Actis To Buy Fortum’s 500 MW Solar Power Plants In India

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  • Fortum has signed an agreement to divest the 250-MW Pavagada II and the 250-MW Rajasthan solar power plants in India
  • The total consideration from the divestment on a debt and cash-free basis, including the effect of deconsolidating of the net debt, is expected to be approximately EUR 280 million ($333 million)

Actis, the global infrastructure investment firm, has acquired 500 MW Indian assets of Finland based solar power producer Fortum. Fortum has signed an agreement to divest the 250-MW Pavagada II and the 250-MW Rajasthan solar power plants in India, it said in a statement. They have also signed a comprehensive agreement targeting further investments in solar power plants in India.

The total consideration from the divestment on a debt and cash-free basis, including the effect of deconsolidating of the net debt, is expected to be approximately EUR 280 million ($333 million). The divestment will be completed and the capital gain recorded in three tranches – during the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022.

Per Langer, Executive Vice President of Fortum’s City Solutions division said that they can utilise the strong competencies Fortum has gained over the years in solar development and construction, while utilising the financial strength and track record of Actis to realise the investment potential.

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Further strengthen our presence in India

Since 2013, Fortum has developed and constructed 680 MW of solar power in India. Over time, the majority of this capacity has been divested to enable further investments with a limited equity exposure, in line with the build-operate-transfer business model, statement added.

Mikael Karlsson, Partner and Head of Energy Infrastructure at Actis added that it is an important step for Actis as they further strengthen our presence in India building on our achievements to date. They arepleased to be entering into this transaction with a firm of Fortum’s calibre and competence.

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