TotalEnergies said Tuesday it is pursuing its profitable growth in the renewable energy sector with the announcement that it is buying out Total Eren’s other shareholders, increasing its stake from close to 30% to 100%. The Total Eren teams will be fully integrated within TotalEnergies’ Renewables business unit. The deal follows the strategic agreement signed between TotalEnergies and Total Eren in 2017, which granted TotalEnergies the right to acquire all of Total Eren (formerly EREN RE) after a five-year period.
As part of this transaction, Total Eren is valued at an Enterprise Value of €3.8 billion based on an attractive EBITDA multiple negotiated in the initial strategic agreement signed in 2017. The acquisition of 70,8%1represents a net investment of around €1.5 billion for TotalEnergies.
Total Eren’s integration should result in an increase in TotalEnergies’ Integrated Power Net Operating Income of around €160 million and CFFO of around €400 million in 2024.
Total Eren has 3.5 GW of renewable capacity in operation worldwide and a solar, wind, hydroelectric and storage projects pipeline of over 10 GW in 30 countries, of which 1.2 GW are in construction or late-stage development. TotalEnergies will leverage Total Eren’s 2 GW assets in operation in merchant countries (notably Portugal, Greece, Australia, and Brazil) to build up its integrated power strategy. TotalEnergies will also benefit from Total Eren’s footprint and ability to develop projects in other countries such as India, Argentina, Kazakhstan, or Uzbekistan.
Total Eren will not only contribute high-quality operated assets, but also the expertise and skills of nearly 500 people based in more than 20 countries. Total Eren’s successful organic growth testifies to the expertise that its teams have built up internally and in connection with partners and suppliers since its creation in 2012. The teams and the quality of Total Eren’s portfolio will strengthen TotalEnergies’ ability to deliver production growth while optimizing its operating costs and capex by leveraging its size and purchasing bargaining power.
Further to its activities as a renewable energy producer, Total Eren has launched pioneering green hydrogen projects in recent years, located in various regions, such as North Africa, Latin America, and Australia. These green hydrogen activities will be pursued through a new partnership in an entity named “TEH2” (80% owned by TotalEnergies and 20% owned by EREN Group).
“Our partnership with Total Eren has been very successful, as shown by the size and quality of the renewables portfolio. With the acquisition and integration of Total Eren. we are now opening a new chapter of our development as the expertise of its team and its complementary geographical footprint will strengthen our renewable activities and our ability to build a profitable integrated power player,” said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman & CEO of TotalEnergies. “I want to thank Total Eren’s founders, Pâris Mouratoglou and David Corchia, as well as their teams, for their incredible development work, which led to this successful achievement. Today, we are welcoming Total Eren’s experienced teams, who will continue their remarkable work with the added resources of a bigger company.”
Pâris Mouratoglou, Chairman of Total Eren, stated: “With Total Eren, we have successfully created a best-in-class renewable energy player. I want to thank BPI France, Tikehau Capital, NextWorld and Peugeot Invest, for their constant support since 2015. I also want to thank Patrick Pouyanné for his trust and for the spirit of partnership that has led to such achievements with TotalEnergies over the last five years.”
David Corchia, CEO of Total Eren, added: “This success belongs first to Total Eren’s teams around the globe. They will undoubtedly make a huge contribution to TotalEnergies’ highly ambitious plan in the renewable sector. Together with Pâris Mouratoglou, we will continue creating and developing new companies for the energy transition and the planet’s decarbonization, as well as, within our new promising partnership with TotalEnergies, the development of giant green hydrogen production projects worldwide.”
1On a fully-diluted basis