating wind portfolio from EDP Renováveis, S.A. (EDPR) for an enterprise value of approximately €307 million (US$ 351.4 million) (subject to customary closing adjustments). The transaction comprises 12 wind farms located in Spain, with an average age of 12 years, all but one operating under a 20-year regulated remuneration scheme. The transaction is subject to regulatory and other customary precedent conditions.

The transaction allows CGTE to boost its existing renewables portfolio in Spain to 23 wind farms and 14 solar plants, which are managed by a highly experienced management team, mostly made up of local experts.

CTGE is part of China Three Gorges, which is the largest clean energy group in China and the largest hydropower enterprise in the world.

Update: The transaction closed at €328 million. 

The Clifford Chance team advising on the acquisition was led by partner Terence Foo (Picture) and supported by counsel Bao Fang, and associates Chen Jianxiong and Liu Jingxuan in China and partner Samir Azzouzi, senior associates Eugenio Fernandez-Rico and Jose Maria Vilaseca, and associates Pablo Cancelo and Álvaro Cabaleiro in Spain.

Foreign direct investments and antitrust advice was provided by partner Bai Yong, counsel Man Dayu, associate Lan Nan and trainee Gao Shuai in China and partner José Luis Zamarro, counsel Begoña Barrantes, and associates Marc Casas, Clara Iglesias, and Carla Teixidó in Spain.

The financing team was led by partner Vicky Ma in Hong Kong and supported by senior associate Eugenio Fernandez-Rico, associates Pablo Cancelo and Álvaro Cabaleiro in Spain and senior advisor Wang Yi in Luxembourg.

KWM´s multidisciplinary team was led by M&A partner Roberto Pomares, and also included the support of senior associate Victoria Ruenes and associates Rosa Chen, Elena Torrecillas and Priscila Rojas. Other professionals who have participated in this project are the senior associates Alberto Artés (Energy), Sandra de Andrés (Employment) and Pablo Salamanca (Real Estate).


Involved fees earner: Samir Azzouzi – Clifford Chance; Fang Bao – Clifford Chance; Álvaro Cabaleiro Diaz – Clifford Chance; Pablo Cancelo – Clifford Chance; Marc Casas – Clifford Chance; Eugenio Fernández-Rico – Clifford Chance; Terence Foo – Clifford Chance; Clara Iglesias – Clifford Chance; Nan Lan – Clifford Chance; Jingxuan Liu – Clifford Chance; Vicky Ma – Clifford Chance; Dayu Man – Clifford Chance; María Begoña Barrantes – Clifford Chance; José María Vilaseca – Clifford Chance; Bai Yong – Clifford Chance; José Luis Zamarro – Clifford Chance; Alberto Artés – King & Wood; Rosa Chen Jiang – King & Wood Mallesons; Sandra de Andrés – King & Wood Mallesons; Roberto Pomares – King & Wood Mallesons; Priscila Rojas – King & Wood Mallesons; Victoria Ruenes – King & Wood Mallesons; Pablo Salamanca – King & Wood Mallesons; Elena Torrecillas Iglesias – King & Wood Mallesons;

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; King & Wood; King & Wood Mallesons;

Clients: China Three Gorges (Europe) S.A. ; EDP Renováveis Brasil S.A.;

Giulia Di Palma

Author: Giulia Di Palma