Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

Thierry Pflimlin to lead Marketing & Services at TotalEnergies

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 14-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ —TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced the appointment of Thierry Pflimlin as its new President Marketing & Services and member of the Executive Committee of TotalEnergies. Thierry Pflimlin started … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies and Amarenco top the ranking of developers by power won over the 13 slots of the AO CRE 4 ISB in France according Finergreen Analysis

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 13-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced the company through its joint venture with Amarenco, ranked #1 once again in the CRE 4 call for tenders, thus strengthening … Read the full press release

Icade issues 8-year benchmark-size green bond to finance or refinance green assets and projects

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 12-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Icade (EPA: ICAD), a multinational integrated real estate player with a portfolio worth €14.8 billion and part of Caisse des dépôts et consignations, has announced the issuance of a 8-year benchmark-size green bond. … Read the full press release

France’s largest independent manufacturer of specialty building solutions PRB Group joins Holcim

Biggest independent specialty building solutions company in France with Net Sales of EUR 340m Highly regarded brand with leadership in innovation and sustainability Double-digit annual growth rates driven by advanced energy-efficient and renovation solutions Accelerates Holcim’s growth in Solutions & … Read the full press release

Atos to assist Dassault Aviation in developing the inflight video system for the Falcon Albatros, French Navy’s future maritime surveillance and intervention aircraft

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 10-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos (EPA: ATO), a French multinational IT service and consulting firm leader in digital transformation, has announced it will assist Dassault Aviation (EPA: AM), a French multinational manufacturer of combat aircraft and business … Read the full press release

Societe Generale: ALD to acquire LeasePlan from TDR Capital led consortium for EUR 4.9 billion

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Société Générale (EPA: GLE), a European leader in financial services with over 150 years of history, has announced it signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) for the acquisition of 100% of LeasePlan by … Read the full press release

Global migration of clients, technology and staff from Deutsche Bank’s Global Prime Finance and Electronic Equities businesses to BNP Paribas completed on schedule

(PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 5-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DB / NYSE: DB), Germany’s leading multinational investment bank and financial services company, and BNP Paribas (EPA: BNP), European Union’s leading bank, have announced the completion of the … Read the full press release

Orange to support Move Capital I fund in its goal of helping digital B2B startups emerge and ensure European technological sovereignty

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 4-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange S.A. (EPA: ORA), a French multinational telecommunications group, has announced that its holding company Orange Digital Investment will invest in the Move Capital I fund. The fund, a Kepler Cheuvreux Invest “Tech … Read the full press release

Allianz Real Estate forms a new joint venture with VGP, a pan-European player in the high-quality logistics and semi-industrial real estate space

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS/ MUNICH/ ANTWERPEN, 4-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Allianz Group, one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide, has announced that Allianz Real Estate, while acting on behalf of several Allianz group companies, has formed a new 50/50 … Read the full press release

The largest battery-based energy storage facility in France launches with power capacity of 61 MW and a total storage capacity of 61 MWh

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 21-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced the launch of what’s considered France’s largest battery-based energy storage facility in response to the grid stabilization needs. Located in Dunkirk, … Read the full press release

ING to discontinue its presence on the retail banking market in France

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 21-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — ING (AMS: INGA), a global financial institution of Dutch origin, has announced its exit from the French retail banking market. The current decision follows the Group’s strategic review that was announced in June … Read the full press release

SUEZ closes the sale of two landfills and five transfer stations in Sydney to Cleanaway Waste Management Limited

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 20-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ Group, a French multinational company with over 160 years of expertise in water and waste management, has announced the completion of the divestment of two landfills and five transfer stations, collectively post … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies to deliver decarbonized electricity to Prony Resources via 25-year renewable PPA

(PRESS RELEASE) NOUMEA, New Caledonia, 20-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced a partnership with Prony Resources New Caledonia, major supplier of nickel and cobalt used in the batteries of the … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas to sell its U.S. subsidiary Bank of the West, Inc. for EUR 14.4 billion to BMO Financial Group

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 20-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas (EPA: BNP), European Union’s leading bank, has announced the sale of its subsidiary in the United States  Bank of the West, Inc., the Group’s retail & commercial banking activities in the … Read the full press release

VINCI Autoroutes financed the Western Strasbourg bypass (A355) project with EUR 561 million as part of 54-year long concession

New road infrastructure that will ease congestion in Strasbourg and the surrounding area and facilitate the expansion of shared mobility solutions Unprecedented environmental measures taken during the construction and operating phase A 54-year concession for an investment of €561 million, … Read the full press release

Michel Spiro, Former President of the CERN Council, promoted to the class of officer of the Legion of Honour (officier de la Légion d’honneur), the highest French order of merit

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 17-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research, has announced that Michel Spiro, its former president of the Council, has been … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Personal Finance to become exclusive partner of the captive of Stellantis for the financing of all its 14 brands

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 17-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas (EPA: BNP), European Union’s leading bank, has announced it entered into exclusive negotiations with Stellantis, a leading global automaker and provider of innovative mobility solutions formed out of the merger of … Read the full press release

Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis and Philippe Brassac, CEO of Crédit Agricole SA comment on the newly formed pan European leader in operational car leasing

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM/ MONTROUGE, France, 17-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the announcement of the creation of a new pan European leader in operational car leasing by Stellantis and Crédit Agricole, Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, and Philippe Brassac, CEO of … Read the full press release

CA Consumer Finance takes over FCA Bank and Leasys Rent to launch fully owned pan-European car financing, leasing and mobility company

Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance and Stellantis plan to create a European leader in operational car leasing Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance considers launching a new car financing, leasing and mobility company in Europe A press conference call with Stéphane Priami will … Read the full press release

New pan European leader in operational car leasing established by Stellantis and Crédit Agricole

Crédit Agricole and Stellantis intend to join forces to create a European leader in long-term leasing CA Consumer Finance plans also to launch a panEuropean, multi-brand operator in automotive financing, leasing and mobility (PRESS RELEASE) MONTROUGE, France, 17-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

SUEZ Group will be in charge for the innovative urban air treatment solutions of the Athletes’ Village during Paris 2024 Olympics

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 16-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SUEZ Group, a French multinational company with over 160 years of expertise in water and waste management, has announced it has been selected by the Société de Livraison des Ouvrages Olympiques (SOLIDEO), the … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric awarded Champion status in Canalys Channel Leadership Matrix EMEA for third year in a row

APC™ named as a vendor Champion in Canalys’ annual report for channel management leadership in EMEA ‘Champion’ status acknowledges vendors who achieve the highest levels of excellence in channel management, and year on year improvements Leadership status awarded for strong … Read the full press release

Capgemini Research Institute released its new report on hybrid-workplace: “Relearning Leadership: Creating the Hybrid Workplace Leader”

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 15-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini (EPA: CAP), a French multinational leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, has announced the release of its new report titled “Relearning Leadership: Creating the Hybrid Workplace Leader” that highlights that … Read the full press release

Alstom to build new production line for board transformers with EUR 10.5 million investment in Morocco

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-OUEN, 14-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom (EPA: ALO), a French multinational rolling stock manufacturer and leader in sustainable and green mobility solutions, has announced a EUR 10.5 million investment in Morocco for the development of a new 13 … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain announces the sale of its Danish glass transformation business Glassolutions to Semcoglas Holding GmbH

(PRESS RELEASE) LA DEFENSE CEDEX, 13-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain (EPA: SGO), a French multinational producer of construction, high-performance, and other materials, has announced the divestment of its glass processing business Glassolutions in Denmark to Semcoglas Holding GmbH, a German … Read the full press release

Leadership changes at Societe Generale to meet the increased importance of ESG and digital transformation

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 10-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Société Générale (EPA: GLE), a European leader in financial services with over 150 years of history, has announced that the adaptations of the organisation of the Group’s General Management team proposed by Frédéric … Read the full press release

Airbus delivers the world’s most technologically advanced helicopter, H160, to All Nippon Helicopter

(PRESS RELEASE) KOBE, Japan, 10-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus (EPA: AIR), a European multinational aerospace company, has announced the first ever delivery of its next generation twin-engine H160 helicopter to the Japanese operator All Nippon Helicopter (ANH). Having 68 patents, … Read the full press release

Veolia’s Ecological Transformation Trophies Winners 2021 announced

New name, new categories, more diversity, more applicants from abroad… The 2021 Ecological Transformation Trophies are innovating. They reward the final theses of students in their last year of training (5th year of higher education) from engineering and business schools, … Read the full press release

Vivendi will now own 45.1% of Lagardère following the acquisition of the shares owned by Amber Capital

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 9-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vivendi (EPA: VIV), a French media conglomerate, has announced it will acquire Amber Capital’s stake in Lagardère, an international group with operations in over 40 countries, in the coming days and file a … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain among the only 200 companies included in the Climate Change A List of CDP

(PRESS RELEASE) LA DEFENSE CEDEX, 8-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain (EPA: SGO), a French multinational producer of construction, high-performance, and other materials, has announced that the company has made this year’s “Climate Change A List” once again. Established by CDP, … Read the full press release