Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) March 9, 2011
APR Energy LLC, a leading provider of major turnkey temporary power generation services, announced today that private investment funds managed separately by Soros Fund Management LLC and by existing investor, Albright Capital Management LLC, have committed to invest $250 million in the Company. The transaction provides substantial new growth capital, which APR Energy intends to use to significantly increase its fleet of power generators and expand its operating footprint in South America and Africa.
“We are thrilled to have such significant support from these high caliber investors and look forward to their contributions at the Board level of the company,” said John Campion, APR Energy’s Founder and CEO who has been with the Company since 2001 and will remain a significant shareholder. “We view their commitment to APR as a strong vote of confidence in our business model, seasoned management team, and the considerable growth opportunities we see in the temporary power market globally. We will deploy this new capital to address the strong and increasing demand for fast-track deployment and operation of temporary power solutions within emerging markets, particularly South America and Africa. We also want to thank exiting investor, Levant Capital, for their support over the past two years and help strengthening our capital position and doubling the Company’s sales and cash flows.”
"Emerging markets worldwide have an acute and rapidly growing need for power," stated Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chair of Albright Capital Management LLC (ACM). "We are glad to have an established relationship with APR Energy, who, with great integrity and strong logistical capabilities, provides large block turnkey temporary power to companies and governments, when required, and as they work towards sustainable long-term solutions."
APR Energy also announced that it has been awarded a new contract for the supply of a 30MW power solution to National Electricity Company of Burkina (SONABEL) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The Company was also recently awarded a contract extension for the supply of a 40MW power solution to CELEC EP S.A. in Santa Elena, Ecuador, and a new contract that would extend the life of a currently existing 60MW APR power solution to Electro Peru in Trujillo, Peru. Including these new agreements, APR Energy currently has contracts to provide power generation solutions to customers and communities in Argentina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Haiti and Peru.
“This new capital will empower APR to invest in the products and services that will propel the company to a higher level of business operations,” said Laurence Anderson, APR Energy’s President and COO. “Our rapidly expanding organization will be able to grow faster and more vibrantly in the and will be even better equipped to serve our customers around the globe.”
Campion commented, “These contract awards are the result of our team’s strong track record of providing fast, reliable and high-quality services to our partners. They also are an indication of our strong pipeline and momentum that we are building through the execution of our growth plan.”
About APR Energy APR Energy specializes in the sale of reliable and efficient electricity through the rapid deployment of Customized Turnkey Power Solutions. APR’s power generation solutions coupled with comprehensive operation and maintenance services and flexible commercial terms have established APR as a leader in the power industry. In addition to its business of providing these world- class power solutions, APR Energy also implements philanthropic projects at each plant location through its Community Development Program, which aims to build and maintain close relationships with its neighbors through projects and donations in health and education.
About Quantum Strategic Partners, Ltd.
Quantum Strategic Partners, Ltd. (“QSP”), the Soros Fund Management fund investing in APR Energy, focuses on capital-intensive start-ups, buyouts and growth equity transactions. QSP seeks to acquire world-class assets that can generate strong and growing cash flows.
About Albright Capital Management
Established in 2003, ACM is an independent investment adviser focused on the global emerging markets, featuring frontier markets. The ACM team benefits from a partnership with Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm. ACM seeks attractive risk-adjusted returns, primarily by executing deep value investments with an absolute return objective, a long-term investment horizon, primary source research including political risk assessment, value addition to portfolio companies, and integration of environmental, social, and governance criteria.
About Levant Capital
Levant Capital Limited is an independent investment firm focused on making private equity investments in middle market companies with growth opportunities in the Middle East, Turkey, and North Africa. Established in 2006, the firm is based in Dubai and manages several investment vehicles that count international institutions and leading GCC family offices as investors. Levant Capital is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.