Ardian, a world leading private investment house, has acquired a 49% stake in two photovoltaic (PV) plants in Tacna and Panamericana, in southern Peru, from Solarpack, the Spanish multinational integrated management company. The deal is part of Ardian’s ongoing commitment towards investing in renewable energy.
The plants have a combined capacity of 48.6MW after repowering. The transaction is the latest development in Ardian’s successful partnership with Solarpack since 2016, when Ardian acquired four other Solarpack photovoltaic plants in Chile and Peru. Solarpack will continue to handle the plants’ operations and management services.
The investment cements Ardian’s position as a leading player in the renewable energy sector and will bring Ardian Infrastructure’s total installed renewable energy capacity to nearly 3GW across wind, solar, hydro and biomass in Europe and the Americas. Investing in energy renewable assets is part of Ardian commitment to fighting against climate change and building a sustainable economy.
Juan Angoitia, Senior Managing Director at Ardian Infrastructure, said: “This investment is a significant milestone in strengthening both our commitment to sustainability and our presence in Latin America, an increasingly important global hub for renewable energy. Our investment in Tacna and Panamericana expands our portfolio of renewable energy assets and strengthens our partnership with Solarpack and the high quality assets investment opportunities they provide.”
Pablo Burgos, CEO of Solarpack, added: “The global need for renewable energy sources is increasing day-by-day, so our ability to continue to build, develop and operate solar plants at pace is more important than ever. Our ongoing industrial partnership with Ardian has been beneficial with a long-term investment approach and we look forward to continue working closely with Ardian.”
Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$96bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company is majority-owned by its employees. It keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base.
Through its commitment to shared outcomes for all stakeholders, Ardian’s activities fuel individual, corporate and economic growth around the world. Holding close its core values of excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship, Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 620 employees working from fifteen offices across Europe (Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich), the Americas (New York, San Francisco and Santiago) and Asia (Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul).
It manages funds on behalf of around 970 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Fund of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.
Solarpack is a Spanish multinational company specializing in the development, construction and operation of solar PV plants. The company’s team of more than 100 professionals is developing a pipeline of more than 1.2 GW.
The company has commissioned 35 MWp in five sites in Spain, 37 MWp in Chile, 26 MWp in Uruguay and 62 MWp in Peru. Solarpack performs the operation and maintenance of the plants it develops, and manages own and third-party assets for a total of 230 MW.