Deals this week: PT PLN (Persero), Union Electric Company, Vivint Solar

Jakarta, 9 June 2017

PT PLN (Persero) has announced plans to raise IDR2tn ($160m) in a multi-phase offering of ijara sukuk (debt securities).

The company plans to raise gross proceeds of IDR400bn ($30.1m) in the first phase of the offering in 2017. The net proceeds are intended to be used for developing Indonesia’s electricity infrastructure.

The company has engaged Bahana Sekuritas, Danareksa Sekuritas, Indo Premier Securities, and Mandiri Sekuritas as joint lead underwriters, while Bank Tabungan Negara (Persero) has been engaged as the trustee for the offering.

As Indonesia’s state-owned electricity company, PT PLN (Persero) is engaged in power generation, transmission, and distribution.

Union Electric Company (dba Ameren Missouri) has announced plans to raise $400m through a public offering of 2.95% senior secured notes due 15 May 2027.

Priced at 99.674% of the principal amount, the notes will yield 2.988% upon maturity and the interest would be paid bi-annually on 15 June and 15 December.

The joint book-runners for the offering are Barclays Capital, RBC Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley & Co, and SMBC Nikko Securities America.

The company has also engaged Academy Securities, CastleOak Securities, and Samuel A. Ramirez & Company as co-managers for the offering, while Morgan, Lewis, Bockius are the legal advisors.

The net proceeds are intended for financing ongoing construction and maintenance programmes, clearing the outstanding debts, and for other general corporate purposes.

“PT PLN (Persero) has announced plans to issue bonds in phases through a public offering and raise IDR8tn ($640m).”

Vivint Solar has announced that it has secured $100m tax equity financing from two repeat investors, for the construction and development of 70MW solarpower plants in the US.

PT PLN (Persero) has announced plans to issue bonds in phases through a public offering and raise IDR8tn ($640m).

The first phase will see the company raise gross proceeds of IDR1.6tn ($120.35m) in 2017.

An electricity company engaged in power generation and distribution, Persero proposes to issue three series of bonds:  five-year tenor A series, seven-year B series, and ten-year tenor series, with coupon interest rates ranging from 7.2% to 7.7%, 7.55% to 8.1%, and 7.95% to 8.5% respectively.

Bahana Sekuritas, Danareksa Sekuritas, Indo Premier Securities, and Mandiri Sekuritas are the joint lead underwriters for the offering, while Bank Tabungan Negara (Persero) is the trustee.

Proceeds from the offering are intended to be used for Indonesia’s electricity infrastructure development.

John Laing Environmental Assets Group Limited (JLEN) has announced the acquisition of UK-based sPower Holding’s CSGH Solar Portfolio for a purchase consideration of £12.2m ($15.7m).

The portfolio comprises four ground-mounted solar parks with a combined capacity of 33.5MW.

An environmental infrastructure investment fund company, JLEN has used its revolving credit facility to fund the acquisition.

Source: http://www.power-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-pt-pln-persero-union-electric-company-vivint-solar-5836826