On November 7, 2016, the unsecured creditors’ committee in the SunEdison Bankruptcy filed a motion with the bankruptcy court seeking standing to assert against the Company, on behalf of SunEdison, avoidance claims arising from intercompany transactions between the Company and SunEdison. The Company’s objection to the standing motion was filed on November 29, 2016. The unsecured creditors’ committee filed a reply and supplemental reply in support of its standing motion on December 5, 2016 and December 21, 2016, respectively. On March 6, 2017, the Company entered into a settlement agreement with SunEdison in connection with the SunEdison Bankruptcy and the Merger Agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”), pursuant to which SunEdison would release any potential avoidance claims it may have against the Company. The Settlement Agreement was approved by the Bankruptcy Court on June 7, 2017; however, its effectiveness is conditional on the completion of the Brookfield Transaction. If the Settlement Agreement becomes effective, the Company expects this standing motion will be withdrawn. If the Settlement Agreement is terminated or if the standing motion is not withdrawn, the Company expects to vigorously contest this standing motion and, if standing is granted, the underlying avoidance claims. The Company is unable to provide any assurances as to the ultimate outcome of these claims or that an adverse resolution of a legal proceeding, if commenced, would not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position and results of operations.
On July 14, 2016, Renova Energia, S.A. (“Renova”) filed a request for arbitration against TerraForm Global, Inc., TerraForm Global, LLC, TerraForm Global Brazil Holding B.V. and TERP GLBL Brasil I Participacoes S.A. (collectively, the “TerraForm Global Parties”) in the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (the “Renova Arbitration”). Renova alleges, among other things, that TerraForm Global, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries listed above: (i) fraudulently induced Renova to enter into the acquisition agreements related to the Salvador and Bahia wind power plants, the omnibus closing agreement with respect to such acquisitions, and the put/call arrangement entered into between SunEdison and Renova in connection with the Renova Transaction based on misleading and false representations about their and SunEdison’s financial condition and prospects; (ii) aided and abetted SunEdison’s fraud; (iii) negligently misrepresented their and SunEdison’s financial conditions and prospects; (iv) committed related violations of federal and state securities laws; (v) breached express warranties under the applicable acquisition agreements; (vi) wrongfully refused to repurchase from Renova seven million shares of TerraForm Global, Inc. Class A common stock pursuant to Renova’s put exercise notice of March 31, 2016, in breach of the put/call arrangement entered into between SunEdison and Renova in connection with the Renova Transaction; and (vii) unjustly enriched themselves. Renova seeks, among other relief, rescission of the Salvador and Bahia transactions, and/or damages in an amount to be determined in the arbitration of not less than $250 million, representing the drop in value of the 20,327,499 shares of TerraForm Global, Inc. Class A common stock Renova received in the Salvador transaction, from its $15/share IPO price to its trading level of $3.38/share at the time the request for arbitration was filed, as well as other related losses.
On May 26, 2017, the TerraForm Global Parties entered into a Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release (the “Renova Settlement Agreement”) with Renova. The Renova Settlement Agreement resolves all disputes among the TerraForm Global Parties and Renova that are the subject of the Renova Arbitration.
Pursuant to the Renova Settlement Agreement, the TerraForm Global Parties have agreed to make a one-time settlement payment in the aggregate amount of $15.0 million, in exchange for and contingent on the withdrawal with prejudice of all claims and counterclaims made in the Renova Arbitration and termination of the Renova Arbitration. In addition, 792,495 shares of TerraForm Global, Inc. Class A common stock issued to Renova and currently held in escrow pursuant to the acquisition agreements for the Salvador wind power plant acquired by a subsidiary of the Company will be returned to the Company. None of the parties to the Renova Arbitration has admitted to any wrongdoing or liability with respect to the claims asserted in the Renova Arbitration. Subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions set forth in the Renova Settlement Agreement (including the purchase of Renova’s shares of TerraForm Global, Inc. Class A common stock by an affiliate of Brookfield as described below), the parties have granted each other full releases with respect to any claims arising in connection with the previously completed acquisitions by the Company of the Salvador and Bahia wind power plants from Renova and all related transactions and any other disputes that could arise in the future among the TerraForm Global Parties and Renova concerning or related in any way to such transactions and events, which are the subject of the Renova Arbitration.
Also, concurrently with the execution of the Renova Settlement Agreement, Renova and affiliates of Brookfield entered into a Purchase & Sale Agreement (the “PSA”) with respect to all of the shares of Class A common stock of TerraForm Global, Inc. owned by Renova (excluding the shares to be released from escrow to TerraForm Global, Inc. pursuant to the Renova Settlement Agreement). Pursuant to the terms of the PSA, an affiliate of Brookfield has agreed to purchase 19,535,004 shares of Class A common stock of TerraForm Global, Inc. from Renova for a purchase price in cash of $4.75 per share, or $92,791,269 in the aggregate. The consummation of the share purchase contemplated by the PSA is subject to customary