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GDSUN is a wholly owned subsidiary of Darby Servtec Energia FIP, a private investment fund dedicated to the power generation sector in Brazil that started in 2017. 

The Fund is co-managed by Franklin Templeton Alternatives (formerly Darby) and Servtec Energia Ltda. (“Servtec”), both with track records of success in the power generation sector and in the region. The Fund combines Darby's experience in managing third-party resources and financial expertise with Servtec's project management experience and technical expertise.

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Darby is an asset manager registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a subsidiary of Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd. (“Darby Private Equity”), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc. (“Franklin Templeton”). Franklin Templeton is a global fund manager with 70 years of experience and a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker: BEN), forming part of the S&P 500 index. As of June 30, 2018 , Franklin Templeton had more than $724 billion under management and customers in more than 170 countries. Through other funds, Darby Private Equity invested in biomass, wind and hydroelectric power generation in Brazil and abroad. More than 60% of the 137 investments made by Darby Private Equity worldwide were in the infrastructure sector, with an increasing focus on renewable energy.

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Servtec was founded in the 1960s and has been operating in the energy generation sector since the late 1990s. Over more than 20 years in the electric sector, it has developed, structured and implemented generation projects in the most varied sources: thermal, wind, solar and hydro. Altogether, the projects add up to more than 2 GWp of installed capacity and required investments in excess of US$ 2.5 billion. The highlights are: (i) the Bons Ventos Aracati, Taíba, Paracuru and Serra wind projects, (ii) the CGE, Gera Amazonas and Gera Maranhão thermoelectric plants, (iii) the Mercury Renew utility scale solar generation platform (currently Comerc Renew) , (iv) in addition to GDSun, the largest remote self-consumption distributed generation company in Brazil.

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