Omnes Capital's investments

Sector 
Independent power producer
Entry Date 
2013
Business 
Renewable Energy

Futuris

Cogeneration plants powered using biomass

The Milan-based company founded and led by Rodolfo Danielli (former Chief Operating Officer of the Italcementi group and Director of the Europe & Mediterranean, North Africa and Middle East region of the Air Liquide group) develops, builds and manages cogeneration facilities harnessing biomass energy.

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Sector 
Infrastructure
Entry Date 
2011
Business 
Renewable Energy

Poste Immo

Project to build photovoltaic power plants at buildings in La Poste’s property portfolio

Poste Immo, the La Poste group’s property subsidiary, Urbasolar and Omnes Capital have formed a joint venture to build photovoltaic power plants at properties owned by the La Poste group.

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Sector 
Independent power producer
Entry Date 
2011
Business 
Renewable Energy

Ikaros Solar

International leader in the photovoltaic market

The Ikaros Solar group is an international leader in the photovoltaic market. The group has operational companies in Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Portugal, India and Mexico. Its activities include the installation of turnkey photovoltaic solutions for its business customers and specialised investors. The group also distributes high-quality products to installation contractors.

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Sector 
Independent power producer
Entry Date 
2009
Business 
Renewable Energy

Neoen

Independent power producer

Neoen is an independent power producer founded in 2008 by Jacques Veyrat and majority-owned by Impala SAS, alongside the Capenergie 2 fund and Bpifrance. Neoen develops, finances, builds and operates power plants running on renewable energy sources (solar, wind, biomass). Neoen’s footprint extends across France, Portugal, Australia, Mexico, Egypt and El Salvador, and it aims to achieve an installed capacity in excess of 1,000 MW by 2017.

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“You are not born an entrepreneur – you become one!"
BARBARO
XAVIER
CEO
of Neoen
Neoen
Project

A pioneer spirit

Less than a year after Neoen was set up, Xavier opened up the company to outside investors. He knew that to have staying power, a firm needs to quickly reach critical mass, build professionalism and take emerging international opportunities.

“We chose partners – Louis Dreyfus (now Impala) and Omnes Capital – who shared our vision and mindset. Like us, they are pioneers, and we are so pleased to share this adventure with them.”

PROFILE
Xavier
BARBARO
CEO
of Neoen
“You are not born an entrepreneur – you become one”, says Xavier Barbaro when asked about the success story that is Neoen, which has grown to become France’s third-largest producer of green energy behind EDF and GDF Suez. Admittedly, when he started out, Xavier did have a few important qualities, not least being a graduate of École Polytechnique and École des Ponts et Chaussées, two prestigious French schools. But there was no hint of his future career as an entrepreneur. He got the bug from Jacques Veyrat, then boss of LDCom. “I was deeply marked by my time at LDCom during the dot-com boom. I saw the beating heart of a business and encountered stories of passion, struggle and survival.”
After a spell in the USA, during which he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, Xavier Barbaro joined Louis Dreyfus Commodities and led a number of projects in Asia, particularly in the biofuel sector. In 2007, he went back to Jacques Veyrat, who was by then in charge of the Louis Dreyfus Group, and told him that he wanted to work in the energy sector and to take on an entrepreneurial project. With Veyrat’s backing, he got involved in renewable energy with the creation of Neoen. It was a daring undertaking in a sector that then included about 300 firms in France. Xavier put his faith in a pioneering spirit, support from top-tier shareholders and a rigorous approach.
Success came quickly. “We now manage projects that are 600 times larger than the ones we started out with in 2008. The launch of Europe’s biggest solar park shows how far we have come in a few years.” Although he is keeping both feet firmly in France, Xavier is also looking abroad, with numerous projects under development in places as far afield as Australia, Egypt, Mexico and El Salvador. “As the costs of producing solar power tumble, we are taking everyone by surprise. This is just beginning.”
CAREER PATH

Timeline

2001: Started out at LDCom, now Neuf Cegetel
2008: Formation of Neoen, initially as part of Direct Energie. Neoen became fully independent in 2011.
2014: Moved up the next level by launching Europe’s largest photovoltaic park in Cestas near Bordeaux and winning two major tenders in El Salvador and Australia. Also the year when Neoen became the third-largest producer of renewable energy in France.

neoen
Sector 
Independent power producer
Entry Date 
2009
Business 
Renewable Energy

Elettrostudio Energia

Specialised in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity (Italy)

Headquartered in Venise-Mestre in Italy and founded in 1985, Elettrostudio specialises in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. In 2005, it set up Elettrostudio Energia, which is dedicated to the generation of green energy from wind, solar, biomass and hydro sources.

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Sector 
Infrastructure
Entry Date 
2014
Business 
Renewable Energy

Villages Nature

13 MW geothermal heating network
The project is to build and operate a geothermal power plant that will supply a heating network providing hot water and heating to Euro Disney and a Pierre et Vacances holiday park. The plan is for the heating network to add further customers in the future (business parks, shopping centres). This is the Renewable Energy team’s first heating network. Omnes Capital acquired a 51% stake in this installation.
Sector 
Infrastructure
Entry Date 
2013
Business 
Renewable Energy

Capenergie SGPS

Solar farm portfolio
Sector 
Infrastructure
Entry Date 
2012
Business 
Renewable Energy

Solar Infrastructure

Solar farm portfolio
Sector 
Independent power producer
Entry Date 
2012
Business 
Renewable Energy

Abakus Solar

A leading, international system company for photovoltaics
Abakus solar AG was founded in 1995 and is a leading, international system company for photovoltaics with comprehensive technical competence ranging from the small power plant to the megawatt solar park. The main business areas of the company are the planning and turnkey installation of photovoltaic power plants, wholesale trading with top-class components and complete photovoltaic systems, as well as the technical operational management of solar power plants.
Sector 
Infrastructure
Entry Date 
2010
Business 
Renewable Energy

Eole Infrastructure

46 MW portfolio of wind farms in France

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Press release
14 December 2018
Repower is partnering with Omnes via its Capenergie3 fund for the recently launched joint venture, Repower Renewable
Repower is partnering with Omnes via its Capenergie3 fund for the recently launched joint venture, Repower Renewable
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03 December 2018
Sentryo raises a new round of €10M
Sentryo raises a new round of €10M

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