Omnes Capital's exits

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

Valorem

Leading green energy producer

Valorem is a pioneer in the French wind industry with an international presence thanks to local partnerships. Its portfolio consists of high quality and diversified projects. The Valorem group controls the entire development cycle of green power generation, from prospecting and design through to project management and full operation. From 2008 to the exit date, the group gained international exposure and exported its expertise to Africa, Eastern and Northern Europe and the Caribbean.

 

 

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Sector 
Business services
Entry Date 
2011
Exit Date 
2016
Buyer 
MML
Business 
Mid-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€65 million in 2015

SVP Groupe

Enable decision-makers to expand their skill set and ability to act on behalf of their business or their local authority

Via the companies it owns, Groupe SVP operates in four complementary business areas: SVP (information and help with decision-making for management and development), Business Fil (legal information and content by telephone and online), E-Paye (management and outsourcing of payroll and HR services), Agif and Fym (training and skills development).

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“It’s almost a personal relationship – one in which all parties participate on equal footing. Their assistance helped us get going in the right direction.”
Olivier
LENORMAND
CEO,
SVP Group

Five years after acquiring shares in SVP, Omnes Capital sells its take in the group.

We take a look back at this successful partnership

2011 :

Omnes acquires a €23 million stake in SVP


A 5-year partnership

  • 3 acquisitions in France and Canada between 2012 and 2016
  • 32 % turnover growth between 2011 et 2016

2016 :

  • 10,000 client companies and local authorities; 40,000 users
  • 650 employees located in France and Canada
A partnership for transformation

With a 32% uptick in turnover between 2011 and 2016, « we helped the Group complete three major acquisitions », explains Benjamin Arm, Managing Partner at Omnes Capital. The purchase of the French firm Fym Conseil in 2012 allowed SVP to round out its top management training offer.

 

In 2015 and 2016, « we worked together to find the best opportunities available, which ended up being in Canada with Synesis and Novaconcept and their e-learning solutions ». This decision achieved two goals in one fell swoop by strengthening the company’s existing offer and expanding into new markets.

 

« We concentrated our efforts on the sales force and lining up the product offer. In 2011, 90% of our offer focused on information service. Today, it is more diverse and includes an expanded training offer and a more complete externalised HR management solution ». The group grew again when it went from 500 employees in 2012 to over 650 working in France and Canada in 2016.

 

«Besides helping the group achieve its growth goals, we also helped it move into its new head office”. Between 2014 and 2015, SVP moved into 7,000-m2 of new office space in Saint-Ouen (93). “In addition to finding the site, it was also important to properly transfer the company’s operations, which is no easy task in the real-time information sector.” Likewise, capitalising on the low interest rates, “we refinanced the debt in 2015, which proved to be a major project, but we acted at the right time”. This strategy was win-win, “just like these past five years of a perfect partnership!»

3 questions for Olivier LENORMAND
Olivier
LENORMAND
CEO,
SVP Group
What were you looking for in this partnership with Omnes Capital ?

Our goal was to find a partner able to help us grow externally and organically in the international market with respect to our existing business lines while also rounding out our service offer. In Omnes Capital, we found an investor who, even before talking about money, worked proactively to understand our business lines, market, needs, and vision. The Omnes team presented us with the best possible action plan to reach our goals.

What have you achieved after five years of working together?

The outcome has been extremely positive. Our main contact person at Omnes was unfailingly enthusiastic, willing, and available. We spoke with each other on a regular basis outside of supervisory board meetings with complete transparency and a great deal of mutual trust. This is also what made us more agile and effective in our decision-making process. We were able to establish a truly personal relationship, which, in my opinion, was the key to our partnership’s success.

What comes next for the SVP Group?

The sale is happening at the right time. We have arrived at the end of our time with Omnes, but we will be pursuing our external growth strategy with other partners. We are currently finalising large-scale acquisitions in North America, Spain, and Germany.

svp-group
Sector 
Construction and building materials
Entry Date 
2007
Exit Date 
2016
Buyer 
Naxicap Partners
Business 
Mid-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€40 million in 2014

Sateco

An industrial operator that designs, manufactures and markets concrete formwork and construction site safety equipment.

Sateco employs 250 people at two sites–Mirebeau and Maille–in the Vienne department. At the same time, Sateco has built up an outsourced mecano-welding business and works with major contractors.

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Sector 
Retail & Distribution
Entry Date 
2012
Exit Date 
2016
Business 
Co-Investment

World leader in high-end display products
Headquartered in Paris , the company is the world leader of high-end display products for the cosmetics industry and other consumer products.
Sector 
Infrastructure
Entry Date 
2012
Exit Date 
2016
Business 
Renewable Energy

Solar Infrastructure

Solar farm portfolio
Solar Infrastructure is a French investment holding with focus on investment in solar plants as majority shareholder. The company’s ambition is to constitute a solar portfolio of critical size. The holding was held by Capenergie II Infrastructure.
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Sector 
Consumer services
Entry Date 
2011
Exit Date 
2016
Business 
Co-Investment

Leading roadside assistance player in the UK
Headquartered in the United-Kingdom, the company is the second largest player on the market of roadside assistance.
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.

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