IPS Solar Purchase Part of $165.5 Million New Energy Acquisition by ALLETE

New Energy Equity LLC acquired Impact Power Solutions (IPS Solar). ALLETE Inc. recently announced it was acquiring New Energy Equity which includes IPS Solar for $165.5million.  IPS Solar will continue to use its logo and corporate headquarters in Roseville (Minn).

“The IPS team is excited to join New Energy Equity and the ALLETE family of companies,” says Jamie Borell, IPS Solar’s CEO. “The shared vision of positively impacting the world with solar energy will ensure that our combined venture will enjoy tremendous success.”

“I am thrilled to have the team that we have grown for thirty years now join the family of Allete companies,” comments Ralph Jacobson, who founded IPS Solar in 1991. “Together, we will have the expanded resources and experience base to be at the forefront of building the world we all want for our children.”

“We are set to enter a new phase of growth,” adds Eric Pasi, chief development officer and co-owner of IPS Solar. “This partnership will allow our companies to dramatically expand the work we’ve already started, increasing access to clean energy for all Americans.”

AlleTE and New Energy Equity expect the purchase to close in mid April, subject to satisfying customary closing conditions including compliance with Hart Scott-Rodino antitrust clearing.