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Omnes Capital invests EUR167 million in 2016

Private equity firm Omnes Capital invested a total of EUR167 million invested in 2016, supporting 13 new companies such as Bankin’, Mes Docteurs and Ducatillon.

It also completed 24 disposals representing EUR416 million – an increase of 58 per cent compared with 2015.
These included SIMP (4.9x), Nomios (4.8x) and Denyall (2x), as well as the sale of a portfolio of 100 MW of wind and solar energy assets developed in partnership with SMEs in the sector.
Omnes Capital achieved a gross IRR of 15 per cent on the CACI fund (launched in 2005), which was fully divested in 11 years.
In the midcap segment, the fourth-generation Omnes Croissance 4 fund achieved a final closing at EUR210 million, above its initial target of EUR180 million. Dedicated to investment in French SMEs, the fund has already made five investments (Cogepart, Bimedia, Capcom, Dispam and Circet) and one disposal (Capcom with an IRR of 95 per cent).
Omnes Capital has launched the Construction Energie Plus fund, with a target size of EUR100 million. This is the first French fund dedicated to financing the construction or renovation of high environmental performance public and private buildings in France.
The Capenergie 3 fund, dedicated to investment in renewable energy infrastructure projects in Europe, has exceeded its target size of EUR200 million, with a final closing planned for May 2017. It has also obtained the “Energy and Ecological Transition for the Climate” label.
The FCPI Capital Invest PME fund collected EUR32 million in 2016 – an increase of 14 per cent compared with 2015.
Omnes Capital is continuing to raise funds via the Omnes Mezzanis 3 fund, the third-generation mezzanine fund dedicated to French SMEs.
Omnes Capital has launched Construction Energie Plus, sponsored by PRO BTP. The fund’s aim is to form around 10 strategic partnerships with SMEs in order to develop target capacity of 500,000 sq m. The first deal was signed in January 2017 with the Carle Group.
Fabien Prévost, CEO of Omnes Capital, says: “We are delighted with the lasting and controlled growth achieved in our activities since 2012. Omnes Capital is now more of a key player in the French market than ever, supporting innovation, encouraging growth in SMEs and contributing to the energy transition. Our ambitions are clear: to consolidate our position as a direct investor in France and Europe, capitalise on the strength of our multi-manager model and exceed EUR5 billion of assets under management by 2020.”

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