Omnes Capital's investments

Sector 
Medical devices
Entry Date 
2008
Business 
Venture Capital

EyeTechCare

A revolutionary ultrasound device used in the treatment of glaucoma

EyeTechCare develops non-invasive therapeutic medical devices for the ophthalmology market based on High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU).
The company’s first device, EyeOP1®, is for the treatment of glaucoma, a degenerative disease of the optic nerve often associated with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP).
EyeOP1 utilises proprietary technology to deactivate parts of the tiny ciliary glands that produce the aqueous humour with the utmost precision in order to lower IOP while preserving the surrounding structures. EyeOP1 is undergoing clinical trials in France and the rest of Europe, and has started to market its devices in a number of leading centres. 

 

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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 
Business services
Entry Date 
2013
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€10 million in 2014

Groupe Eyssautier

France’s leading marine and transport insurance broker

Founded by the Eyssautier family in 1935, the group is now the leading marine and transport insurance broker in the French market. It covers the entire spectrum of shipping and transport insurance activities (risk analysis, negotiation and placement of cover with insurers, policy management, claims handling and recovery actions on behalf of policyholders, etc.).

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Sector 
Industry
Entry Date 
2012
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€17 million in 2014

AEMI

One of France’s top high-speed precision machining specialists

Founded in 1980, the AEMI group is one of France’s top high-speed precision machining specialists for mechanical parts and the integration of mechanical and mechanical engineering sub-assemblies. The group manufactures complex and large components in small and medium production runs for high value-added niche markets, especially in the military, aerospace, space and medical equipment sectors.

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Sector 
Business services
Entry Date 
2012
Business 
Small-Cap Buyout & Growth Capital
Sales 
€9 million in 2014

e-Frontech

CRM and BI application service companies

Founded in 2000, e-Frontech is an IT consulting and service company specialised in the integration of Oracle’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business Intelligence applications. The group supports its customers over the long term by offering them a full range of expertise, consulting, functional assistance and integration services to manage the entire life cycle of their Oracle CRM and BI applications. As a longstanding Oracle partner, e-Frontech has established itself among the leading players in the sector.

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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.

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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 
Medical devices
Entry Date 
2009
Business 
Venture Capital
Sales 
€3.4 million in FY 2013

Stentys

Next-generation stents used in the treatment of heart attacks

Stentys develops and markets innovative solutions used to treat patients presenting complex coronary conditions. Stentys’ self-apposing stents are designed to adapt to arteries with ambiguous vessel diameters or with areas of vessel diameter fluctuations so as to avoid the mal-apposition issues associated with conventional stents. The Apposition III clinical study showed a very low 1-year mortality rate among 1,000 high-risk patients treated for myocardial infarction, compared with recent studies on conventional stents. 

October 2010: Stentys (STNT) successfully raised €22.7 million in an IPO. 

Market capitalisation at IPO date: €87 million

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02 May 2018
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26 April 2018
Omnes makes partial exit from telecoms construction group Circet
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Press release
12 April 2018
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Publication
Omnes Capital Newsletter no 32
Press release
21 February 2018
Omnes has been selected by MEDEF, France’s largest employer federation, as a partner for the MEDEF Accelerator of Investment (MAI) platform aimed at financing SMEs
Omnes has been selected by MEDEF, France’s largest employer federation, as a partner for the MEDEF Accelerator of Investment (MAI) platform aimed at financing SMEs
Press release
31 January 2018
French Smart City Software Publisher ForCity Raises €8m in its Initial Round
French Smart City Software Publisher ForCity Raises €8m in its Initial Round
Press release
17 January 2018
VSORA closes series A financing with investment from
Omnes Capital, Partech Ventures, Angel Investors

Set to Launch Game-Changing Multicore DSP IP to Power 5G Wireless Networks

VSORA closes series A financing with investment from Omnes Capital, Partech Ventures, Angel Investors Set to Launch Game-Changing Multicore DSP IP to Power 5G Wireless Networks

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