Omnes Capital's exits

Sector 
Business services
Entry Date 
2013
Exit Date 
2019
Buyer 
Verlingue
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

Groupe Eyssautier

France’s leading marine and transport insurance broker

Founded by the Eyssautier family in 1935, the group is now the leading marine and transport insurance broker in the French market. It covers the entire spectrum of shipping and transport insurance activities (risk analysis, negotiation and placement of cover with insurers, policy management, claims handling and recovery actions on behalf of policyholders, etc.).

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Sector 
Consumer goods
Entry Date 
2009
Exit Date 
2018
Buyer 
Management
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

ABC Distribution

Accessories, Beauty products, Cosmetics

ABC Distribution has enjoyed strong growth for 10 years on the back of one simple idea: channelling feminine and masculine beauty via internationally renowned brands. With Elite models, Franck Provost, Berangé and, lastly, Princesse Lili, ABC has been able to inject fresh impetus into the beauty accessories and make-up market in France by selling smart and glamorous items at attractive prices and by gearing its production more and more towards Made in France label products.

Sector 
Healthcare facilities
Entry Date 
2009
Exit Date 
2017
Buyer 
Motion Equity Partners, LFPI
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€40 million in 2014

EA Pharma

Pharmaceutical company specialised in food supplements

EA Pharma is a French pharmaceutical company specialised in the production and distribution of drugs, food supplements and cosmetics. EA Pharma’s R&D qualities and its permanent quest for the best ingredients and formulas in both the medical and nutritional arena help it to meet all of its customer needs in three distinct business segments, i.e. healthcare, sport and well-being.

Sector 
Retail & Distribution
Entry Date 
2007
Exit Date 
2017
Buyer 
Azulis Capital (management team)
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€25 million in 2014

Grain d’or

One of the first industrial groups to manufacture raw frozen bread

Founded by a Northern France artisan baker in 1965, Grain d’Or Gel was one of the first industrial bakers to manufacture raw frozen dough while preserving the bread’s genuine character.

Thanks to its industrial expertise and production capacity, it can offer professionals an extensive and varied range of frozen products, including white and special dough, precooked dough, raw and ready-to-cook pizza dough, raw and ready-to-cook pastries, and ready-to-cook snacks.

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Sector 
Industry
Entry Date 
2011
Exit Date 
2016
Buyer 
HCP Packaging (Baring Private Equity Asia)
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€11 million in 2014

SIMP

Europe’s leading manufacturer of plastic applicators and make-up wipers for the cosmetics market.

Founded in 1949 in the Paris region, SIMP ranks among the pioneers in plastic and rubber injection moulding. It designs and manufactures small precision industrial components produced in medium or large runs for major cosmetics companies (L’Oréal, Lancôme, Dior, Givenchy, Estée Lauder, Bourjois, Oriflame, etc.) and several high value-added niche markets (connectors, aerospace, medical, etc.).

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"Based on trust and mutual respect”. That is how Alain Blondel describes his relationship with Omnes Capital.
ALAIN
BLONDEL
Chairman
of SIMP
SIMP

Because he’s worth it!

Based on “trust” and “mutual respect”. That is how Alain Blondel describes his relationship with Omnes Capital, which bought a stake in SIMP’s capital in 2011.
“I chose Omnes Capital on account of its ability to make decisions rapidly, its industry expertise and its knowledge of the issues facing SMEs, but also because we share the same long-term vision for SIMP,” he stated.
Alain Blondel
Président de SIMP
ALAIN
BLONDEL
Chairman
of SIMP
After a fact-finding mission to learn the ins and outs of running a small business of his own, he searched high and low for projects before eventually plumping for SIMP, a SME with well-known expertise in the micro-injection of plastic and rubber components and world leader in thermoplastic mascara brushes. What made you choose this business? Because it is unusual. Though small, with just 25 employees, it has a large sales base (€8.8 million in 2012) and tremendous potential.

“Growing an already well-run business was a highly motivating challenge,” says Alain Blondel, who has drawn on the existing teams in place and in particular on Eric de Bardonnèche, the current sales director, who has been appointed as director of business development. Alain Blondel joined forces with Omnes Capital to buy the company from Manuel Viegas, SIMP’s former manager. And he shares the same long-term vision for the business as his financial partner. The goal is to grow the Innovation unit through a focus on mascara and also to expand into new high value-added product niches.

He will not overlook expanding SIMP in international markets, especially emerging markets such as China and Brazil. “By pooling our energy and capitalising on our individual strengths, we are going to design new products, new manufacturing processes and win new customers. And we are going to stay a small and friendly firm,” says the business owner. Look out for SIMP to dazzle us in the future.

Timeline

• 1979: Director of PHAS France, L’Oréal brand.
• 1989: CEO France of Sanofi Beauté then Chairman of Roger & Gallet.
• 1994: Chairman & CEO of Pixxent (no. 3 in Europe in merchandising and PoS advertising).
• 2004: Vice-Chairman of Alcan Packaging Beauty in charge of the Fragrance & Cosmetics Europe- Brazil division.
• 2011: LBO of SIMP together with Omnes Capital.
SIMP
Sector 
Business services
Entry Date 
2012
Exit Date 
2016
Buyer 
Infradata Group (Waterland Private Equity)
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€28 million in 2014

Nomios

IT security specialist

Headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, Nomios is a systems integrator specialised in IT security and corporate IT network optimisation. The company provides a full range of services, extending from the integration and maintenance of IT security solutions and audit and consulting services.

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Sector 
Retail & Distribution
Entry Date 
2003
Exit Date 
2016
Buyer 
Dessange International
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€36 million in 2015

COIFF'Idis

France’s leading retailer of consumables and equipment for hairdressers and beauty salons

Formed from a combination of two regional family-owned groups, Coiff’Idis has 37 stores operating under the Coiff’Idis banner plus 80 field sales representatives and 6 logistics platforms serving close to 20,000 customers. It maintains close relationships with the leading industry names, including Revlon, L’Oréal Professionnel, Eugène Perma, Schwarzkopf, Wella. It is the exclusive distributor of Matrix brands (L’Oréal group) and Moroccanoil.Formed from a combination of two regional family-owned groups, Coiff’Idis has 37 stores operating under the Coiff’Idis banner plus 80 field sales representatives and 6 logistics platforms serving close to 20,000 customers. It maintains close relationships with the leading industry names, including Revlon, L’Oréal Professionnel, Eugène Perma, Schwarzkopf, Wella. It is the exclusive distributor of Matrix brands (L’Oréal group) and Moroccanoil.

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Sector 
Industry
Entry Date 
2008
Exit Date 
2014
Buyer 
Management and funds
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

Finaero / Groupe STTS

European leader in aerospace paint and sealing products

Headquartered in Toulouse, the Finaero group initially expanded in aircraft paint and seals with its STTS subsidiary. It does two-thirds of this business with aircraft manufacturers Airbus, ATR, Dassault and sub-assembly manufacturers and one-third with airlines, such as Air France.
In recent years, Finaero has diversified its activities. It refurbishes and fits out VIP aircraft interiors via its AIP subsidiary. Over the past three years, the group has expanded into wiring and manufacturing electrical harnesses via its CIEE subsidiary.

 

Sector 
Business services
Entry Date 
2005
Exit Date 
2013
Buyer 
Autodesk
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

Graitec

Software vendor

Vendor and distributor of 3D digital mock-up software for buildings

Sector 
Industry
Entry Date 
2008
Exit Date 
2010
Buyer 
Qualium
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

Sogal

Specialist wardrobe manufacturer

Established in La Jumellière (Maine-et-Loire department) since 1982, Sogal is one of France’s leading manufacturers of made-to-measure wardrobes, sliding doors and walk-in wardrobes.

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