13 Feb '18, 12pm

One Week, Three YieldCo Deals. Are More Buyouts on the Horizon?

One Week, Three YieldCo Deals. Are More Buyouts on the Horizon?

The the reason public YieldCos exist in the first place is to finance clean energy projects with cheap stock market capital sourced from a wide pool of investors. Historically, stock market capital has been significantly cheaper than the private capital deployed by infrastructure funds like Capital Dynamics and Global Infrastructure Partners. With the notable exception of NextEra Energy Partners (NEP ), YieldCos stock prices have been so low (and the capital they raise consequently so expensive) that they have had trouble bidding against private infrastructure funds to buy solar and wind farms. This problem for YieldCos is not solely the result of the hangover from the YieldCo bubble. Infrastructure funds they are experiencing a boom, if not bubble of their own. While bubbles in private markets are even harder to detect than stock market bubbles, there are signs. For one, ...

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