Altus power goes public via merger with CBRE Acquisition holdings
Altus Power, Inc., a market-leading clean electrification company, and CBRE Acquisition Holdings, Inc.today announced a definitive agreement for a business combination that would result in Altus Power becoming a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol “AMPS”. CBAH is sponsored by CBRE Group, Inc. (“CBRE”), the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm.
Altus Power, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, is creating a clean electrification ecosystem, serving its commercial, public sector and community solar customers with locally-sited solar generation, energy storage, and EV-charging stations across the U.S. Since its founding in 2009, Altus Power has developed or acquired more than 200 distributed generation facilities totaling in excess of 265 megawatts from Vermont to Hawaii
The transaction is anticipated to generate gross proceeds of up to approximately $678 million of cash, assuming no redemptions by CBAH’s public stockholders, which will be used to fund the Company’s growth initiatives and strengthen the combined company’s balance sheet. Proceeds include a $275 million fully-committed common stock PIPE (the “PIPE”), anchored by CBRE Group, Inc. and existing investors, including Altus Power management and Blackstone Credit, as well as new investors, including ValueAct Capital, Liberty Mutual Investments and other leading institutional investors. The pro forma implied equity value of the combined company is $1.58 billion at the $10 per share price in the transaction, and assuming no redemptions by CBAH’s public stockholders.
Citi acted as exclusive financial advisor to Altus Power. Fifth Third Securities acted as capital markets advisor to Altus Power. Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan acted as financial advisors to CBAH. Morgan Stanley acted as CBAH’s lead placement agent on the PIPE. Citi and J.P. Morgan acted as CBAH’s placement agents on the PIPE. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP served as legal counsel to CBAH. Ropes & Gray LLP served as legal counsel to Altus Power. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP served as legal counsel to the placement agents. Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP served as legal counsel to the special committee of the CBAH board.Read more