Omnes Capital announces final closing of Omnes Croissance 4 midcap fund at €210 million
Omnes Capital announces the final closing of its Omnes Croissance 4 midcap fund at €210 million. This fourth-generation fund, dedicated to investments in French SMEs, has closed above its initial target of €180 million. Omnes Capital has received support from its long-standing investors as well as new French and foreign institutional investors, including banks, funds of funds, insurance companies, pension funds and family offices.
With Omnes Croissance 4, Omnes Capital maintains its midcap strategy that has proven its worth with previous funds (final IRR of 15% for the second-generation fund launched in 2005 and liquidated in 2016): rigorous selection of companies with strong growth potential, primary market transactions, in-depth knowledge of regional economic fabrics, a value creation strategy driven by organic growth and a highly active acquisitions policy in France or abroad.
Omnes Croissance 4 has already made four investments in Cogepart (express shipping services), Bimedia (software solutions for local retailers), Capcom (installation of fibre optic and cable networks) and Dispam (temperature-controlled transportation). A further transaction is expected to be made during the first quarter of 2017. Other deals are at an advanced stage.
Benjamin Arm, Managing Partner at Omnes Capital, comments : “Omnes Croissance 4 is the first fund launched by Omnes Capital as an independent investment management company. We had a real challenge to face. We are particularly proud to have beaten our targets and won new investors in France and abroad in a very competitive market, thanks to our expertise and unique positioning.”
Eric Rey, Partner at Omnes Capital, adds : “The team now has the resources needed to roll out its investment strategy, which focuses firmly on growth and companies’ transformation. Our aim is to work with and support business owners in the long term and contribute to the development and expansion of tomorrow’s market leaders.”
About Omnes Capital
Omnes Capital is a major player in private equity and infrastructure. With €3 billion in assets under management, Omnes capital provides companies with the capital needed to finance their growth and with key expertise in a number of areas: Buyout & Growth Capital, Private Debt, Venture Capital, Infrastructure, Co-Investment. Omnes Capital was a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole until March 2012. The firm is now owned by its employees. Omnes Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
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