Omnes Capital's exits

Sector 
Medical devices
Entry Date 
2007
Exit Date 
2013
Buyer 
Sale through a merger with Heartware Inc.
Business 
Venture Capital

CircuLite

Unique miniature circulatory assistance device for the treatment of chronic heart failure

CircuLite is a company developing a unique circulatory assistance device for the treatment of chronic heart failure. Synergy™, the company’s pocket circulatory assistance device features a micro-pump that is placed superficially and minimally invasively connected to the left atrium and the subclavian artery. Once in place, the device transforms the treatment of chronic heart failure patients, irrespective of whether they are hospitalised or treated as outpatients. The company received CE marking on 5 September 2012 for its Synergy™ device.
Heartware Inc. (Nasdaq: HTW) acquired Circulite in December 2013 for an initial sum of $30 million, potentially rising to $320 million if it hits its milestones.

 

Sector 
Hardware
Entry Date 
2005
Exit Date 
2013
Buyer 
Samsung
Business 
Venture Capital

Novaled

Doping materials for organic materials

German company Novaled has developed a new structure and new doping materials curbing power consumption and extending the life of organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). At the time of the sale, the company owned more than 400 patents.

“Omnes Capital placed its trust in us and was patient.”
GILDAS
SORIN
Chief Executive Officer
of Novaled AG
Novaled AG

Good things come to those who wait…

Time has proved Omnes Capital right, as it saw Novaled AG’s potential very early on.

In 2005, Omnes acquired an interest in its capital as lead investor for €4 million as part of a €15 million funding round, before injecting another €1.5 million in 2008. This bet paid off handsomely. Since 2009, materials developed by Novaled AG have been used in displays for the Samsung Galaxy, one of the world’s top-selling smartphones.

The German start-up, which was acquired by the Samsung group during the summer 2013, has pioneered OLED technology, which will revolutionise the world of displays and lighting.
SORIN GILDAS
Chief Executive Officer of Novaled AG

Grow up with Samsung

OLED diodes illuminate surfaces using thin layers of organic composite semiconductors. Unlike LCDs, they do not need backlighting, which also reduces their power consumption.

 

The integration of flexible materials such as plastics has opened the way for the development of thin and flexible displays and lighting solutions. Provided that the plastics used could be made better conductors.

 

And that is exactly what the innovation and technology developed by Novaled do.
They enhance the organic material, extending its life and reducing its power consumption.
GILDAS
SORIN
Chief Executive Officer
of Novaled AG
Novaled AG has demonstrated that technology ventures can be a success in Europe...
Definitely. If you have the right products and if you adopt a good quality strategy, you have every chance of success! Novaled AG is a prime example of this. A giant like Samsung chose us as a supplier because we had products that matched its needs. Despite tough negotiations, it immediately showed its confidence in Novaled. Samsung agreed that we should be its only supplier of certain materials used in Galaxy smartphones. This represents a tremendous vote of confidence given its production imperatives.
Why did you choose Omnes Capital as a partner?
Right from the start, we felt that we were on the same page as Omnes Capital. Its teams had confidence in our management and showed a great deal of patience. At the time, there was no certainty that we would become what we are today. They played a full part on our Supervisory Board, respecting our management team and its responsibilities, without ever getting in its way. They have always been there for us when we needed them – both in good times and in more difficult ones.
What challenges lie ahead for you?
With the OLED market expected to consolidate, it is crucial to build partnerships with materials manufacturers. The acquisition by Cheil Industries represents a step in this direction and will give us the benefit of the group’s investments in the next generation of materials. We look at the future with real optimism, especially since OLED TVs are currently arriving on the market. That should provide a boost to our growth.
novaled-ag
Sector 
Medical devices
Entry Date 
2007
Exit Date 
2013
Buyer 
IPO
Business 
Venture Capital

EOS imaging

An entirely new concept of imaging for orthopaedics

EOS imaging is a medical imaging company that is revolutionising the treatment continuum for the most common osteoarticular conditions (hip, knee and spine) and associated orthopaedic surgeries. Its EOS® product is an offshoot of the work by Georges Charpak, a Nobel laureate for physics.
The group has obtained marketing approvals in 32 countries, including the United States (FDA), Canada, Australia and the European Union (CE). The group is headquartered in Paris and has four subsidiaries: in France (Besançon), the United States (Cambridge), Canada (Montreal) and Germany, as well as an office in Singapore.
June 2012: EOS imaging (EOSI) successfully completed its IPO, raising €38 million. 
Market capitalisation at IPO date: €120 million 

 

Sector 
Mobile
Entry Date 
2009
Exit Date 
2012
Buyer 
Groupe Rakuten
Business 
Venture Capital

Aquafadas

Software dedicated to digital photo and video publishing

Founded in January 2006 and headquartered in Montpellier, Aquafadas markets software dedicated to digital photo and video publishing. It has positioned itself as a leading European player in the digital comic book publishing. In 2009, Aquafadas launched its digital comic book platform, Ave!Comics. A digital comic book merchant and download platform, Ave!Comics holds the rights to the digital version of blondes, the latest Lucky Luke, etc.

Sector 
SaaS / Cloud
Entry Date 
2003
Exit Date 
2012
Buyer 
IPO
Business 
Venture Capital

Envivio

Video encoding and distribution system

Founded in 2000, Envivio specialises in MPEG4 encoding and video content delivery on mobile phones and PCs. The company provides a solution enabling TV channels and studios to deliver very high-quality videos, irrespective of the terminal’s read capacity. In 2009, Envivio introduced the first on-demand live video encoding and distribution system for the iPhone OS 3.0. The company’s headquarters are in San Francisco, California and it has offices in Rennes, London, Tokyo and Beijing.

Sector 
Web
Entry Date 
2009
Exit Date 
2012
Buyer 
Groupe Casino
Business 
Venture Capital

MonShowroom.com

Online leader of in-season ready-to-wear and accessory collections

Founded in 2006, Monshowroom.com sells a broad range of new collections chosen by stylists–it has nothing in common with the private sale websites that offload old collections at discount prices. Every season, 15,000 items are available from more than 300 brands in three areas–womenswear, menswear and childrenswear.

Sector 
Pharma
Entry Date 
2002
Exit Date 
2012
Buyer 
IPO
Business 
Venture Capital

METabolic EXplorer

A new green biotechnology company specialised in the development of bioprocesses

Founded in 1999, METabolic EXplorer is a biochemicals company. Its goal is to help industry companies contend with higher oil prices by continuing their production in other, sustainable ways. Using the proven principle of industrial fermentation, METabolic EXplorer can replace existing petrochemical processes by harnessing a broad range of plant-based feedstocks. Optimising the yield of non-pathogenic bacteria in a confined and controlled universe, the group helps to manufacture chemical compounds used to manufacture everyday products–plastics, textile fibres, paints, solvents or animal foodstuffs. These alternative processes are currently focused on three products representing markets worth an estimated total of close to €7 billion. They will be used in several ways, including for the construction of its own facilities, industrial partnerships under joint ventures and licences. METabolic EXplorer, which is headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, is listed on Euronext in Paris. 
April 2007: METabolic EXplorer (METEX) successfully completed its IPO, raising €52 million. 
Market capitalisation at IPO date: €162 million 

 

Sector 
SaaS / Cloud
Entry Date 
2008
Exit Date 
2012
Buyer 
Synchronoss
Business 
Venture Capital

Miyawa

Provider of technology solutions to mobile phone operators

Founded in April 2003 by Pascal Lorne and François Colon, Miyowa is a technology enabler delivering solutions to mobile phone operators looking to add community-based services to their offering. 

Latest news
Sector 
Hardware
Entry Date 
2003
Exit Date 
2012
Buyer 
Synopsys
Business 
Venture Capital

Eve

Integrated circuit verification solution

Emulation and Verification Engineering SA was founded in April 2000 by a team of specialists from the EDA, predominantly from Meta Systems (Mentor Graphics group). EVE has devised a revolutionary solution for the verification of integrated circuits, which can emulate code using FPGA standards. This platform helps to shorten design times for the complex integrated circuits frequently used in communication devices and more generally in all electronic devices.

Sector 
SaaS / Cloud
Entry Date 
2002
Exit Date 
2011
Buyer 
Heico Corporation
Business 
Venture Capital

3D Plus

Develops 3D interconnection technologies

3D Plus SA is a Thalès spin-off. The 3D interconnection technologies developed by the company enable stacking of hybrid components (memory, microprocessors, etc.) in embedded electronic systems, to save space, improve performance and enhance system robustness 

Pages

NewsRoom
Publication
Notus Energy picks Omnes to capture the French renewable energy market
Press release
17 January 2020
Omnes completes primary LBO of Opportunity, a Cloud platform specializing in automated customer interaction management, and signs its fourth deal of its 3rd vintage fund
Omnes completes primary LBO of Opportunity, a Cloud platform specializing in automated customer interaction management, and signs its fourth deal of its 3rd vintage fund
Press release
15 January 2020
New acquisition in Lyon’s 7th Arrondissement for OMNIPROM
New acquisition in Lyon’s 7th Arrondissement for OMNIPROM
Press release
12 December 2019
Dust Mobile, the first international secure mobile network operator, raises €3m from ACE Management and Omnes
Dust Mobile, the first international secure mobile network operator, raises €3M from ACE Management and Omnes
Publication
Scope, the Omnes review, June 2019
Press release
11 December 2019
Omnes and Banque des Territoires partner with hotel group Eklo to support the development of innovative tourist accommodation offers

Omnes and Banque des Territoires partner with hotel group Eklo to support the development of innovative tourist accommodation offers

Pages