Background

  • Founded in 2003, Axione is one of the leading fibre players in France, designing, building and operating infrastructure projects 
  • Axione is owned by Bouygues Energies & Services - a leading player in digital and energy transformation solutions - as well as Vauban Infrastructure Partners (Vauban) - a management company of the BPCE group dedicated to infrastructure investments
  • In 2021, Axione created Axione Fibre, a company dedicated to deploying and operating full-fibre networks, targeting suburban and rural areas in the UK to help bridge the digital divide across the country

Process

  • DC Advisory (DC) acted as exclusive advisor to Axione on the equity funding and structuring of Axione Fibre

Outcome

  • The transaction enabled Axione to successfully secure a £300m financing for Axione Fibre from a select group of investors
  • This deal demonstrates DC’s extensive expertise in the fibre sector and across the European market

“Full-fibre networks are essential infrastructure to deliver digital services to all residential, corporate and public sector premises. Axione is delighted to partner with Vauban to create Axione Fibre, a large scale FTTP pure wholesale operator, targeting small towns and villages across the UK.”

Dominique Astier, Managing Director, Axione UK