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Deal EOLFI / December 2017
Deal EOLFI / December 2017
« We are proud to count on COBRA CONCESIONES as a shareholder of EOLFI GREATER CHINA. This partnership marks a milestone in our development in Taiwan »
Alain DELSUPEXHE, Chairman of EOLFI
Infrastructure and energy
Infrastructure and energy
EOLFI, a French developer specialised in floating wind projects, and COBRA CONCESIONES, a Spanish industrial company owned by ACS, have formed a partnership in Taiwan

On December 21, 2017, COBRA CONCESIONES finalised its shareholding in EOLFI GREATER CHINA, a subsidiary of EOLFI which has been active in Taiwan since 2012.
Pioneers and world leaders in the sector, the French and Spanish companies are both involved in developing floating pre-commercial wind farms in Europe:
- EOLFI is developing the Groix & Belle-Ile pre-commercial wind farm project 28 km away from shore in Brittany (France): 4 x 6MW floating wind turbines to be commissioned in 2021;
- COBRA CONCESIONES is developing the Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Project which will have a total installed capacity of 50MW located approximately 15 Kilometres offshore Aberdeen in Scotland. This project is expected to achieve final COD in Q1 2020.
In Taiwan, EOLFI GREATER CHINA has been developing a portfolio of five commercial floating wind farm projects with a target size of 500MW each. Acquisition by COBRA CONCESIONES of a shareholding will secure and speed up the development of these commercial projects. When the operation is completed, COBRA CONCESIONES will be the majority shareholder in EOLFI GREATER CHINA.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

VULCAIN conducted an auction process in 2017, leading to the selection of COBRA CONCESIONES as shareholding partner to EOLFI in Taiwan.
The team of VULCAIN that supported this transaction was led by Chris KODECK.
« We are proud to count on COBRA CONCESIONES as a shareholder of EOLFI GREATER CHINA. This partnership marks a milestone in our development in Taiwan »
Alain DELSUPEXHE, Chairman of EOLFI
Infrastructure and energy
Infrastructure and energy
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Deal AKUO ENERGY / November 2017
Deal AKUO ENERGY / November 2017
« Beyond its involvement in and commitment to renewable energy, what excites us about AKUO ENERGY is the passion, agility and acumen of its approach and the creativity of its initiatives combined with a solid economic model »
Marie-Christine COISNE-ROQUETTE, Chairwoman and CEO of COLAM ENTREPRENDRE
Infrastructure and energy
Infrastructure and energy
COLAM ENTREPRENDRE, the private family-owned company that is the founding shareholder of SONEPAR, takes a minority stake in the capital of AKUO ENERGY, producer of energy from renewable resources

AKUO ENERGY is the leading independent French producer of energy generated exclusively from renewable energies. Present in 14 countries around the world, it relies, as of end 2016, on a total capacity of 1.1GW of assets including 666MW in production stage, 302MW in construction stage and 175MW in financing stage.
COLAM ENTREPRENDRE replaces another family office, COGEPA, managed by the DUVAL-FLEURY family and which held 20% of AKUO ENERGY, and participates in a capital increase for €80 million. At the end of these two transactions, it holds a stake of about 1/3, the majority of the shares being kept by the founders of AKUO ENERGY.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

VULCAIN advised COLAM ENTREPRENDRE, in the auction process leading to its acquisition of a stake in AKUO ENERGY.
The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Chris KODECK and Thierry FALQUE-PIERROTIN.
« Beyond its involvement in and commitment to renewable energy, what excites us about AKUO ENERGY is the passion, agility and acumen of its approach and the creativity of its initiatives combined with a solid economic model »
Marie-Christine COISNE-ROQUETTE, Chairwoman and CEO of COLAM ENTREPRENDRE
Infrastructure and energy
Infrastructure and energy
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Deal GREENFLEX / October 2017
Deal GREENFLEX / October 2017
« We wanted a partner who is committed to keeping all of our employees, our brand and our independence. We also wanted him to have a long-term vision. It is more common among industrials who have projects at twenty or thirty years than for financial investors whose horizon is five years maximum. Originally, we went to see investment funds and there was not a single industrial in our lists. »
Frédéric RODRIGUEZ, founder and Chairman of GREENFLEX
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
The founder Frédéric RODRIGUEZ, the management team and investment fund NEXSTAGE have sold a controlling stake in GREENFLEX, a specialist in energy efficiency services, to group TOTAL 

Founded in 2009 by Fréderic RODRIGUEZ, GREENFLEX supports 600 clients (of which 80% of large corporates) in the energy and societal transition by combining the business of data intelligence with the development of digital tools and asset financing.
GREENFLEX expects to achieve a turnover of more than 350 million euros in 2017 with 230 employees working out of 14 offices throughout Europe. The company aims to double its turnover by 2021 to become the world leader in environmental and social performance based on digital platforms.
GREENFLEX will be part of the Innovation and energy efficiency activity of the “Gas, renewables & power" division of TOTAL, created in April 2016 as part of its strategy targeting 20% ​​of its turnover in low carbon activities by 2035.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTON

VULCAIN conducted a sale process in 2017, leading to the selection of TOTAL.
The team of VULCAIN that supported this transaction was led by Thierry FALQUE-PIERROTIN.
« We wanted a partner who is committed to keeping all of our employees, our brand and our independence. We also wanted him to have a long-term vision. It is more common among industrials who have projects at twenty or thirty years than for financial investors whose horizon is five years maximum. Originally, we went to see investment funds and there was not a single industrial in our lists. »
Frédéric RODRIGUEZ, founder and Chairman of GREENFLEX
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
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Deal INTERSPORT / October 2017
Deal INTERSPORT / October 2017
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
A duo of entrepreneurs has raised funds from 123 INVESTMENT MANAGERS in order to develop a regional platform of INTERSPORT stores in the Île-de-France region. The fundraising was realized concomitantly with the acquisition of the INTERSPORT store in the city of Orgeval

INTERSPORT is a leading player in the distribution of sport items in France, and acts under the form of a cooperative, in which its members own their stores and are in charge of managing all INTERSPORT brands.
Upon the completion of the fundraising, the entrepreneurs own a majority stake in the project, alongside 123 INVESTMENT MANAGERS as minority shareholder.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

VULCAIN has supported the entrepreneurs in the preparation of the financing and the meetings with 123 INVESTMENT MANAGERS.
The team of VULCAIN that supported this transaction was led by Thierry FALQUE-PIERROTIN.
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
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Deal BSLR / October 2017
Deal BSLR / October 2017
« This acquisition will place us as the largest French chauffeur-driven cars group. »
Pierre-Yves CHAMLA, BIEN SUR LA ROUTE President
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
BIEN SUR LA ROUTE acquired LES VOITURES NOIRES

BIEN SUR LA ROUTE, which provides car rental and training services to private chauffeurs in 5 cities in Paris, acquired LES VOITURES NOIRES, the largest car rental company for private chauffeurs in France.
Founded in 2013, LES VOITURES NOIRES operates a 3,000-car network, offering car rental services to private chauffeurs as well as car maintenance services.
Further to LES VOITURES NOIRES’ placement into receivership, BIEN SUR LA ROUTE injected €3 million to take over its car rental activity its client base and 22 out of its 49 employees, while the car maintenance activity will be acquired by a third party.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

VULCAIN acted as exclusive financial advisor to BIEN SUR LA ROUTE.
The team of VULCAIN that supported this transaction was led by Michel DUVAL.

« This acquisition will place us as the largest French chauffeur-driven cars group. »
Pierre-Yves CHAMLA, BIEN SUR LA ROUTE President
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
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Deal CGN EE / August 2017
Deal CGN EE / August 2017
Infrastructure and energy
Infrastructure and energy
CGN Europe Energy, the French renewable energy-focused subsidiary of CGN Power Generation, acquired a portfolio of five onshore wind farms in France from VOL-V

The portfolio comprises five wind farms with a combined capacity of 70.8MW in northern France. They are the 20.7MW Coin Malo Wind Farm, which started operating in 2016, 12.5MW Le Tourette Wind Farm (2012), 10MW Le Moulin Cheneau Wind Farm (2009), 9.2MW Hocquélus Wind Farm (2010) and 18.4MW Les Vingt-Setiers Wind Farm (2011). The acquired portfolio was previously held directly by VOL-V.
The deal will allow CGN-EE to reach an overall installed wind capacity of 280MW in France. 


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

VULCAIN acted as advisor to CGN Europe Energy for the portfolio’s valuation.
The team of VULCAIN that supported this transaction was led by Chris KODECK.
Infrastructure and energy
Infrastructure and energy
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Deal MARESE / June 2017
Deal MARESE /  June 2017
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
MARÈSE sold 10 stores in France to NOUKIE'S

Founded in 1943, MARÈSE is a brand specialized in high end kids clothing for the children from 0 to 14 years. The company sales its products through franchises shopds and e-commerce.
The ten stores sold to NOUKIE’s are located in Arras, Albi, Besançon, Cabriès, La Rochelle, Metz, Mulhouse, Poitiers, Rouen, and Quimper.
Founded in 1996, NOUKIE’S is a Belgian brand specialized in the childcare market. The company provides clothing, leisure and furniture for the children from 0 to 6 years. NOUKIE’S operates a network of wholly-owned stores located in France and Europe, and forecast to reach €30 million sales by 2018.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

VULCAIN acted as exclusive advisor to MARÈSE in the selection of NOUKIE'S.
The team of VULCAIN that supported this transaction was led by Michel DUVAL.
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
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Deal ELLISPHERE / April 2017
Deal ELLISPHERE / April 2017
« This is an extremely attractive platform which adds to our growing investment track record in France. ELLISPHERE offers a unique position in the French market with direct access to a diversified base of clients and significant potential for expansion. We are delighted to be partnering with a highly experienced and motivated management team led by Valérie ATTIA »
Nassim CHERCHALI, Director at ANACAP FINANCIAL PARTNERS
Financial Services
Financial Services
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
NATIXIS sold ELLISPHERE, formerly COFACE SERVICES, to London-based ANACAP FINANCIAL PARTNERS, an investment fund specialized in financial services, in a LBO

ELLISPHERE offers business intelligence and data marketing services, and delivers economic and financial information: data, surveys, private rating, scoring and compliance solutions. The company generated c.€46 millions in sales in 2016, with c.330 employees.
ANACAP FINANCIAL PARTNERS acquired a majority stake in ELLISPHERE via a LBO, alongside the management team as minority shareholder. The transaction was partly financed with a senior debt raised from several banks.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

VULCAIN advised ANACAP FINANCIAL PARTNERS in the acquisition of ELLISPHERE.
The team of VULCAIN that supported this transaction was led by Michael SCHOR.
« This is an extremely attractive platform which adds to our growing investment track record in France. ELLISPHERE offers a unique position in the French market with direct access to a diversified base of clients and significant potential for expansion. We are delighted to be partnering with a highly experienced and motivated management team led by Valérie ATTIA »
Nassim CHERCHALI, Director at ANACAP FINANCIAL PARTNERS
Financial Services
Financial Services
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
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Deal BATIWEB / April 2017
Deal BATIWEB / April 2017
« We originally invested in Batiweb with the objective together with Nicolas Ricart of making it a leader in its marketplace. We are delighted to have achieved that goal and pleased to see that its growth will continue with another high-quality partner »
Romain CHIUDINI, Senior Investment Manager of ARDIAN GROWTH
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
ARDIAN sold its minority stake in the BATIWEB GROUP to OMNES CAPITAL

BATIWEB GROUP is France’s number two digital portal bringing building trade professionals together with consumers, predominantly in the home renovation segment. It is active in three complementary areas – intermediation, media and B2B services, and generated c.€10 million in sales.
This operation allow the exit of ARDIAN and the entry of OMNES CAPITAL, alongside other minority investors SWEN CAPITAL PARTNERS and MATMUT. Nicolas RICART, CEO and founder, remains the majority shareholder despite a partial cash-out of its stake.
Leveraging on the additional cash-in brought by this operation, BATIWEB has acquired a competitor HABITAT TRADE to expand its geographical footprint and gain high value-added expertise.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

VULCAIN was the advisor both to ARDIAN and the Management of BATIWEB in an auction process leading to the selection of OMNES CAPITAL as new sponsor.
The team of VULCAIN that supported this transaction was led by Michael SCHOR.
« We originally invested in Batiweb with the objective together with Nicolas Ricart of making it a leader in its marketplace. We are delighted to have achieved that goal and pleased to see that its growth will continue with another high-quality partner »
Romain CHIUDINI, Senior Investment Manager of ARDIAN GROWTH
B2B Distribution and Services
B2B Distribution and Services
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
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Deal FLUO / April 2017
Deal FLUO / April 2017
Financial Services
Financial Services
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
FLUO has raised €2 million from CREDIT MUTUEL ARKEA in order to automate its process, notably through artificial intelligence and chatbots, as well as launch new services

FLUO is a publisher of (i) a B2C mobile app aiming at optimizing insurance contracts (deletion of duplications, calculation of warranty degrees and value for money, recommendation in the subscription of new contracts) and (ii) a software in SaaS mode enabling tour operator and insurer partners to use its solution in white-label. The Company was founded in 2013 by Jehan de CASTET, formerly founder of LESFURETS.COM sold to UK-based BGL in 2010.
FLUO has chosen a strategic investor particularly active in the fintech industry for its first fundraising. CREDIT MUTUEL ARKEA, which has invested in GRISBEE, MASUCCESSION.FR and YOMONI over the past 4 months, is joining the 2 founders and EVOLEM, industrial holding of Bruno ROUSSET (owner of APRIL).


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

VULCAIN has supported Jehan de CASTET in the meetings with both strategic and financial investors. Quickly, the synergies and the alignment of vision between FLUO and the bank CREDIT MUTUEL ARKEA led the manager to choose this partner
The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Michael SCHOR.
Financial Services
Financial Services
Technology, Media and Telecom
Technology, Media and Telecom
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Deal TARA JARMON / February 2017
Deal TARA JARMON / February 2017
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
TARA JARMON established a Joint-Venture for distribution in China with D-MOP, active in the distribution of European luxury and contemporary brands

Founded in 1988, D-MOP is one of the leading fashion and accessories retailers specialized in hip and stylish fashion brands in Hong Kong and China, benefitting from a great experience with brands and distribution networks (physical and online).
The objectives of the joint venture were to (i) establish fashion retail network in Asia, (ii) develop partnerships to manufacture with lower costs, (iii) enhance its brand image in this area.


VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

VULCAIN was the exclusive advisor to TARA JARMON in the selection of a Chinese partner.
The team of VULCAIN that supported this transaction was led by Michael SCHOR.
Consumer, Brand, Retail
Consumer, Brand, Retail
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Deal SOGECLAIR / July 2017
Deal SOGECLAIR / July 2017
« Along with Renault's investment, we will significantly accelerate the development of SCANeR Studio's new features dedicated to the Autonomous/Connected vehicle »
Laurent SALANQUEDA, CEO of OKTAL
Industrials
Industrials
SOGECLAIR'S subsidiary, OKTAL SAS, and RENAULT found AVS SAS, a simulation Joint Venture.

OKTAL is a subsidiary of SOGECLAIR since 2001, and is a worldwide supplier of high class Automotive and Train driving simulators for Research, Engineering and Training operations.
RENAULT GROUP acquired a 35% stake in a new joint venture, Autonomous Vehicle Simulation (AVS), formed together with OKTAL, a subsidiary of SOGECLAIR, which hold a 65% stake.
RENAULT GROUP today is an international group that sold more than 3.2 million vehicles through 12,700 outlets in 127 countries in 2016. It employs more than 120,000 people and operates 36 manufacturing facilities worldwide.

VULCAIN'S INTERVENTION

VULCAIN was the exclusive advisor to SOGECLAIR and OKTAL, and conducted the carve-out of its autonomous driving division to form a Joint Venture with RENAULT.
The team of Vulcain that supported this transaction was led by Chris Kodeck, who can be reached via email chris.kodeck@vulcain.eu or by phone +33 6 98 39 51 66 / +32 460 21 08 16.
« Along with Renault's investment, we will significantly accelerate the development of SCANeR Studio's new features dedicated to the Autonomous/Connected vehicle »
Laurent SALANQUEDA, CEO of OKTAL
Industrials
Industrials