Arroyo Energy Investors invested US$70.5m in the Chilean operations of Pattern Energy Group, which consists of its 81 megawatt (“MW”) owned interest in the 115MW Arrayán Wind project.
(Press Release) (NASDAQ and TSX: PEGI) (“Pattern Energy” or the “Company”) today announced it completed the sale of the Company’s operations in Chile, which principally consist of its 81 megawatt (“MW”) owned interest in the 115 MW El Arrayán Wind project (“El Arrayán Wind”), to affiliates of Arroyo Energy Investors (“Arroyo”) for which Pattern Energy received a cash consideration of $70.5 million before transaction related expenses of approximately $2.0 million. This price represents a cash available for distribution (“CAFD”) multiple that is greater than the CAFD multiple for projects the Company has acquired in the past.
“This is an excellent result that underscores the value of our portfolio and demonstrates a key part of our strategy, which is to recycle non-strategic holdings and use the capital to reinvest in accretive assets, repurchase stock or make other beneficial investments,” said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy. “Due to changes in the Chilean power market, we felt it was better for the Company to focus on its core business areas and reduce overhead. We continue to see excellent growth opportunities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Japan.”
About Pattern Energy
Pattern Energy Group Inc. (Pattern Energy) is an independent power company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and Toronto Stock Exchange. Pattern Energy has a portfolio of 24 wind and solar power facilities with a total owned interest of 2,860 MW in the United States, Canada and Japan that use proven, best-in-class technology. Pattern Energy’s wind and solar power facilities generate stable long-term cash flows in attractive markets and provide a solid foundation for the continued growth of the business. For more information, visit www.patternenergy.com.
About Arroyo Energy Investors
Arroyo Energy Investors is an independent private equity firm that focuses on investing in energy infrastructure assets in the power generation and midstream space in North and South America. Arroyo Energy Investors has offices in The Woodlands, Texas and Santiago, Chile. For more information, visit www.arroyoenergygroup.com.