Amundi Private Equity Funds, Siem Offshore Contractors, and Hitachi Zosen to enter the capital of Ideo…

The funds managed by Amundi Private Equity Funds (Amundi PEF) to the sides of two industrial groups, international, Hitachi Zosen and Siem Offshore Contractors become shareholders of Ideol, a market leader in foundations, floating offshore wind farms. This new capital increase carried out alongside with some of the investors (Board with More Management, Tertium and Paca Investment) allows Paul to the Guérivière, its founder, and its team to begin a new phase in its industrial and commercial development to the international.

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Ideol is one of the leaders and pioneers of floating offshore wind turbines and proposes an innovative technology of floating foundation. Located in La Ciotat, Ideol employs 45 people and is already present internationally, particularly in Japan, where its patented solution has been recognized by the japanese government as the only technology able to sharply reduce the cost of the floating wind farms. It is at the centre of recent demonstration projects funded by this government.

The entrance to the capital of the funds managed by Amundi PEF and industrial 2 of international renown, will allow him to reach a new stage in its development, in particular by drawing on the experience of a first demonstrator, currently under construction at Saint-Nazaire and will be put into service as early as the end of the year 2017, and above all, thanks to its industrial partnerships in Japan with Hitachi Zosen and Marubeni, on the one hand, and with his project of a pilot farm of 24 MW in the Mediterranean with Quadran and Bouygues TP, which should see the light of day in 2021, on the other hand.

Paul of the Guérivière, President and Founder of Ideol comments : “The entry into the capital of the funds managed by Amundi PEF testifies to the attractiveness renewed sector cleantech for financial investors, especially in the sector of offshore wind in very strong growth. This market represents a turnover potential of Ideol superior to € 10 billion. The support of Amundi PEF and the professionalism of its teams is excellent news for Ideol for accompany us in this growth.”

Christophe Somaïni, associate director of Amundi PEF said, ” We are also proud to be able to partner with a contractor such as Paul of the Guérivière which symbolizes the force of technological innovation in a sector at the heart of the values defended by the group, renewable energy. This investment demonstrates our commitment to continue to accompany the finest enterprises of our territory, putting at their service all of our expertise and achieving their ambition of consolidation and growth, in particular to the international “.

The Parties and advice of the operation :

For Ideol :

Financial advice: Portzamparc [Cyril Gonthier and Hortense Vourch-Duteil]

Legal counsel : Firm PVA [Gilles Roux, Martin Kyuchukov-Roglev]
Amundi Private Equity Funds :

Amundi Private Equity Funds : Christophe Somaïni and Julien Jaud
Legal advice : SVZ and Associates (Géraud de Franclieu, Jean-Mathieu Constant and Thomas Verdeil))
Due Diligence Legal/tax/social : SVZ and Associates (Géraud de Franclieu, Jean-Mathieu Constant and Thomas Verdeil )
Due-diligence : Advance Capital (Olivier Mortar))
For Hitachi : Mr. Hiromu Shibata and Mr. Ryuji Yokoyama

To Siem Offshore : Mr. Regis Rougier

For Tertium : Mr. Stéphane Assiued

For Paca Investissement : Ms. Aurélie Viaux

For CPG : Mr. Jean-Louis Hostache

About Amundi Private Equity Funds

With more than 6.5 billion euros of outstanding (December 31, 2016), Amundi Private Equity Funds offers its retail and institutional clients a wide range of products built to suit their needs. Clients can invest in two types of products : direct funds dedicated to the acquisition of a stake in direct in non-listed companies (by stage of development, and transmission) ; and the fund-of-funds dedicated to investments in private equity funds, private debt and infrastructure. Amundi PEF is a management company approved by the AMF under n° GP 99.105, société anonyme au capital de 12 394 096€, 100% owned by Amundi.

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