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30Dec 2021
  • Further reduction of financial debt as at 31 December 2021 by approximately Euro 11 million

 

algoWatt, a GreenTech Company listed on the Euronext Milan market of Borsa Italiana, with reference to the announcement made on 21 June 2021 regarding the approval of the Recovery Plan and the signing of the Restructuring Agreement, informs that it has completed – before the expected deadline of 31 December 2021 – all payments to creditors (banks and bondholders) for approximately Euro 6 million, as provided for in the aforementioned Agreement with reference to that deadline. As a result of these fulfilments, the debt to the Banks was written off by approximately Euro 5 million, with a reduction in algoWatt’s financial debt as at 31 December 2021 of approximately Euro 11 million.

In particular, it is announced that:

  1. in relation to the exposure accrued to the Bondholders, payment of 70% of the interest accrued on the Bond between 6 February 2018 and 30 June 2021 was made from the proceeds of the sale of non-strategic assets, as an equity component of the algoWatt participating capital instruments convertible into algoWatt ordinary shares (SFP algoWatt) granted to the Bondholders themselves as datio in solutum;
  2. in relation to the exposure accrued towards the Lenders assisted by a corporate surety issued by Italeaf S.p.A. (the “AlgoWatt Secured Banks“), payment was made of the 10% (ten per cent.) portion of the rescheduling as provided for in the Agreement, as well as full cash payment of interest accrued between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021;
  • in relation to the exposure accrued towards the Lenders not backed by a corporate surety provided by Italeaf (“Non-guaranteed AlgoWatt Banks“), payment was made, in full and final settlement, of a percentage equal to 20% (twenty percent) of the related debt exposure existing at December 31, 2020, as well as full payment in cash of interest accrued between January 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021, with the consequent cancellation of the residual debt;
  1. in relation to the exposure accrued towards a Lender (with limited reference to the exposure accrued relating to the mortgage-backed loan on the Nera Montoro real estate complex and on Italeaf RE Immobili), algoWatt repaid 10% (ten per cent.) of the exposure as at 31 December 2020 and paid the interest accrued at a fixed interest rate of 150 (one hundred and fifty) basis points from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021, without prejudice to the obligation of further repayment by Italeaf for the remaining 90% (ninety per cent.) by 31 December 2022, with the consequent settlement of algoWatt’s debt upon completion of the above payments;
  2. in relation to the exposure accrued with other Lenders, the interest accrued from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021 was paid in cash, and algoWatt PFS were allocated as datio in solutum against the extinction of the full credit exposure to these Lenders;
  3. in relation to the exposure accrued towards the leasing companies, it was repaid and/or rescheduled at the time of the sale of the relevant assets.

Lastly, it should be noted that by the scheduled date of 31 December 2021, AlgoWatt had completed the disposal of assets that were no longer strategic in accordance with the terms, conditions and values set out in the Reorganisation Plan. In particular, it should be noted – as already announced on 7 December 2021 – that the Company has completed divestments for a countervalue (net proceeds of divestment) of no less than Euro 9 million (covenant “Financial Parameter 2021”). 

22Dec 2021
  • The transactions were carried out through the sale of the business unit related to the management of the end-of-life tyre recovery plants of Nera Montoro (TR) and Borgo Val di Taro (PR) and the biodigestion and composting plant of Nera Montoro (TR) 
  • With this transaction, divestments for a total value of Euro 3 million were completed
  • As a result of the disposals, algoWatt deconsolidated plant-related financial liabilities amounting to Euro 12.2 million

algoWatt, a GreenTech Company listed on the Euronext Milan market of Borsa Italiana, announced today that it has signed the closing for the sale of assets operating in the cleantech and circular economy sectors (two end-of-life tyre recovery plants and a biodigester) – for a total of Euro 3 million – to Buttol Srl, a company operating in the sector of high quality environmental services through a sustainable development path, as envisaged by the company’s Restructuring Plan approved on 21 June 2021. Overall, as a result of the completion of the two transactions and Buttol’s taking over the leasing contracts for the plants, algoWatt deconsolidated payables of Euro 12.2 million.

Treatment and recovery plants for end-of-life tyres in Nera Montoro (TR) and Borgo Val di Taro (PR)

With regard to the ELT plants, algoWatt sold to Buttol Srl the End-of-Life Tyre Business Unit relating to the management of the Nera Montoro (TR) and Borgo Val di Taro (PR) plants and consisting of assets, legal relationships and real rights. In particular, algoWatt transferred the lease of the Umbria plant, the surface rights to a building located in Narni (TR), at the Nera Montoro plant, all necessary authorisations and all contracts instrumental to the operation of the business unit, the employees pertaining to the unit and the related payables.

The price for the sale of the business unit is EUR 1.1 million.

Biodigestion plant with energy recovery in Nera Montoro (TR) 

Further to the announcement made on 8 October 2021, algoWatt transferred to Buttol the leasing contracts relating to the GreenASM plant for the anaerobic biodigestion and composting of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste, with energy recovery from biogas valorisation, with takeover of the current contract and the right to exercise redemption of the asset on expiry. algoWatt also transferred the surface rights relating to a building serving the biodigester and the composting activity, two strategic machines for the better functioning of the plant and, finally, the services contract regulating the relationship between algoWatt and GreenASM Srl. 

The total price of the transaction, fully paid in cash by Buttol, is Euro 1.9 million. 

07Dec 2021
  • The transaction was carried out through the acquisition of the shares of the SPVs owning the plants by a leading international investor in the PV sector
  • The purchasers have also assumed financial debts linked to the plants for approximately Euro 7.2 million
  • The three agricultural companies are owners of agro-voltaic greenhouse plants for a total of about 4.6 MW
  • This transaction completed the disposal programme for a countervalue of Euro 9 million, as envisaged by the financial manoeuvre related to the algoWatt Recovery Plan (covenant Financial Parameter 2021)

algoWatt, a GreenTech Company listed on the Euronext Milan market of Borsa Italiana, following its announcement on 16 May 2019 and subsequently on 15 November 2021, announces that it has today signed the closing for the sale to a leading international investor in the photovoltaic sector, in partnership with the sponsor LCF Alliance, the shares representing the entire share capital of three agricultural companies, included among the divestments of the algoWatt Recovery Plan. The consideration for the sale of the companies that own the three agri-voltaic greenhouses, with a total capacity of approximately 4.6 MW, amounts to Euro 3.3 million. The transaction also involves the assumption by the Purchasers of financial debts linked to the plants for approximately Euro 7.2 million. The payment was made in cash. Following to what was communicated on 21 June 2021, algoWatt also informs that this transaction has led to the completion of disposals programme for a countervalue of Euro 9 million, as envisaged by the financial manoeuvre related to algoWatt’s Recovery Plan (covenant related to the 2021 Financial Parameter). algoWatt was assisted by Grimaldi Studio Legale, as legal advisor, with a team led by the Partner, Annalisa Pescatori; the purchaser and LCF Alliance were assisted by the Energy Team of Rödl & Partner, with a team led by the Partner, Roberto Pera, as legal, tax and financial advisor.

22Nov 2021
  • Sold to ATP Project and Constructions Srl the 78.33% of the shares of the company that owns a purification and reclamation plant authorized to treat 438,000 m3/year of groundwater and 58,000 tons/year of liquid waste
  • ATP Project and Constructions Srl already owned the remaining 21.67% of the Company’s share capital
  • The payment was paid in cash by the purchaser. The sale was carried out as part of algoWatt’s Recovery Plan.

 

algoWatt, a GreenTech Company listed on the Euronext Milan market of the Italian Stock Exchange, today signed the closing for the sale to ATP Project and Constructions Srl of the shares representing 78.33% of the share capital of Purify Srl, owner of industrial fluid waste treatment plants and groundwater remediation plants located in the Municipality of Narni (TR), included among the divestments of the algoWatt’s Recovery Plan pursuant to art. 67 of Bankruptcy Law. The consideration for the sale of the company, of which ATP Projects and Constructions already owned the remaining 21.67% of the share capital, was agreed at Euro 4.7 million and the payment was made in cash. algoWatt was assisted by Molino Facchinelli Zerbini & Partners S.r.l., an independent advisor specialized in the renewable energy business, which managed the selective bidding procedure, while ATP Project and Constructions was assisted by Grimaldi Studio Legale, as legal advisor, with a team coordinated by the Partner, Annalisa Pescatori.

The Purify’s plants

The plant platform located in the industrial area of Nera Montoro in the municipality of Narni (TR), operates with the authorization of the Umbria Region and integrates two different treatment lines:

  • • Groundwater remediation (TAF). Purify manages the treatment of groundwater, in compliance with the regional requirements of the reclamation project of the Nera Montoro site, in the province of Terni, for a total capacity of 438,000 m3/year. The plant has been revamped, involving the chemical-physical and biological plants, a complex system consisting of 48 wells for the extraction of treated water and a monitoring system consisting of 95 piezometers to control the water table of the Nera Montoro industrial site, for a total treatment capacity of 50m3/h.
  • Liquid industrial waste treatment (TRL). The TRL section became operational in 2020 and is dedicated to the treatment of liquid waste with a capacity of 58,000 t/year that includes two process lines: (a) biological treatment with activated sludge for the removal of nitrites, nitrates and ammoniacal nitrogen; and (b) chemical-physical treatment by flotation and or evaporation, with two three-stage vacuum evaporators (2,500 litres/hour each) for the purification of water with the highest concentration of pollutants.
15Nov 2021
  • The transaction will be carried out through the acquisition of the shares of the SPVs owning the plants by a leading international investor in the photovoltaic sector.
  • The three agricultural companies are owners of agro-voltaic greenhouse plants for a total of about 4.6 MW.
  • Disposals will be carried out as part of algoWatt’s Redevelopment Plan
  • Closing expected by 30 November 2021

 

algoWatt, a GreenTech Company listed on the Euronext Milan market of Borsa Italiana, following its announcement on 16 May 2019, today signed a binding preliminary agreement to sell to a leading international PV investor, in partnership with sponsor LCF Alliance, the shares representing the entire share capital of three special purpose vehicles (SPVs), included among the divestments of algoWatt’s Restructuring Plan.

The consideration for the sale of the companies that own the three agrivoltage greenhouses, with a total capacity of approximately 4.6 MW, has been agreed at a total of approximately Euro 3.3 million. The closing of the transaction, which is expected to take place by 30 November 2021, is subject, among other conditions, to obtaining (where necessary) the approval of banks, in the form of a waiver, for the sale of the photovoltaic assets and other technical and financial conditions, typical of this type of transaction.

algoWatt was assisted by Grimaldi Studio Legale, as legal advisor, with a team coordinated by the Partner, lawyer Annalisa Pescatori, the purchaser and LCF Alliance were assisted by the Energy Team of Rödl & Partner, with a team led by the Partner, lawyer Roberto Pera, as legal, tax and financial advisor.

13Sep 2021

The Board of Directors of algoWatt, GreenTech Solutions Company listed on the MTA market of Borsa Italiana, met today under the chairmanship of Stefano Neri, and appointed appointed Mr Paolo Piccini* as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), granting him executive powers. Paolo Piccini, 60 years old, with a degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Genoa (Dept. of Informatics Systematic and Telematics), with over 30 years of experience in top management positions, including other executive positions. among others, in Olivetti, Marconi and Finmeccanica, was previously elected as a Board member by the Shareholders’ Meeting of the Company, held on 14 June 2018.

To the Chief Executive Officer are therefore given responsibility for the overall governance of the Company and the Group with powers of ordinary and extraordinary administration, with the attribution of corporate signature and legal representation, by resolution of the Board of Directors.

Following his appointment, the Board of Directors ascertained that the Director Paolo Piccini no longer meets the requirements of independence, as specified in the Code of Conduct of Borsa Italiana, and therefore qualifies as a non-independent executive director; as of today, he does not hold shares in algoWatt S.p.A..

 

The Chairman of algoWatt, Stefano Neri, on behalf of all the members of the Board of Directors, expressed his deep appreciation for the appointment of Mr. Piccini, stating: “We have completed the complex operation related to the approval of the Recovery Plan and the signing of the Financial Manoeuvre. The almost total debt relief of the Company and the new strategic positioning of algoWatt represent only the last steps of a path of industrial turnaround that has seen us engaged in a complex and challenging work. The preparation of a credible, solid and ambitious three-year plan that will lead us to overcome the financial tension at group level and lay the foundations for a strong re-launch of the business, has allowed us to obtain the consensus of all the parties involved in the re-launch manoeuvre, from investors to bondholders and banks. Today we believe that this phase is over and we are preparing for a new season of growth in the promising greentech solutions segment. We are doing so by entrusting the leadership of the algoWatt Group to a manager who can boast a very high level of experience, including international experience. The collaboration that Mr. Piccini has given in recent years to the company in the role of independent director, makes us confident that we have entrusted the future development of algoWatt in the hands of a manager with great human qualities and expertise necessary to meet the challenges of digital transformation, energy transition and efficient consumption of resources, sectors with high growth prospects in which our business will unfold in the coming years“.

 

Paolo Piccini expressed his satisfaction at being chosen as the new CEO and key figure in the implementation of the new Recovery Plan, adding that “the company’s decision to position itself in the key sectors of the European Green New Deal, which also represent the pillars underpinning the RRP, will represent a far-sighted and effective strategy. algoWatt will have to begin a new success story, which we will be called upon to accelerate thanks to our skills, the determination we will put into the execution of the Plan and our conviction in its strategic guidelines. We will face the challenges of digital transformation, the electrification of industry and mobility, the diffusion of technologies that reduce the consumption of resources and make processes more efficient, the analysis and use of data, and the interconnection of platforms and systems with enthusiasm and determination. We believe that greentech solutions represent the spillover point of an entrepreneurial vision that will be central to the national economic recovery and also decisive from the point of view of social impact in the fight against climate change and the establishment of a new green economy“. 

 

The complete curriculum vitae of Paolo Piccini is available on the Company’s website.

 

*CV SUMMARY OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR

Paolo Piccini is currently Sole Director of Liguria Digitale, an in-house company of the Liguria Region for the development of digital strategy, a position he is relinquishing due to new professional commitments at algoWatt. He is President of the Digital Innovation Hub Liguria, as well as Director of the highly specialized Competence Center Start 4.0.

Paolo Piccini has a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa and has 30 years of experience in the ICT, defence and security fields, gained in three major industrial groups: Olivetti, Marconi and Finmeccanica. In these companies he held top positions such as COO, General Manager and Managing Director, with full responsibility at income statement level.

Over the years, he has also gained an international profile by gaining significant business experience in the UK, USA, Russia, Turkey and the Middle East.

He has a deep knowledge of the public sector, in the fields of homeland security, critical infrastructure protection, logistics, defense, transportation, air traffic control, ICT, cyber security and smart cities.

10Sep 2021

algoWatt S.p.A., GreenTech Solutions Company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (MTA), announces to have obtained the status of Authorized Technical Partner by Siemens Building Technologies Division, an initiative within the qualified partnership program wanted by the multinational leader in the design, production and implementation of supervision and control systems for technological systems and subsequent maintenance of these systems.

As an Authorized Technical Partner, algoWatt has demonstrated its expertise in the entire field of bulding automation systems, including the approvals and authorizations required by the regulations in force and so on.

required by Siemens to verify technical and professional suitability, as well as the ability to provide value to customers throughout the entire life cycle of the infrastructure, through services of application development, programming, commissioning and maintenance of software packages for different processes.

Within the scope of the partnership, Siemens and algoWatt will encourage collaboration and proactivity in the relationship. In this sense, improvement proposals put forward by the Technical Partner for the improvement of plant functionality, extension or integration of services on third party plants/equipment present on the site, as well as the possibility to explore the application of algoWatt solutions aimed at the market of efficient energy use and building automation technologies, will be taken into consideration.

This new status of algoWatt strengthens the partnership with Siemens and completes the company’s position as a highly qualified operator in the most technologically intensive sectors of automation systems, in terms of comfort, safety and energy efficiency of both new and existing buildings for residential, commercial and industrial use.

The recognition of algoWatt as an Authorized Technical Partner of Siemens testifies to the depth of our experience in Building Technologies,” said Massimo Mannori, General Manager of algoWatt. “This new recognition allows us to be even closer to our customers and to open new markets for our solutions as well, ensuring that our skills and technical processes meet the standards set by a leading partner in the sector and of international standing such as Siemens, whose quality standards we share as a company.

30Jul 2021
  • Renewed the Board of Directors and the Board of Auditors for the three-year period 2021- 2023

 

Italeaf SpA, holding company, announces that today’s Shareholders’ Meeting has approved all items on the agenda.

In particular, at its ordinary session, the meeting approved the financial statements of Italeaf S.p.A. for the year ended as at 31 December 2019, the financial statements of Italeaf S.p.A. for the year ended as at 31 December 2020, the updated balance sheet of Italeaf S.p.A. as at 31 March 2021 and acknowledged the consolidated financial statements of the Italeaf Group as at 31 December 2019 and as at 31 December 2020, as prepared and presented to the Board of Directors.  The Shareholders’ Meeting also appointed the new members of the Board of Directors of Italeaf S.p.A. for the three-year period 2021-2023, in the persons of Fabrizio Venturi, as Chairman of the BoD, and Monica Federici and Domenico De Marinis (independent) as Directors, and determined their remuneration. The Shareholders’ Meeting resolved to appoint the members of the Board of Statutory Auditors. Andrea Bellucci, as Chairman; Fausto Sciamanna, and Caterina Brescia, as Auditor; Marco Chieruzzi and Andrea Sattin, as Alternate Auditor, for the three-year period 2021-2023, determining their remuneration.

In extraordinary session, the Shareholders’ Meeting took the measures set forth in Article 2446 of the Italian Civil Code to cover the losses resulting from the balance sheet as of 31 March 2021, reducing the share capital from its current nominal value of EUR 17,144,000 (seventeen million, one hundred forty-four thousand) to the new nominal value of EUR 2.000,000 (two million); amended the first paragraph of Article 6 (Capital and shares) of the By-Laws, adjusting it to the new share capital; approved the issue, pursuant to and for the purposes of Article 2346, paragraph 6, of the Italian Civil Code, of maximum 7.265.approved the issuance, pursuant to article 2346, paragraph 6, of the Italian Civil Code, of a maximum number of 4,359,365.00  “SFP Italeaf” participating financial instruments, with a unit value of Euro 1.00 each, to be offered for subscription, in accordance with the contractual commitments already undertaken by the Company with the Financial Agreement, to the Efesto Fund, as provided for and governed by the regulation entitled “Regulation of the participating financial instruments called “SFP Italeaf” also approved by today’s Shareholders’ Meeting, which forms an integral and substantial part of the By-Laws; resolved to amend Article 7 (Financial Instruments) of the By-Laws, also as a result of the above resolution. Lastly, it approved the proposal to amend Article 16 of the By-laws, concerning the procedures for calling the Company’s Shareholders’ Meeting, and the proposal to amend the By-Laws to include the right of shareholders to attend the Shareholders’ Meeting by means of a telecommunications system.

 

22Jun 2021

algoWatt S.p.A., GreenTech Solutions Company listed on the MTA market of Borsa Italiana, announces that, today, Mr. Stefano Neri, as Chairman of the Board of Directors and legal representative of algoWatt, duly authorised by virtue of the resolution adopted by the Board of Directors on 21 June 2021, and Ms. Monica Federici, as Managing Director and legal representative of the parent company Italeaf S.p.A., duly authorized by a resolution of the Board of Directors on 21 June, and Mr. Marzio Molinari, as sole representative of the subscribers of the bond called “Algowatt Tv Eur6m+1.5 Dc27 Amort Eur”, listed on the ExtraMOT PRO market, organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., duly authorised by virtue of the resolution passed by the Bondholders’ Meeting on 30 April 2021 and in compliance with the provisions of the pactum de non petendo signed inter partes on 22 December 2020, on the other hand, signed the Recovery Agreement pursuant to Article 67, paragraph 3, letter d) of the Bankruptcy Law, consistent with the provisions of the Plan for the Recovery of the debt exposure of algoWatt and Italeaf and the rebalancing of their financial situation pursuant to Article 67, paragraph 3, letter d) Bankruptcy Law approved yesterday, 21 June 2021, by the Boards of Directors of the Companies.

This fulfilment is part of the activities resolved by the Board of Directors of the Company on 21 June 2021 and represents the first important step in the implementation of the commitments undertaken therein, aimed at achieving the completion of the Recvoery Agreement by the scheduled deadline of 9 July 2021. The effects of the signed Agreement shall be retroactive, in any case, to today’s date of June 22, 2021 (the “Effective Date”).

algoWatt is assisted by R&S Advisory S.r.l. as financial advisor and by Studio Legale Fallanca Scicolone & Partners, in the person of Marco Scicolone, lawyer, for legal advisory activities. Marzio Molinari of Studio Russo De Rosa Associati is the sole representative of the bondholders.

07Jun 2021
  • With the ER-BILLING suite, algoWatt provides a tailor-made solution for traders and resellers operating on the free energy market.
  • Accelerating time to market, integrating the customer’s business systems, reducing the cost of managing the invoicing process, enhancing customer value with vertical CRM and multi-channel management: these are the strengths of the invoice and metering platform

 

Energy R.Evolution BILLING (ER-BILLING), the new platform for the management of energy and gas billing and multi-utility business processes developed by algoWatt S.p.A., GreenTech Solutions Company listed on the MTA market, has been launched.

With this new suite, designed for the free energy market, algoWatt returns to the forefront of the “Invoice and Metering” digital products segment, where it has been active for 15 years, enriching the range of solutions dedicated to managing the business processes of multi-utilities, energy and gas traders and resellers.

Addressing an audience that requires accelerated time to market, thanks to data centralisation and vertical solutions, ER-BILLING allows easy integration with the corporate systems used by the customer, thanks to full interoperability, a constant and rapid regulatory compliance, pursuant to a dynamic, flexible and evolutionary architecture.

The platform is designed to manage every single step of the commodity billing process, putting the customer at the heart of the process, through dedicated and fully integrated verticalisations such as the CRM and the Ticketing module.

Its high configurability makes it the ideal choice for multi-utilities that want a solution tailored to their needs and that want to reduce costs and increase productivity through dedicated and integrated processes, such as the sales force management tools and invoice calculation simulators built into the solution.

Energy R.Evolution BILLING also enables dialogue with the authorities thanks to interfacing with the information systems of the various authorities (SII, ARERA, GSE, Terna, etc.), guarantees to accelerate the support process for billing, thanks to simulated billing scenarios, introduces Business flow 4.0 concepts with high automation of business processes and enables full compatibility with Cloud and on-premise infrastructures.

algoWatt puts the customer at the centre of the free energy market player’s process and with ER-BILLING provides the ideal answer to the need for integrated management of all contract types and reduction of billing costs.