Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. acquires Cloudworks Energy Inc. for approximately C$187 million 

Date Closed: 4/04/2011

Value: C$187 million 

On April 4, 2011, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (Innergex) completed its acquisition of Cloudworks Energy Inc. (Cloudworks), for a purchase price of approximately $187 million, approximately $39 million of which was paid by issuance of common shares of Innergex via a private placement to the shareholders of Cloudworks. The balance was paid in cash (subject to a customary holdback). In addition, shareholders of Cloudworks are entitled to receive certain conditional deferred payments based on the future performance of the Cloudworks portfolio of assets.

The acquisition enterprise value of Cloudworks was approximately $417 million. In addition to the $187 million purchase price, Innergex assumed an estimated net debt of approximately $230 million.

Cloudworks is an independent power producer headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Innergex is a leading developer, owner, and operator of run-of-river hydroelectric facilities and wind energy projects in North America, and a developer of solar photovoltaic installations.

To finance the acquisition, Innergex completed a prospectus offering of subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $166 million, including an over-allotment option exercised in full by the underwriters of the offering.  The offering, completed on March 4, 2011, was underwritten by a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO Capital Markets and National Bank Financial Inc. that included TD Securities Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., Scotia Capital Inc. and Desjardins Securities Inc. 

The underwriters were assisted by BLG, whose team included John Godber, Sylvie Bouvette, Christian Faribault, Réda Ray Saad and Marianne Sallin-Gingras.