On March 23, 2016, SunEdison and the Company entered into an amendment to the Project Investment Agreement, which extended the contribution deadline for SunEdison to contribute the remaining projects pursuant to the Project Investment Agreement to July 31, 2016. As part of the SunEdison Bankruptcy, the construction on the projects was materially delayed and/or abandoned due to the lack of funding by SunEdison. There were material amounts of project costs and equity contributions for the Uruguay Projects that remained to be contributed by SunEdison in order to complete construction of these projects and disbursement of the project finance debt facilities. Additionally, SunEdison experienced delays in completing construction of the Bora Bora Poly wind power project in India, and the transfer of the project required project lender consent, which was not obtained. In light of the SunEdison Bankruptcy, we will not obtain these projects under the Project Investment Agreement and we will not obtain any substitute projects from SunEdison.
425 MW India Projects
See Note 5 - Deposits for Acquisitions for information regarding the 425 MW India Projects.
In September 2016, the Company reached an agreement with certain subsidiaries of SunEdison pursuant to which the Company consented to the sale of certain of SunEdison’s subsidiaries’ assets to a third party buyer (the “Third Party Sale Transaction”). The Third Party Sale Transaction is being conducted in connection with SunEdison’s bankruptcy process and includes the Uruguay Projects, the Bora Bora Poly wind power project in India and the 425 MW India portfolio. The Company has agreed not to pursue claims against a third party buyer of these projects, however the Company has retained all of its claims against SunEdison and its affiliated persons. As a condition to the Company’s consent to the Third Party Sale Transaction, the Company and certain subsidiaries of SunEdison that directly or indirectly own the assets that are subject to the Third Party Sale Transaction have entered into a proceeds sharing arrangement pursuant to which the Company is entitled to receive a portion of the cash proceeds received by the SunEdison parties in the Third Party Sale Transaction. The Company has received $6.7 million in cash proceeds from this arrangement.
In May 2015, SunEdison entered into a share purchase agreement with the stockholders of Latin America Power Holding, B.V. (“LAP”), to acquire certain hydro-electric and wind power plants located in Peru with a combined nameplate capacity of 72.5 MW (the “Peru Facilities”). SunEdison intended to transfer the Peru Facilities to the Company after the closing of the acquisition.
The share purchase agreement was subsequently terminated by the parties thereto and, as a result of such termination, the Company will not acquire the Peru Facilities from SunEdison. All outstanding claims pending before arbitration tribunals and courts among the parties to the share purchase agreement were resolved pursuant to a settlement agreement entered into among the parties to the share purchase agreement on March 3, 2016 and a subsequent settlement agreement entered into among the parties to the share purchase agreement on April 20, 2016. The Company, which had no contractual obligation in connection with the LAP transaction, was not named as a party in any such arbitration or court proceeding and has no liability arising out of the settlement agreement.
In June 2015, the Company entered into a stock purchase agreement (the “GME Agreement”) with the stockholders of Globeleq Mesoamérica Energy (Wind) Limited (“GME”) to acquire four wind power plants and a solar power plant in Honduras, Costa Rica and Nicaragua representing an aggregate capacity of 326.0MW, as well as GME’s wind and solar development platform. The aggregate consideration payable by the Company to GME would have been comprised of $337.9 million in cash and 701,754 shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, plus interest of 15.0% per annum on the purchase price accruing from October 1, 2015. Immediately following the acquisition of GME by the Company, the Company expected to sell GME’s development platform to SunEdison. In addition, shortly following the completion of the GME acquisition, the Company expected to pay $46.9 million to SunEdison for the Choluteca solar power plant upon the closing of a separate purchase agreement between SunEdison and GME, subject to a potential downward adjustment based on the actual tariff rates awarded to the power plant.
The consummation of the GME transaction was subject to various conditions, including the receipt of consents from the project lenders, which consents were not received by the long-stop date of March 12, 2016 under the GME Agreement. Under the GME Agreement, in the event that the transaction did not close by March 12, 2016, either the Company or the sellers could terminate the transaction. As a result, on March 14, 2016, the Company terminated the GME Agreement. In December 2016, the Company and the stockholders of GME entered into a mutual release agreement pursuant to which each party agreed to release all potential claims against the other party in connection with the GME transaction. Pursuant to the release agreement,