NH Investment & Securities and KEB Hana Bank made an investment of US$70 million in power plants in the outskirts of Chicago. A month ago, NH had made another investment in a U.S. power plant called Cricket Valley Energy Center in the State of New York.
According to industry sources on February 9, NH Investment & Securities and KEB Hana Bank each signed an investment deal to extend a loan of $35 million for three power plants in Aurora and Rockford in Illinois. With a seven-year maturity, the loan is expected to generate an yield of 4.5-4.7 percent per annum.
This investment is made with an American power company LS Power Associates which raised a fund of $300 million. A group of globally famous financial companies, including ING Capital ($30 million), GE Capital ($33 million), Montreal Bank ($25 million), BNP Paribas ($15 million), and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group ($15 million) participated in the deal.
LS Power Associates plans to use the proceeds to pay back the money it borrowed to acquire the Aurora and Rockford power plants.
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