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aventron successfully completes financing round

aventron has raised 94.3 million Swiss Francs in fresh capital through cash and contributions in kind.

aventron AG successfully closed its seventh capital increase on July 10th  2018. Shareholders equity was increased by 94.3 million Swiss Francs. 35.4 million Swiss Francs were raised in cash and 58.9 million as in-kind contributions of wind and solar power plants. Investors include a new Swiss pension fund. The round was joined by Reichmuth Infrastruktur Schweiz and long-time aventron investor GVB Gebäude Versicherung Bern.

aventron’s cornerstone investor Swiss utility EBM, contributed with a portfolio of windparks located in Germany, France and Spain, and solar plants in Alsace (France). Through these contributions in kind and acquisitions of the first hald-year 2018, aventron’s asset portfolio increases to 465 MW.

aventron successfully completes financing round

aventron has raised 131.9 million Swiss Francs in fresh capital through cash and contributions in kind.

aventron AG successfully closed its sixth, and to date largest capital increase on August 18th 2016. Shareholders equity was increased by 131.9 million Swiss Francs. 57.6 million Swiss Francs were raised in cash and 74.3 million as in-kind contributions of wind and solar power plants. Investors include a new group of Swiss pension funds. The round was joined by the utility of the City of Winterthur, Reichmuth Infrastruktur Schweiz and long-time aventron investor Quadia, a Geneva based investment manager specialized in social and environmental finance.

aventron’s cornerstone investor Swiss utility EBM, contributed with a portfolio of windparks located in Germany, France and Spain, significantly boosting the company’s wind park asset base. Second largest investor ewb, the utility of the City of Berne, contributed with solar plants in Spain and Italy supporting aventron’s growth strategy in the solar segment. Through these contributions in kind, aventron’s asset portfolio increases to 300 MW.

For further information please refer to German version of the press release.

Share acquisition by UBS Clean Energy Infrastructure Switzerland KGK in Birseck Solar AG

UBS Clean Energy Infrastructure Switzerland KGK acquires 49% of the shares in Birseck Solar AG, the Swiss solar subsidiary of KKB AG

Birseck Solar AG owns and operates 42 photovoltaic roof plants in Switzerland with a total capacity of 12 megawatts, which makes it one of the leaders in this area. Birseck Solar AG is a fully owned subsidiary of KKB AG (Kleinkraftwerk Birseck AG), which aims for a solar capacity of 65 megawatts in France, Italy and Switzerland in its portfolio by 2020.

KKB AG and UBS Clean Energy Infrastructure Switzerland have reached an agreement on the sale of 49% of the shares of Birseck Solar AG. The parties involved have agreed not to disclose the acquisition price.

Antoine Millioud, CEO of KKB AG, commented: « We are pleased to have won UBS Clean Energy Infrastructure Switzerland as a joint shareholder and partner for the continued development of Birseck Solar AG in the photovoltaic area in Switzerland. The parties complement each other in an ideal manner. »

Didier Ph. Jeanrenaud, Head of UBS Clean Energy Infrastructure Switzerland Ltd, said: « This investment rounds out our existing infrastructure portfolio, which now comprises six companies that we have built up and will continue to develop in the coming years in the power, heating and mobility market on behalf of our institutional clients (Swiss pension funds and insurance providers). »

Beat Huber, CIO of Fontavis AG – the investment advisor of UBS Clean Energy Infrastructure Switzerland – adds: « The transaction fits with our strategy of investing in operational plants as well as setting up new plants in a targeted manner. With Birseck Solar AG and Swiss Solar Invest AG, we now have a portfolio containing a total of 65 photovoltaic plants in Switzerland. »