August & Debouzy advised Caisse des Dépôts in the acquisition of the shareholding interest of Infravia, in Aalto Power, a specialized investment fund in wind energy production.
Caisse des Dépôts acquired to Infravia and a pool of private investors a minority shareholding in the Aalto Power company which held nine windfarm energy plants in France. With this acquisition, the shareholders of Aalto Power will be the Caisse des Dépôts and Aiolos, the historical holding company of Aalto Power.
By the satisfaction of the conditions precedent, the transaction was completed in March, 2016. Caisse des Dépôts owns 49.90 % of the share capital and the voting rights of Aalto Power. The wind farms operated by Aalto Power, were commissioned between 2007 and 2012:
- 3 wind farms in Nord-Pas-de-Calais Picardie (total power of 34 MW);
- 4 wind farms in Alsace-Lorraine-Champagne-Ardenne (total power of 36 MW);
- 2 wind farms in Alsace-Lorraine-Champagne-Ardenne (total power of 29 MW);
Caisse des Dépôts was advised by August & Debouzy, with a team led by Julien Aucomte, Julien Wagmann, partners, Julien Wlodarczyk, counsel, Laura Favier lawyer, regarding the corporate aspects, Vincent Brenot, partner, Laurène Deville, lawyer in public and regulatory law, Philippe Lorentz, partner and Lydia Kopiejwski, lawyer in tax.