PFR's Deal of the Year Awards are back, recognizing excellence in power project finance and M&A. Check out the shortlisted deals across six deal categories.

Having scoured the market for the most impressive and interesting deals of 2018, the editorial team has selected four deals in each of six categories and compiled detailed profiles of each deal, including some previously unpublished material.

Congratulations to everyone who worked on the shortlisted deals:

North America Conventional Power M&A

  • Rockland Capital’s acquisition of the Kimura Power portfolio from Dayton Power and Light.
  • Middle River Power’s acquisition of a thermal portfolio in California from AltaGas
  • Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners’ acquisition of Canal units 1, 2 and 3 from GenOn Energy and NRG Energy
  • Axium Infrastructure and Engie North America’s acquisition of Boston’s Medical Area Total Energy Plant from Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Veolia via BDC.

Read the deal profiles here.

North America Renewable Energy M&A

  • Ørsted’s acquisition of Deepwater Wind from the D.E. Shaw Group
  • Global Infrastructure Partners’ purchase of NRG Energy’s renewable energy business, which it renamed Clearway Energy Group
  • Capital Dynamics’ take-private of yieldco 8point3 Energy Partners from First Solar and SunPower
  • Clearway Energy Group’s acquisition of SunPower’s 4.7 GW project pipeline.

Read the deal profiles here.

North America Conventional Power Project Finance

  • The Carlyle Group’s Rhode Island State Energy Center refinancing
  • Advanced Power’s South Field Energy greenfield financing
  • Competitive Power Ventures’ term loan B refinancing of Woodbridge Energy Center (also known as CPV Shore)
  • Ares-EIF’s St. Joseph Energy Center term loan B refinancing

Read the deal profiles here.

North America Renewable Energy Project Finance

  • Cordelio Power’s Project Clover acquisition financing
  • Longroad Energy’s Phoebe Solar primary financing
  • Macquarie Capital’s Electrodes expansion financing
  • Capital Dynamics’ acquisition financing for its take-private of 8point3 Energy Partners

Read the deal profiles here.

Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions

  • YPF's sale of a stake in its Argentine power generation business to GE Energy Financial Services
  • InterGen's sale of its Mexican generation assets to Actis
  • Enel Green Power's sale of an 80% stake in its Mexican renewables portfolio to two institutional investors
  • AES Gener's sale of its Electrica Santiago (ESSA) flexible generation portfolio in Chile to EDF and Andes Mining & Energy

Read the deal profiles here.

Latin America Project Finance

  • Golar Power and Ebrasil’s Porto de Sergipe I LNG-to-power primary project financing in Brazil
  • Enel Green Power's primary project financing of its Mexico solar portfolio
  • EVM Energia and GE Energy Financial Services' primary project financing of their EVM II gas-fired combined-cycle project in Mexico
  • Canadian Solar's primary project financing of its Cafayate solar project in Argentina

Read the deal profiles here.

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