Paris — August Debouzy and K&L Gates worked as the lawyers for the investment of Meridiam Transition, a fund dedicated to ecological transition in European infrastructures, in Evergaz, a French and European specialist in biogas.
This transaction strengthens Evergaz’s development and investment capacity, as it intends to own and operate, in partnership with various regions’ actors (farmers, local governments, industrialists, etc.), about 30 biogas plants in Europe around 2020.
Meridiam, a leader in investment and long-term management of infrastructure projects, with 6.2 billion euros of assets under management, will invest nearly 30 billion euros over the long term to support Evergaz in its development policy.
This partnership is part of the continuation of cooperation between Evergaz and Meridiam, initiated in Germany with the joint ownership of large methanization projects since February 2017.
August Debouzy assisted with a team led by Julien Wagmann, partner, Elsa Jospé, senior associate, Emmanuel Vrillon Darcy, Maxime Legourd and Coralie Foucault, associates, for the corporate aspects, Vincent Brenot, partner, and Simon Dumontel, associate, for the regulatory aspects, Alexandra Berg-Moussa, partner, for the commercial aspects, Olivier Moriceau, counsel, and Antoine Reboulot, associate, for the financing aspects, and Julien Wlodarczyk, counsel, for the real estate aspects.
K&L Gates assisted Evergaz, with Nicola Di Giovanni (partner) and Patrick Gérard-Boucher, for the corporate aspects, Mounir Letayf (partner) and Adeline Roboam (counsel) for the financing aspects.