ReNew Power issues green bonds worth $400 million
ReNew Energy Global Plc has announced that India Clean Energy Holdings, a Mauritian entity, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of ReNew Energy Global Plc (the parent company of ReNew Power Private Limited), has raised US$400 million at 4.5 percent by issuing senior secured dollar notes.
The dollar notes are certified green bonds by Climate Bond Initiative and will be listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). These Green Bonds have a tenor of 5.25 years. This is the first High Yield issuance out of the ASEAN and South Asian regions in 2022.
These notes were subscribed to by investors from the US and Asia at about 40 percent each and the balance by EMEA-based investors. The bulk of notes was subscribed to by long-only fund managers and pension funds. So far, the Company, through its subsidiaries, has raised more than US$3.5 billion across eight such issuances, of which seven are outstanding.
The amount raised would be used by ReNew's subsidiaries to refinance existing high-cost debt and fund capital expenditure in renewable energy assets or for other purposes as permitted by law
Speaking about the amount raised, President Corporate Finance, Mr. Kailash Vaswani, said: "In line with our rapid expansion plans to accelerate India's energy transition, this issuance goes a long way in helping us meet our robust growth objectives and reduce our cost of capital. We will continue to seek fundraising opportunities to refinance our existing debt with lower-cost fixed-rate green bonds."