16 May 2019  |  Toronto

DIF to acquire Canadian energy platform BluEarth Renewables

DIF Infrastructure V (“DIF V”) is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement to acquire 100% of the equity interest of BluEarth Renewables LP (“BluEarth”) from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (“OTPP”).

BluEarth is a leading, independent, power producer that develops, builds, owns and operates wind, hydro and solar facilities. Since its inception in 2010, BluEarth has developed and acquired 19 hydro, wind and solar projects across North America, representing 405 MW of gross capacity. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, the company has been recognized as one of Alberta’s Top 75 Employers.

This investment fits well within DIF V’s mandate to acquire infrastructure and renewable energy assets. Paul Huebener, Partner and DIF’s Head of Americas added: “We are excited to support BluEarth in its next phase of growth. The BluEarth team and its portfolio of stable renewable energy projects are a key addition in DIF’s continued expansion in North America.”

The transaction is subject to receipt of usual and customary regulatory approvals and consents for transactions of this nature. Closing is expected to take place in the course of 2019.

About DIF

DIF is an independent infrastructure fund manager, with €5.6 billion of assets under management across seven closed-end infrastructure funds and several co-investment vehicles. DIF invests in greenfield and brownfield infrastructure assets located primarily in Europe, North America and Australasia through two complementary strategies:

  • DIF Infrastructure V targets equity investments in public-private partnerships (PPP/PFI/P3), concessions, regulated assets and renewable energy projects with long-term contracted or regulated income streams that generate stable and predictable cash flows.
  • DIF Core Infrastructure Fund I targets equity investments in small to mid-sized infrastructure assets in the energy, transportation and telecom sectors with mid-term contracted income streams that generate stable and predictable cash flows.

DIF has a team of over 120 professionals, based in eight offices located in Schiphol (the Netherlands), Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Paris, Sydney and Toronto. Please visit www.dif.eu for further information.

Contact: Allard Ruijs, Partner; a.ruijs@dif.eu.