BlackRock Alternatives (BlackRock), through a fund managed by its Diversified Infrastructure business, has agreed to acquire Jupiter Power (Jupiter), a US operator and developer of stand-alone, utility-scale battery energy storage systems.
EnCap Energy Transition Fund I (EETF I) and co-investment partners Yorktown Partners and Mercuria Energy are selling Jupiter, and the transaction is expected to close in late 2022, subject to customary closing conditions.
The acquisition of Jupiter by BlackRock’s Diversified Infrastructure business, part of BlackRock Alternatives, is the second exit transaction by EnCap’s $1.2 billion EETF I. In addition to Jupiter, EETF I has backed leading energy transition companies, including Catalyze Energy (distributed commercial and industrial solar plus batteries), Solar Proponent (large scale solar), Triple Oak Power (utility scale wind power) and Arbor Renewable Gas (clean fuels), among others.
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