Demeter at PropTech, when digital meets real estate – Event organised by France Invest Climate Commission, chaired by Sophie Paturle Guesnerot

Eric Marty and Olivier Bordelanne also had a major role in organising the event.

Entrepreneurs on stage but also in the room to discuss the transformation of real estate and building. It is at the same time a considerable economic weight, close to 20% of the GDP and environmental even higher (between 25% and 45% depending on the privileged criteria).

Ecomaterials, digital twins, industrialisation of construction, smart metering, self-consumption, building as a service, building as a community, as many topics addressed by this panel of exception.

Vincent Bryant (CEO of Deepki, portfolio of Demeter), Benjamin Delaux (CEO of Habx), Robin Rivaton (CEO of Real Estech) participated in the round table but also Jonathan Louis of Ademe.

Demeter at the Climate Finance Day 2018 – Palais Brongniart Paris

Sophie Paturle-Guesnerot represented Demeter at the roundtable “Private Equity for Green” as part of the Climate Finance Day 2018.

The other participants were: Dominique Gaillard, CEO Ardian and Chairman of France Invest; Martin Skancke, President of Principles for Responsible Investment; Anette Eberhard, Managing Partner, PKA AIP; Andrée-Lise Méthot, CEO of our Canadian partner, Cycle Capital. Sophie put forward Paris Fonds Vert, the fund that was launched by the City of Paris with Demeter.

Holger Schragmann joins Demeter as Partner in charge of the German office

Holger Schragmann joins Demeter as Partner in charge of the German office.

Holger Schragmann, 53, has over 15 years’ experience and a very good track record in Private Equity small / midcap fund management, recently at LEA Partners, previously at Capcellence and IKB. Training engineer, he began his career in strategy consulting and then worked in a service industry ETI.

Holger will initially focus on fund raising for the Paris Green Fund in the Germanic zone before fully dedicating his activity to the fund’s investment and to Demeter’s other activities in Germany.

He will be based in Munster on the same site as Demeter’s strategic partner, eCapital.


Demeter will be present at Pollutec 2018 in Lyon

Demeter will be present at Pollutec 2018 in Lyon, at the Eurexpo convention centre.

Pollutec will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018; step by step, the trade show has established itself as a true showcase of all the equipment, technologies and services for the environment and energy.

It is a springboard for market innovations and a crossroads for international development opportunities to connect all those with a stake in the industry.

For more infirmation, please visit Pollutec’s website:

Stéphane Villecroze speaks at the 2018 France Canada Investment Forum on November 20th

Stéphane Villecroze was a speaker at the 2018 France Canada Investment Forum on November 20th.

The France-Canada Investment Forum is a one-day event organized by Business France and whose main goal is to bring together France’s and Canada’s financial investment players to share their expertise and build new partnerships. Mrs Kareen Rispal, France ambassador in Canada, and Mr Marc Trouyet, Consul General in Toronto, attended the event.

Stéphane Villecroze participated in a roundtable on sustainable finance.  He could present Paris Green Fund to the audience.

Demeter at the Electric Days – La Villette Paris

Philippe Detours and Jérôme Petitjean represented Demeter at the Electric Days organized by EDF from 9 to 11 October at la Villette. This was the opportunity to attend the press conference of Jean-Bernard Levy (CEO of EDF) announcing EDF’s European ambitions in electric mobility and the creation of a dedicated business unit within the group “EDF mobilité électrique”.

During the press conference, Jean-Bernard Levy also announced the joint success of Sodetrel, a subsidiary of EDF, and the Fonds de Modernisation Ecologique des Transports (FMET) managed by Demeter to work in conjunction with Métropole de Lyon to install over 600 new charging points for electric vehicles across the territory of the metropole by 2020. A dedicated company will be set up to install and manage this network of charging stations. FMET will be the majority shareholder of that new company.

Below a Youtube link to the joint interview given by Juliette Antoine-Simon (Managing Director Sodetrel) and Philippe Detours (General Partner Demeter) and the complete press release.

Renault group is launching “Advanced battery storage”

The fund Fonds de Modernisation Ecologique des Transports (FMET) managed by Demeter is one of the financial partners alongside Renault for the “Advanced Battery Storage” project, the largest stationary storage system for energy from EV batteries in Europe.

For further information please follow the link:

AVEM electro-mobility days on 20th and 21st September

Philippe Detours attended the AVEM electro-mobility days on 20th and 21st September in Cagnes-sur-Mer. A good opportunity to get an update on electro-mobility, technical innovations, business models of the various segments of the electric charging infrastructure market, the impact of electro-mobility on cities and territories.

Many subjects of interest to Demeter, and more specifically for its Fonds de Modernisation Ecologique des Transports currently involved as an investor into 2 consortia bidding for the procurement of electric vehicle charging stations for two major cities in France.

Launch of the Yris Concept by Maisons France Confort

Sophie Paturle-Guesnerot represented Demeter at the unveiling of the Yris Concept (Technology showcase of the smart house with positive energy), launched by Maisons France Confort Group with 15 industrial partners, among them: Invicta, European leader in wood heating (Demeter is one of the shareholders).

This unprecedented and very innovative project, the Yris Concept, enjoyed great success and the Invicta stove, at the center of the drawing room, occupies a prominent place, with a very appreciated design.

More than 200 people travelled to Alençon, where Maisons France Confort are headquartered, for the event. All the industrial partners, EDF, Atlantic, Saint-Gobain, but also representatives of public authorities and local officials, homebuilding professionals, financial etc. were welcomed by the chairman of Maisons France Confort Group, Mr. Patrick Vandromme.