Press release from Pattern Energy Group
Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: PEGI) ("Pattern Energy" or the "Company") today announced it completed the sale of the Company's operations in Chile, which principally consist of its 81 megawatt ("MW") owned interest in the 115 MW El Arrayán Wind project ("El Arrayán Wind"), to affiliates of Arroyo Energy Investors ("Arroyo") for which Pattern Energy received a cash consideration of $70.5 million before transaction related expenses of approximately $2.0 million. This price represents a cash available for distribution ("CAFD") multiple that is greater than the CAFD multiple for projects the Company has acquired in the past.
This is an excellent result that underscores the value of our portfolio and demonstrates a key part of our strategy, which is to recycle non-strategic holdings and use the capital to reinvest in accretive assets, repurchase stock or make other beneficial investments," said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy. "Due to changes in the Chilean power market, we felt it was better for the Company to focus on its core business areas and reduce overhead. We continue to see excellent growth opportunities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Japan."