Infrastructure

Our Infrastructure group provides advisory and investment banking services covering a wide range of infrastructure industries: digital infrastructures, renewable energies, leisure infrastructures, transportation assets...

Euclyde, as the leader in France of the regional colocation market develops, owns and operates a network of mid-size regional colocation data centers in France. The company currently runs 7 facilities of Tier 3+ and Tier 4 equivalent grade close to major French cities and plans to open 3 to 4 others in the coming years. Euclyde benefits from a diversified portfolio of clients including high profile clients such as large international groups, banks, public bodies, hospitals, as well as regional SMEs.

Since its inception in 2009, Euclyde has pioneered a vision of a high-end decentralized colocation infrastructure suitable for critical operations while bringing a reduced carbon footprint, a higher resilience and a better compatibility with telecom and power networks as well as data sovereignty and data privacy constraints.

In the future, Euclyde is ideally positioned to respond to the emerging needs of edge computing infrastructures requiring reduced network latency and physical proximity with data consumers and producers for business cases such as the development of online gaming, the massive deployment of the IoT, 5G networks or the launch of autonomous vehicles.
The investment of the Credit Agricole Group will allow to accelerate the growth of Euclyde through the development of new data centers in France.

“The investment of a major bank such as Credit Agricole in Euclyde Data Centers as a long-term shareholder is a guarantee of stability for our clients and partners. Thanks to this partnership, Euclyde will be able in the coming years to continue opening new regional sites and potentially to consider external growth opportunities.” Magdi Houry, Chairman of Euclyde.

Wagram through its TMT and infrastructure teams acted as the exclusive advisor to the shareholders of Euclyde for reviewing the strategic options for the company, identifying a partner suitable for the future development of the company and managing the transaction.


Wagram advised Euclyde Data Centers for the investment of Credit Agricole.


 

The Spie Batignolles group has been operating car parks since 2000 under the Spie Autocité brand. Building on its established relationship with local authorities, the group operates c. 30 car parks together totaling c. 20,000 parking spaces. The car parks are primarily located in Paris, as well as in Lille and Lyon. In 2017, these parking activities generated revenues of c. €30 million.

For the Indigo Group, the world-leading car parking and individual mobility group, this acquisition will allow the group to increase the density of its network in France in the cities in which it is already present.

Wagram acted as the exclusive advisor to Spie Batignolles regarding this transaction leveraging on its specific focus on the infrastructure asset class.

 


Wagram Corporate Finance served as exclusive financial advisor to Spie Batignolles.


 

Keolis is one of Europe’s leading public transport operators, established in 15 countries on four continents. The group offers a full range of transport solutions to meet the needs of local authorities and passengers. The company generates c. 50% of its revenues abroad and passenger rail is the largest contributor to Keolis’ international revenue. Following this transaction share capital is held 70% by SNCF Group and 30% by Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec.

Wagram Corporate Finance is very active in the Global Transportation industry of which passenger, rail, air, logistics… After advising Adrian in its transaction between Keolis and Effia, SNCF’s car parks subsidiary, Wagram Corporate Finance helped Adrian with its exit strategy.


Wagram was sell-side advisor to Ardian.


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