By Christophe Rouvière Published in Les Echos September 2020 According to Christophe Rouvière, France has a unique opportunity to regain some of its energetic and industrial sovereignty by developing the hydrogen sector. The crisis owing to coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has resulted in an unexpectedly useful outcome for France: the question of the country’s industrial sovereignty has finally been brought forwards. Although the merger between Bombardier and Alstom has been authorised, it is still a long way from being acted, and we mustn’t let it avert attention from the fact that France has now let go of its industries, jobs, savoir-faire, attractiveness, and of course [...]
FUSIONS & ACQUISITIONS MAGAZINE - JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2020 In the last summer edition of Fusions & Acquisition Magazine, Caroline Mathieu, the General Manager of FBN France reminded us that ‘responsible commitment is at the heart of family-owned business strategies’. « Family-owned businesses make up two thirds of companies worldwide, employ 60% of the active population, and account for 70% of total GDP. » So their shareholders weigh in pretty heavily when it comes to the world economy. We think that the family shareholders of the greatest French and European companies have a historic role to play over the next 5 years, [...]
PRESS RELEASE Paris, the 7th of October 2019 NATUREO FINANCE APPOINTS A STRATEGIC COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT ITS DEVELOPMENT Natureo Finance founders Christophe ROUVIERE and Eric MISSONIER-ROHART have chosen Catherine ORPHELIN and Didier LE BRET to join them on the strategic committee of the leading independent advisory firm for mergers and acquisitions and fundraising, specialized in the energy and ecology transition sectors. The rich career paths of Catherine ORPHELIN and Didier LE BRET have endowed them with valuable expertise and high-level know-how which is of service to an ambitious development strategy. Their engagement and investment in Natureo Finance, alongside the founders [...]
PRESS RELEASE Paris, the 23rd of September 2019 NATUREO FINANCE TO EXPAND ITS TEAM WITH THE ARRIVAL OF TWO NEW COLLABORATORS Natureo Finance (www.natureofinance.com) is an independent advisory firm for mergers and acquisitions and fundraising. The firm mainly supports innovative European companies of all sizes, (family businesses, startups and large companies).. The company’s approach is based on its three-tier financial, industrial and sectoral expertise. ITS FIELDS OF INTERVENTION ARE: Divestiture Acquisitions Fundraising Finance structuring Search for strategic investors Sponsorship for Euronext listing Romain MERCERET and Ludovic FROMENT have joined Natureo Finance founders Christophe ROUVIERE and Eric MISSONIER-ROHART to [...]
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, investment banking firm providing advice on mergers & acquisitions, capital raising and private placements in the cleantech sectors, advises ERGOSUP on its €11m fundraising for the production and commercialization of its electrolyzer (february 2019). Created in 2010, ERGOSUP develops hydrogen infrastructures based on its unique and patented technology of direct electrolysis of water under very high pressure. This integrated, competitive and secure system meets the strongly growing need for carbon-free hydrogen, for both “clean mobility” and low-carbon industrial gas applications. Ergosup was awarded the prize for the Global Innovation Competition in 2014, 2015 and 2017, as well as the [...]
NATUREO FINANCE, investment banking firm providing advice on mergers & acquisitions, capital raising and private placements in the cleantech sectors advises Oxis Energy, a lithium battery specialist, on its fundraising with Safran, Arkema and Aerotec Brasil. Natureo Finance raised £15m in 2012 for Oxis Energy. In 2018, Oxis management team renewed its confidence in Natureo Finance and mandated the team for a new fundraising. With the support of Natureo, the company raised £24m in this new series B. OXIS Energy is developing an innovative Lithium Sulfur battery chemistry that will revolutionize the rechargeable battery market. The company allows a significant [...]
NATUREO FINANCE, investment banking firm providing advice on mergers & acquisitions, capital raising and private placements in the cleantech sectors advises EDF Nouveaux Business on its €16m participation in McPhy. Natureo advises particularly on green hydrogen market valuation, business modelling and played an important role during the negociation phase. EDF’s investment will take place through a reserved capital increase by McPhy totalling around €16 million at a price of €5.10 per share representing 3 137 250 new McPhy shares, around 21.7% of its share capital, and 20.4% of its voting rights. A commitment to the decarbonisation of economic sectors Thanks [...]
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. 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. Natureo Finance advised Aqualabo management team as well as financial investor Demeter Partners to exit (press release).