By Christophe Rouvière | Les Echos.fr The opportunity to create new industrial sectors centered on green technologies depends largely on the proper financing of our industrial start-ups. https://www.lesechos.fr/idees-debats/cercle/opinion-lindustrie-au-secours-la-planete-1004193 For term in office after term in office, our political leaders have been calling for reindustrialisation in France, or the investment in public research which is deemed necessary. When doing so, they ought to take a closer look at the actual amount of capital invested in the start-ups which are truly capable of developing new industries. Although large corporations invest massively in research and development, they rarely focus on coming up with [...]
Natureo Finance is pleased to announce that Ionics, a Belgium JV between Wallon industrial companies and research center Materia Nova, has acquired Quertech, the world leader in ion-implantation equipment for surface treatment. Quertech’s technology allows to alter the surface chemical, physical and electrical properties of materials such as glass, metals, polymer and catalyst, with applications in automotive, aeronautics, electronics and healthcare. Natureo Finance advised Quertech's management team as well as financial investor GO CAPITAL during this transaction (press release).
Natureo Finance is pleased to announce that Chinese company Supratec has entered into Aqualabo Group, the largest French manufacturer of water instruments for control and measurement. Natureo Finance advised Aqualabo management team as well as financial investor Demeter Partners to exit (press release). Aqualabo is expected to leverage upon the strengths of a strong industrial and capital partner to extend its product offering into Asia, in particular China.
AMP (Aquaponic Management Project), the first and sole French premium salmon producer with sustainable farming techniques and ethics, has finalized its first institutional fund raising with LOG Investment, investment fund of L’Occitane’s holding (press release). AMP targets the highest production quality: full traceability, sustainable and superior farming techniques, and exceptional final products. AMP’s salmons and sea trouts are breed in its exceptional sea farm site located in Cherbourg, Normandy, France. AMP is going to launch a complete brand of fresh and smoked products under the name Saumon de France. LOG Investment will support AMP in its development in the French [...]
Natureo Finance acted as sole advisor to ERGOSUP in its € 5.2 m fund raising – ERGOSUP's press release is attached. ERGOSUP has developed an innovative technology enabling the production of hydrogen under high pressure and safely, ideally suitable for "zero-emission" mobility applications. In addition to its advisory role, Natureo Finance has supported ERGOSUP in establishing a strategic partnership with AIR LIQUIDE. These will allow ERGOSUP to accelerate the technology development phase and the deployment of demonstrators over the next two years. Both advisory services and business development support builds on in-depth sector and financial expertise which Natureo Finance has accumulated over [...]
Natureo Finance Research has released its Renewables Integration Newsletter. The new research product will frequently comment on key events around industries, companies and technologies which are driving the integration of renewable energies into grids and markets and hence are enabling the renewable energy transition. Covered themes are Grid Storage, Behind-the-Meter Storage, Grid Edge Power Electronics, Swarm Storage, Virtual Power Plants, Smart Grid, Power-to-Gas, Green Hydrogen, Hydrogen Refueling … and more. The launch of this Newsletter builds on in-depth knowledge in this field which Natureo has accumulated over years. In the past, Natureo published Solar, Energy Storage and Energy Efficiency Newsletters; these [...]
We are pleased to announce that Natureo Finance has become today Listing Sponsor on Alternext Paris. The pan-European Listing Committee (the European Listings Board) ruled favorably on the request for approval of Natureo Finance. Our intention is to guide our corporate clients to select the most suitable financial strategy from private placement to listing companies. Should the Euronext markets be the best option, we intend to guide our corporate clients not only to the road of a fully compliant and successful IPO, but also to the roads of a “too often neglected” successful post IPO.
After having advised Mobivia Group to acquire competitor CityzenCar in June 2013, allowing Mobivia’s subsidiary Buzzcar to consolidate its position in the peer-to-peer car rental company further, Natureo Finance now contributes to the acquisition of Buzzcar by Drivy. Natureo Finance also advised Mobivia Group in its participation in the capital increase of € 8 million in Drivy. Christophe Rouvière, co-founder of Natureo Finance, says:“We are extremely pleased to have supported Buzzcar and Mobivia Group over the last three years. The sector is still in its infancy and we have contributed to the sector consolidation”. Now Drivy hasemerged as the [...]
Natureo Finance is pleased to welcome Bruno Combe as Senior Advisor. Bruno will bring his extensive corporate finance and international management experience acquired throughout his career in Europe and the United States.
Natureo Finance attends the Recycling Event « Filières et Recyclage de l’Ademe » (Paris, October 14th /15th) and discusses about the current hurdles to finance innovation in France, focusing on the recycling industry.