Omnes Capital's exits

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 
Web
Entry Date 
2012
Exit Date 
2017
Buyer 
SIGNA
Business 
Venture Capital

Tennis Point

Sale of tennis equipment

Tennis Point is a German company that specialises in selling tennis and running equipment.
It sells over 15,000 items from leading sports brands in its 8 stores and on its website which is available in 12 languages.
The business was set up in 1998 and now has 124 employees. It exports its products right across Europe.

 

Sector 
Business services
Entry Date 
2004
Exit Date 
2017
Buyer 
LBO France
Business 
Mid-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€ 490 million

Hermès Métal Yudigar

Leader in the design and installation of sales spaces

Hermès-Métal Yudigar (HMY) offers a wide range of presentation and shelving systems (90% of sales) and checkouts (10%). Clients get a personalised response that includes specific studies, manufacture and custom installation. HMY group is well-known within its market for the high quality of its products and services.

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 
Telecom
Entry Date 
2015
Exit Date 
2017
Buyer 
CIRCET
Business 
Mid-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

Capcom

Capcom provides telecoms operators with deployment, installation and technical maintenance services for their high speed and fibre optic telecommunications networks

Founded in 2001, Capcom provides telecoms operators with deployment, installation and technical maintenance services for their high speed and fibre optic telecommunications networks. The company performs 1,400 client services each day and manages 1 million households, providing round-the-clock maintenance.
The company recently signed partnership agreements with the main telecoms and energy operators (Orange, Numéricable-SFR, Engie etc.) covering both technical installation and maintenance services for their networks and marketing services. This dual approach - providing technical support and the ability to sell operators’ services - makes Capcom one of the key players in the market.
 

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Sector 
SaaS / Cloud
Entry Date 
2003
Exit Date 
2017
Buyer 
Rohde & Scwarz Cybersecurity
Business 
Venture Capital

Deny all

Expert in next-generation application security

Founded in 2001, DenyAll is a French software vendor with expertise in next-generation application security. Its products detect IT vulnerabilities, protect infrastructure against cutting-edge attacks targeting the application layer and connect users and web services, which are used to create and share information.
The company’s solutions secure over 60,000 client applications in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 25% of CAC 40 companies and 35% of Euronext companies use the software.
In 2014, the company completed the acquisition of BeeWare, its main European rival, making the combined entity a major force in the European market.
DenyAll, which is headquartered in Sèvres, now has subsidiaries in Montpellier and Germany.

 

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Sector 
Hardware
Entry Date 
2001
Exit Date 
2016
Buyer 
TDK EPCOS
Business 
Venture Capital

Tronic's Micro Systems

Specialised in electro-mechanical micro systems

Tronics Micro Systems is a spin-off from CEA Leti (French atomic energy commission’s electronics and information technology facility). The company designs, manufactures and markets high value-added MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) solutions for specific applications in the medical sector, telecoms, aerospace/defence and oil exploration.
The company has a presence in France, the United States and China.

 

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 
Independent power producer
Entry Date 
2007
Exit Date 
2016
Buyer 
3i Infrastructure
Business 
Renewable Energy

Valorem

Green energy producer

An independent company that has pioneered the development of wind energy in France, Valorem is a responsible operator. The Valorem group controls the entire development cycle of green power generation, from prospecting and design through to project management and full operation.
Its Valrea, Valeol and Valemo subsidiaries handle construction, R&D and operations & maintenance support on behalf of the group and third parties. Since 2008, the group has gained international exposure and exported its expertise to Africa, Eastern and Northern Europe and the Caribbean.

 

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