NextStage AM supports the development of Solstyce, French leader in energy transition for companies, supported by Bpifrance
Paris, September 15, 2021 - NextStage AM announces the fourth investment of its FPCI NextStage Championnes III in Solstyce, the one-stop shop for energy transition and environmental innovation in France, through its photovoltaic, electric mobility, insulation and waterproofing activities roofs, and carbon performance. This operation, for a total amount of 13,3 million euros, was supported by Bpifrance, which is investing through its France Investissement Energie Environnement (FIEE) fund.
Created in 2009, Solstyce has become the unique entry point to support large companies in their energy transition from consulting (carbon footprint and definition of the strategy aimed at achieving carbon neutrality), to the deployment of both solutions photovoltaic, insulation and charging stations for electric vehicles. The group has thus developed in engineering, works and maintenance around four activities:
- Photovoltaic (Solstyce): complex, high-tech turnkey projects for the installation of photovoltaic panels on the roofs and facades of buildings;
- Electric mobility (Mobilize Power Solutions): from master plans to turnkey solutions for the installation and operation of charging stations for electric vehicles;
- Sealing (Enerpur Sealing): installation, upkeep and maintenance of complete waterproofing solutions for roofs and innovative and connected solutions
- Carbon performance (Pink Strategy): support for industrial players in their low carbon strategy (carbon footprint, performance, certification).
Engineering is at the heart of the group's offer and enables all the businesses developed by Solstyce to go as far as erasing the carbon and energy footprint of its customers.
The company also offers innovative financing arrangements for projects to further simplify their implementation.
The group is also the co-owner and operator of photovoltaic power plants on behalf of major donors. In addition, it covers the entire territory with 5 agencies (Paris, Grenoble, Avignon, Bordeaux, Strasbourg) which provide an operational presence as close as possible to customers, mainly major contractors, mobility professionals, property managers. condominium and industrialists.
The Solstyce group has a strong reputation in France thanks to emblematic achievements such as the Duo towers and the new Palais de Justice in Paris or the Danube Tower in Strasbourg, which reinforce the promise of a sustainable future within cities and smart cities.
This initial opening of capital will allow Solstyce to continue its rapid growth, to structure new financing offers and to extend its geographical coverage, in particular by opening branches, in order to be closer to its customers and to cover the whole of French territory. The objective is also to carry out targeted external growth operations in order to strengthen the company's leadership position in its markets. The Solstyce group aims to achieve a turnover of 35 million euros and to employ around one hundred people in 2022.
“Solstyce and its subsidiaries are experiencing unprecedented growth in the renewable energy and low-carbon mobility markets. We wanted to welcome a partner able to provide its experience and support in order to best seize development opportunities and strengthen synergies within the group. I am delighted to have partners like NextStage AM and Bpi by our side to meet the challenges of the energy transition and better support our customers. » explains Irina Khodossova, President of Mobilize France.
“Since its creation, Solstyce has been committed to promoting the energy transition of companies through solutions that create value. While the latest IPCC report once again recalls, and relentlessly, the climate emergency, we are convinced that companies have a central role to play and that with the support of NextStage AM and Bpifrance we can continue to be the reference partner to help them ”, declares Guillaume David, President and Founder of the Solstyce group.
“The Solstyce group has established itself in more than 10 years as a key player in the development of a positive economy and green growth. Positioned across the entire value chain, the group offers a differentiating offer, with high added value and with recognized expertise in complex engineering projects. While companies are showing an increasingly strong desire to limit their carbon impact, they are often helpless in the face of the scale of the task. We are delighted to take part in this adventure at the heart of current environmental issues alongside a team of dynamic and passionate entrepreneurs ”, adds Nicolas de Saint Etienne, Partner of NextStage AM.
As part of this transaction, NextStage AM is investing 9,3 million euros through its FPCI Championnes III, FPCI Capital Entrepreneur and FCPR Rivement II vehicles.
Aurélien Hüe, Investment Director at Bpifrance adds: "We are happy to support NextStage in this operation which allows the FIEE fund to invest in Solstyce, an important player to follow in the French energy transition sector which combines skills in waterproofing, photovoltaics and electromobility. . The potential markets for Solstyce are significant with good development prospects. This is an opportunity for Bpifrance to support a dynamic and innovative SME in the first stage of the process to enable it to continue its development. "