MEMC Completes Acquisition of U.S. Subsidiary of Fotowatio Renewable Ventures
ST. PETERS, Mo., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE: WFR) and its solar energy subsidiary, SunEdison, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, Inc. (“FRV U.S.”), the 100 percent owned U.S. subsidiary of Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (“FRV”), a leading global developer, operator and owner of solar power plants.
At closing, MEMC paid the previously disclosed initial consideration of $112 million, plus repayment of approximately $19 million in intercompany loans and capital contributions. Additional consideration of up to $103.6 million may be paid should FRV U.S. achieve certain performance targets.
“We are pleased to complete this transaction and welcome the experienced FRV U.S. team to our company. This complementary acquisition will help us secure a leading position in the U.S. utility market,” said Carlos Domenech, President of SunEdison and Executive Vice President of MEMC. “The acquired capabilities and portfolio of projects with leading utilities adds meaningful value to our operations. Together, with our proven capabilities, we will continue lowering the cost of solar deployments through innovation and technology advancements, while providing economic solar solutions to our customers.”
FRV U.S.’s solar portfolio includes 42 MW in operation in the U.S. In addition, FRV U.S.’s solar portfolio includes 28 projects currently in various stages of development, providing SunEdison with up to 1.4 GW of solar projects in the United States. The FRV U.S. staff will remain in northern California and will report into MEMC’s SunEdison subsidiary.
The company will provide further details on the transaction during its third quarter earnings conference call in early November.
MEMC is a global leader in semiconductor and solar technology. MEMC has been a pioneer in the design and development of silicon wafer technologies for more than 50 years. With R&D and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, MEMC enables the next generation of high-performance semiconductor devices and solar cells. Through its SunEdison subsidiary, MEMC is also a developer of solar power projects and a worldwide developer of solar power projects and a worldwide leader in solar energy services.
MEMC’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “WFR” and is included in the S&P 500 Index. For more information about MEMC, please visit www.memc.com.
SunEdison is a global provider of solar energy services. The company develops, finances, installs and operates distributed power plants using proven photovoltaic technologies, delivering fully managed solar energy services for its commercial, government and utility customers. In 2010, SunEdison deployed more than 160 MW of solar throughout the world. For more information about SunEdison, please visit www.sunedison.com.
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