Deal details

Hollandse Kust Zuid Offshore Wind Farm Project Financing


BASF has reached financial close on a complex €1.2 billion M&A and non-recourse project financing transaction for the acquisition of a 49.5% stake in Vatenfall's Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm project, the subsequent sale of 51 percent of its stake to Allianz Capital Partners and construction of the project. The financing was provided by a club of international lenders and it is an example how M&A and project financing techniques can be used to support the transition of an industrial company.The project is expected to become fully operational in 2023 and is the first non-subsidised wind farm project in the Netherlands. Once fully operational, Hollandse Kust Zuid will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world with 140 wind turbines and a total installed capacity of 1.5 gigawatts.BASF is acquiring the power produced from the wind farm for its ownership share through a long-term power purchase agreement.

Assets involved

Companies involved

  • DZ Bank, National Westminster Bank, Societe Generale, Bank of China, Landesbank Baden - Wurttemberg (LBBW), ING Bank, Standard Chartered, Helaba (Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
  • BASF SE, Allianz Capital Partners
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB)
  • Air Liquide SA, BASF SE
  • DLA Piper
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB)
  • Loyens & Loeff, Watson Farley & Williams
  • Deutsche Bank

Key information

HKZ Investor Holdings



Renewables / Offshore wind


Project & Infrastructure Finance


Tranche information

Term Loan


Euro - EUR


20.0 years