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Green Giraffe lead the corporate fundraising for REGA ENERGY GROUP SA, an independent renewable gas producer and retailer that develops both hydrogen and biomethane projects in Portugal
Green Giraffe was mandated as sole financial advisor by REGA ENERGY GROUP SA, a Portuguese independent renewable gas producer and retailer founded in 2020, to raise equity at corporate level to support the development of the company’s short-term pipeline (hydrogen and biomethane projects). We advised on the fundraising process including support in structuring the transaction, preparing the information package and the financial model, and negotiations with investors up until signing of the investment agreement.
REGA ENERGY GROUP SA raised 17 million euros to accelerate the development of its biomethane and hydrogen industrial activity in Portugal. The successful round led by SWEN Capital Partners and its existing investor, Elyse Energy, exceeded expectations threefold.
SWEN Capital Partners, headquartered in Paris, focuses on ESG investments with 6.7 billion euros under management. It enters the Portuguese national renewable gas market through its SWIFT 2 Fund, specialized in renewable gas investments. Elyse Energy, based in Lyon, is a platform dedicated to accelerating green hydrogen and e-fuel projects in Europe.
The transaction was signed and closed simultaneously on 18 May 2022. Alongside Green Giraffe, PLMJ law firm advised on the seller’s side.
About REGA ENERGY
In order to decarbonise, not all industries can electrify easily: cement, ceramics, chemicals, glass, steel, amongst others. To reach climate neutrality with some leading on challenging 2030 milestones, Europe needs to develop a complementary energy vector to the electron, to decarbonize what cannot be electrified. REGA ENERGY business model is to develop, finance, build, own and operate biomethane & green hydrogen plants to help heavy industries decarbonize through direct delivery or Renewable Gas Purchase Agreements.
About SWEN Capital Partners
SWEN Capital Partners is a key player in Responsible Investing in private markets in Europe with more than €6.9 billion of assets, both in multi-strategy and direct investments across private equity, mezzanine debt, Infrastructure and throughout a range of dedicated services and tools. The management company, owned by OFI Group (with MACIF and Matmut as main shareholders), ARKEA and its employees, has for nearly 10 years placed ESG and Climate approach at the heart of its approach and offers its clients innovative and sustainable investment solutions. SWEN Capital Partners supports companies, entrepreneurs, and partners in a process of impact improvement and sustainable value creation in order to move together towards a more resilient economy.
“An end to end advisor that will always go the extra mile. Be it to structure the deal, to execute it, to brainstorm on more executive aspects, or even facilitate at a more emotional level, Agathe, Tess, Bastien and Pierre-Etienne have been outstanding. Without them, REGA would be nowhere close to where it is today. Grateful and thankful forever.” – Thomas Carrier, ReGa Energy’s founder and CEO