Further 131MW Portfolio of Assets under Exclusivity
29 June 2020
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Gore Street, London's first listed energy storage fund supporting the transition to low carbon power, is pleased to announce that it has secured a further 131MW portfolio under exclusivity including 81MW of cash generating operational assets, following a competitive process. These operational assets, which are still subject to completion of successful due diligence, have an anticipated closing of mid-August.
The exclusivity agreements cover 131MW of assets including:
- an operational portfolio of 81MW located across Great Britain; and
- a 50MW project under development in Southern England.
The 131MW portfolio of assets under exclusivity announced today is in addition to the 20MW London asset under construction announced on 22 June 2020, leading to a combined total of 151MW currently under exclusivity and forms part of Gore Street's 900MW pipeline.
All of these assets are anticipated to be acquired on competitive pricing terms and deliver returns in line with Gore Street's targeted unlevered IRR of 10%.
Alex O'Cinneide, CEO of Gore Street Capital, the Company's investment adviser, commented:
"In addition to the recent announcement of the 50MW Ferrymuir acquisition, we are delighted to have secured exclusivity agreements for a further 131MW of attractive projects that will significantly add to the scale and diversity of the Gore Street portfolio."
The Legal Entity Identifier of the Company is 213800GPUNVGG81G4O21.
For further information:
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund plc
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3826 0290
Shore Capital , Sole Broker
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7601 6128
Zeus Capital (Co-Placing Agent)
Daniel Harris / Rishi Majithia / Ben Burnett (Corporate Finance)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3829 5000
JTC (UK) Limited, Company Secretary
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 0181
Notes to Editors
About Gore Street Energy Storage Fund plc
Gore Street is London's first listed energy storage fund and seeks to provide Shareholders with a significant opportunity to invest in a diversified portfolio of utility scale energy storage projects. In addition to growth through exploiting its considerable pipeline, the Company aims to deliver consistent and robust dividend yield as income distributions to its Shareholders.
The Company targets an annual dividend of 7.0% of NAV per Ordinary Share in each financial year, subject to a minimum target of 7.0 pence per Ordinary Share. Dividends are paid quarterly.
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