Valia Energía announces CEO and CFO appointments and the acquisition of new assets

  • With a long career trajectory in the energy sector, Narcís de Carreras Roques seeks to advance the growth of Valia Energía as a key operator in the energy system in Mexico.
  • Following the completion of the acquisition of the EVM Energía portfolio, Valia Energía will exceed 3.1 GW of installed electricity generation capacity in the country.

 

Mexico City, January 16th, 2023.- Valia Energía, the most recent Actis-backed energy platform in Mexico, announces the appointment of Narcís de Carreras Roques as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Arturo Infanzón Favela as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), as well as the agreement for the acquisition of the EVM Energía portfolio, with an installed capacity of almost 1 GW.

Narcís de Carreras has extensive experience in the energy sector, with prior executive and strategic positions across Mexico, Latin America and Europe. With his experience and vision, De Carreras intends to advance the growth of Valia Energía at the center of the Energy Transition in the country.

“I am thrilled to return to Mexico and join Valia Energía as CEO with the firm purpose of becoming a key player in accelerating the Energy Transition in Mexico. With a clear spirit of collaboration with the country's energy authorities and the communities where we operate, we are focused on delivering excellence and sustainability in our operations. Our team has many years of experience in the Mexican energy sector and, together with Actis' successful track record in Mexico and the region, we have the ambition to grow the company as the new leader of the energy sector in this great country," said De Carreras.

For his part, Arturo Infanzón joins Valia Energía as CFO, bringing extensive experience of more than two decades in the management of businesses associated with energy infrastructure, renewable energy and utilities. With extensive knowledge of the capital markets, mergers, acquisitions and tenders in Mexico, Infanzón will be a key asset in the growth of the company.

Along with these incorporations, Valia Energía announced the signing of binding agreements for the acquisition of the EVM Energía portfolio, made up of two assets with an electricity generation capacity of 950 MW. Strategically located near Mexico City, these facilities have state-of-the-art GE technology, which translates into greater efficiency and reliability. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2023. Closing is subject to obtaining the corresponding regulatory authorizations.

These assets are added to the existing ones of Valia Energía, five power generation plants in operation with a total capacity of 2.2 GW and an adjacent natural gas pipeline, located in the northeast of the country. With this, Valia Energía, with a total of 3.1 GW of low-carbon energy installed capacity, reinforces its commitment to the Energy Transition of Mexico, producing the reliable and affordable energy that the country requires for the development of its industries, communities and Mexican families.

“These appointments and the transaction we are announcing today are a key milestone in the evolution of Valia Energía and underpin the role the company will play in the energy transition in Mexico” commented Michael Harrington, Chairman of the Board of Valia Energía and Partner of Actis. “We have formed a team and asset base of the highest quality that will seek to become a leading platform in the region following the formula that Actis has successfully replicated worldwide: build scale energy platforms, leveraging best practices and following the highest social responsibility standards,” concluded Harrington.

 

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About Valia Energía

Valia Energía is a Mexican energy company that generates electricity for daily consumption in homes, industries and municipalities. Valia Energía has the ambition to position itself at the center of Mexico's energy transition, towards a cleaner sustainable future, while providing the affordable and reliable energy that the country requires for its prosperity.

The name "Valia Energía" reflects the fundamental principles of our company: the conviction that our values generate value, the courage to act and the value proposition that we offer to our clients and to the communities where we invest.

Valia Energía will operate a total of 3.1 GW in seven electricity generation assets and associated natural gas transportation infrastructure in Mexico.

 

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About Actis

Actis is a leading global investor in sustainable infrastructure. Actis has raised $24 billion since its inception and has more than $15 billion in assets under management. A team of more than 120 investment professionals operates from 19 offices across five continents. Actis' global experience, operational know-how and distinctive culture enable it to build and operate global sustainability leaders at scale, while delivering competitive returns for institutional investors and a measurable positive impact for countries, cities and communities where it operates.

Actis' energy infrastructure team invests on a global scale in the purchase and construction of power generation businesses, supporting the energy transition and accelerating the path to Net Zero. Actis has invested in more than 70 renewable energy projects to date, with approximately 27 GW of renewable energy capacity globally and aims to reach a further 12.5 GW. Actis is investing its latest Energy 5 fund, which represents US$6 billion of investable capital.

Actis is a signatory to the United Nations backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), an investor initiative developed by the UNEP FI and the UN Global Compact. The firm has consistently been awarded the highest rating score in the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) independent assessment.

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