Jeantet assists TSE in its €130 million fundraising to strengthen its position as a major in the energy transition in France
Paris, April 20, 2023 – Jeantet has advised TSE, a French solar energy company, in a €130 million fundraising from three major operators in the energy transition sector: Eurazeo, which is leading this round, Bpifrance and a pool of investors from the Crédit Agricole group, represented in particular by IDIA Capital Investissement and Amundi.
With this transaction, Jeantet confirms its position as a major operator in the energy transition sector, strengthened by the addition of a team of 13 lawyers specialized in this field last November.
The main purpose of this deal is to support the company’s strong growth in the development of solar photovoltaic and agrivoltaic projects while enhancing the company’s identity. In addition, it will allow the company to continue its development in the fields of agrivoltaics and R&D, in order to facilitate the deployment of new innovations. It will also support its partnership strategy with major agricultural operators (in particular with Alliance BFC) to further its development.
Created in 2016, TSE is one of the leading independent solar energy players in France. As a developer of solar power plants and agrivoltaic solutions, TSE is positioned on the entire value structure: design, financing, construction, supervision and operational management to transform solar energy into electricity. As an expert in photovoltaics, the company is one of the leaders in French agrivoltaics. To date, the company has a project portfolio of 1.6 GW at various stages of development. In addition, TSE has commissioned the Marville power plant, the second largest photovoltaic park in France, and is also recognized for its innovative agricultural canopy solution.
The combination of Eurazeo via its Eurazeo Transition Infrastructure Fund, Bpifrance via its Large ETI 2020 fund and its fund dedicated to energy and environmental transition, and the Crédit Agricole Group’s pool of investors is particularly relevant for the company, which will draw on the synergy of their expertise in order to confirm its profile as a fast growing company, rooted in the regions, close to the agricultural world and determinedly focused on innovation.
TSE’s ambition is to develop 10 GW of solar projects in France within the next 10 years and to confirm its position as the independent solar leader on the French market. These new resources will be invested solely for and on the national market thanks to its eight agencies spread throughout the country.