Omnes Capital's investments

Sector 
Independent power producer
Entry Date 
2018
Business 
Renewable Energy

UNITe

Leading independent power producer in the hydro sector in France
Founded in 1985 by Hugues Albanel, UNITe is a renowned specialist in hydropower in France, through its subsidiary Hydrowatt. The family group develops, builds and operates mainly mid-size hydro power plants, while also being active in the onshore wind, solar power and hydrokinetic energy sectors. UNITe is a sophisticated and vertically integrated company, with a 30-year track record in the hydro sector and an asset portfolio that enjoys large technological and geographical diversification. UNITe has been accompanied by Capenergie 1 and is held by Capenergie 3.
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Sector 
Infrastructure
Entry Date 
2018
Business 
Renewable Energy

Repower Renewable

Italian independent power producer
Repower Renewable is an Italian company holding a portfolio of wind and solar assets in operation for a total installed capacity of 86 MW and a hydro project under development of 500 MW. The company is a strategic partnership between Capenergie 3 and Repower, one of the leading industrial players in the renewable energy sector in Europe. The objective is to (i) support the company’s future growth through build-up operations and (ii) contribute to the success of its pipeline of projects, including a 500 MW-hydro project under development.
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Sector 
Infrastructure
Entry Date 
2018
Business 
Renewable Energy

Ilmatar Energy

Joint venture with a pioneer of Finnish wind unsubsidized market
The company is a joint venture created between Capenergie 3 and the Finnish developer Ilmatar Windpower. Ilmatar Energy objective is to develop, acquire and construct onshore wind projects in Finland. The Finnish market benefits from very attractive conditions to develop wind farms including excellent wind conditions, attractive cost of production and financing appetite. Moreover, Finland currently imports a significant share of its electricity and wishes to reinforce its energy independence by constructing additional capacities. Finland is one of the driving European countries to build and operate economically viable wind farms without public subsidies. Leveraging on Ilmatar’s technical expertise and experience, the joint venture aims to identify and acquire the most promising wind projects in Finland in order to build a portfolio of up to 1 GW without subsidies. Ilmatar Energy is held by Capenergie 3
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"Earlier in my career, I worked as much as I possibly could. Today, I realize that with a better balance between your professional and private life, you can actually achieve more."
Kalle
Pykälä,
Chairman and Co-Founder
of Ilmatar
Ilmatar
Meet

Omnes and Ilmatar recently launched a joint venture to build and operate wind power projects in the Nordic region.

We took this opportunity to meet Kalle Pykälä, Chairman and Co-Founder of Ilmatar.
What drove you to found Ilmatar seven years ago?

Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, I do have some entrepreneurial blood in my veins, but I actually didn’t realize how much until 2011 when I founded Ilmatar. I began my career in 2000 in the venture capital unit of ABB and soon realized that I didn’t enjoy working in a huge international company. I then spent five years in a small Finnish-based venture capital company before setting up my own venture fund in 2005. In 2010, Mikko Toivanen (also Co- Founder of Ilmatar) approached me about investing in the Finnish wind market. I had no experience in the energy sector but my financial background and Mikko Toivanen’s solid history in the electricity transmission and distribution fields were the perfect combination.

According to you, what makes a good leader?

Being a good leader is about giving responsibility to others and believing in your team. I was the CEO of Ilmatar from day 1 until 2016, when I stepped down to become Chairman and appointed a new in-house CEO. It proved that my “baby” had grown up and could be run by someone else. I also believe that a good leader needs to be an expert in some areas and to know the other aspects of the business to some degree. This is why I try to keep an expert understanding of the financing and growth issues, whilst keeping a good level of knowledge in other areas, such as business development, engineering, services and operational issues. I believe that finance is a crucial part of driving the development of the wind power industry.

How do you see your collaboration with Omnes?

This joint-venture represents a major step in our strategy. Our joint project to construct and operate up to 1,000 MW of wind power positions us as one of the leading players in the European and Finnish subsidy-free wind industries. We met Omnes in 2017 while looking for partners to develop subsidy-free growth, and we immediately appreciated their entrepreneurial spirit, their approach to business partners and their open mindset. We share the same values and we feel that we have enough independence to successfully execute our strategy.

ilmatar
Sector 
Independent power producer
Entry Date 
2011
Business 
Renewable Energy

Ikaros Solar

International leader in the photovoltaic market

Ikaros Solar, based in Antwerp and Belgium designs and creates "turnkey" solar power plants on the roofs of mainly industrial and commercial buildings. It is one of the market leaders in big photovoltaic roof installations in Belgium, and has created installations for amongst others Ikea, Philips, Carrefour and Johnson & Johnson. The group has operational companies in Belgium, the Netherlands and Portugal. Its activities include the installation of turnkey photovoltaic solutions for its business customers and specialized investors. Ikaros Solar is held by Capenergie 2.

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Sector 
Infrastructure
Entry Date 
2019
Business 
Renewable Energy

Capenergie Green 2

Holding of infrastructure projects located in Spain
The company’s activity is the majority shareholding in solar photovoltaic projects in Spain at the development stage. The company’s ambition is to constitute a greenfield solar project portfolio of 100-300 MW in Spain. The positioning at the beginning of the project’s development cycle allows to capture value generated over the whole value chain. Capenergie Green 2 is held by Capenergie 3.
Sector 
Infrastructure
Entry Date 
2018
Business 
Renewable Energy

Notus

Joint Venture with one of the first independent renewable energy developers in Germany
Notus Energie France is a joint venture between Capenergie 3 and the industrial German developer Notus. It is the French subsidiary of the Notus Group. Its activity is the development, acquisition, construction and operation of solar photovoltaic and wind projects in France. Notus is one of the first independent renewable energy developers in Germany, having already built more than 1 GW in the past 15 years. Expanding internationally, Notus launched its French subsidiary Notus Energie France in 2016 which, since 2016, has been developing more than 15 wind projects with a potential capacity of more than 300 MW. By investing in Notus Energie France, the Fund will support and co-finance these development efforts. The objective of the investment is to transform the development pipeline into wind and solar photovoltaic assets that are fully permitted and ready to be constructed. Additional acquisitions are also being pursued in order to boost the portfolio and transform Notus Energie France into a significant renewable energy platform in France. Notus Energie France is held by Capenergie 3.
Sector 
Infrastructure
Entry Date 
2016
Business 
Renewable Energy

Elettromnes 2

Italian Holding of infrastructure projects
The company was created in 2016 with the ambition of creating a renewable energy portfolio of critical size in Italy. Elettromnes 2 currently owns two high quality wind projects under development with an expected installed capacity of 70 MW. Elettromnes 2 is held by Capenergie 3.
Sector 
Infrastructure
Entry Date 
2015
Business 
Renewable Energy

Eole Infrastructures 2

French Holding of infrastructure projects
Eole Infrastructure 2 is a holding of renewable energy projects in France, focusing on solar and wind. The company’s ambition is to constitute a solar and wind power projects portfolio from 50 to 75 MW in France. Eole Infrastructure benefits from strong industrial partners (e.g. Valorem, IEL) with a proven track record. Eole Infrastructure 2 is held by Capenergie 2 and Capenergie II Infrastructure.
Sector 
Infrastructure
Entry Date 
2015
Business 
Renewable Energy

Omniwatt

French Holding of infrastructure projects
Omniwatt takes majority positions in renewable energy wind projects that are ready to build, recently launched or in operation in France. The ambition of the company is to pursue consolidation opportunities in the French wind market and to constitute a portfolio of 50 to 75 MW of wind power projects in France. Omniwatt is held by Capenergie 3.
Sector 
Infrastructure
Entry Date 
2015
Business 
Renewable Energy

Omnigreen

French Holding of infrastructure projects
Omnigreen takes majority positions in renewable energy wind projects that are ready to build, recently launched or in operation in France. The company’s ambition is to constitute a greenfield solar and wind power projects portfolio of 50 to 75 MW in France. The positioning at the beginning of the project’s development cycle allows to capture value generated over the whole value chain. Omnigreen is held by Capenergie 3.

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