Deal Announcement

DC Advisory advised First State Investments on the acquisition of Coriance

23 Aug 2016

Coriance is a leading French independent District Heating (DH) business, managing a portfolio of 29 DH concessions, a number of which are also engaged in selling cogenerated electricity to state-owned utility EDF

DC Advisory (DC) was engaged by First State Investments (FSI) to provide debt advisory services on the acquisition of Coriance from KKR

DC has an in-depth understanding of the DH sector in Europe, having previously advised on the acquisition of Adven (operating across Finland, Sweden and Estonia) in 2015 and Fortum Norway in 2014

DC delivered a binding, fully documented finance package, which was a fundamental element in ensuring FSI was selected as the preferred bidder

The finance package included a full take and hold club deal arranged with leading French and international banks; higher senior upfront leverage with significantly tighter pricing than the existing financing, complimented by a fully subordinated junior tranche; and significant undrawn and accordion facilities to assist further growth opportunities across the business

The sale of Coriance to FSI was announced on 20 June 2016

Deal Team

Sergio Ronga

Managing Director
United Kingdom

Neale Marvin

Managing Director
United Kingdom