Edeis, a new French player in engineering and complex infrastructure management
Published on 01/09/2017
On 30th December 2016, Edeis will take over all activities of the SNC-Lavalin SAS group in France and Monaco.
Edeis was born of the partnership – a structural framework for the sale/acquisition contract – between the French holding company Impact Holding, managed by Jean-Luc Schnoebelen, and the French investment fund Ciclad.
Impact Holding and Ciclad’s offer was chosen for several reasons:
• it proposes a project based on business expertise and recognised know-how;
• it will be able to ensure the sustainability and development of activities in France and Monaco, as it benefits from a solid financial base;
• it has zero negative impact on employment, which is in accordance with the new management’s commitments;
• it ensures perfect knowledge and understanding of local issues, as Impact Holding and Ciclad are both French players.
Edeis will therefore take over assets of SNC-Lavalin SAS, which include the following Engineering and Operations/Maintenance activities:
• 13 agencies for Infrastructure activities located in Reims, Ivry-sur-Seine, Strasbourg, Quimper, Montoir-de-Bretagne, Nantes, Cholet, Lyon, Brive, and Bordeaux;
• The management of 19 airports:
Angoulême, Annecy Mont Blanc, Auxerre Branches, Bourges, Castellon (Spain), Châlon Champforgeuil, Cherbourg Maupertus, Dijon Bourgogne, Le Havre Octeville, Mayotte, Nîmes Alès Camargue Cévennes, Reims, Rouen, Saint Martin Grand Case, Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées, Toulouse Francazal, Tours Val de Loire, Troyes, and Vannes Golfe du Morbihan;
• Management of Rouen’s marina – Operations and Maintenance activities.
Rack railway activities, located in the Puy-de-Dôme, are expected to be sold during the course of 2017.
More than 1,100 SNC-Lavalin SAS employees in France and Monaco are affected by this sale of assets.
In accordance with their commitments, the buyers wish to both maintain and develop the divested business activities. Current employees provide a skill pool that is essential to a new and shared ambition.
For Jean-Luc Schnoebelen, now President of Edeis: “Our priority has been the teams’ accession to the Edeis business plan, which represents a tremendous opportunity for the development of activities previously held by SNC-Lavalin.
We are satisfied with, and have confidence in, this highly promising strategic agreement.
Edeis bears positive collective values, and we are convinced that it may very quickly become a leading group in engineering and infrastructure and building management.”