Bancolombia’s Refinancing of Grupo LAREIF Hydroelectric Plants

Bancolombia's Refinancing of Grupo LAREIF Hydroelectric Plants

Holland & Knight advised Bancolombia on the deal.

Bancolombia S.A. acted as the lender in a refinancing of five hydroelectric power plants operated by Grupo LAREIF. The debt refinancing consisted of a new credit facility for $275 billion pesos (approx. US$71.7 million) and the re-profiling of a leasing facility for $75 billion pesos (approx. US$19.5 million). The financing was closed on September 7.

Grupo LAREIF currently operates eight power generation plants, all of them run-of-river hydroelectric power plants in the Department of Antioquia. These plants have been incorporated to the National Interconnected System (SIN) since July 2007. The five plants that obtained refinancing from Bancolombia are: Caruquia (Santa Rosa de Osos), Guanaquitas (Gómez Plata), Barroso (Salgar), Popal (Cocorná) and CH San Miguel (Cocorná).

The Holland & Knight team advising Bancolombia was led by Ms. María Juliana Saa (Picture) and Partner Lucas Saffon-López with the active participation of Associate Alberto Mario Vergara.

Involved fees earner: Maria Juliana Saa – Holland & Knight; Lucas Saffon-López – Holland & Knight; Alberto Vergara – Holland & Knight;

Law Firms: Holland & Knight;

Clients: Bancolombia;