Africa50’s Preference Shares Investment In Genser Energy

Norton Rose Fulbright has advised leading power company Genser Energy on a preference shares investment from Africa50.

With the closing of this financing and senior lending facilities, Genser Energy intends to build over 170km of natural gas pipelines (connecting its existing plants with the Ghana National Gas Corporation’s facilities), increase the total capacity of its existing plants from 100MW to 190MW and invest in new 161kV transmission lines.

Genser Energy is an independent power producer that provides cutting edge energy solutions to industrial, mining & mini grids in West and Central Africa. Genser Energy’s vision is to become the leading energy solutions provider in Africa.

Africa50 is a new platform to complement the financing of infrastructure by the African Development Bank, other multilateral development banks, and private investment funds. Africa50’s equity investment into Genser Energy is intended to support the company’s future growth plans and is part of a larger debt and equity funding package to finance Genser Energy’s construction of gas pipelines, expand capacity, enter into new power purchase agreements and refinance debt.

The team advising Genser Energy was led by London-based Corporate partner Bayo Odubeko (Picture) and included Corporate associate, Oji Adoh.

Involved fees earner: Oji Adoh – Norton Rose Fulbright; Bayo Odubeko – Norton Rose Fulbright;

Law Firms: Norton Rose Fulbright;

Clients: Genser Energy;

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