Sonnedix reaches 100MWp in Italy with acquisition of Grape portfolio

27 March 2017

MILAN, Italy – Sonnedix is pleased to announce the acquisition of the 21.6MWp Grape portfolio from First Reserve, taking its operating capacity in Italy to 102MWp. The portfolio comprises 5 ground-mounted PV plants, located in the Apulia and Lazio regions.

The acquisition is in line with Sonnedix’s strategy of deepening its Italian presence and demonstrates its long-term commitment to the Italian market. Reaching the important milestone of 100MWp of operating capacity in Italy means Sonnedix can utilize economies of scale as it continues on a growth trajectory. Sonnedix Group is majority owned by institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Sonnedix was advised by Orrick (legal), EOS (technical) and E&Y (accounting / tax). First Reserve was advised by Rothschild (financial) and Legance (legal).

About Sonnedix

Sonnedix is an Independent Solar Power Producer (IPP) with a proven track record in delivering high performance cost competitive solar photovoltaic plants to the market. Sonnedix develops, builds, owns and operates solar power plants globally. For more information about Sonnedix, please visit www.sonnedix.com

About J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets

J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets has more than $96 billion in assets under management and more than 400 professionals in 20 offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, as of December 31, 2016. With a 45-plus year history of successful investing, J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets’ broad capabilities provide many of the world’s most sophisticated investors with a global platform of real estate, infrastructure and transportation strategies driven by local investment talent with disciplined investment processes consistently implemented across asset types and regions. For more information: jpmorgan.com/institutional/global_real_assets

For further information please contact Hamir Patel on +44 7771 780 946 or hamir.patel@champollion.co.uk

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