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Welcome to VADEFI


CEO of VADEFI, Jean-Pascal Orcel is a seasoned financier with 20 years of experience in the financing of capital-intensive infrastructure sectors like Energy, Telecommunication, in France and internationally

A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom Paris Tech, he started his career in the public sector as manager at France Telecom and was seconded for 2 years as Advisor to the General Director for Energy in the Ministry of Industry. He spent 4 ½ years in Germany (Saarbrücken) to develop a joint venture of France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom. Thereafter he joined Credit Lyonnais where he served both as managing director of project finance in the Telecom Project Finance and Power sectors. After 6 years in Project Finance he became Senior Banker and Sector Head for 8 years (with Credit Lyonnais and ING Bank, in Paris and Amsterdam). In 2008, he joined EOLFI, a young company developing Renewables Energy projects and completed the financing of 300 MW of wind assets in several regions of France. In 2011 he joined DALKIA (VEOLIA group), responsible for financial operations: this included the development of partnerships with financial investors to deconsolidate new assets, project financing and corporate financing


Our Know-how


Search for partners or projects

  • Access to more than 120 French and international financial institutions, with experts in project finance
  • Long-established relationships with Developers, Corporates, Legal Advisors, Technical Consultants, Turnkey contractors, Administrations

Analysis of financial conditions (Feasibility and Costs)

  • Critical path analysis (timeframes for project authorisations and permits)
  • Optimization of the equity/debt mix
  • Monitoring return on equity (ROCE)
  • Up-to-date expertise on financial markets’ expectations at the time of the financing

Negotiation of best available market terms

  • Consultation with potential lenders to source the best financial offer
  • Innovative solutions and advice on the appropriate mix of financial sources (equity, quasi-equity, mezzanine, bank financing or bond financing, debt fund)

Management of the team responsible for the financing (to close within the expected timeframe)

  • Organisation of the financing process
  • Efficiently manage relationships with the client’s representatives and external advisors
  • Lead all team members toward the time objective
  • React in a timely way to the obstacles which may arise on the path to financial closing
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