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Audax Renovables attracts the market with its new green bond issue

The energy group has successfully completed a green bond issuance in the MARF for an amount of 200 million euros

Audax Renovables (ADX.MC), the energy group that integrates the generation and marketing of renewable 100% electricity and gas, has successfully completed a green bond issue for an amount of 200 million euros.

This issue is part of the bond program called “EUR 400,000,000 Senior Unsecured Notes Program Audax Renovables,SA 2020”, registered on July 3 in the MARF, and within the exchange operation announced by the company on November 30 of the bonds issued under the issuances carried out in the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 for a total nominal amount of 65, 35 and increase of the latter for another 35 million euros, respectively.

This issue is produced with the objective of restructuring the maturities of the Group's debt, thus managing to extend them until December 2027 and reducing the financial cost of said debt. The destination of the funds obtained will also be to finance or refinance green projects, as defined in the Regulatory Reference Framework for Green Financing, approved in March by the Group, promoting its commitment to the generation of renewable energy.

The Group proposed this issue for an amount close to 150 million euros, however, the successful acceptance and significant demand from the investor group, both national and international, has allowed the issue to be completed at 200 million euros. With this, it has been possible to ensure that the origin of the investment capital is not only national but, in addition, important international investors have joined. At the national level, the commitment of the Official Credit Institute (ICO) to the Audax Group has been reaffirmed, which has once again joined in this issue accompanying other institutional investors, thus once again demonstrating its support for national companies.

In this operation, unprecedented in the MARF at a corporate level, Beka Finance SV, SA, Goldman Sachs International and Haitong Bank, SA, Spanish Branch, and as Co-Leads Ever Capital, have acted as Joint Global Coordinators (Joint Global Coordinators). SV, SA and PKF Attest Capital Markets AV, SA In addition, legal advice from Garrigues and financial advice from EY have been obtained.

It is worth remembering that the Group, a few weeks ago, closed the placement of 125 million euros in green bonds convertible into ordinary shares in the international market with an excess demand of 2.4 times.

Both operations will allow the Audax Renovables Group to meet and expand its set objectives, in addition to diversifying its base of national and international investors, taking a very significant step to consolidate its position in the market as the leading independent energy group in the SME segment with capacity to lead the energy transition in Europe.

 

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