TUCOENERGIE raises a €14M equity round with lead investor IDI and Raise

Date: February, 16th, 2021

Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to TUCOENERGIE and his founder Nathaniel Corcos on its €14m financing round.

  • TUCOENERGIE is a major player in energy renovation in France, a market set to grow up to €4 bn by 2025, pushed by growing demand as well as favorable macro-economic trends and public policies.
  • The transaction provides the Group with significant financial resources to support its growth and accelerate its development.
  • The transaction highlights Clipperton’s experience in Cleantech & Renewables after advising transactions for players such as McPhy, pioneer in hydrogen technologies and SolaireDirect, renewable energy company focused on solar power.


Our client

  • Founded in 2009 by Nathaniel Corcos, TUCOENERGIE is a company committed to carbon-free energy which intends to accelerate the energy transition on the French territory. The French Ministry of ecological transition has granted the company with the Greentech innovation label in 2020.
  • TUCOENERGIE is a leading provider of complete ecological energy self-consumption solutions addressing individuals, companies, and local authorities. It designs and installs systems to produce renewable, carbon-free and decentralized energy, in particular through photovoltaic self-consumption and energy saving solutions.
  • One of the company’s mission is to facilitate the shift of the residential sector to energy self-consumption: to address this growing market, TUCOENERGIE is relying on digital innovation and has developed OrÉe, an energetic study application designed to facilitate and support the transition towards a more responsible energy consumption model. Thanks to this application, TUCOENERGIE also intends to federate the ecosystem of qualified professionals of the energy renovation sector, which is highly fragmented.
  • Based in the Paris region, the group generates nearly €75 million in business volume, with nearly 300 projects each month throughout the country. It experienced +100% annual growth in the last years.


Deal highlights & rationale

  • This private placement will allow TUCOENERGIE to consolidate its market leading position in the energy renovation sector in order to become the reference platform in France.
  • It will continue to invest in digital tools such as OrÉe and strengthen its R&D team.
  • The financing round is led by IDI (€10m), a leading private equity investor in France listed on Euronext and focused on small and mid-cap companies and followed by Raise Impact (€4m) an investment firm specializing on impact topics.
  • Together, they become minority shareholders alongside Chairman and Founder Nathaniel Corcos.


Clipperton’s role

  • Clipperton advised TUCOENERGIE in this transaction with a focus on building the right investor base for the next phase of growth of the company.
  • Nathaniel Corcos, founder & CEO, stated « This financing round is a major step for TUCOENERGIE. The strategic and financial assistance of Clipperton in this process was key to ensure a smooth and successful process ».
  • Thomas Neveux commented « TUCOENERGIE has a unique positioning in the renewable energy sector. We are delighted to see that the company now has the right partners and the financial resources to achieve its vision ».


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