The Spanish infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Elecnor group and the Dutch group APG, manager of the second largest pension fund in the world, have signed a strategic alliance, which extends the one already subscribed in Celeo Redes, S.L., for the development and joint investment in power transmission and renewable energy projects, except wind power projects.
As part of this agreement, Elecnor and APG expect to receive joint investments of EUR 400 million from shareholders, to be disbursed over the next five years. Through this agreement, APG is to join Celeo Concesiones e Inversiones, S.L., a company currently fully owned by the Elecnor Group, with 49% of the shareholding. This involves the contribution of APG's shares in Celeo Redes and a payment of EUR 43 million. As such, Celeo will be jointly managed by Elecnor and APG. As part of this agreement, Elecnor and APG expect to receive joint investments of EUR 400 million from shareholders, to be disbursed over the next five years.
The fair value of the shared assets is also expected to have a significant positive impact on the consolidated income of the Elecnor Group for the current financial year. This positive accounting impact will be determined on the date the deal is closed.
In addition, this deal will have a significant impact on the consolidated balance sheet dated 30 June 2019, mainly by reducing the financial debt and non-current assets.
The agreement must be approved by the financial institutions and the relevant competent authorities before coming into effect. The deal is expected to be closed in the coming weeks.
Elecnor has received legal advice from Cuatrecasas and APG has received financial advice from Banco Santander and legal advice from Uria Menéndez.
Elecnor is one of the leading corporations in project development, construction and operation through two major mutually-enriching business areas: Infrastructure and Concessions.
Infrastructure, renewable energy and new technologies are the main areas of activity in which the Infrastructure and Concessions businesses are involved.