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Omnes Capital invests in Capcom

Omnes Capital has invested EUR9.5 million in Capcom, a company specialising in the deployment, installation, maintenance and sale of fibre optic and cable network services, on the occasion of a primary owner buy out (OBO) alongside management.

Founded in 2001, Capcom provides telecoms operators with deployment, installation and technical maintenance services for their high speed and fibre optic telecommunications networks. The company performs 1,400 client services each day and manages 1 million households, providing round-the-clock maintenance. It generated sales of EUR50 million in 2014.
The company recently signed partnership agreements with the main telecoms and energy operators (Orange, Numéricable-SFR, Engie etc) covering both technical installation and maintenance services for their networks and marketing services. This dual approach – providing technical support and the ability to sell operators’ services – makes Capcom one of the key players in the market.
The company expects to double in size within the next two years. The aim of the buyout is to accompany it in this ambitious growth strategy. Omnes Capital intends to provide its expertise, networks and financial capacity to help Capcom to seize any opportunities that arise in its markets.
Rachid Abdi and Angel Sandoval, executive directors of the Capcom group, says: “Omnes’ investment in Capcom will enable us to take the next step in our development. Our markets are growing quickly and we need a solid partner. In Omnes we have found a team that knew how to respond to the problems we face and fully understood the challenges we face in the years ahead.”
Bertrand Tissot (pictured), Partner at Omnes Capital, adds: “We were drawn by Capcom’s unique “sale and connect” business model as well as the management team and its great ambitions for growth. The markets in which Capcom operates (telecoms, utilities) offer attractive momentum and significant growth potential.”
Benjamin Arm, Managing Director at Omnes Capital, says: “This buyout comes a few weeks after our investment in Bimedia. Capcom is the third investment for the Omnes Croissance 4 fund, which now stands at EUR120 million. We have already received the support of our long-standing investors and French and foreign institutional investors and are confident about reaching our target of EUR180 million.”

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