Chinese Consortium To Take Trina Solar Private by PitchBook

An investor group that includes current CEO Jifan Gao and Shanghai Xingjing Investment Management has agreed to acquire Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL) for $11.60 per share in cash, valuing the Chinese provider of solar energy at about $1.1 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017. It’s the second mega-deal in the solar space in as many days, following Teslas announced acquisition of SolarCity for $2.6 billion.

Trina Solar

Alternative Energy Equipment

Changzhou, China

$1.1 billion

Public-to-Private Buyout


Legal Advisors

Kirkland & Ellis

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


Select Investors

Shanghai Xingsheng Equity Investment & Management Co.

Solar Fortune Investments

Shanghai Xingjing Investment Management


Financial Advisors

Citigroup Global Markets

Duff & Phelps

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Trina Solar

Trina Solar