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Column: Transfer Of BELCO To Foreign Owners

Column: Transfer Of BELCO To Foreign Owners

[Opinion column written by Sir John Swan & Michael Murphy] The decision on whether Algonquin Power Utilities Company [Algonquin] is acceptable to the Bermuda people as the 100% foreign owner determining our future fate with respect to the control of our most important utility could not be approaching at a more troubled uncertain economic time in... Read more of this article

RA Invite Comment On Proposed BELCO Sale

RA Invite Comment On Proposed BELCO Sale

The Regulatory Authority [RA] is inviting the public and other interested parties to comment on the proposed purchase of BELCO by Algonquin Power. A spokesperson said, “The Regulatory Authority is inviting the public and other interested parties to comment on the proposed ‘Change of Control’, a proposed transaction concerning the acquisition of... Read more of this article

Timeline For Ascendant Sale Decision Extended

Timeline For Ascendant Sale Decision Extended

The Minister of Home Affairs has extended the statutory timeline for a final decision on the application for Algonquin to purchase the Ascendant Group to October 4th, 2020. A spokesperson said, “On 3 June 2019 Ascendant Group Limited signed an agreement with Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. for Algonquin to purchase the Company for $36 per... Read more of this article

Column: “Committed To Investing In The Island”

Column: “Committed To Investing In The Island”

[Opinion column written by Algonquin CEO Ian Robertson] When Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. [Algonquin] was founded in 1988 to develop and own generating stations in mostly remote regions of Canada, it was imperative to build and maintain strong relationships with the communities in which we operate, primarily through job creation, excellent... Read more of this article

Conyers Advise Algonquin Regarding Ascendant

Conyers Advise Algonquin Regarding Ascendant

Law firm Conyers advised Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. [APUC] in the acquisition of all of Ascendant Group Limited’s issued and outstanding shares. “Under the terms of the all-cash transaction, which has been approved by the board of directors of each company and by the shareholders of Ascendant, Ascendant’s shareholders will receive... Read more of this article

Ascendant Group Shareholders Approve Sale

Ascendant Group Shareholders Approve Sale

The shareholders of Ascendant Group — the parent company of BELCO — today approved the sale of the Company to Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. A spokesperson said, “Ascendant Group Limited, a publicly traded provider of energy and energy-related services, today announced that at the special general meeting of the shareholders... Read more of this article

Minister On Electricity Amendment Act 2019

Minister On Electricity Amendment Act 2019

[Updated with PDF] Speaking in the House of Assembly today [June 7], Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said he will table a Bill entitled the ‘Electricity Amendment Act 2019.’ “Quite coincidentally, we were working on this amendment to the Electricity Act 2016 to assure the proper regulation of the electricity sector when the... Read more of this article

Algonquin Releases ‘Acquisition Fact Sheet’

Algonquin Releases ‘Acquisition Fact Sheet’

With Ascendant Group Limited having signed an agreement with Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp to “sell the Company subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals,” an ‘acquisition fact sheet’ has been released by the Canadian company highlighting its position and intentions regarding the sale. Bloomberg video interview with Algonquin... Read more of this article

ESTU To Meet Regarding Ascendant Sale

ESTU To Meet Regarding Ascendant Sale

The Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] will meet with their members to discuss the planned sale of the Ascendant Group, with the ESTU President noting there is “considerable tension around this announcement, and we will look to make sure our members can voice their queries.” Agreement To Sell Ascendant To Canadian Company For $365 Million Yesterday,... Read more of this article

RA To “Evaluate” Proposed Sale Of BELCO

RA To “Evaluate” Proposed Sale Of BELCO

[Updated] The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda said they “will evaluate the proposed change of control of BELCO in accordance with the provisions of applicable legislation and any Ministerial directions.” This follows after Ascendant, the parent company of BELCO, confirmed that they signed an agreement with Algonquin Power & Utilities... Read more of this article

Ascendant Sign Agreement To Sell Company

Ascendant Sign Agreement To Sell Company

[Updated: Ascendant, the parent company of BELCO, confirmed they have signed an agreement with Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp to “sell the Company subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals," while a statement from Algonquin — which lists its head office in Ontario, Canada — said that under the terms of the all-cash transaction, "Ascendant’s... Read more of this article

Ascendant Invite Groups To Submit Proposal

Ascendant Invite Groups To Submit Proposal

[Updated] “At the request of Ascendant Group Limited, the Bermuda Stock Exchange [BSX] has suspended trading of Ascendant’s common shares pending an announcement by the Company,” the BSX stated this morning [April 1]. Last time the BSX suspended trading of Ascendant shares, back in January, Ascendant — the parent company of BELCO... Read more of this article

Govt’s Policy Directions: Possible Sale Of BELCO

Govt’s Policy Directions: Possible Sale Of BELCO

[Updated] Speaking in the House of Assembly today [March 22], Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban provided an overview of the policy directions that he provided to the Regulatory Authority. This follows after the Ascendant Group — the parent company of BELCO — said they are “evaluating strategic alternatives, including the potential sale of... Read more of this article