United States based Hecate Energy Closes $550 Million Funding Package For Green Ambitions

Jan 25, 2023 10:14 AM ET
  • Innovative financing supports advancement of Hecate's ~ 35 GW
  • U.S. renewables pipe as well as targeted monetization of ~ 5 GW per year

Hecate Energy, a leading developer of renewable power projects and energy storage space remedies in the United States, today announced the current close of a five-year $550 million credit facility package, inclusive of a $250 million term loan and also $300 million Letter of Credit (" LC") facility to support more growth of its solar and energy storage project pipeline. The new credit facilities will certainly be collateralized by Hecate Energy's ~ 35 GW pipeline of renewables development projects, in addition to its minority possession rate of interests in Hecate Grid.

PEI Global Partners functioned as Hecate's unique economic advisor on this innovative and first of its kind financing as well as Winston & Strawn functioned as debtor's counsel. Investec Inc., and also Nomura Securities International led the funding as well as in addition to National Bank of Canada, and Deutsche Bank served as first Coordinating Lead Arrangers and also Syndication Agents, with Generate Capital functioning as a Coordinating Lead Arranger and also Documentation Agent for the purchase. Ten lending institutions participated in the primary syndication and also Norton Rose Fulbright served as lending institutions' advise.

In deference to Hecate's track record, this offer has actually been collateralized by its renewables development projects and without a guarantee or various other credit support. The proceeds from the term loan refinanced an existing loan center, at a meaningfully reduced expense to Hecate, as well as the LC center allows Hecate to issue numerous grid interconnection and also PPA LCs allowing it to achieve sales of 5 GW or even more annually.

" Support from these top international financial institutions validates Hecate's approach to renewables development and will certainly accelerate our drive to deploy significantly more efficient, and economical renewable resource and storage remedies across the USA," claimed Chris Bullinger, CEO of Hecate Energy. "We are deeply appreciative of our banking partners that share our vision of a lasting clean energy future."

" Investec is delighted to have actually closed this effective financing for Hecate," said Fred Petit, Co-Head of Investec's North American Power & Infrastructure Coverage.

Vinod Mukani, Global Head of Nomura's Infrastructure and also Power Business (" IPB"), commented, "We are leveraging our worldwide financial and also intellectual capital to offer financing and also customized funding services to business like Hecate Energy, that are assisting to fuel the energy transition, and also this a core focus for Nomura. Executing on this transaction is particularly interesting as Hecate Energy maintains a seasoned as well as skilled team and also an eye-catching business method which we are happy to support."

Headquartered in Chicago, Hecate Energy is a top-ten programmer of solar as well as wind generation facilities and energy storage remedies in The United States and Canada.

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