Omnes Capital's investments

Sector 
Pharma
Entry Date 
2019
Business 
Venture Capital

AgomAb Therapeutics

A biotherapeutics company developing agonistic antibodies for regeneration of damaged tissues

AgomAb was founded through a collaboration between argenx and the University of Torino, Italy, based on the groundbreaking work of Paolo Michieli and his translational medicine team. The Company is developing growth factor-mimetic agonistic monoclonal antibodies to regenerate damaged tissues and has produced a comprehensive preclinical package illustrating different applications in the fields of fibrotic, inflammatory, autoimmune and degenerative diseases. Based in Ghent Belgium, it is backed by an International syndicate of experienced life sciences venture capital investors.

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Sector 
Medical devices
Entry Date 
2019
Business 
Venture Capital

Therapixel

Artificial intelligence applied to radiology
Created in 2013 by two former INRIA researchers, Therapixel is a world leader in artificial intelligence applied to radiology. Winner of the DREAM Digital Mammography Challenge in 2017, Therapixel is developing an AI-based service for assisting radiologists review screening mammography for breast cancer.
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Sector 
Web
Entry Date 
2019
Business 
Venture Capital

Teach on Mars

Europe’s leading mobile-native learning technology provider

Teach on Mars is a 100% mobile-native learning technology provider. Our solution helps today’s organisations connect people with the learning and the communities they need to do their jobs and live their lives better. Winner of numerous industry awards, Teach on Mars is recognised as European leader in the mobile learning space. Since its foundation in 2013, the company has delivered its solution to over 130 blue-chip clients, in 20+ languages across more than 60 countries throughout the globe, and today it has bases in Sophia-Antipolis, Paris, Milan and London. 60 Teach on Mars staff and an extensive worldwide network of 40+ content and technology partners collaborate to equip organisations with the toolset, mindset and skillset required to create their next-generation learning ecosystem. And because Teach on Mars takes its responsibility for the future of our planet seriously, it invests 1% of its revenues in education projects contributing directly to the United Nations Sustainsable Development Goals.

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Sector 
Business services
Entry Date 
2018
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

ABMI

Cabinet de conseil en ingénierie et innovation industrielle

ABMI est un cabinet de conseil en ingénierie et innovation industrielle, créé il y a près de 35 ans. Il s’adresse aux grands comptes qui souhaitent externaliser leur R&D en mettant à leur disposition des consultants-techniciens et des ingénieurs dans trois domaines d’expertise : l’ingénierie produit (conception de nouveaux produits, prototypage et tests pour la pré-industrialisation) ; l’ingénierie process (amélioration des processus de production) et l’installation industrielle (notamment la construction de sites industriels).

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"Our customers are very imaginative and creative: it’s up to us to turn their dreams into reality by providing them with the added value that will create exceptional processes or industrial products."
Vincent
Coënt
CEO,
ABMI
abmi

Omnes becomes majority shareholder in the engineering consultancy ABMI through a proprietary primary MBO.

It is a milestone in ABMI’s history, which, for the first time since its creation 35 years ago, is including financial investors in its shareholder base to accelerate its transformation.

What does ABMI do exactly?

As an engineering company, we build teams of consultant- technicians and engineers dedicated to carrying out the projects we’re entrusted with. Our sectors cover product development, industrial vehicles, aeronautics, railways, energy and nuclear power. Our technical teams are always involved, and the management teams build organizations dedicated to each client’s specific issues. This ability to offer unique solutions is at the heart of our action and is key to the performance we deliver. Engineering is about turning ideas into concrete reality: this is ABMI’s mission for projects, equipment, production processes, industrial installations, or projects involving new products.

Why did you decide to include Omnes in your shareholder base?

My managing partners were wanting to retire and I was looking for a new shareholder core to transform ABMI. The connection with Omnes was fluid and natural. Beyond skills, it is above all about the human factor. I really appreciate listening to the Omnes team and their willingness to understand how we work.

Our roadmap is ambitious and combines organic and external growth deals. In terms of organic growth, we are looking to upgrade the company’s service offerings and activities. We are also working to structure and industrialize processes and good practice. With regards to acquisitions, we have several objectives: supplementing existing business know-how, attracting new customers and internationalizing ABMI, which currently operates mainly in France.

With Omnes, we have built a supportive environment that is based on listening, regular interaction and quick decision-making. Together, we formed ABMI’s new supervisory board so that we have the right people around us to execute our transformation plan efficiently and quickly.

2018 key figures
€46.6
million turnover
690
employees including 500 on the ground
17
agencies
abmi
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 
Retail & Distribution
Entry Date 
2018
Business 
Mid-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital

Captain Tortue

European leader in direct selling women's ready-to-wear clothing
Founded in 1993 and based in Aix-en-Provence, Captain Tortue is the European leader in direct selling women's ready-to-wear clothing. Every year, it designs around 330 models through its four brands: Trend (trendy collection, urban chic), Miss (classic and casual collection), Little Miss (children's collections, teenagers and small sizes) and Java (home wear comfort-casual).
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“In another life, I would have liked to have been a writer! As it turned out, my job as a leader is not so far from that of writer: I train my employees in a story towards a common goal: our vision. We write together the chapters of this story and live the twists and turns."
Nathalie
Coppola
Managing Director
Captain Tortue
Captain Tortue

Last December, Omnes invested in Captain Tortue, the European leader in direct selling of women’s ready-to-wear clothing, alongside BIP Capital Partners.

We sit down with Nathalie Coppola, Managing Director of Captain Tortue.

Why did you join Captain Tortue in 2016?

After spending 25 years working for UScompanies (Avon and Tupperware), Ifound it very invigorating joining this French family success story to continue its development and double its international success. My challenge is exciting: convincing teams to embark on a bigger journey, by applying the big American groups’ recipes, while maintaining Captain Tortue’s qualitative ingredients. As a Parisian, I did not know anything about the direct selling sector, but I ended up dedicating my entire career to it. It is a fascinating profession because it is deeply human and feminine.
The women who join us have often left their first job to devote themselves to selling our products. We must support them and identify talents capable of leading sales teams and developing their business.

How would you describe your management style?

One of the particularities of direct selling is the independent status of our sales force on the ground. As a result, you have to make people want to do things, rather than dictate. I therefore adopt a human management approach, making sure I motivate my teams, coach them and support them towards more autonomy and success. I try to inject good humour and passion in my employees, so that they feel good at work and give the maximum. I also pay particular attention to the age pyramid, to ensure good balance between all generations.

What attracted you to Omnes?

Their curiosity, their desire to understand our business model and their willingness to support us in our internationalization. The Omnes teams are very present and attentive, our discussions are lively and open. Omnes brings us their network and expertise on topics further away from our fields of expertise such as digital transformation for example.

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Sector 
SaaS / Cloud
Entry Date 
2018
Business 
Venture Capital

Sentryo

Pioneer of Industrial Internet cybersecurity solutions
Sentryo helps organizations embrace the promises of Industry 4.0 innovations by keeping their industrial operations safe from cyber-attacks. Sentryo’s ICS CyberVision award winning platform gives control engineers comprehensive visibility on their industrial control systems, detects anomalies and accelerates response to cybersecurity incidents keeping them ahead of cyber threats.
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Sector 
Web
Entry Date 
2018
Business 
Venture Capital

GEEV

The first app for donating items between individuals

Thanks to a simple and fun service, "Geevers" can easily give and receive items for free in the proximity of their own homes. Available in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux, Nantes and Toulouse, GEEV has become an obvious alternative to selling, unnecessary storage and the proliferation of waste in the public space.

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Sector 
Pharma
Entry Date 
2018
Business 
Venture Capital

Antabio

Biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibacterial treatments in areas of highest unmet needs

Antabio is a private biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibacterial resistance-breakers to treat drug-resistant infections in areas of highest unmet medical need. Two of Antabio’s programs have received Wellcome Trust Seeding Drug Discovery Awards to date: [i] a novel, safe and efficacious inhibitor of bacterial metallo ß-lactamases to be combined with a carbapenem for the treatment of drug-resistant nosocomial infections and [ii] a first-in-class inhibitor of Pseudomonas virulence to be co-administered with standard-of-care antibiotics for the long-term management of chronic respiratory infections. This second program has recently received up to $8.9 million funding from the Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator (CARB-X). 

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12 September 2019
InCA group consolidates its platform with the acquisition of Natur'Habitat & Natur'Habitat L'Atelier de Pose, completing its second buyout since Omnes became shareholder
InCA group consolidates its platform with the acquisition of Natur'Habitat & Natur'Habitat L'Atelier de Pose, completing its second buyout since Omnes became shareholder

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