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Aug 4, 2021

Prudential Private Capital invests $60M in Rougaroux Power Holdings

CHICAGO, July 21, 2021 – Prudential Private Capital provided $60 million of senior secured notes to Rougaroux Power Holdings, LLC, an indirect owner of a 192 MW operating hydroelectric project located in Louisiana. Prudential Private Capital is a leading source of private debt for public and private companies and is the private capital arm of PGIM, the $1.4 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

“We are proud to continue supporting a high-performing hydro facility, which is among the newest and largest hydroelectric facilities built in the US in the last 30 years,” said Ingrida Soldatova, Senior Vice President of Prudential Private Capital’s Power group.

"Our partnership with Rougaroux Power Holdings reinforces our long-term commitment to investments in Real Assets. In the first half of 2021, we have invested nearly $900 million across energy and power alone.” - Wendy Carlson, Managing Director at Prudential Private Capital

“Our involvement with this asset dates back to 1990, reinforcing our relationship-based, long-term financing strategy,” said Carlson.

Relationship Highlights:

  • Catalyst Old River Hydroelectric LP - investment in the original 30-year leveraged lease financing in 1990.
  • Gator Power Holdings I - $40 million of Senior Secured Notes to fund a portion of ArcLight’s acquisition in 2011.
  • Gator Power Holdings II - $70 million of Senior Secured Notes to support a refinancing in 2015.

“Our Real Assets platform continues to expand and achieve strong origination activity across energy, power, infrastructure, and credit tenant lease sectors. With nearly $30 billion AUM across nine global deal teams, we play an active role in the market,” said Soldatova.

For nearly 100 years, Prudential Private Capital has been partnering with a wide range of corporations, sponsors, and institutions to provide valuable insights, guidance, and customized capital solutions that enable them to achieve their growth and funding goals. In an industry where capital can seem like a commodity and relationships are often fleeting and transactional, we are known for building enduring local partnerships based on a steady and patient commitment to our partners’ long-term capital needs. With regional teams in 15 offices around the world, we manage a portfolio of nearly $98 billion for our partners. All data as of Mar. 31, 2021.

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