KPMG has been hired to manage the sale of PTC Energy’s 290 MW of wind power assets across Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. There has been considerable interest in the asset, given its size.
Moreover, PTC’s wind energy assets are from the feed-in-tariff regime and thus, their tariffs are higher than the current prices at which companies are bidding for projects, this makes them more attractive for investors.
KPMG is advising PTC for finding a suitable strategic investor for participation in its subsidiary PTC Energy Ltd’s business, as confirmed by PTC.
The Indian arm of CLP Holdings Ltd, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) and Hero Future Energies are among the companies that are interested in acquiring PTC India Ltd’s wind power business that may be valued at around ₹2,000 crore.
The Indian renewable energy space is witnessing growing consolidation, amid falling tariffs and the capital intensive nature of the business, particularly in the initial stage, making availability of low-cost funds critical for the success of a project.
Many initial investors in wind and solar projects are looking to sell to strategic and financial investors and the number of exits is likely to increase this year.
Reference- Livemint, Economic Times, PTC Spokesperson