Omnes Capital's exits

Sector 
Business services
Entry Date 
2012
Exit Date 
2016
Buyer 
Infradata Group (Waterland Private Equity)
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

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

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 
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 
Construction and building materials
Entry Date 
2007
Exit Date 
2016
Buyer 
Naxicap Partners
Business 
Mid-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

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 
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

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

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 
Consumer goods
Entry Date 
2006
Exit Date 
2016
Business 
Mid-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

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.

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Dust Mobile, the first international secure mobile network operator, raises €3m from ACE Management and Omnes
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Omnes and Banque des Territoires partner with hotel group Eklo to support the development of innovative tourist accommodation offers

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