Blackstone Funnels Billions into CDPQ-Backed Invenergy
Posted on 01/07/2022
Blackstone Inc. (NYSE: BX) announced that funds managed by Blackstone Infrastructure Partners have entered into a definitive agreement with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Invenergy for an approximately US$ 3 billion equity investment in Invenergy Renewables Holdings LLC. Blackstone’s investment will provide capital to accelerate Invenergy’s renewables development activities. CDPQ and Invenergy management remain majority owners of the company and Invenergy will continue as managing member.
Invenergy Renewables has over 175 projects totaling nearly 25,000 megawatts developed across four continents, focused on long-lasting partnerships with utilities, financial institutions and commercial and industrial customers.
Lazard and CIBC served as M&A advisors to Blackstone and Kirkland & Ellis as legal advisor to Blackstone. Mayer Brown was legal advisor to CDPQ, and Sidley & Austin and White & Case represented the company and Invenergy.
In December 2020, CDPQ forked over a US$ 1 billion commitment to Invenergy Renewables LLC.
Keywords: Blackstone Group, LP.