Lara Hemzaoui

Linklaters on the acquisition of a wind farm portfolio

Linklaters has advised F2i and Crédit Agricole Assurances on the acquisition from Villar Mir Energía of a wind farm portfolio in operation (53 MW) and under development (430 MW) together with the acquisition by F2i of a 40% stake in the Villar Mir Group electricity supply business.

The seller, Villar Mir, is a historic spanish conglomerate operating in 31 countries in the real estate, metalworking, power generation and construction sectors.

This deal represents the fourth investment of Fondo per le Infrastrutture Sostenibili (Fund V), which, since its launch a year ago, has already raised around EUR 1.3 billion, out of a target of EUR 1.5 billion. The other investments of Fund V include Ital Gas Storage (gas storage), Relife (circular economy and recycling) and Althea (social-healthcare infrastructure).

The team from Linklaters advising F2i and Crédit Agricole Assurances was formed by the partner, Lara Hemzaoui (pictured), the managing associates, Francisco García and Jorge Toral, the junior associate, Pablo de Rabassa and the lawyer, Gonzalo Sanz. The deal also involved: Fredrik Lowhagen, Miguel Andreu and Laura Pinilla (competition); Moira Guitart (empolyment) and Jaime Pelegrí and Adria Bellver (banking).

Irina Wakstein