Valorem is a leading independent renewable energy development and operating company. It is one of the largest onshore wind developers in France, having developed over 480MW of capacity over the last 10 years.
Since acquisition in September 2016, Valorem has grown its existing onshore wind asset base from 142MW in operation to 191MW as at 30 September 2017. These projects sell their electricity through 15-year fixed-indexed power purchase agreements to EDF.
The pipeline has also developed in line with expectations, with 42MW currently in construction and 630MW in advanced pipeline.
Since our investment, Valorem has closed its first 36MW of photovoltaic projects, and secured a feed-in-tariff for an additional 32MW in the last photovoltaic tariff auction in June 2017.
To support the company’s expansion and strengthen the senior management team, Frédéric Lanoé was appointed COO in May 2017.
This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Investments plc, advised by 3i France.