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Created in 2008 under the name Holding Verte, Evergaz is the territories' preferred partner for their biogas projects. A dedicated team of 15 from complementary backgrounds assists the Management in the implementation of the operational strategy.

After his studies at HEC (Paris Business School) and in the United Stated (UNC), Alain started his career at Chrysler France in the marketing department. He then joined Idex, a company that was created by his father in 1963. Alain became Idex CEO in 1992.

At Idex, he developed in France and abroad a broad range of energy and environmental services: offices and buildings energy efficiency solutions, waste treatment and energy recovery, heating and cooling urban networks. Alain ensured a leading role in the renewable energy sector by managing several innovative projects: geothermal heat and wind farms in the 1980s, waste anaerobic digestion and cogeneration in the 1990s.


Under his management, Idex became the first independent French energy and environmental services Group, increasing its size by 4 in 20 years: in 2015 Idex Group generates 720 M € turnover and counts 3600 employees. After selling Idex to Cube Infrastructure fund at the end of 2011, he became Director of Idex Supervisory Board.

Alain Planchot is a recognised entrepreneur in the energy and environmental sector. Since 2012, he provides funds and expertise to early stage companies in this sector.

In 2013, he created and managed Bio Methanisation Partenaire with Evergaz. In 2015, the two companies merged. He is now Evergaz Chief Executive Officer.

Graduated from Lille Business School in 2011, Frederic Flipo, 39, started his career as portfolio manager at Oddo & Cie. In 2004, he joined Crédit du Nord (Société Générale group) as portfolio manager for public and private clients. He then joined FLINVEST to develop the company and specialised in mid cap European companies in the environmental sector.

Passionate about renewable energies, he co founded and managed Evergaz. He is one of Evergaz reference shareholder through AQUA company, an operational investor in the renewable and environmental sector.

At Evergaz, Frédéric Flipo, with AQUA support, turned the first biogas projects into operational plants, by realising the required studies, managing projects development and funding, directing construction and managing day to day site operations. This approach is now replicated with all the portfolio projects.

A graduate of ESC Marseille Business School, Lionel Le Maux was a fund manager of French (Oddo Avenir) and European Mid Caps (Oddo Europe Mid Caps) from 1996 to 2003, for the Oddo & Cie Company. Using this experience - in the Top 10 French funds over that period - he decided to create his own management company in 2003 and co-founded FLINVEST, where assets soared from €15 million to €600 million in four years, thanks to an outstanding performance - tripling the capital over the period, Fund ranked no. 1 in Europe in 2004 and 2006.

He was the acting Managing Director until 2007, gaining experience in the development and management of high-growth businesses. Lionel Le Maux then specialised in renewable energy and co-founded AQUA, and Holding Verte (which later became Evergaz).

Attorney at law (Paris bar) - MBA at Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University. Master's Degree in Business and Tax Law (Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University). Samuel Moreau successively worked as a lawyer for Arthur Andersen, Landwell & Associés and August & Debouzy.

For nearly fifteen years, he acquired recognised expertise by covering all areas of business and tax law: contracts, mergers & acquisitions, capital transactions, French and international tax laws, etc. Co-founder of PMR Avocats, a business law firm created in 2007, followed by Marignan Avocats, Samuel now spends part of his time working on the different legal and contractual aspects relating to renewable energy. He is also the co-founder of AQUA.