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WFW advises Helios on sale of 96 MWp Spanish PV portfolio to Eni18 July 2023

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised Helios (UK) Spain Ltd. (“Helios”) on the sale of a portfolio comprising two photovoltaic plants with a total capacity of circa 96.4 MWp in Spain’s Albacete to ENI Plenitude S.P.A. Società Benefit (“Eni”).

WFW carried out the vendor’s due diligence process and the drafting and negotiation of the sale and purchase agreement, as well as coordinating on the cancellation of prior financing agreements in force.

Helios manages a group of funds and several co-investment vehicles, with over €1bn of invested capital. Helios’ portfolio includes more than 600 MW of income-generating energy projects in sectors that include solar PV, wind, biogas, energy from waste and EV charging, located in Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, Poland and Slovakia.

Eni is an Italian company active in the sale and marketing of gas and electricity for households and businesses, the production of renewable energy and the management of charging points for electric vehicles.

The WFW Madrid Corporate team that advised Helios was led by Partner and Madrid Office Head María Pilar García Guijarro, working closely with Senior Associate Román Pazos and Associates Daniel Schaub and Juan Lozano. The WFW Finance team that advised Helios on the cancellation of the previously existing financing was led by Partner José María Anarte, working with Associates Beltrán Silva and Arancha Ruesta.

María Pilar commented: “I am delighted that Helios selected WFW once again to advise them on this important transaction for the Spanish market. This reinforces our position as one of the leading legal advisors to the renewable energy sector both in Spain and Europe generally. It was a real pleasure working with Helios’ outstanding team and we hope will can keep strengthening our relationship and supporting them going forward with their future investments in Spain and worldwide”.

KPMG acted as financial advisor for Helios throughout the sale process.  Their team was led by Corporate Partner Jaime Segimón de Manzanos along with Director Alberto del Pozo-Almazán Fernández and Associates Verónica Real de Asua Cruzat and Isabel Yun Sánchez de Ocaña Meca.


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