Historical Backgroud

Cegelec Défense has been providing its continuous expertise in integrating solutions and systems for major Defence and Security projects for over 50 years

1898

Pierre Azaria is the funder of CGE holding (Compagnie Générale d’Electricité) for the exploitation of electrical companies and industries.

1913

The Companie Générale d’Entreprises Electriques (CGEE) bis established by Companie Générale d’Electricité (CGE) and contributes to the development of the French electrical network

Whe the 30’s World Finacial Crisis hits France, CGEE is already a major industrial group with over 20 000 employees and more than fifty subsidiaries.

1971

CGEE is renamed CGEE-Alsthom, following CGE control sized by Société Générale d’Entreprises (Civil engineering, buildings, industrial works, electrical service), today VINCI

1989

Agreement between CGE and General Electric company and birth of GEC-Alsthom

CGEE-Alsthom is renamed Cegelec

1996

With AEG-AAT purchase, Cegelec is implanted on Germany and Austria

1998

Purchase of Cegelec by Alstom Rachat de Cegelec par Alstom

1999

Cegelec becomes Alstom Entreprise then Alstom Contracting

20 July 2001

Alstom Contracting is purchased under LMBO (Leverage Management Buy-Out) by its management and employees, with the support of CDC IXIS Private Equity (Caisse des depots et consignations) and of Charterhouse Capital Partners under the name Cegelec.

2006

Cegelec is purchased by LBO France.

October 2008

Qatari Diar group (specialised in urbanistic and real estate investment and detained at 100% by the Sovereign fund (Qatar Invesment Authority) of the State of Qatar, becomes majoritary stakeholder of Cegelec

April 2010

Implementation of the strategic partnership between Qatari Diar and VINCI. Cegelec becomes a subsidiary of VINCI (100%). Birth of Cegelec Défense (under this name, related activities started in 1967).

31 December 2013

Birth of Cegelec Défense as SMI with its own juridical status, subsidiary at 100% of VINCI Energies GSS