AXA Private Equity Backs Photovoltaic Energy Startup JIT Solaire

The global private equity firm AXA Private Equity has just announced a €3m investment in JIT Solaire, a photovoltaic energy company based in the Poitou-Charentes and Rhône-Alpes regions of France.

PRESS RELEASE:

AXA Private Equity announces its investment in JIT Solaire, a specialist player in photovoltaic energy. Based in the Poitou-Charentes and Rhône-Alpes regions, this group installs turnkey electricity-generating solar systems for individuals, companies and local authorities, with solutions designed to meet each client’s roofing specifications. At end July 2010, JIT Solaire had installed more than 6 MWp and its sales continue to enjoy high growth. This €3m fundraising gives it the resources needed to maintain its growth and accelerate the development of its business of installing solar panels and running power plants for its own account.

Founding directors Jérôme Bailleul and Franck Braudel: “We are delighted to have AXA Private Equity on board,
helping us in our plan to combine profitable growth and sustainable development.”

Alexis Saada, Director at AXA Private Equity: “We were won over by the team’s expertise and their ability to
innovate and tackle a dynamic market. This provides us with an opportunity to assist the directors of JIT Solaire
in a key stage of the group’s development.”

ABOUT AXA PRIVATE EQUITY

AXA Private Equity is a leading private equity firm with US$25 billion in managed assets and a global reach
extending across Europe, North America and Asia. The firm offers investors the full spectrum of private equity
services for every market segment: direct funds, infrastructure financing, mid cap and small cap buyouts, venture capital, co-investments, fund of funds as well as mezzanine financing. With offices in Paris, Frankfurt, London, New York, Singapore, Milan, Zurich and Vienna, AXA Private Equity supports the development and long-term growth of its portfolio companies with sustainable growth strategies and by granting them access to the AXA international network. AXA Private Equity has earned the trust of its investors by regularly supplying them with transparent performance data on its funds and portfolio companies.