37.5 million raised; market capitalisation €125 million
Paris – 13 June 2016– EnterNext, the Euronext subsidiary dedicated to promoting and growing the market for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), today welcomed La Française de l’Energie, a key player in local energy production, on its first day of trading in compartment C of the Euronext Paris regulated market.
A French SME specialised in assessing and producing gas resources within France, La Française de l’Energie has been operating in the Lorraine region since 2009. The company’s key expertise is in the recovery of methane from coal deposits in former mining regions. Following certification of proven reserves in the Lorraine basin and Northern France, the company is now focused on the production of this high-quality “made in France” gas. La Française de L’Energie aims to leverage its listing to become a leading player in gas production in France and elsewhere in Europe, particularly Germany and Belgium.
La Française de l’Energie(ticker symbol: LFDE) was listed through the admission to trading on 13 June 2016 of 4,615,509 common shares, including 1,388,889 shares issued as part of a Global Offering.
The admission and issue price of La Française de l’Energie’s shares was set at €27 per share. Market capitalisation on the day of listing was €125 million, and the total amount raised was €37.5 million.
Julien Moulin, Chairman and CEO of La Française de l’Energie, said:“We are very pleased to have completed our IPO on Euronext Paris and to welcome new investors alongside the historical shareholders who have renewed their trust in our team and its vision. We thank each of them for putting their trust in La Française de l’Energie. This capital raising is a significant step in our development strategy and will enable us to focus on the implementation of supply circuits to link up with our locally produced energy resources.”
The Global Offering was made up of a Public Offering that included an Open Price Public Offering and a Global Placement with institutional investors in France and other countries.
About La Française de l’Energie
La Française de l’Energie is a young, innovative company (Bpifrance label) based in Forbach in the Lorraine region of France. Operating locally since 2009, this dynamic SME employs nearly 20 people, and is already a leader in evaluating gas resources in France. Française de l’Energie specialises in CBM (coal-bed methane), and its experienced technical team has demonstrated the presence of significant gas resources in coal seams found in former French mining basins. To produce this new-generation energy, which is both clean and strategic, Française de l’Energie is developing an ambitious project based on recognised expertise.