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Thursday, August 13 2020 - 06:03
Marathon Capital Advises Tokyo Gas on Acquisition of Hecate Energy's 500 MWac Solar Project
CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Marathon Capital, LLC ("Marathon") is pleased to announce that Tokyo Gas 
America Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. ("Tokyo Gas") 
has acquired Hecate Energy LLC's ("Hecate") Aktina Solar Project ("Aktina"). 
Aktina is a 500MWac/631MWdc solar project located in Wharton County, Texas.

Marathon Capital acted as exclusive buy-side financial advisor to Tokyo Gas on 
the transaction, providing comprehensive due diligence support, offtake 
advisory, and project valuation. Aktina is located near the high-demand Houston 
load center and will begin construction in Q3 2020. The generated power will be 
sold to the ERCOT wholesale market. 

With the acquisition of Aktina, the total renewable energy capacity Tokyo Gas 
owns or is under contract to acquire in Japan and globally will exceed 1,200 
MWdc. Tokyo Gas is committed to achieving net zero CO2 emissions by around 2050 
and growing its renewable power capacity in Japan and global markets to 5GW by 
2030 as part of its "Compass 2030" vision.

"It's been great to work with the Marathon Capital team. Their insights and 
guidance have been critical to our first solar project acquisition in the U.S. 
I greatly appreciate their in-depth knowledge of the renewables space and, 
moreover, their ability to understand our objectives and their passion to 
achieve our strategic goal together." -- Ken Kiriishi, Senior Vice President at 
Tokyo Gas America 

"It has been a privilege to work with the Tokyo Gas team on this transaction. 
Project Aktina is one of the largest solar projects in the U.S. and firmly 
establishes Tokyo Gas' place in the U.S. renewables industry. We are pleased to 
be a part of this important milestone for Tokyo Gas as they continue their 
expansion into the U.S. market." -- Matt Bigham, Director at Marathon Capital

About Marathon Capital

Marathon Capital is a leading financial advisory and investment banking firm 
committed to facilitating a more sustainable future. We provide independent 
M&A, capital raising, project finance and tax equity advisory services to the 
world's leading companies, investors and infrastructure developers focused on 
clean energy, sustainability, decarbonization and resource efficiency. 

CONTACT: Andrea Rosko,   

SOURCE: Marathon Capital, LLC