Carey Olsen and Dexion advise on £300m wind and solar generation fundraising

Posted: 30/07/2013

Carey Olsen has advised on the launch of a new Guernsey closed-ended fund which raised £300 million on listing on the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on 29 July 2013 and Dexion Capital (Guernsey) Limited was appointed as administrator.
Ben Morgan-Carey Olsen
The fund, The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (TRIG), will focus on onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generation assets. InfraRed Capital Partners Limited is the discretionary Investment Manager and Renewable Energy Systems Limited has been appointed as operations manager.

Advising on all aspects of the fund's establishment as a Guernsey structure as well as all relevant regulatory approvals, Carey Olsen's corporate team included partner Ben Morgan and senior associate Annette Alexander who worked with global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright as lead counsel.

The proceeds of the issue, which was oversubscribed, will be used to acquire a 276 megawatt (MW) 100%-owned initial portfolio of 14 onshore wind farms and four solar PV parks located in the UK, France and Ireland. TRIG also has an option to acquire an additional onshore 16.1 MW wind farm located in France on completion of grid connection and testing which is forecast to occur this autumn.

Advocate Morgan said: "TRIG raised its full initial public offering target of £300 million and is one of the largest investment company launches in recent years."

The transaction follows Carey Olsen's recent involvement in an additional renewables fund which listed on the premium segment of the LSE on 12 July 2013 and invests in large-scale agricultural and industrial solar assets.
Robin Fuller-Dexion Capital
Robin Fuller, director of Dexion said: “The TRIG team are to be congratulated on the success of their launch. For Dexion, TRIG follows on from the successful launch of an unlisted private placement scheme investing in wind energy earlier this year.

“Dexion is a service provider of choice for clean energy investment structures and Guernsey is the favoured domicile.”

Pictured top:Carey Olsen corporate partner, Ben Morgan.
Pictured bottom: Dexion director, Robin Fuller.

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