JSW Neo Energy Limited (JSW Neo), a whollyowned subsidiary of JSW Energy, on Wednesday said it has completed the acquisition of 1,753 MW of renewable energy assets from Mytrah Energy (India) Private Limited (MEIPL).
The acquisition involves 15 SPVs and 13 ancillary SPVs having 1,449 MW of total installed renewable energy capacity. The said 28 subsidiaries of MEIPL have now become subsidiaries of JSW Neo and accordingly step-down subsidiaries of the Company.
Additionally, the acquisition also includes infusion of Optionally Convertible Debentures (OCDs) with a right to convert into equity and has executed binding definitive Forward Sale Agreements for the balance 2 SPVs having renewable energy assets of 304 MW.
The Mytrah portfolio of 1,753 MW comprises of 1,331 MW of wind capacity and 422 MW (487 MWp DC) of solar capacity operating primarily in the southern, western and central parts of India. The assets have a proven operational track record and long-term PPA with an average remaining life of about 17 years.
The transaction values the Mytrah Energy portfolio at an Enterprise Valuation of approximately Rs 10,150 crore, after adjusting for net current assets and other adjustments under the SPAs (Share Purchase Agreements).
This is the largest acquisition made by JSW Energy since inception, and will leapfrog the current operational capacity by over 36 per cent from 4,811 MW to 6,564 MW.
JSW Energy said that with about 2.9 GW of under-construction projects which are likely to be commissioned in phases over the next 12-18 months, JSW Energy is well ahead of its target to reach 10GW operating company by FY2025 with the share of renewables increasing to about 61 per cent.
“Closure of this deal demonstrates the company’s unique ability to swiftly acquire large, complex portfolios that can add significant value to its shareholders,” the company said in a press release.
In a statement, Prashant Jain, Joint Managing Director and CEO, JSW Energy said, “The acquisition would help the Company in advancing towards its capacity target of 10 GW by FY 2025, well ahead of time.”