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.
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Sector 
Retail & Distribution
Entry Date 
2010
Exit Date 
2013
Business 
Co-Investment

Leading cinema operator in Europe
Headquartered in the United-Kingdom, the company is one of the largest operator of multiplex in Europe.
Sector 
Retail & Distribution
Entry Date 
2006
Exit Date 
2013
Buyer 
Equistone
Business 
Mezzanine Buyout & Growth Capital

Bretèche Industrie

Specialist manufacturer of equipment for the agrifood industry

Bretèche Industrie is an industrial group supplying equipment used in the manufacture of food, chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.

Sector 
Consumer goods
Entry Date 
2001
Exit Date 
2013
Buyer 
OPRA
Business 
Mid-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

Orchestra

Fashion brand and products for children

Founded in 1995, Orchestra is a brand that sells childrenswear and products for children in 20 countries through a network of branches, franchised stores and multi-brand retail outlets. In 2001, Orchestra and Kazibao (the leading online forum for French speaking children) merged to form a major player in the kids universe.    

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 
Business services
Entry Date 
2005
Exit Date 
2013
Buyer 
Autodesk
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

Graitec

Software vendor

Vendor and distributor of 3D digital mock-up software for buildings

Sector 
Retail & Distribution
Entry Date 
1999
Exit Date 
2013
Buyer 
Fondateurs
Business 
Mid-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

Thalgo

Manufacturer of beauty products based on natural extracts from marine products

Founded in 1964, Thalgo manufactures and distributes beauty and skincare products from natural extractions from marine products, including its patented micronised marine algae. Thalgo sells its products in over 65 countries to thalassotherapy centres, spas, fitness centres and beauty institutes.

Sector 
Industry
Entry Date 
2000
Exit Date 
2013
Buyer 
Cession de titres
Business 
Mid-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

Dynaction

Fine chemicals specialist

Dynaction is an industrial holding company that has focused since December 2005 on a single avenue of expansion–specialty fine chemicals, the business operated by its PCAS subsidiary in which it held a 68% shareholding.

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.

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NewsRoom
Publication
Omnes Newsletter no 32: Nicolas Ricart, CEO Batiweb Group
Press release
01 October 2018
Appointments within Omnes: Omnes brings on board two Associates, a Director and promotes a Partner, a Senior Director, and four Directors
Appointments within Omnes: Omnes brings on board two Associates, a Director and promotes a Partner, a Senior Director, and four Directors
Press release
25 September 2018
Omnes launches, in association with LCL Banque Privée, a third generation of funds open to individuals wishing to invest in unlisted French companies
Omnes launches, in association with LCL Banque Privée, a third generation of funds open to individuals wishing to invest in unlisted French companies
Press release
25 July 2018
InCA group announces the purchase of Logis du Pertuis and carries out its first acquisition since Omnes’s investment in July 2017
InCA group announces the purchase of Logis du Pertuis and carries out its first acquisition since Omnes’s investment in July 2017
Publication
Omnes Newsletter no 32: Laurent Saint-Martin, MP (LREM) for Val-de-Marne and Vice-President of the Finance Committee of the French National Assembly
Press release
12 July 2018
GEEV raises 3 million euros to become the first online object donation service
GEEV raises 3 million euros to become the first online object donation service

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