Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL), the world's largest solar power developer, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of SB Energy Holdings Ltd (SB Energy India), the clean energy unit of Softbank, in an all-cash deal for which definitive agreements were signed on 18 May 2021.
SB Energy India, which was a joint venture between Japan-based SoftBank Group Corp (80%) and Sunil Mittal's Bharti Group (20%) is now a subsidiary of Adani Green Energy.
The deal is one of the largest acquisitions in the renewable energy space and pegs SB Energy India at an enterprise valuation of USD 3.5 Bn (Rs. 26,000 Cr). With the acquisition of SB energy, AGEL’s total portfolio is at 24.3 GW
With a market capitalisation of roughly Rs 1,83,943.72crore (approximately $25 billion), AGEL is currently most valuable company of the Adani Group,
SB Energy India has 5 GW renewable assets across four states in India through its SPVs. The portfolio holds 1,700 MW of operational renewable assets, 2,554 MW of assets under construction and 700 MW of assets near construction. Solar capacity accounts for 84% of the portfolio (4,180 MW), wind-solar hybrid capacity accounts for 9% (450 MW) and wind capacity accounts for 7% (324 MW). Split across 15 projects with an average project size of 330 MW, this is one of India's highest quality renewable portfolios, with many of the assets being solar park-based projects and constructed using best-in-class governance, project development, construction and operations and maintenance standards.
“This transaction takes us closer to becoming the global leader in renewables. The addition of these high-quality large utility-scale assets from SB Energy India demonstrates Adani Green Energy’s intent to accelerate India’s efforts to transition towards a carbon neutral future. Our renewable energy foundations will enable an entire ecosystem of new industries that can be expected to catalyse job creation in multiple sectors,” said Vneet S. Jaain, managing director and chief executive officer at AGEL
Just last week, Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani had announced that the Group would invest over 20 Bn dollars across the next 10 years in renewable energy generation.
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