Actis’s acquisition of more than 1,500 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) assets in Latin America from SunEdison


Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Fraga, Bekierman & Cristiano-Advogados have advised on the deal

Actis has wrapped up the acquisition of more than 1,500 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) assets in Latin America from bankrupt US developer SunEdison (OTCMKTS:SUNEQ).

Actis LLP operates as a private equity investment firm. The Company invests in financial services, consumer, metals, mining, energy, real estate, and healthcare sectors. Actis serves customers worldwide.

The company has acquired 578 MW of contracted projects in operation, construction or advanced stage of development, plus more than 1,000 MW of early-stage projects. It gave no further details about the deal with SunEdison.

The growth markets investor unveiled a commitment amounting to USD 525 million (EUR 499m) to create a Pan-Latin American renewable energy platform called Atlas Renewable Energy and based in Santiago, Chile.

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga has advised Actis LLP with a team including Pedro Whitaker de Souza Dias (Picture), Sabrina Naritomi, Aline Urasaki Urlass, Guilherme Martins Bouzan, Rafael Simões, Beatriz Marques Fraga and João Fernando Guimarães Paiva.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has advised SunEdison Inc., SunEdison Brasil Energia Ltda. and SunE Solar BV with Paul Kraske, James Mazza, Jorge Kamine, Evan Hill, David Passarelli, Tereza Widmar and Matthew Vitorla.

Fraga, Bekierman & Cristiano-Advogados has advised SunEdison Inc., SunEdison Brasil Energia Ltda. and SunE Solar BV with Roberto Bekierman, Marcelo Cristiano, Helena Fernande, María Eduarda Job, Guilherme Allevato and Vinícius Curti.

Involved fees earner: Helena Marques de Souza Fernandes – Fraga, Bekierman & Cristiano-Advogado; Marcelo Leonardo Cristiano – Fraga, Bekierman & Cristiano-Advogado; Roberto Bekierman – Fraga, Bekierman & Cristiano-Advogado; Vinicius de Aquino Curti – Fraga, Bekierman & Cristiano-Advogado; Guilherme Cinti Allevato – Fraga, Bekierman & Cristiano-Advogado; Maria Eduarda do N. Gravina Job – Fraga, Bekierman & Cristiano-Advogado; Pedro Whitaker de Souza Dias – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Sabrina Naritomi – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Aline Urasaki Urlass – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Guilherme Martins Bouzan – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Rafael Simões – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Beatriz Marques Fraga – Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Paul Kraske – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Jorge Kamine – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; David Passarelli – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Tereza Widmar – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Matthew Vitorla – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; James Mazza Jr. – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Evan Hill – Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom;

Law Firms: Fraga, Bekierman & Cristiano-Advogado; Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga; Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom;

Clients: SunEdison Inc.; SunE Solar; Actis LLP; SunEdison Brasil Energia Ltda.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.