Clairvest Group Inc. (“CVG”), with Clairvest Equity Partners VI (“CEP VI”) (together “Clairvest”), acquired the solar operations and maintenance (“O&M”) business of SunPower Corporation. Upon closing the business will be renamed NovaSource Power Services.
NovaSource is a recognized O&M leader in commercial, industrial and utility scale solar projects. The transaction is part of Clairvest’s multi-year pursuit to create a market leading solar O&M platform through a ‘buy and build’ strategy. Clairvest is supporting the current leadership team of SunPower’s O&M division in a management buy-out, with the management team becoming material shareholders going forward. The SunPower O&M business, which will become NovaSource, is recognized as the market leader in terms of quality of service and capability and oversees some of the most high profile solar projects in the United States. NovaSource operates in nine countries today.
Marathon Capital acted as the exclusive advisor to SunPower on this transaction.