DGAP-News Capcora advises German family office on sale of 15 MW wind farm to Stadtwerke Heidenheim
DGAP-News: Capcora GmbH / Key word(s): Mergers & Acquisitions
Capcora, Frankfurt am Main, a consulting firm specialized on real assets, advised a family office from southern Germany on the sale of the operational Niedergörsdorf wind farm consisting
of five wind turbines. The purchaser is Stadtwerke Heidenheim AG - Group ("Stadtwerke AG"), which is expanding its portfolio by a capacity of 15 MW with the acquisition. The parties have
agreed not to disclose the identity of the seller or the purchase price. The consulting firm Capcora acted as sell-side advisor for the transaction.
The wind farm is located in the municipality of Niedergörsdorf (Teltow-Fläming) in Brandenburg and consists of a total of five wind turbines of the type ENERCON E-115 with a hub height of 149 meters, a rotor diameter of 115 meters and a rated power of 3,000 kilowatts (kW) each. The wind turbines were commissioned in December 2017.
The five wind turbines feed over 34.6 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of CO2-free electrical energy into the power grid annually. This amount of energy generated from renewable sources arithmetically covers the annual electricity demand of around 11,500 households and corresponds to a saving of around 35,900 tons of CO2 per year compared to energy generation in a fossil-fuel power plant.
The acquisition of the Niedergörsdorf wind farm provides an optimal addition to Stadtwerke AG's green self-generation portfolio.
Stadtwerke AG prevailed as the preferred partner in a bidding process conducted by Capcora.
"We are pleased to have contributed to the Niedergörsdorf wind farm finding a new owner. This transaction clearly demonstrated that technical and economic optimizations of existing projects for sale can generate added value for both buyer and seller," said Henning Prigge, Director Energy & Infrastructure at Capcora.
Capcora is a consulting firm, specialized on real assets. Capcora procures equity, mezzanine and debt financing for energy and infrastructure projects, real estate, and medium-sized companies. The focus is especially on mezzanine financing for the recapitalization of tied-up liquidity in operating assets as well as for bridge financing of developments and construction measures in the area of renewable energies (photovoltaics, onshore wind) and real estate through alternative financing sources. In addition, Capcora acts as transaction manager for M&A processes (buy and sell side advisory).
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