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Capcora advises German project developer on the sale of a wind farm development with up to 27.5 MW to Q-Energy.

Frankfurt am Main, 03.11.2022

Q-Energy Deutschland GmbH ("Q-Energy") prevails in a bidding process conducted by Capcora and acquires a wind farm in Southern Germany. The project is currently planned with a total capacity of 27.5 MW. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Capcora, a German-based consulting firm, acted as M&A advisor to the seller in this transaction.

The wind farm, located in Baden-Württemberg, will now be jointly advanced under the partnership. The commissioning of the first turbines is scheduled for 2025. After its construction, the wind farm is expected to produce approx. 60 million kWh of electricity per year and can thus supply approx. 15,000 households with climate-friendly electricity.

Niklas Hinz, Head of Investments Q-Energy Germany, explains: "Against the background of the improvements for wind energy in southern Germany announced in the Easter package, we are pleased to further diversify our portfolio with this project. In addition to repowering projects, we are increasingly investing in new developments and with the acquisition of this wind farm we can also prove our competitiveness in this segment."

The consulting firm Capcora identified Q-Energy as the investor as part of a structured bidding process.

Henning Prigge, responsible director at Capcora for this transaction, adds: "We are pleased that we were able to help our client find the right buyer for this exciting project. Especially in times of rising interest rates and commodity prices as well as volatile energy markets, good access to institutional capital as well as strong partners for project development and implementation can bring great advantages."

The seller was advised on the legal side by KWR Kanzlei für Wirtschaftsrecht Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (Dr Mark-Oliver Otto), while Q-Energy was supported in the transaction by Reuther Rieche Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB (Janina Reuther, Jonathan Reuther, Thomas Rieche and Tim Stahlberg). Capcora acted as M&A advisor.

About Q-Energy:

Q-Energy is a global investment and management platform focused on renewable energy, energy transition and sustainability. Since 2007, it has managed investments of more than €11 billion in renewable energies worldwide. This investment has been deployed through four vehicles: Fotowatio / FRV, Vela Energy, Q-Energy III and Q-Energy IV. Specifically, the Q-Energy team manages more than 1.6 GW of renewable energy, including more than 1 GW of photovoltaic, 243 MW of solar thermal (CSP), 350 MW of wind, and 6 MW of battery storage in Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Poland. The plants in Q-Energy's portfolio currently generate enough climate-friendly energy to power more than 250,000 homes and avoid the emission of 400,000 tons of CO2. Q-Energy's team consists of more than 400 experts at seven locations in Madrid, Berlin, Hamburg, Wiesbaden, London, Milan and Warsaw.

About Capcora:

Capcora is a consulting firm, specialized on real assets. Capcora procures equity, mezzanine and debt financing for energy and infrastructure projects, real estate, and medium-sized companies. The focus is especially on mezzanine financing for the recapitalization of tied-up liquidity in operating assets as well as for bridge financing of developments and construction measures in the area of renewable energies (photovoltaics, onshore wind) and real estate through alternative financing sources. In addition, Capcora acts as transaction manager for M&A processes (buy and sell side advisory).