Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised Marguerite One Sàrl (“Marguerite”) on the sale of the 88.8 MW Marguerite Wind Celsius GmbH (“Marguerite Wind”) portfolio, which holds shares in the Grimsås and Brännliden wind farms in Sweden to Aneo Production Holding AS (“Aneo”).
The Grimsås wind farm, located in the municipalities of Tranemo and Gislaved, comprises 13 wind turbine generators (“WTG”) with an aggregate capacity of 46.8 MW. The Brännliden wind farm comprises 10 WTGs with an aggregate capacity of 42 MW and is located in the municipality of Skellefteå, Sweden.
With offices in Luxembourg and Paris, Marguerite is a leading European infrastructure investor focussing on greenfield and brownfield expansion initiatives. It seeks out capital intensive and sustainable opportunities within its four key sectors of energy & renewables, transport, waste & water and digital.
Aneo is a leading independent energy transition group in the Nordic region and Norway’s second largest onshore wind operator. It invests heavily in renewable energy production, electrification and energy efficiency.
The multi-disciplinary WFW Germany team that acted as Marguerite’s German counsel was led by Germany Projects and Structured Finance Group Head Thomas Hollenhorst, working with Corporate Partner Wolfram Böge. They were assisted by Finance Senior Associates Marie-Theres Recifo and Roman Schneider, Corporate Managing Associates Christian Schindler and Britta Wißmann, and Corporate Associate Marian Henkes. The WFW team worked closely with Marguerite’s local Swedish counsel Setterwalls.
Thomas commented: “We are pleased to have advised Marguerite on this major wind farm sale to Aneo, marking the latter’s historic entry into the Swedish renewables market. This deal highlights WFW Germany’s unrivalled expertise advising on large scale renewables transactions involving both corporate and financing expertise, extending into the key Nordic region”.