Omnes Capital's investments

Sector 
Business services
Entry Date 
2015
Business 
Mid-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€37.5 million in 2014

Cogepart

Leader in express shipping and delivery services for retail and business customers
Based in Marseille and founded in 1986, Cogepart is a leading player in the booming "last mile" logistics market (delivery to end customer). Cogepart has developed expertise in three areas: delivery of automotive spare parts (Peugeot, Citroën, Renault), delivery and assembly of household equipment and appliances (Ikea, Fnac, Leroy Merlin) and, more recently, home shopping delivery (Monoprix, Carrefour, Ooshop, Casino, evianchezvous.fr).
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Sector 
Independent power producer
Entry Date 
2020
Business 
Renewable Energy

Better Energy

Better Energy, a pioneer in Northern Europe

Better Energy is a Danish-based integrated solar energy provider that has delivered over fifty operational solar power plants since the company was established in 2012. Better Energy has taken a leading position in innovating power purchase agreement (PPA) models for the renewable energy industry and has already delivered headline results for Chr. Hansen, Google, Bestseller and other high-profile clients within its primary markets.

With its integrated value chain, Better Energy seamlessly blends all phases of development, construction and operation, including land, grid, PPA and financing. This end-to-end approach is designed to be effective within other complementary markets in the northern European and wider European region where value can be added.

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Sector 
SaaS / Cloud
Entry Date 
2020
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

Opportunity

SaaS platform for customer interaction management

A subsidiary of the Vocalcom Group and co-founded in 2005 by Anthony Dinis, Opportunity is a SaaS platform for customer interaction management. 100% mobile friendly and automated, Opportunity solutions allow its major corporate clients to drastically personalise interaction with their end customers based on complex or less complex scenarios combining plain or conversational SMS, emails, personalized videos and voice messages. In this way, Opportunity is able to encompass the entire customer relations cycle: digital marketing acquisition campaign, contractualisation, loyalty through personalised customer experience, customer knowledge (interactive survey), and proactive debt recovery.

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Sector 
Medical devices
Entry Date 
2013
Business 
Venture Capital

TISSIUM

Life science company developing fully synthetic, biomorphic programmable polymers

TISSIUM is a privately-owned life sciences company based in Paris, France that is dedicated to the rapid development and commercialization of a unique biopolymer platform to address various unmet clinical needs.The company’s platform is based on a proprietary polymer family with unique properties including the ability to conform to, and integrate with, surrounding tissue to enable natural healing. Furthermore, the modular design of the polymers enables customization to match tissue-specific requirements for different therapeutic areas. The company also develops delivery and activation devices for enhanced performance and usability of its family of polymers.The Company’s technology is based on world-class research and intellectual property from the laboratories of Professor Robert Langer (MIT) and Professor Jeffrey M. Karp (Brigham and Women’s Hospital), who co-founded the company in 2013.

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Sector 
Industry
Entry Date 
2019
Business 
Venture Capital

Solvionic

Fine chemistry (ionic liquids)

Founded in 2003 and based in Toulouse, Solvionic uses innovative technology to produce high purity materials (ionic liquids), used in batteries of the future; safer, more powerful and longer lasting. The company produces ionic liquids with numerous applications in the fields of catalysis and surface treatment, but also in energy storage. The latter has been a priority target since 2013, driven by a rapidly growing battery and supercapacitor market. Its products, used as electrolytes, not only guarantee the safety of energy storage devices, but also significantly enhance their energy performance, cyclability and recyclability.

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Sector 
Industry
Entry Date 
2019
Business 
Mezzanine Buyout & Growth Capital

Biosyl

Pellet stove heating

Founded in 2010, Biosyl adds value to wood chips and saw-mill waste by producing wood pellets for domestic stoves and pellet boilers. Located in Nièvre on 12 hectares of land, in the heart of forest residue, it has a production capacity of 100,000 tons of pellets per year. Biosyl is the main producer in this local market, and one of the five largest manufacturers in France.

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Sector 
Web
Entry Date 
2017
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

Batiweb

Digital portal bringing building trade professionals together with consumers

Founded in 2005, the Batiweb Group is France’s number two digital portal bringing building trade professionals together with consumers, predominantly in the home renovation segment. Batiweb is active in three complementary areas – intermediation, media and B2B services. Between 2013 and 2016, the Group more than doubled its revenues and tripled its profitability by developing and enriching its expertise and its new content through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions.

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"Trust and responsiveness are the keywords in our collaborative effort, both in human and operational terms, and this is exactly what we need at our stage of development."
Nicolas
RICART
CEO
of Batiweb Group

Omnes’ acquisition of a stake in Batiweb lends new impetus to the number-two player in digital relationship building between consumers and professionals in housing renovation.

Founded in 2005, Batiweb Group today is the number-two player in its market, with nearly €10 million in annual revenue and 94 employees. Digital intermediation is a thriving sector, with major penetration potential as just 13% of self-employed professionals use this channel. The Group’s four-year objective is to increase its revenue by 2.5 and quadruple its profitability.

“In six months, we have shown our ability to step up the company’s development,” says Frédéric Mimoun, Director at Omnes. As evidenced by the company obtaining an exclusivity on a strategic acquisition opportunity in an over-the-counter context, signed in July 2017. Seven other deals are under review and Omnes is helping to broaden the range of possibilities outside France, notably in Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK and Germany.

A strategic support

After the implementation of an executive committee, Omnes also helped to strengthen Batiweb’s strategic governance with the selection of two industrial experts for the Strategic Committee.

Our ambition is to strengthen the Group’s position in its market and help it to become the Airbnb of self-employed professionals, with a complete set of services ranging from appointment making to transaction payments,” says Frédéric Mimoun, Director at Omnes. “Strategic and pragmatic support in which everyone expresses themselves openly. The key is to continuously call things into question, open doors and move forward.”

Three questions for Nicolas RICART
Nicolas RICART
CEO of Batiweb Group
What made you choose Omnes?

I immediately felt on the same wavelength as Frédéric Mimoun. His strategic vision perfectly matched what I wanted to do. Batiweb's business model had arrived at a new stage of maturity, enabling us to shift up another gear. And Omnes was quick to confirm the points that were essential for me: a majority position and the possibility at all times to have the necessary cash for financing organic and external growth with no dilution.

How has the collaborative effort responded to your needs and expectations?

It's a very strong relationship. We have regular discussions on recruitment, strategic directions and growth prospects. After working together for just six months, we have already obtained a green light on a potential acquisition, which is exceptional. Omnes is very present in terms of support and advice. They are also able to show great flexibility in financing arrangements, proposing highly entrepreneurial solutions.

What are your next steps and outlook?

We have very strong ambitions for the next four or five years. With annual like-for-like growth of over 35%, we are already firmly on track! Omnes will help us to expand in Europe, where our model in terms of business offering and process is highly attractive. The experts and entrepreneurs that the Omnes team puts us in touch with will also play an invaluable role in honing the development of services with our clients.

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Sector 
Medical devices
Entry Date 
2019
Business 
Venture Capital

www.newronika.com

Newronika is the first company to develop a closed-loop system for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Newronika is the spin-off company of two of the world-leading research institutions in the field of Neurology, the Fondazione IRCCS Ca’Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Hospital and the University of Milan. Newronika restores brain and body functions with its innovative technology, translating their deep knowledge on bio-signal decoding into clinical practice with the aim of developing new treatments and improve existing ones. Newronika comprises a multidisciplinary team involving neurophysiology, neurology, biomedical engineering, neuropsychology, bioinformatics, and biotechnologies.

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Entry Date 
2019
Business 
Venture Capital

Wizaplace

SaaS solution publisher for building all-in-one marketplaces

Founded in 2012, Wizaplace has developed an all-in-one marketplace creating platform. The Saas solution brings in one unique environment all the functionalities needed to create marketplaces for B2B and B2C products or services. It natively integrates the back-office administrator to operate the platform on a daily basis, back-office sellers to aggregate third party catalogue, and the front office, the marketplace’s front display. Wizaplace offers a robust and complete solution, delivered on a turnkey basis, making it possible to accelerate the deployment of marketplaces for project developers. Among its customers, the company has start-ups, SMEs and large groups (Macif, Engie, Somfy, Arkea, FFF, Cash Converters, Atalian). Located in Lyon, Wizaplace also has offices in Paris 16.

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Sector 
Consumer goods
Entry Date 
2017
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

Groupe InCa

Brings together three brands which construct individual houses

InCa is one of the regional leaders in the construction of built-to-order single-design detached homes, with three strong brands in Nouvelle Aquitaine: Maisons Clairlande, Les Demeures de la Côte d’Argent and Rouquié Constructions. The Group has a wide range of target customers, from first-time buyers to high-end customers. With sales of over 500 homes, the Group achieved turnover of €38 million in 2016.

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23 January 2020
Omnes acquires a minority stake in Better Energy, leading Danish solar energy provider and a renewable energy pioneer in Northern Europe, and announces the first closing of its Capenergie 4 fund, at €380 million.
Omnes acquires a minority stake in Better Energy, leading Danish solar energy provider and a renewable energy pioneer in Northern Europe, and announces the first closing of its Capenergie 4 fund, at €380 million.
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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

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