VALOREM in a major transaction of EUR 74 Million

19 July 2016

Press Release, Bordeaux, 07/19/2016


VALOREM, a pioneering company in renewable energies in France, has signed an agreement with its newest investors for a total amount of EUR 74 Million on Wednesday 13 July.


The VALOREM Group (EUR 40 Million sales revenue in 2015 including all its subsidiaries), is proud to present its newest shareholder, the 3i Infrastructure Investment Fund, that has acquired 28.5% of the shares in VALOREM with a total investment of EUR 74 Million divided between share buybacks and obligations. This was possible due to the simultaneous exit of one of the major former shareholders, that entered into VALOREM in 2007 and 2008, OMNES Capital including the Capenergie 1 Funds.

The founders of VALOREM and their families as well as employees of the company will remain majority shareholders in VALOREM.


Historical and local shareholders

The headquarters of the VALOREM Group has been located in Bègles since the foundation of the company in 1994, with several local officies in France and around the world.

In the early days of VALOREM, four local funds entered as shareholders in the company: FCPI France Investissement Region 1, Grand Sud-Ouest Capital, Crédit Agricole Aquitaine Expansion and IRDI. The fact that these four regional funds are shareholders in VALOREM emphasizes the will of the VALOREM management to strengthen their presence in the region of Nouvelle Aquitaine.


A new page in the history of the VALOREM Group

Jean-Yves GRANDIDIER and Pierre GIRARD, President and General Director of VALOREM welcome this transaction: “We are proud to have satisfied our former investor and to have attracted a new one while remaining one of the major independent renewable energy producer companies. This will enable the VALOREM Group to pursue its development and to grow the company in France and internationally, and to prepare for the sale of energy directly on the market with a portfolio of assets that is sufficiently broad and diversified”.



An energy producer in renewable energies, the VALOREM Group manages the entire process of the use of renewable energies, from development to operation, including services for project management, construction and audit. Through its subsidiaries and partners, VALOREM is present in France, in the Caribbean, in northern Europe and in Africa.

Since 2014, Valorem is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001.

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VALOREM contact

Camille GIRARD – Head of Communication – +33 (0)6 46 30 71 85


About 3i Infrastructure plc

3i Infrastructure plc is an investment fund listed in London and regulated by the Financial Services Commission of Jersey, where it is domiciled. A long-term investor in the infrastructure sector, the company focuses on investments in infrastructure companies and projects in Europe, by investing in operations which generate long-term yields and growth.

3i Investments plc, a subsidiary held entirely by the 3i Group plc, is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority, and acts as the exclusive advisor to 3i Infrastructure plc.

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