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KKR to acquire Albioma for €485m

KKR & Co has made an offer to buy Albioma SA, an independent renewable energy producer in France, for €485 million. CDPQ, the main lender in the transaction, alongside other commercial lenders and banks, has provided the acquisition financing to support the tender offer.

Albioma SA operates over 1 GW of installed capacity around the world, through thermal, solar and geothermal power assets, mainly in French metropolitan and overseas territories. As part of its strategy to support the energy transition, the company aims to end coal use by 2025 by pursuing the conversion of its coal fired power plants into primarily residual biomass power plants and generate 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030.

In order to meet CDPQ’s transition envelope criteria, a clear and robust decarbonisation plan aligned with the Paris Agreement goals was required and reviewed by an independent expert. Albioma’s conversion plan to convert its thermal plants towards 100% biomass fuel sources is underway, demonstrating the company’s commitment to the energy transition.

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