From L to R: Markus Ganterer (CFO, CE), Franck Constant (CEO, CE), Parinya Narkprasert (Team head of Corporate Banking, TMB), Nattakul Arunyakasem (Team lead of Investment Banking, TMB)
TMB Bank is further expanding its financing activities in the commercial and industrial (C&I) solar sector by providing Thailand-based Constant Energy Group with a 1.5 billion THB (approx. US$50 million) long term green project finance loan package. The funding will be deployed to further expand Constant Energy’s sizeable portfolio of solar energy projects for leading C&I clients in Thailand.
This loan transaction follows the company raising US$15 million via a long-term senior secured loan from Switzerland-based investment firm Global Climate Partnership Fund (GCPF) in February.
Franck Constant, founder and CEO of Constant Energy, commented: “This is our second bank financing concluded this year, and the largest green loan to the commercial and industrial solar sector to date in Thailand. This financing paves the way for our accelerated growth and further demonstrates Constant Energy’s long-term commitment to, and confidence in, Thailand – through providing reliable, distributed renewable energy supply and working in partnership with our clients by reducing their operating cost and with the communities by supporting the local economy, providing employment opportunities and protecting the environment.”
Alexander Langfeldt, Head of Corporate Banking at TMB Bank added, “The financing of these solar plants, based on long-term offtake agreements by established corporate clients, represents one of our flagship transactions in renewable energy and one of the largest C&I deals in the ASEAN region in 2020. We are delighted to work with Constant Energy who demonstrate highly professional and entrepreneurial values in line with our strategy.
At TMB we believe that sustainability is a key component of responsible banking. As such, the renewable energy sphere is one of our focused industries, and we are therefore particularly proud of this transaction as it helps society’s transition towards a lower carbon emitting world.”
Brandon Courban, Executive Director at Olympus Capital and Board Member at Constant Energy concluded, “This facility is an exciting step forward for Constant Energy, and will allow the Company to further accelerate the deployment of clean and reliable power solutions to its C&I partners across Thailand.”