DIF Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire a majority equity interest in US-based Green Street Power Partners (“Green Street”), a leading developer, financier, owner, and operator of distributed generation solar projects for various private and public clients across the US. DIF’s investment will be executed through its DIF Infrastructure VII fund.
Since its inception in 2014, Green Street has experienced rapid year-over-year growth driven by its experienced executive management team and extensive network of industry relationships. Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Green Street has developed a 300+ MW portfolio of operational and under-construction projects throughout the country.
Green Street has over 2 GW of solar projects in its pipeline in both existing and new markets, which it will look to execute over the near-to medium-term. Green Street is well positioned to accomplish its development goals, utilizing its vertically integrated capabilities across development, legal, project financing, engineering, and project and asset management functions.
In addition to existing and upcoming renewable energy goals, execution of the growing development pipeline is further supported by the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act, providing a long-term runway of supportive renewable energy legislation long awaited by developers, sponsors, and market participants alike.
In 2023, Green Street’s projects nationwide will produce over 275 million kWh of energy, displacing over 200 thousand tons of CO2.
The transaction is subject to customary conditions and approvals and is expected to close in early Q2 2023.
“Green Street is very excited to be partnering with DIF. As a leader in distributed generation in the US, the partnership will enable Green Street to continue its growth efforts and execute on its 2 gigawatts and growing of pipeline,” said Jason Kuflik, President of Green Street. “We are excited about what we will be able to accomplish together. As a leading global infrastructure fund, we could not have picked a better partner.”
Green Street was advised by Scotiabank and its legal counsel Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in connection with this transaction.
“The partnership with Green Street will further grow DIF’s North American renewable portfolio and marks our first distributed solar generation platform in the North American market”, said Gijs Voskuyl, Partner and Head of Infrastructure at DIF Capital Partners . “DIF is excited to work with the Green Street team to continue developing and operating distributed solar projects across the US to further advance the global clean energy transition, one of DIF’s responsibilities as a leading infrastructure investor. Supported by strong thematic tailwinds in the US, we see this as an excellent opportunity to support a strong team in their goals to become a leading distributed generation developer and asset owner.”
DIF was advised by Macquarie Capital and its legal counsel Stoel Rives LLP in connection with this transaction.
About DIF Capital Partners
DIF Capital Partners is an independent infrastructure fund manager, with more than EUR 15 billion of AUM. DIF was founded in 2005 and has built a leading position in managing mid-market investments, primarily in Europe, North America and Australia.
DIF follows two strategies: its traditional DIF funds invest in lower risk mid-sized infrastructure projects and companies in the energy transition (incl. renewables) and utilities sector, as well as PPPs and concessions. The firm’s CIF funds invest in small to mid-sized companies that will thrive in the new economy. These companies are typically active in the digital, energy transition and sustainable transportation sectors.
With a team of over 210 professionals in 11 offices, DIF Capital Partners offers a unique market approach combining global presence with the benefits of strong local networks and investment capabilities. DIF is located in Amsterdam (Schiphol), Frankfurt, Helsinki, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, New York, Paris, Santiago, Sydney and Toronto.
For more information, please visit www.dif.eu.
About Green Street Power Partners
Founded in 2014, Green Street is a national developer, financier, owner, and operator of solar energy systems benefiting businesses and communities across the country. Green Street specializes in structured finance for solar assets, securing sponsor and tax equity alongside project-level debt financing to realize the highest value for its clients.
Green Street’s proven dependability, experience within the industry, and established portfolio of 300+ MW of operational and under-construction projects, underpin its success as one of the leading solar developers and owners in the country.
Green Street strives to continue this growth while staying committed to corporate social and environmental responsibility, as we sustain our environment for future generations through solar power. We view this responsibility as a fundamental part of our business, and we consistently work to inspire these values in our employees, partners, and customers. Green Street currently has 58 employees and is headquartered in Stamford, CT with a legal office in Tallahassee, FL.