Pensions Infrastructure Platform’s £86 Million Onshore Wind Refinancing

Osborne Clarke has advised Bayerische Landesbank.

The transaction concerned a new debt facility provided by Bayerische Landesbank, which has enabled the Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) to complete a £86 million long-term refinancing for a 32MW portfolio of onshore wind assets.

The portfolio comprises of 45 onshore wind turbines across the UK and Ireland with the refinancing package designed to take advantage of the current attractive market rates, whilst maintaining PiP’s conservative approach to leverage, as it continues to secure long-term inflation linked cashflows.

The Osborne Clarke team was led by Partner Omar Al-Nuaimi (Picture) with support from Associate Director Mike Kruger and Associates Gavin Williams and Lucy Gillespie. The broader Osborne Clarke team consisted of Associate Director Elizabeth Shanahan and Associate Ben Doeh (Tax), Associate Director Charlotte Walker (Real Estate), Associate Director John Webster (Planning), Partner Carl Thompson (Construction), Partner Carl Roche (Property Disputes), Associate Director Deborah Harvey (Projects) and Trainee Zarina Alexander.

Support was also provided by Harper McLeod (Scotland), Carson McDowell (Northern Ireland) and Mason Hayes & Curran (Ireland).

Involved fees earner: Omar Al-Nuaimi – Osborne Clarke; Ben Doeh – Osborne Clarke; Deborah Harvey – Osborne Clarke; Michael Kruger – Osborne Clarke; Carl Roche – Osborne Clarke; Elizabeth Shanahan – Osborne Clarke; Carl Thompson – Osborne Clarke; Charlotte Walker – Osborne Clarke; John Webster – Osborne Clarke; Gavin Williams – Osborne Clarke;

Law Firms: Osborne Clarke;

Clients: Bayerische Landesbank;