Recognising the important role APRR’s motorways play in connecting French communities and supply chains, MIRA and its co-shareholders supported the business as it developed its network, enhanced safety outcomes, and improved the customer experience.
|Invested||2006 - 2020|
Improving connectivity and safety
APRR was established in 1961 to partner with the French State and local authorities in the development, construction, and maintenance of motorways across France. MIRA-managed funds made their initial investment in APRR in 2006, before partnering with a co-shareholder to take the business private. In 2012, APRR was successfully delisted from the Euronext Paris exchange.
During MIRA’s 14-year association with the business, APRR delivered more than €5 billion of investment to expand and upgrade its network.
MIRA supported APRR as it led the development of approximately 200 kilometres of motorway. These works included the A41 north motorway (ADELAC), a key commuter and leisure traffic link between Annecy in eastern France and Geneva in Switzerland, and a project to increase the capacity and safety of Route Centre-Europe Atlantique, a nationally important east-west link connecting Montmarault and Digoin.
Alongside these works, APRR also invested to improve the efficiency and safety of its existing network – widening roads and upgrading service areas. The installation of emergency telephones, as well as safety cameras and sensors, enabled APRR to successfully halve fatalities on its network during the period of MIRA’s investment2. Over the same period, health and safety incidents amongst APRR’s workforce fell by a third2.
Partnering with communities
Stéphane Brimont, Managing Director