(AOF) – Air France-KLM

The Air France-KLM Board of Directors has approved the decision of the KLM Supervisory Board, according to which Pieter Elbers, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of KLM, will not serve a third term. The air carrier evokes a decision taken in “close consultation” with the person concerned, who spent more than 30 years of career within KLM. The group adds that KLM’s Supervisory Board will launch the process of identifying a successor in due course.


With 41 albums in the top 200 bestsellers and a market share of 28% on local new top streaming albums in 20211, Believe achieved a historic performance in France. Believe notably accompanies the biggest seller of the year, Jul, as well as the most streamed single and the No. 1 clip of the year on YouTube, with La Kiffance de Naps.


Thursday evening, EDF revised downwards its estimate of nuclear production in France for 2022 due to the extension of the shutdown period of five reactors in the French nuclear fleet. The public electrician expects nuclear production this year to be between 300 and 330 TWh, against between 330 and 360 TWh previously. The impact on EDF’s financial outlook is currently being analysed.


Esker again achieved the best quarter and the best year in its history by easily crossing the threshold of 130 million euros in sales for the full year 2021. During the fourth quarter, Esker achieved consolidated revenue of 35.9 million euros, up 16% on a reported basis and 14% at constant exchange rates.


Eurazeo announced the acquisition of an 80% stake in Ikaros Solar, a Belgian supplier of photovoltaic solutions, from its founders and Capenergie 2, a fund managed by Omnes Capital. This acquisition materializes the Group’s ambition to invest in the energy and digital transition and to contribute to a sustainable economy with low carbon emissions. Eurazeo has committed €45 million.

The French Energy

La Française de l’Énergie has announced a new certification of the 2P reserves of exploitable mine gas on the two concessions held in Hauts-de-France. Furthermore, the rise in energy prices significantly increases the value of Lorraine gas. In addition, in the context of the structural increase in energy prices, the net asset value of Lorraine gas is now estimated at 318 million euros, up sharply compared to the 2018 certification carried out by MHA. (Sproule group).


Manutan The specialist in the multi-channel distribution of equipment and consumables for businesses and communities will publish (after market) its turnover for the first quarter.

Remy Cointreau

Rémy Cointreau has decided to reduce its share capital by canceling 750,000 treasury shares (ie 1.45% of the capital). An operation which was announced on December 9 in a press release relating to the end of the share buyback program.


Wendel placed a bond issue of 300 million euros maturing in January 2034 with a coupon of 1.375%, the lowest coupon obtained by Wendel over a maturity of 12 years. The show was oversubscribed more than 2.5 times. The bonds were placed primarily with French (49%), German (30%) and British (16%) investors. The net proceeds from this issue will be used for general group financing purposes. This transaction will allow Wendel to extend the weighted average maturity of Wendel’s bond debt to 6.1 years.


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