Masdar signs €3.2 billion deal to acquire Greece’s ‘TERNA ENERGY’

Athens, June 20 (BNA): Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement with GEK TERNA SA and other shareholders of TERNA ENERGY SA, with the intention to acquire initially 67% of the company’s outstanding shares at completion of the transaction, subject to regulatory approvals and other conditions.


After completion of the transaction, Masdar will launch an all-cash mandatory tender offer to acquire all the remaining outstanding shares of the company with the intention of reaching 100%, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM).


The transaction and subsequent offer values TERNA ENERGY’s total equity at 2.4bn euros with an enterprise value of 3.2bn euros, making it the largest ever energy transaction on the Athens Stock Exchange, and one of the largest in the European renewables market.


The deal is expected to provide significant capital investment in Greece and other European countries, supporting TERNA ENERGY’s contribution to Greece’s National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) and the EU’s net zero by 2050 target.


The proposed acquisition demonstrates the scale and ambition of Masdar’s growth plans in the region, and further solidifies Masdar’s role as a trusted global energy transition partner to governments, investors, developers and communities across the globe.


TERNA ENERGY is the leading RES investor in Greece and a key pillar of the national effort to transition to a future with cleaner and cheaper energy for all. A future with greater energy autonomy for our country, based on clean energy that will be produced in our homeland. And we will continue on the same course with even greater power.”

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Masdar has retained Rothschild & Co. as sole financial advisor, and Simmons & Simmons, Bernitsas Law, Latham & Watkins as legal advisors, in connection with the transaction and financing.


GEK TERNA Group was supported by Reed Smith LLP and Potamitis Vekris, who were the international and Greek legal advisors for the transaction respectively, while Morgan Stanley has been acting as sole financial advisor to TERNA ENERGY.




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