SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Renewable Energy Trust Capital, Inc. (RET Capital) announced it has closed the financing to support its recently acquired 102 MW operating Coram Wind Project from BAIF U.S. Renewable Power Holdings LLC. The project, located in Kern County, California, benefits from long-term contracted revenues through a power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (NYSE: PCG) to provide clean, reliable and affordable electricity to the utility and its customers.
RET Capital secured $239 million in a hybrid debt financing consisting of a $134.7 million term loan and letter of credit facility and $103.9 million of investment grade rated fixed rate notes. MUFG was the coordinating lead arranger and bookrunner for the credit facilities, which were syndicated to Associated Bank, DZ Bank, and Zions Bank. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc. was the sole placement agent and bookrunner for the fixed notes, which were placed with AIG Asset Management and Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America. The financing closed concurrently with the Coram asset acquisition in July 2015.
“RET Capital is pleased to extend our financing footprint into the wind sector. Not only did we have a successful financial close with reputable financing partners, we also bolstered relationships with MUFG and the entire lending group. We look forward to many future successes in wind power,” said John A. Bohn, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of RET Capital.
“MUFG is dedicated to offering our clients the full range of services they need to expand their business and we are delighted to have supported RET Capital on this acquisition,” said Jonathan Lindenberg, Managing Director and Head of Structured Finance for the Americas at MUFG.
RET Capital, which has offices in New York and San Francisco, is a leading growth and asset management platform for the renewable energy industry. It is collaborating with developers and other industry stakeholders to lower their cost of capital, increase standardization, and facilitate accelerated growth.
RET Capital’s lead investor is BlueMountain Capital Management, an investment firm with approximately $21 billion of assets under management and offices in New York and London.
About RET Capital
RET Capital offers innovative and flexible low-cost financing for wind and solar projects, a unique partnership model, and a deep bench of experienced professionals with unparalleled expertise in surmounting regulatory and financial obstacles. For developers of renewable energy projects, RET Capital reduces risk and helps ensure success. And by acquiring a diversified portfolio of high-quality wind and solar generation facilities with long-term contracts for energy delivery, RET Capital creates a predictable and profitable revenue stream. For additional information, please visit www.renewabletrust.com.
About BlueMountain Capital
BlueMountain Capital Management is a diversified alternative asset manager founded in 2003. With a heritage in the credit markets, BlueMountain’s multi-strategy platform includes investments in credit, distressed, equity, structured finance and real estate as well as arbitrage and technical strategies.