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Agrinos Announces Appointment of Kevin Helash as New Chief Executive Officer
Oslo, Norway (November 20, 2017) - The Agrinos Board of Directors is delighted to announce it has appointed Kevin Helash as Chief Executive Officer for the organization. His tenure is effective immediately.
Rabbalshede Kraft appoints Mads Miltersen as CEO
The Board of Rabbalshede Kraft has appointed Mads Miltersen as the new CEO of the company. He succeeds Håkan Frick, who has been acting CEO since August 2016.
Mads has a background from EnergiMidt where he has held several positions, including CFO and CEO. Prior to EnergiMidt Mads has held various positions such as Manager Finance at Ericsson Diax and auditor at BDO.
Manor Group acquires sustainable clothing company Ecoalf Recycled Fabrics SL
MADRID, LUXEMBOURG (February 23, 2017) - Manor Group announced today that it has acquired 65.9% of Ecoalf Recycled Fabrics SL and has entered into a framework agreement to provide capital dedicated to grow the company in the coming years. Ecoalf is a leader in the design and manufacturing of clothing from recycled materials.
Ecoalf was created in 2012 by Javier Goyeneche to realise innovation in sustainable clothing. More than a conscious clothing brand, Ecoalf’s mission is to create the first generation of recycled products with the same attention to quality and design as the best non-recycled products in the market. Current initiatives operate to manufacture discarded fishing nets, PET plastic bottles, used tyres, coffee, post-industrial cottons and wool into high quality yarns and components for clothing, accessories and footwear. In order to ensure transparency and provide the highest levels of quality, the Ecoalf team manages the full process from waste collection to recycling technologies, manufacture, design and retail.
Manor Group is a leading sustainability investor active in energy and agriculture technologies, in 15 geographies worldwide. Ecoalf will allow Manor Group to further diversify with an exposure to a new sector of activity in different geographies.
Jean Baptiste Oldenhove, Managing Director of Manor Group, said: “We are convinced that this investment in Ecoalf will be another key milestone in the development of Manor Group. We are looking forward to developing Ecoalf with Javier Goyeneche and the team at Ecoalf, meeting the growing demand for sustainable consumption from customers around the world. This is another step in Manor Group’s mission to transforming industries towards higher sustainability and resource efficiency. As rightly stated by ECOALF team we need to act “Because there is no planet B””.
Javier Goyeneche, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ecoalf, added: “I believe Manor Group is the perfect partner to enable us to bring Ecoalf to the next level. As an important investor in different projects with focus on sustainability I felt they really understood our philosophy and were willing to support us in all the future investments needed to demonstrate that fashion is not just about looking good. It is also about doing what is right and feeling good about it - in respect of people and the environment”.
Ecoalf has been created to prove that a sustainable fashion brand is possible without sacrificing aesthetics. Thanks to the most advanced technologies in recycling, Ecoalf transforms wasted materials like fishing nets, plastic bottles, tires and even coffee leftovers into high quality fabrics and then into designer clothes. Follow the company at www.Ecoalf.com and www.facebook.com/Ecoalf
ABOUT MANOR GROUP
Manor Group is a long term investor in the field of natural resource efficiency. As a private industrial company, Manor Group provides long-term development capital to entrepreneurs and industrial projects. Manor Group’s objective is to operate from a select number of platform companies all geared towards a better and more efficient use of energy and natural resources. Manor Group is active in clean energy in France, Sweden and Austria and in agriculture technologies in 15 geographies. Follow the company at www.manor-group.com
Ecoalf Recycled Fabrics SL
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LIST OF PARTIES INVOLVED
Baker & McKenzie (Legal)
KPMG (Commercial due diligence) KPMG (Financial due diligence) KPMG (Tax due diligence)
Velasco Abogados Firm
Greystone Infrastructure Fund partners with Manor Group in Swedish renewable energy platform, Rabbalshede Kraft
TORONTO and LUXEMBOURG (February 2, 2017) – The Greystone Infrastructure Fund (“Greystone”), managed by Canadian institutional fund manager Greystone Managed Investments Inc., and Manor Group today announced that Greystone has acquired an equity interest in Rabbalshede Kraft AB (publ) (“Rabbalshede Kraft”), an established developer and operator of wind projects based in Sweden.
Formed in 2005, Rabbalshede Kraft is a renewable power producer that owns and operates 71 turbines across 8 proprietary wind farms and manages a total of 334 MW across 139 wind turbines.
“Greystone’s investment in Rabbalshede Kraft provides scalability for future deployment of capital on behalf of our institutional investors and establishes a strategic foothold in the Nordic renewable market,” said Jeff Mouland, head of Greystone’s infrastructure strategy. “Investing in quality, mid-market assets that can provide our investors with a mix of long term cash yield and capital appreciation is a key focus of Greystone’s investment strategy. We are delighted to be working alongside the Rabbalshede Kraft team and look forward to our strategic partnership with Manor Group going forward.”
Rabbalshede Kraft: The production for October 2016 totaled in 56.7 GWh
Strong winds during most of the month resulted in a production of 56.7 GWh (38.6 GWh), which is around 10% above expectations.
In October, accessibility has remained high over 99%.
Agrinos announces deregistration from NOTC
As approved by Agrinos AS shareholders at an Extraordinary General Assembly meeting on 5 October 2016, Agrinos AS will deregister from the Norwegian Over the Conter market effective at the end of trading on 18 November 2016.
Agrinos Expands Partnership with Zuari Agri Sciences
Agrinos is pleased to announce the expansion of its partnership with Indian fertilizer, seed and crop care product provider Zuari Agri Sciences Ltd.
Agrinos Opens a New State-of-the-Art Microbial Crop Input Production Facility in Portland, Oregon
New facility adds production capacity to meet growing U.S. and worldwide demand of High Yield Technology microbial crop inputs.
Rabbalshede Kraft - production for August 2016
Good wind conditions during the month resulted in a production of 40,1 GWh (39,0 GWh), which is around 25% above expectations.
In August, accessibility has remained high over 99%.
Cycleenergy - Pellets sales up 49% to 16,600 tons at Gaishorn plant
Cycleenergy Gaishorn sold 16,600 tons of high quality pellets in H1 2016, an increase of 49% compared to the same period in 2015. The strategy to focus on production adhering to the high quality EnPlus A1 standard as well as on increased product availability allows Cycleenergy to collaborate with the best pellet dealers in the region, achieving high levels of customer satisfaction and good volume growth in a highly competitive market.
Agrinos Announces Conversion of Bond with Strategic Investors
Agrinos announces that it has completed the conversion of the outstanding Senior Convertible Bond into 34,760,275 shares at the agreed conversion rate of NOK 4 per share. Following completion of the conversion of the Bond the Company's share capital is NOK 1,532,386.57 divided among 153,238,657 shares each having a par value of NOK 0.01.
The bond, issued on November 12, 2014, was guaranteed by Agrinos' shareholders and strategic investors Manor Investment S.A. and Havfonn AS, as well as former Board of Directors member Gerardo Esquer.
Rabbalshede Kraft - Production for July 2016 totaled 28 GWh
High local winds during July resulted in a production of 28 GWh, which is 12% above expectations.
Rabbalshede Kraft signs service and maintenance agreement with Gnosjö Energy
Rabbalshede will be responsible for the management and operation monitoring for Gnosjö Energy's four wind turbines with an installed capacity of 10 MW and a yearly production of about 22.5 GWh of electricity.
"We are very happy to receive this mandate from Gnosjö Energy and are looking forward to work with them. The agreement is part of Rabbalshede strategy, that in addition to managing our own farms we also offer services to other operators in the market” says Lars Larsson, COO of Rabbalshede Kraft.
Gnosjö Energy was formed in 2010 to own and manage the wind farm Kulltorp, Gnosjö Energy is owned by four companies within the Folksam group.
Agrinos and Kova Fertilizer Partnership Brings Innovative Biological Crop Solutions to Midwestern Growers
Agrinos is pleased to announce a new distribution partnership with Kova Fertilizers.
Rabbalshede Kraft appoints Håkan Frick as acting CEO
Håkan Frick has been appointed acting CEO of Rabbalshede Kraft starting August 1, 2016 and until further notice.
Håkan is currently an independent consultant with over 20 years’ experience from leading positions in companies such as ABB, Calderys, WM-data and Volvo.
Agrinos - Combined First and Second Quarter 2016 Interim Report
- Agrinos and EuroChem Group AG (“EuroChem”) enter into Equity Investment, Sales & Distribution and Research & Development Agreements
- Private Placement with Manor Investments, Havfonn AS and EuroChem raise USD 20 million to support Agrinos business development strategy
- Rudolf von Plettenberg appointed to Agrinos Board of Directors
- Distributor Relationship with Dehua and Huapu to Bolster Farmer access to Agrinos products in China
- Partnership with Geolife Agritech will expand presence of High Yield Technology Biological Crop Inputs for Organic Farming in India
- Agrinos receives OMRI Certification for iNvigorate, B Sure and Agrinos 5-0-0 in the US
- Fabricio Benatti joins Agrinos as Vice President, Latin America Commercial Operations
- H1 2016 Sales Revenue of USD 2.3 million vs. USD 2.5 million in H1 2015, with significant increase in H1 sales revenue in the core geographies of North America and India
- H1 2016 Operating Expenses reduced by USD 1.0 million vs. H1 2015, a 10% reduction as a result of improved cost management throughout the Company
Agrinos Announces the Addition of John Eustermann as General Counsel
Agrinos, a leading biological crop input provider committed to improving the productivity and sustainability of agriculture worldwide, announces the addition of John Eustermann as General Counsel.
In his new role, Eustermann will oversee all legal matters for Agrinos. He will work closely with the company’s business units, global functions and external legal partners to support Agrinos’ growth strategy.
ARDIAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND RABBALSHEDE KRAFT TO SUPPLY GOOGLE WITH CLEAN ENERGY FROM NEW WIND FARM IN SWEDEN
Ardian, the independent private investment company, and Rabbalshede Kraft, the Swedish independent green energy producer, have entered in a joint venture to build and operate a 76MW wind farm in Southern Sweden - one of the best areas for onshore wind in Europe. The wind farm has been developed by Rabbalshede Kraft. Ardian will hold a 75% stake and Rabbalshede Kraft a 25% stake.All electricity produced to be off-taken by Google under a long term contract.
Rabbalshede Kraft's production for June 2016 totaled in 25,8 GWh
Normal winds in the area for the company's wind farms during the month resulted in a production of 25,8 GWh (32,2 GWh), which is around 4% above expectations. In June, accessibility has remained high over 98%.
Agrinos Announces Distribution Relationship with Dehua and Huapu to Bolster Farmer Access to Agrinos Products in China
Agrinos, a leading biological crop input provider committed to improving the productivity and sustainability of agriculture worldwide, is pleased to announce a partnership with leading Chinese crop nutrient providers Shenzhen Dehua Fertilizer Ltd. (Dehua) and Beijing Huapu Fertilizer Ltd. (Huapu).
Agrinos Partnership with Geolife Agritech Expands Presence of High Yield Technology Biological Crop Inputs in for Organic Farming in India
Agrinos, a leading biological crop input provider committed to improving the productivity and sustainability of agriculture worldwide, is pleased to announce a new distribution partnership with organic crop care product provider Geolife Agritech India Pvt. Ltd.
Cycleenergy launches new website
Cycleenergy launched their new website. To check it out, please go to www.cycleenergy.com.
Agrinos - Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Interim Report Published
Agrinos published its fourth quarter and full year 2015 interim report.
Rabbalshede Kraft Year End report 2015
Rabbalshede Kraft AB today published its Year End Report.
Agrinos Announces Rudolf von Plettenberg as New Member to its Board of Directors
OSLO, Norway (February 8, 2016) ― Agrinos AS (“Agrinos”), a global leader in biological crop nutrition products, is pleased to announce the addition of Rudolf Graf von Plettenberg its Board of Directors. Mr. Plettenberg was approved to serve on the Board of Agrinos by shareholders at an Extraordinary General Assembly meeting held in Oslo, Norway on February 5, 2016.
Agrinos and EuroChem Sign Equity Investment and Two Collaboration Agreements
EuroChem Group AG, a leading global agrochemical company, and Agrinos AS, a global leader in biological crop nutrition products, have today jointly signed an equity investment and two strategic collaboration agreements.
Rabbalshede Kraft's production in 2015 totalled 583.5 GWh
Better winds than normal during the year resulted in a production of 583.5 GWh which is more than 10% above expectations.
During 2015 the wind farms were able to maintain a high availability of nearly 98%.
Rabbalshede Kraft raises MSEK 312 through preferential rights issue
The application period for Rabbalshede Kraft AB’s (publ) preferential rights issue has expired. In total 52 019 001 B-shares were subscribed for at SEK 6 per share.
From the preferential rights issue the company raises approximately MSEK 312 before transaction costs.
Rabbalshede Kraft signs service and maintenance agreement with LEVA in Lysekil
Rabbalshede Kraft has signed a three-year management agreement with LEVA in Lysekil.
Rabbalshede will be responsible for service and corrective maintenance of their wind farm.
Agrinos AS and EuroChem Group AG Announce Intention to Enter Into Distribution & Sales, Research & Development, and Equity Investment Agreements
Oslo, Norway, and Zug, Switzerland, December 16, 2015 ― EuroChem Group AG (EuroChem), a leading global agrochemical company and one of the world's leading mineral fertilizer producers, and Agrinos AS (Agrinos), a global leader in biological crop nutrition products, today jointly announce their intention to enter into multi-year marketing, distribution & sales, research & development and equity investment agreements.
Rabbalshede Kraft has been granted permission to build 57 wind turbines in the municipality of Härjedalen
Windfarm Åndberg in Lillhärdal, Härjedalen, has been authorized by the County Administrative Board in Västernorrland. The wind farm comprises of up to 57 wind turbines with a total height of 180 meters.