A new impetus in our approach to financing the energy transition at the scale of mobility

A French trio wants to finance the decarbonization of the
maritime sector

Already present in infrastructures, Atlante Gestion has joined forces with the maritime broker BRS and Altfin Partners, a specialist in financing the sector, to accelerate the
decarbonization of maritime and river fleets in Europe.

By Bilal Chennoune

Published on 17/10/22 on CFNews

Initiatives are multiplying in the maritime infrastructure sector, and this time it is Atlante Gestion’s turn
Atlante Gestion’s turn to take the helm. The Paris-based management company, which has more than €2.6 billion in assets in the infrastructure and energy transition sector, has just signed
several cooperation agreements with broker Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS) and financing advisory firm Altfin Partners, to invest in the maritime and river fleets of mature countries in Europe and the Nordic countries, including the United Kingdom. “Our objective is to support mid-market shipowners over the long term to carry out their ecological transition, by helping them to finance the construction of new vessels or retrofit existing fleets,” explains Christophe Lefebvre, who joined the Atlante Gestion teams at the beginning of the year to develop this new
vertical. In detail, BRS and Altfin Partners bring to the manager a mix of sourcing operations,
as well as a capacity of analysis of the market segments, the characteristics of the
and their financing.
CFNews – Un trio français veut financer la décarbonation du secteur maritime


€61 million

Sociale Infrastructure

Sarthe region

Lead investor in the construction and rehabilitation of four middle schools in the Sarthe region, located in Arnage, Coulaines, Le Mans and Noyen-sur-Sarthe to receive 2,300 students.

The project is in the operation phase since 2019.


The project was subject to carbon assessment. Seeing the results, in end-January 2018, CERTIVA awarded MAINE COLLEGES 72 permanent HQE (high environmental quality) certifications for the “Programme Design” phase for each of the schools. The permanent HQE certification for the “Development” phase was awarded in November 2019 for all the schools.

As of November 2019, MAINE COLLEGES has also been awarded the Effinergie + label. This label testifies to the improvement in the buildings’ energy efficiency in relation to the 2012 Réglementation Thermique (the 2012 Heat Regulation).

Water management

Wastewater is let into the wastewater sewerage systems of the towns concerned.

A rainwater harvesting system is planned for sanitary use, so as to cover 10% of the water requirements for toilet bowls and urinals in the toilet facilities.

Waste management

Implementation of waste segregation.

All materials used in the construction have zero or very low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) levels.

Energy efficiency

The schools were equipped with low temperature radiators that require 30% less energy to provide the same thermal comfort given their much larger contact surface with the ambient air.

Ceiling radiant panels that allow a more accurate monitoring of power consumption, have been installed in the canteens.

PV solar panels will be installed horizontally on the roof, covering a total area of 57.12 m2.

The kitchen appliances run on electricity and are equipped with an energy optimiser.


The project complies with contractual commitments in terms of first-time employment, namely 20,000 work hours, and in employing SMBs for which the recruiting rate is 40%.

Asbestos removal and demolition works are carried out during school vacations and the floors are hosed in case of heavy dust.

Instead of a rock-breaker, the alligator crusher is used with rubber mallets to avoid the noise of metal against metal