Singapore – 2 August 2017 – Conergy Asia & ME Pte. Ltd. and its subsidiaries (“Conergy” or the “Company”) announced today that certain funds managed by Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (“TCP”) and Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. (“GSBD”), a business development company managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management (“GSAM”) have signed a definitive agreement that acquired the Company from Kawa Solar Holdings. The transaction was closed yesterday.
Headquartered in Singapore, Conergy specializes in the development, design, finance, build and long-term asset management of commercial, industrial and utility-scale solar power systems. Conergy has served as the EPC contractor and O&M service provider for approximately a half gigawatt of solar plants. Since its founding, Conergy has installed almost 2 gigawatts of capacity globally. The Company has operations in Japan, Australia, Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar and Germany.
Alexander Lenz, Chief Executive Officer of Conergy said, “This transaction brings tremendous value to our business, our employees and our customers. Over the past few years, Conergy has built leading positions in the Asia Pacific market, creating a formidable and highly competitive organization with excellent growth prospects. TCP’s and GSBD’s extensive experience and access to capital will strengthen Conergy’s financial position, enhance our capabilities, and allow us to pursue new business opportunities in the region and execute our plans for growth in Australia, the emerging markets of Southeast Asia and Japan.”
Marc Lohoff, Chief Operating Officer of Conergy added, “I am confident that our supply and construction partners will share my enthusiasm for our new equity investors. Their investment reinforces our competitive position as a premier solar downstream player in the Asia Pacific market, and further strengthens Conergy’s long-term position as a leader in solar project development/finance, construction and operations.”
Rajneesh Vig, Managing Partner of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, noted that “This acquisition offers us and GSBD a unique opportunity to work closely with one of the industry’s most experienced solar firms and to participate in the Asia Pacific market – one of the most attractive solar markets in the world today. We look forward to the Company’s continued success.”
Conergy Asia & ME is one of the region’s largest downstream solar companies — specializing in the development, design, finance, build and long-term asset management of commercial, industrial and utility-scale solar power systems. Conergy has served as the EPC contractor and O & M service provider for approximately half a gigawatt of solar plants in Asia Pacific.
For more information, visit asia.conergy.com.
About Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC
Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (“TCP”) is an alternative investment management firm focused on direct lending and special situations for middle-market companies. TCP manages funds and accounts on behalf of global institutional investors. Since its founding, TCP has invested more than $18.5 billion in over 500 companies. TCP is headquartered in Los Angeles with additional offices in New York and San Francisco. For more information, please visit: www.tennenbaumcapital.com and www.tcpcapital.com.
About Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc.
Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. is a specialty finance company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. GSBD was formed by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (“Goldman Sachs”) to invest primarily in middle-market companies in the United States, and is externally managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P., an SEC-registered investment adviser and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Goldman Sachs. GSBD seeks to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation primarily through direct originations of secured debt, including first lien, first lien/last-out unitranche and second lien debt, and unsecured debt, including mezzanine debt, as well as through select equity investments. For more information, visit www.goldmansachsbdc.com.
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