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STOA signs its first investment in Latin America

STOA is thrilled to announce the signing of its first investment in Latin America, which consists in the acquisition of 33% of the Ventos Serra do Mel III (VSM 3) 152 MW wind power plant located in the State of Rio Grande do Norte, in Brazil. This equity investment, which is the outcome of a successful collaboration with French developer Voltalia, confirms STOA’s long-term commitment to renewable energy projects in emerging countries. The VSM3 wind power plant, currently under construction, is expected be operational by Q2 2021.

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STOA and AFD Group's contribution to PPPs

STOA actively contributes to the success of public private partnerships (PPPs) catalyzed by the AFD, thanks to the implementation of optimal financial conditions for the conduct of ambitious and essential projects to the populations of developing countries. Our intervention is tightly linked to the ones of the AFD Group -notably Proparco- and their partner Expertise France. 

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ESG & Impact Report 2020

STOA's ESG & Impact Report 2020 details our environmental, social and governance strategy and results in 2019, as well as our impact framework to promote the sustainable development of emerging countries.

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STOA's Projects under the Global Health Crisis

Because we only invest in high-impact infrastructure, all of STOA’s projects have been declared as ‘essential infrastructure’ by the public authorities they depend on. We would like to express our full support to all the people affected by the crisis, and notably the employees of our projects who are maintaining an outstanding commitment and level of service under this difficult context.

We will continue to ensure a thorough weekly monitoring of our projects’ response plans to the crisis, and put together a monthly reporting to the attention of our Board of Directors

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Independent report on STOA's alignment with the IFC Operating Principles for Impact Management

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Fidal's 'Grand Rendez-vous' event Paris : The Sustainable City in Africa

Marie-Laure Mazaud, STOA's Deputy CEO, was one of the keynote speakers at Fidal's 'Grand Rendez-vous' event held on February 6 on 'The Sustainable City in Africa'.

The discussions focused on the two great axes of cities' sustainability, namely infrastructure and mobility.

Key takeaways from Marie-Laure's intervention on STOA's view of African infrastructure investment success:

-No one-size-fits-all: each project should be carefully analysed to take into account the particularities of its contractual framework and the site location, notably regarding environmental and social aspects;

-Efficient risk sharing between public and private sponsors: which is often facilitated by sufficient local purchasing power and state accounts equilibrium;

-Overcoming project hurdles hand-in-hand with the public sector: enhancing financial liquidity in the market, promoting the use of PPPs and enhancing the quality of sectors' strategic planning.

Thanks to the other speakers for their fruitful contribution: Hugues de La Forge, Hacina Py, Yann Alix, Laurent Thorrance, Valerie-noelle Kodjo diop, Christophe Maquet, François Jay, Thierry Barbotte, Karim Selouane, Severine Lauratet, Cecile Fontaine, Paulin Danho , Marc Teyssier d'Orfeuil and Julie Claude.


the Africa 2020 Forum Paris

STOA’s CEO, Charles-Henri Malecot took part in the Africa 2020 Forum organised by MOCI (the French Monitor for International Commerce) and CIAN (French Council of Investors in Africa) on February 7, 2020. The roundtable on the African financial environment was an opportunity for Charles-Henri Malecot to highlight that the main risk faced by STOA -as a long term emerging-market investor in energy and infrastructure projects with a specific focus on Africa- was the currency risk. The ECOWAS plan for a single currency would be a good opportunity to mitigate this risk in the medium term, but could raise uncertainties for investors in the short term during its implementation


1st 2020 Operational Seminar of Agence Française de Développement Group

MEDEF International, the French business confederation, held the first 2020 Operational Seminar of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group Latin America practice on January 21, 2020.

This deep dive session aimed at presenting and discussing AFD group's strategy, concrete cases and the French solutions to the challenges of financing resilient and sustainable infrastructures and cities, notably through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).

An opportunity for our deputy CEO, Marie-Laure Mazaud, to share STOA's track record and experience of the key risks and opportunities in infrastructure investment under PPPs in Latin America, as a private investor having analyzed c. 20 projects -representing an aggregate investment of EUR 18 bn- in the region.


Happy New year - Feliz Año - Féliz Ano Novo 2020


STOA Infra & Energy ("STOA") acquires a strategic equity interest in JCM Power

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SER/Syntec organizes Paris The Renewables Energy Meetings

Charles-Henri Malécot, CEO of STOA, participated on Monday 25 November in a round table on financing tools for French companies abroad, alongside Agence Française de Développemnet (AFD), ADEME and the French Treasury Department, as part of the renewable energy meetings organised by SER/Syntec. A good illustration of the cooperation between French financial players to help French companies win internationally


The Mediterranean Investors Club

STOA's CEO, Charles-Henri Malécot, took part in Act III of 'Méditerranée du Futur', the annual gathering of the Mediterranean countries, with the presence of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, last November 25 and 26, in Marseille.
This Third Act focused on investments in the Mediterranean region, and led to the launch of the Mediterranean Investors Club, in which STOA undertook to participate.
The round table on energy transition allowed Charles-Henri Malécot to present STOA's investment ambitions in the energy sector, particularly in the Mediterranean region.


STOA Infra & Energy (“STOA”) acquires a strategic equity interest in GSEZ Ports SA (“GSEZ Ports”) in Gabon

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STOA attending the 2019 Infraweek event

In the context of the Infraweek, Charles-Henri Malécot, CEO of Stoa spoke at a conference organized by the law firm Orrick on the theme: “Financing sustainable infrastructure in Africa: What are long-term strategic challenges ? ".


5th Forum of world's Caisse des Dépôts et consignations held in Dakar

5th Forum of world's Caisse des dépôts et consignations held in Dakar in septembre 2019, in presence of all Caisse des dépôts et consignations from Africa, French Caisse des Dépôts, Belgian and Italian Caisse des Dépôts.

STOA, represented by its CEO Charles-Henri Malécot, took part of the panel discussions aiming at highlighting the advantages of the Caisse des Dépôts model (public investment bank supporting social and other core infrastructure investment) as well as its interactions with the work of others financiers such as development finance institutions  (AfDB, AFD) and investment funds (such as STOA)


Voltalia and STOA enter into exclusive negociations

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STOA acquires a minority stake in Etix Everyxhere

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Impact Investing: STOA adopts IFC’s Principles for Impact Management #Investor4Impact

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STOA receives a new award for its contribution to the Nachtigal project

On the occasion of the Rencontres Internationales des PPP (RIPPP)  held in Paris, STOA via its CEO Charles-Henri Malécot, was awarded the Best PPP of the Year award in the Mediterranean and Africa region. This new award highlights the quality and robustness of the structuring of the Nachtigal project in the context of a rapidly changing electricity sector.


STOA acquires a strategic equity interest in METROFIBRE Network ("MetroFibre") in South Africa

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STOA acquires a stake in the Nachtigal dam project in Cameroon

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Testimony of Rémy Rioux - Chief executive officer of AFD


ENGIE and STOA join forces to develop a wind platform in India

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