SunEdison, Inc., Vivint Solar and TerraForm Power, Inc. today announced that SunEdison and Vivint Solar have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which SunEdison will acquire Vivint Solar for approximately $2.2 billion, payable in a combination of cash, shares of SunEdison common stock and SunEdison convertible notes.
In connection with SunEdison's proposed acquisition of Vivint Solar, SunEdison has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with a subsidiary of TerraForm Power which, concurrently with the completion of SunEdison's acquisition of Vivint Solar, will acquire Vivint Solar's rooftop solar portfolio, consisting of 523MW expected to be installed by year-end 2015, for $922 million in cash (TERP Purchase Agreement). The 523MW of residential solar projects are expected to provide a 10 year average unlevered CAFD of $81 million, and provide a ten-year average levered cash-on-cash yield of 9.5 percent.
The Vivint Solar management team will join SunEdison. SunEdison's existing RSC development business and the Vivint Solar team will be merged. The transaction expands SunEdison's strong RSC platform.