Financing

A prestigious panel of international private and public investors have been supporting the company's growth since its creation.


Six rounds of funding

  • 2011 : 1st round of funding of € 650,000 from individual investors such as Dominique Michel and Guy Fleury
  • 2013 : 2nd round of funding of € 1.6m from the sector investment funds: DEMETER and EMERGENCE INNOVATION
  • 2014 : 3rd round of funding of € 3.8m from three new investment funds (HPC Capital, Paca Investissement and CPG) and three long-standing shareholders of the company. (Demeter, Emergence Innovation 1 and the IO group). The BNP Paribas and the Caisse d’Epargne have also jointly granted bank financing of € 1.2m
  • 2016 : 4th round of funding of € 3m from Tertium and several historical partners (PACA investissement, FCPR Emergence Innovation 1 & Demeter 3 Amorçage, FIP Entrepreneurs Capital 3)
  • 2017 : 5th round of funding of € 8m from Siem offshore contractors, Hitachi Zosen, Amundi Private Equity Funds, and from some of Ideol’s existing shareholders (Tertium, PACA Investissement and Conseil Plus Gestion)
  • 2018 : 6th round of funding of € 15m from Kerogen Capital, and from existing shareholders of Ideol, including Amundi Private Equity, Sofimac Regions and Paca Investment

Public authority support

Funding amounting to a total of € 7.3m was granted by ADEME in 2014 through the Investments for the Future programme as part of the Call for Expressions of Interest relating to "marine renewable energy: building blocks and demonstrators" for the Oceagen project piloted by Ideol in partnership with BOUYGUES TP and IFSTTAR.

The European Union has also supportted the Floatgen project through the 7th Framework Programme of research and technological development amounting to a total funding of approximately € 10m.

Ideol has also been a partner in the Lifes50+ project which received € 7m of funding from the European Union (Horizon2020 Programme).

Ideol is generating revenue

The signing of a  first design and engineering contract in June 2015 with its partner Hitachi Zosen in Japan has enabled Ideol to generate revenue for the first time and thus to finance its development programmeThis contract - followed by others - has confirmed the company's business model, the relevance of the floating foundation developed by Ideol and its international success. 

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The EU rewards Ideol with €2.5 million to finance the industrialization and commercial development of its technology

Ideol has just received a €2.5 million grant from the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 - SME Instrument programme. This funding is outstanding since this very selective programme only rewards 5% of the candidate projects.

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Ideol raises €15 million to finance the acceleration of its international development

Ideol is pleased to announce the signing of a €15 million capital funding round, led by private equity firm Kerogen Capital (“Kerogen”), a leading energy specialist investor based in Hong Kong and London.  
This latest investment further establishes Ideol as one of the clear global front-runners in floating offshore wind. Created in 2010, Ideol has developed an industry-leading and internationally recognized floating foundation which promises to quickly become one of the most significant commercial solutions in the rapidly developing floating offshore wind industry. Ideol is already at an advanced stage of deployment with two floating wind demonstrators, built locally in France and Japan (two key markets). Ideol’s patented technology is designed to operate with both current and future large-scale wind turbines and to be the most cost-competitive solution in the floating offshore wind market. 

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