Omnes Capital and Odyssée Venture invest in Nomios
Omnes Capital (formerly Crédit Agricole Private Equity), via the LCL Régions Développement and CAPE Région Expansion funds, and Odyssée Venture are investing in a management buy-out deal for Nomios, alongside the founding director Sébastien Kher and key employees.
Based in Boulogne Billancourt, Nomios is a specialist integrator in the fields of IT security and the optimisation of company network performance. The company offers a full range of services combining integration and maintenance of IT security systems and audit and consultancy services.
Created in 2004, the company has tripled in size over the last four years, whilst conserving profitability levels that are above the market average. In 2012 it had revenue of EUR15.4m and it includes many CAC40 companies amongst its clients (in banking and insurance, industry, services, aviation and telecoms).
Driven by the growing externalisation of IT systems (cloud computing, mobile solutions, etc.) and regulatory changes requiring ever tighter security for the virtualisation of data, the IT security market is seeing rapid growth estimated at more than six per cent in 2012 and with an average annual trend growth of more than seven per cent over the next three years, according to Xerfi.
Sébastien Kher, chairman and founder of Nomios, says: “Our aim is to expand our client base and to become a key player in the IT security market. We are targeting double-digit growth over the next three years whilst maintaining our operating margins. We are delighted to welcome Omnes Capital and Odyssée Venture as shareholders. They will provide additional backing to the introduction of an ambitious commercial strategy.”
Laurent Espic, partner within the LBO and expansion team at Omnes Capital, says: “The company has recognised expertise thanks to experienced and motivated sales and technical teams. Nomios has high-quality management and all the strengths needed to reach its goals.”
“Nomios’ selectiveness in its choice of technological partners and its commitment to the quality of its services underpin our belief in the company’s ability to continue to outperform the market,” says Julien Andrieux, investment director at Odyssée Venture.
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