In its Energy Infrastructure strategy, LBO France invests in real assets at the heart of the energy transition that enable the decarbonisation of the economy. The team Energea provides debt financing across complementary technologies (e.g. solar, wind, bio-energy, energy efficiency), aiming at superior risk adjusted returns. Located in France and Italy, the Energea team leverages its in-depth sector expertise and LBO France’s 30 years of experience in the private equity sector.
An example of debt investment: VITA responds to the need to finance investments in the fields of decentralised energy production and energy efficiency by supporting Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) in realizing their projects.
The Energy Infrastructure Debt Investment Strategy focuses on financing projects that enable the energy transition (e.g. renewable energy generation and energy efficiency interventions). Each funding is therefore committed to generating a positive environmental and social impact, which is pre-agreed and subsequently measured during the operational phase of the projects. These results are measured both in terms of climate change mitigation and improvement in climate change management capacity.
LBO France is a financial institution that adheres to the Equator Principles (EPFI), so any funding to which the Equator Principles are applicable will also comply with these international standards, which will ensure effective management of any possible generation of negative impacts on the environment or on the community.
The energy sector in Italy is undergoing a historic transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources. The decarbonisation of the Italian economy is being promoted by the Italian Government through various initiatives that further develop the Italian market, making it one of the most dynamic in the EU for the realisation of both distributed generation and energy efficiency assets.
This is why LBO France has localised this strategy in Italy, with the team Energea operating mainly from its office in Rome, in addition to Milan and Paris.
Our team Energea arranges the Energy Infrastructure transactions where we apply the Equator Principles. The team risk manager is responsible for the application of the Equator Principles to these transactions, as he has had a significant previous experience with the EP application to project finance transactions. Team Energea has also trained another FTE with the application of the EPs. This FTE supports the risk manager in the assessment, due diligence and monitoring of E&S risks generated by the transactions that may support.