Francesca Drake is an associate in the Corporate group and has advised on a range of cross border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, acquisition financings, fundraisings and equity capital market transactions.

Francesca has acted for international and domestic private investors and listed funds in the renewable energy sector, as well as clients in the technology and financial services sectors.

    • BlackRock in connection with its acquisition of a 160MW development-stage onshore wind project in Norway.
    • NextEnergy Solar Fund in connection with its acquisition of a 53MW portfolio of operational solar PV projects in the UK from Hawha Q Cells GmbH.
    • NextEnergy Solar Fund in connection with its acquisition of a number of UK solar PV projects with a total capacity of around 35MW.
    • Bluefield Solar Income Fund in connection with its acquisition of two sub 5MW development-stage solar PV projects in the UK.
    • BlackRock in connection with its acquisition of a portfolio of three UK solar PV projects with a total capacity of 30MW.
    • European Energy A/S a Danish investor, in connection with the acquisition and onward sale of its 28MW portfolio of UK solar PV projects.
    • Athos Solar, a German investor, in connection with the acquisition and onward sale of its 44MW portfolio of UK solar PV projects.

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