InfraVia Capital Partners’ $133 Million Financing of a Wind Farm in Sweden

InfraVia Capital Partners' $133 Million Financing of a Wind Farm in Sweden

Allen & Overy and Hannes Snellmann acted as adviser to the sponsor and Linklaters LLP acted as adviser to the financial parties.

InfraVia Capital Partners (an investment fund specializing in the infrastructure sector) has successfully finalized the financing of the construction and operation of a wind farm located in Sweden for a total amount of approximately 133 million euros.

This financing was arranged with ABN AMRO Bank N.V, BNP Paribas and Société Générale (acting as arrangers, lenders and cover banks).

This financing comes following the acquisition by InfraVia Capital Partners, through its InfraVia IV fund, of Björkvattnet from developers Vindparken, WindSpace and GE Renewable Energy in September 2019, and the conclusion of a partnership with GE Renewable Energy.

This 175 MW wind farm, whose operation will be launched at the end of 2020, will produce enough renewable energy to supply the equivalent of 175,000 homes in Sweden and will play a leading role in the pursuit of the national objective of fossil fuel exit by 2040.

Allen & Overy advised InfraVia Capital Partners with Driss Bererhi, Tzvétomira Pacheva-Belghitar, Dorian Le (Finance), Steven Dejong, Sebastien Plamondon and Cyril Cotterall (Project) and Clément Saudo (Derivates).

Linklaters advised ABN AMRO Bank N.V, BNP Paribas and Société Générale with Bertrand Andriani (Picture), Darko Adamovic, Alex Bluett, Romain Marchand, Noémie Lisbonis Boyer and Vincent Poilleux.

Involved fees earner: Driss Bererhi – Allen & Overy; Cyril Cotterall – Allen & Overy; Steven Dejong – Allen & Overy; Dorian Le – Allen & Overy; Tzvétomira Pacheva – Allen & Overy; Sébastien Plamondon – Allen & Overy; Clément Saudo – Allen & Overy; Darko Adamovic – Linklaters; Bertrand Andriani – Linklaters; Alex Bluett – Linklaters; Noémie Lisbonis Boyer – Linklaters; Romain Marchand – Linklaters; Vincent Poilleux – Linklaters;

Law Firms: Allen & Overy; Linklaters;

Clients: ABN AMRO; BNP Paribas; InfraVia Capital Partners; Société Générale;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti