Green Investment Group, part of the Macquarie Group, acquires BayWa r.e. Bioenergy from BayWa r.e.. BayWa Bioenergy’s portfolio includes five operating assets in Germany and a pipeline of development assets in Italy.
About the Target – BayWa r.e. Bioenergy
BayWa r.e. Bioenergy GmbH (“BayWa r.e. Bioenergy”) is a specialized biogas platform. BayWa r.e. Bioenergy develops, builds and operates biogas projects that supply biomethane and electricity to local energy companies, industrial companies and energy traders. Its existing portfolio comprises five operating plants in Germany and a pipeline of development projects in Italy. The company’s current operating assets produce a total of approximately 170 GWh of biomethane per year.
About the Seller – BayWa r.e.
BayWa r.e. AG (“BayWa r.e.”) is a renewable energy company based in Munich, Germany. The company focuses on the development, construction and operation of wind and solar projects as well as the provision of energy storage solutions and digital energy services. BayWa r.e. operates in 25 countries in Europe, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company’s portfolio includes more than 8 GW of renewable energy projects with an installed capacity of more than 3 GW. In addition to its renewable energy business, BayWa r.e. also offers energy trading services and operates a digital energy platform that provides customers with energy management and monitoring services.
About the Buyer – Green Investment Group
Green Investment Group, part of Macquarie Asset Management, is a global leader in developing businesses, assets, and technologies to accelerate the global transition to net zero. Initially established by the UK government in 2012 as the Green Investment Bank, it was the first institution of its kind in the world. Acquired by Macquarie in 2017, GIG has grown to become one of the world’s largest green investors, with a development pipeline of more than 30GW in over 25 markets, spanning established renewables and emerging green technologies.
Macquarie Asset Management (“MAM”) is a global asset manager with a mission to create a positive impact for all. Trusted by institutions, pension funds, governments, and individuals to manage approximately EUR 510 billion of assets globally, MAM provides access to specialist investment expertise across a range of capabilities including infrastructure, green investments, real estate, agriculture and natural resources, asset finance, private credit, equities, fixed income, and multi-asset solutions.