CHICAGO, IL — August 17, 2017 — Marathon Capital, LLC is pleased to announce the sale of a 194 MWDC utility-scale solar portfolio
by Heelstone Energy Holdings, LLC (“Heelstone”) to Sammons Renewable Energy (“SRE”).
Heelstone, headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a leading developer, owner and operator of solar projects.
Will Owens, Member of the Board of Managers and Managing Director of Heelstone, said, “We are confident that the portfolio has found an ideal long-term home with SRE. As we look to the future, we are well positioned with our current pipeline to develop and bring additional solar PV projects to completion. On behalf of the entire Heelstone team, I would like to thank Marathon Capital for their advice, expertise, and a job well done.”
"The Heelstone assets are a compelling fit for the SRE portfolio," commented Kevin Lapidus of Franklin Park. Franklin Park manages Sammons Renewable Energy on behalf of Sammons Infrastructure, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sammons Enterprises.
Heelstone will continue to provide asset and operations management services to SRE for the 194 MWDC utility-scale solar portfolio.
Marathon Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Heelstone on the sell-side process. "It has been a pleasure to work with both the Heelstone and SRE teams. Heelstone has accomplished a lot and has an exciting future ahead of them. We are thankful for their trust and are delighted with the outcome," said Ammad Faisal, Director of Marathon Capital.
Heelstone, www.heelstoneenergy.com, is a leading independent power producer and solar developer with expertise across the downstream solar value chain. Heelstone has proven capabilities to source, finance, build and operate high-quality solar assets.
About Sammons Renewable Energy
SRE invests in renewable energy projects in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The company identifies solar, wind and hydro-related opportunities for development and investment. SRE is managed by Franklin Park Investments.
About Franklin Park
Franklin Park Investments, www.franklinparkinvestments.com, provides energy and infrastructure services in major global markets, including North and South America, Europe and Asia. Franklin Park’s activities include conventional and renewable electricity generation, electric distribution, rail and road transport and supply chain logistics. Franklin Park manages SRE, with an investment focus on wind, solar and hydroelectric generation in North America.
About Marathon Capital
Marathon Capital is a leading financial advisory and investment banking firm focused on providing financial advice in the areas of M&A, capital raising of debt and equity, project finance, tax equity, financial restructuring, recapitalization, bankruptcy and workout situations in the energy sector. Marathon Capital is a four-time recipient of the "Best Renewable Asset M&A Advisor" Award (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017), "Renewable Generating Project Finance Deal of the Year" Award (2016) and first-time recipient of the "Best Asset M&A Advisor (2017) in Power Finance & Risk's Annual Power Finance Deals and Firms Awards.