Bouygues agrees to sell 49% stake in Axione to Mirova

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Mirova, a unit of Natixis Investment Managers (BPCE Group), has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in Axione, a subsidiary of Bouygues Energies & Services (Bouygues Construction Group), through its general infrastructure funds. 

Axione is a major player in the planning and development of digital infrastructure for rural and urban communities in France, especially in the deployment of ultra high speed broadband. The company designs, builds, finances and operates new-generation shared digital infrastructure (FTTH, 4G, etc.) for its own projects and for those of local authorities and service operators.

Within the context of public initiative networks, Axione operates in the following regions: Hauts-de-France, Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Bourgogne-Franche Comté, Occitanie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Normandy and Corsica. Roughly 150 partner operators use networks operated by Axione.

Bouygues Energies & Services (a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction) will remain the reference shareholder of Axione with a 51% stake, and will continue to provide operational support. 

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