The proposed acquisition of a controlling stake in the heavily-indebted PV project business of solar manufacturer GCL-Poly has fallen through, with state-owned China Hua Neng now proposing to cherry-pick the more attractive assets from the unit’s 7 GW portfolio.
The opening pages of the first-half update published on the Hong Kong exchange made all the right noises with the company set to be acquired by a Chinese state-owned entity. But the balance sheet makes for shocking reading.
The Hong Kong listed developer is set to bank just south of $1.75 million from a Chinese state-backed partial stake sale in two PV projects, but will have to cut an awful lot more deals of that scale to keep creditors at bay.
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