AUDAX RENOVABLES ATTRACTS THE MARKET IN ITS NEW GREEN BOND ISSUE
The energy group has successfully completed a green bond issue at MARF for the amount of 200 million euros
Audax Renovables (ADX.MC), the energy group that integrates the generation and supplying of 100% renewable electricity and gas businesses, has successfully completed a green bond issue for the amount of 200 million euros.
This issuance is part of the bond program called “EUR 400,000,000 Senior Unsecured Notes Program Audax Renovables, S.A. 2020 ”, registered on July, 3 in the MARF, and within the exchange operation announced by the company on November, 30 of the bonds issued under the issues made in 2017, 2018 and 2019 for a nominal amount total of 65, 35 and expansion of the latter for another 35 million euros, respectively.
This current issue is carried out with the objective of restructuring the maturities of the Group’s debt, thus managing to extend them until December 2027 and reducing the financial cost of aforementioned debt. The use of the funds obtained will also be to finance or refinance green projects, as defined in the Regulatory Framework for Environmental Project Financing, approved in March by the Group, promoting its commitment to renewable energy generation.
The Group raised this issuance for an amount close to 150 million euros. However, the successful acceptance and significant demand from the investor community, both national and international, has allowed the issuance to be completed at 200 million euros. With this, it has been possible to ensure that the origin of the investment capital is not only national but also important international investors have joined. At the national level, the commitment of the Official Credit Institute (ICO) for the Audax Group has been reaffirmed, which has rejoined in this issue accompanying other institutional investors, thus once again demonstrating its support for national companies.
In this operation, unprecedented in MARF at a corporate level, have acted as Joint Global Coordinators Beka Finance S.V., S.A., Goldman Sachs International and Haitong Bank, S.A., Sucursal en España and as Co-Leads Ever Capital , S.V., S.A. and PKF Attest Capital Markets AV, S.A. In addition, they have received legal advice from Garrigues and financial advice from EY.
It should be remembered that the Group, a few weeks ago, closed the placement of 125 million euros in green bonds convertible into ordinary shares in the international market with an excess demand of 2.4 times.
Both operations will allow Audax Renovables Group to meet and expand the objectives set, in addition to diversifying its base of investors, national and international, taking a very significant step to consolidate its position in the market as the leading independent energy group in the SME segment with capacity to lead the energy transition in Europe.
About Audax Renovables
The Group is the result of a merger by absorption between Audax Renovables, S.A. and its parent company, Audax Energía, S.A., which gave rise to an energy group whose business involves generating 100% renewable energy as well as supplying 100% renewable electricity and gas.
Founded in the year 2000, in 2003 Audax Renovables became listed on the secondary market of the Barcelona Stock Exchange, and in 2007 its shares were included in the SIBE (integrated stock exchange system) of the Madrid Stock Exchange. Currently, it is listed on the Spanish Continuous Market under the ticker ADX.MC, and has been incorporated to the IBEX SMALL CAP® index since 23 March 2020.
As a leading utility Group in the SME segment in Spain, Audax Renovables guarantees efficient supply of energy retailed through a process of vertical integration with the renewable energy
generation branch, has a robust financial position and is ready to be at the forefront of the energy transition in the European market.
The Group runs a portfolio of operating wind farms of 91 MW in Spain, France and Poland. Moreover, it has a portfolio of photovoltaic projects of 320 MW in Spain, 15 MW of which will be put into operation in the next weeks, and another 40 MW are currently under construction. Likewise, the Group has a wind project under construction in Panama, of 66 MW.
Audax Renovables operating as a 100% renewable energy and gas supplier is present in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and Hungary, with over 490 thousand customers.
More information about Audax Renovables is available here: www.audaxrenovables.com