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Mumbai; January 19, 2018

Vector Green managed by IDFC Alternatives completes refinancing of two solar projects in Telangana

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Mumbai, Friday, January 19, 2018:† Vector Green Energy, a portfolio company of India Infrastructure Fund II managed by IDFC Alternatives, announced the first set of closing and financing of two solar farms in Telangana state. This is a part of its acquisition of projects aggregating 223 MWp from First Solar. Along with the acquisition, the SPVs have also raised long term non-recourse financing from IndusInd Bank and L&T Infra Debt Fund to refinance the existing project lenders. IIB and L&T Finance have together sanctioned more than Rs 1000 cr to Vector Green towards the acquisition of First Solar portfolio.

Vector Green is currently progressing on acquiring another ~240 MWp of operating capacity from different owners. The binding agreements for these capacities have already been executed and IIF II expects to complete the respective acquisitions by March 2018. Once completed, Vector Greenís operating base would expand to 350 MWp. The capacities being aggregated are being managed by a 15 member central management team at Vector Greenís Mumbai office.

Mr. Aditya Aggarwal, Partner, IDFC Alternatives leading the renewable initiative said "We are delighted at the prospect of adding the First Solar set of projects and diversifying our lender base. Consistent with our stated strategy of aggregating operating renewable assets, we are continuing to target high quality cash generating and operating renewable assets, with the aim of expanding to 500-600 MW of operating capacity by the end of 2018. In line with this expansion IIF II will ramp-up the central management team strength of Vector Green to 25-30 people this year."

About IDFC Alternatives
IDFC Alternatives is one of India's largest alternatives fund manager with AUM of USD 3.4 billion. It was founded in 2002. IDFC Alternatives manages 9 India dedicated funds across 3 asset classes: Private Equity, Infrastructure and Real Estate with a dedicated and experienced team of [34] investment professionals. IDFC Alternatives is a wholly owned subsidiary of IDFC Limited. For more information about IDFC Alternatives, please visit www.idfc.com

About Vector Green
India Infrastructure Fund II has established Vector Green Energy Private Limited ("Vector Green") as the operating cum holding company for its control investments in the renewable energy space. IIF II plans to aggregate controlling stakes in operating capacities under Vector Greenís experienced technical team.

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