Well aware of the growth potential of markets with a sustainable dimension, such as those that adapt to new uses or develop technologies with a strongly positive environmental impact, Eurazeo increasingly seeks to invest in such sectors. Several portfolio companies are currently involved in the transition towards a more sustainable economy.
Elis proposes products for use, rather than selling them. This modern view of the economy has prompted Elis to design the most sustainable products possible to ensure continuity of service, to identify alternatives to disposable goods, and to raise customers’ awareness of the environmental benefits of this model.
Europcar is also part of the service economy with its car rental business. To reduce the environmental impacts associated with the use of its fleet,
Europcar offers consumers vehicles with a reduced environmental impact thanks to efficient maintenance programs, the low average age of its fleet and the proportion of its vehicles fueled by alternative energy sources, including hybrid cars and electric vehicles.
At the crossroads of changing consumption patterns, digital, community, luxury goods and brands, Vestiaire Collective offers collaborative e-commerce platform where members can buy and sell clothing and accessories of high-end fashion and used luxury. Investment in Vestiaire Collective matches the ambition of Eurazeo Croissance: to contribute to the emergence of future leaders in sectors supported by the development of the collaborative economy and digital transformation.
Innovative environmental technologies
One of the leaders of the French photovoltaic market since its creation in 2008,
Fonroche is an innovative company whose activity is central to the major energy challenges facing the world. Fonroche puts together proposals for photovoltaic and biogas power plants, and is working to forge a deep geothermal energy sector.
IES designs and manufactures chargers for industrial vehicles, electric vehicles and charging infrastructures. By gradually expanding its embedded and external chargers for electric cars, the company now has major car manufacturers among its customers.
l-Pulse develops innovative applications based on power electronics technology to many industries. These processes have applications in many industries and enable new applications, lower usage and production costs while improving the energy and environmental balances.
PeopleDoc became the French pioneer of electronic document and HR processes, including the launch of the electronic safe for businesses and their employees. The company has become a key expert in digital transformation HR with its technology to include paperless pay slips. The benefits for customers are significant in terms of productivity, safety and reduced environmental footprint.