Omnes Capital's exits

Sector 
Industry
Entry Date 
2008
Exit Date 
2017
Buyer 
Innovafonds
Business 
Mezzanine Buyout & Growth Capital

Fondis Electronic

Innovative scientific instrumentation solutions, leader in portable instrumentation

Based in Voisins-le-Bretonneux (78), Fondis Bioritech is a group that designs and distributes innovative scientific instrumentation solutions. Founded in 1982, the Group is a leader in portable instrumentation. The group covers several markets: Benelux, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Maghreb countries.

 

 

Sector 
Business services
Entry Date 
2008
Exit Date 
2017
Business 
Mezzanine Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€65 million in 2014

Tiama

Leading player in innovative inspection solutions

Tiama is a key player in inspection, quality control on production lines, traceability and consumer protection solutions on account the quality, traceability and protection it can offer.
The group has two core businesses: 1) inspection and control of glass packaging,
2) inspection and control in the food and beverage industry.
Acquired by LBO France in July 2007, the group consolidated its position in February 2008 by acquiring SGCC, the second-largest operator in the hollow glass sector. The group’s refinancing as part of this build-up transaction included a €35 million mezzanine tranche, of which Mezzanis purchased a portion.

 

Sector 
Consumer goods
Entry Date 
2006
Exit Date 
2016
Business 
Mezzanine Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€75 million in 2014

Les Frères Blanc

One of the leading lights in French gastronomy
The group was formed in the 1950s by Pierre and Jacques Blanc, two brothers from a long line of restaurateurs. The Frères Blanc group currently runs 15 top restaurants in Paris, the rest of France and internationally, renowned for their dining experience, hospitality, cuisine and French art de vivre. In December 2005, CDC Entreprises purchased the company through a leveraged buy-out (LBO). Mezzanis purchased a portion of the mezzanine tranche put in place to finance the transaction.
Sector 
Consumer goods
Entry Date 
2008
Exit Date 
2016
Business 
Mezzanine Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€190 million in 2014

Gérard Darel

Mid/upscale ready-to-wear womenswear

The Gerard Darel fashion house was founded in the early 1970s by Gerard and Danièle Gerbi.
Using muses that are the very embodiment of refinement and elegance, such as Christy Turlington, Brooke Shields, Stephanie Seymour and Charlotte Gainsbourg, the French brand offers timeless fashion featuring sophisticated, modern and stylish designs. The banner now has a network of 310 points of sale in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, North America and China. In July 2008, Advent International together with the group’s founders and management acquired the company through a leveraged buy-out. Mezzanis supported the deal as lead arranger of €35 million in mezzanine financing.

 

Sector 
Industry
Entry Date 
2009
Exit Date 
2014
Business 
Mezzanine Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€60 million in 2014

Compin Group

Leader in train interiors

Compin designs and delivers turnkey solutions for mass transit operators and equipment manufacturers. Compin is one of the top European players in the rail and bus seat market. It has installed over 5 million seats and installs or renovates tens of thousands of seats every year.
After arranging the mezzanine debt in the primary leveraged buy-out (LBO) of Compin led by LBO France, Mezzanis arranged the mezzanine financing for the secondary LBO led by Barclays Private Equity in March 2009.

 

Sector 
Business services
Entry Date 
2007
Exit Date 
2014
Buyer 
GALIENA CAPITAL, OTC AGREGATOR
Business 
Mezzanine Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€62 million in 2014

SCT

Specialist provider of telecoms solutions for SMEs and micro-companies

SCT is one of France’s leading providers of telecoms solutions for SMEs and micro-companies and offers a full range of telephony services (service reselling, unbundling, VoIP, MVNO) via its network of branches across France. Mezzanis co-arranged the €10 million in mezzanine financing put in place during October 2007 to fund Astorg Partners’ leveraged buy-out (LBO) of SCT together with the group’s founders and management.

Sector 
Industry
Entry Date 
2010
Exit Date 
2014
Buyer 
IK investment
Business 
Mezzanine Buyout & Growth Capital

Exxelia

Manufacturer of so-called passive electronic components

Eurofarad, Exxelia Group’s parent company, was founded in 1965. It expanded rapidly around its main activity of designing and manufacturing passive components (ceramic capacitors, plastic film, mica, filters, position sensors, rotary joints and precision mechanics). Exxelia was acquired through an LBO led by LBO France alongside management in December 2010. As part of the transaction, Mezzanis acted as lead-arranger of €25 million in mezzanine debt.

Sector 
Consumer goods
Entry Date 
2011
Exit Date 
2014
Buyer 
Management
Business 
Mezzanine Buyout & Growth Capital

Olly Gan

Ready-to-wear sportswear for men

Headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, Olly Gan is a ready-to-wear fashion chain for men with 138 stores, including 101 operating as branches, the others on a commission-based affiliation basis.
The chain has positioned itself in the “casual chic” segment and serves higher socio-professional categories. Its stores are located mainly in shopping centres (80%). 

 

Sector 
Business services
Entry Date 
2006
Exit Date 
2014
Buyer 
Ortec Groupe
Business 
Mezzanine Buyout & Growth Capital

Sonovision-ITEP

Specialist in engineering documentation

Sonovision-ITEP is a major force in technical documentation and document engineering. The group has a presence in the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, France and Romania. Its core business–preparing technical documents–principally serves aerospace and energy sector manufacturers and operators. 

Sector 
Business services
Entry Date 
2008
Exit Date 
2014
Buyer 
Actionnaires historiques et le management
Business 
Mezzanine Buyout & Growth Capital

InfoPro Communications

Leader in business information in France

The group’s strategy is predicated on two different priorities: 1) providing solutions to expand the revenues of its customers, by generating sales leads and enhancing their productivity, 2) facilitating and improving information for business communities and making them more agile and efficient. It has a multi-channel (expert software, online platforms, media, publishing, trade fairs, events, training, etc.) and multi-sector (industry, automobile, construction, local authorities, retail, finance, insurance, tourism, etc.) offering.

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