Edeis, a new French player in engineering and in managing complex infrastructures

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On 30 December 2016, Edeis took over all the SNC-Lavalin SAS group’s activities in France and Monaco.

Edeis originated from a partnership – a structural framework arising from the signature of the transfer/acquisition contract – between the French company Impact Holding, managed by Jean-Luc Schnoebelen, and the French investment fund Ciclad.

The proposal of Impact Holding and Ciclad was chosen for several reasons:

- it is a project based on professional expertise and recognised skills

- it can help ensure the durability and development of activities in France and Monaco because it is based on solid financial foundations

- it has no negative impact on jobs, in line with the commitments of the new management

- it involves perfect knowledge and understanding of local issues, since Impact Holding and Ciclad are both French firms

So Edeis will be taking over the assets of SNC-Lavalin SAS, including 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, Bordeaux, Nice, Monaco and Toulouse

- Operating 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, Vannes Golfe du Morbihan

Management of Rouen Marina for Operations and Maintenance activities.

The Puy-de-Dôme funicular train activity is due to be transferred in 2017.

Over 1,100 co-workers from the SNC-Lavalin SAS group in France and Monaco are concerned by this transfer of assets.

In line with their commitments, the buyers wanted to consolidate and develop the ongoing activities. The existing co-workers constitute an indispensable source of skills to achieve our new shared ambition.

For Jean-Luc Schnoebelen, now President of Edeis: “Our priority has been to win the support of the teams to Edeis’ project, which does indeed represent a great opportunity to develop activities that had been managed by SNC-Lavalin.

We are happy and confident about this particularly promising strategic agreement.

Edeis is the bearer of positive collective values, and we are convinced that we can very rapidly become a leading group in the sector of engineering and operating infrastructures and buildings.”