Omnes Capital is selling its majority stake in SVP Group to MML Capital. Omnes acquired its holding in the Group in 2011.
The transaction includes significant involvement by SVP’s management team – Olivier Lenormand, its CEO, François Laubier and Bertrand Degruson – whose holdings will increased as a result.
The SVP Group enables decision makers to leverage their ability to act on behalf of their company or organisation, and to adapt to the new situations they face in meeting their responsibilities.
Based in Saint-Ouen (93), the SVP Group supports more than 30,000 decision-makers in 10,000 client companies and organisations. The SVP Group had 2015 revenue of EUR65 million and employed 600 staff.
In five years working together with Omnes the SVP Group has seen continuous growth in revenue, which grew by 32% between 2011 and 2016. Most notably, the Group made three major acquisitions in France and Canada. In 2012, the Group acquired Fym Conseil, enabling it to expand its continuous professional development offering. In 2015 and 2016, it bought Synesis and Novaconcept, two companies based in Canada, in order to expand in the North American market.
Olivier Lenormand, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the SVP Group says: “In Omnes we found a high quality partner to support our growth. The Omnes team perfectly understood our business whilst supporting our strategy. In addition to its advice, Omnes gave us an opening into its own network, its clients and the companies in its portfolio.”
Benjamin Arm, Managing Director at Omnes Capital, adds: “This disposal is the sixth to be made by the mid-cap CACI 3 fund (launched in 2008) which now has only two lines left in its portfolio. This has allowed the team to concentrate on deploying its 4th generation fund, Omnes Croissance 4, which is already 25 per cent invested.”
Following this transaction, the CACI 3 fund returned EUR208 million to its subscribers for a EUR126 million investment (a DPI of 1.4 on the original investment).