Omnes Capital's investments

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 
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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Sector 
Medical devices
Entry Date 
2009
Business 
Venture Capital
Sales 
€4.6 million in FY 2013

SpineGuard

Introduce a new standard making spine surgery safer

Based in Paris and San Francisco, SpineGuard has been listed on NYSE Alternext since 29 April 2013, and its primary goal is to make spine surgery safer. Pierre Jérôme and Stéphane Bette founded the company in January 2009 to fully exploit the tremendous clinical and market potential for PediGuard®, the first handheld device capable of alerting surgeons in real time to potential pedicular or vertebral breaches. Several prominent clinical studies have established the reliability and accuracy of PediGuard for placing pedicle screws and have demonstrated a substantial reduction in medical teams’ exposure to X-rays and shorter operating times when the system is used.
April 2013: SpineGuard (ALSGD) successfully raised €8.3 million in an IPO. 
Market capitalisation at IPO date: €31.4 million 

 

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Sector 
Industry
Entry Date 
2019
Business 
Co-Investment

Global leader in the design and manufacturing of large ceramic slabs
The company designs and manufactures large ceramic slabs for furnishing and architectural design.
Sector 
Business services
Entry Date 
2019
Business 
Co-Investment

Integrated provider of intellectual property management software
The company provides an intellectual property management software to large IP holders.
Sector 
Medical devices
Entry Date 
2019
Business 
Co-Investment

Global leader in the design and manufacturing of drug delivery devices
The company designs and manufactures drug delivery devices for the pharmaceutical industry.
Sector 
Healthcare facilities
Entry Date 
2018
Business 
Co-Investment

Group of nursing homes in France
The company manages fifteen nursing homes in France totalling more than 1,000 beds.

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NewsRoom
Publication
Omnes Newsletter no 32: Deep-tech firms on the rise, Michel de Lempdes, MP Omnes
Press release
11 July 2018
Omnes invests in Marquetis, a communications agency specializing in operational marketing, and arranges mezzanine debt for the deal
Omnes invests in Marquetis, a communications agency specializing in operational marketing, and arranges mezzanine debt for the deal
Press release
05 July 2018
Omnes Capital launches a new FCPI fund in partnership with LCL: Capital Invest PME 2018
Omnes Capital launches a new FCPI fund in partnership with LCL: Capital Invest PME 2018
Press release
27 June 2018
OMNES CAPITAL AND ILMATAR WINDPOWER LAUNCH JOINT VENTURE FOR NORDIC WIND POWER, COMPLETE THE LARGEST ACQUISITION OF A FULLY DEVELOPED WIND PROJECT IN FINLAND TO DATE
OMNES CAPITAL AND ILMATAR WINDPOWER LAUNCH JOINT VENTURE FOR NORDIC WIND POWER, COMPLETE THE LARGEST ACQUISITION OF A FULLY DEVELOPED WIND PROJECT IN FINLAND TO DATE
Publication
Omnes Newsletter no 32: Nicolas Ricart, CEO Batiweb Group
Press release
26 June 2018
Batiweb group announces purchase of helloArtisan digital platform, creating unique offering connecting individuals with construction professionals
Batiweb group announces purchase of helloArtisan digital platform, creating unique offering connecting individuals with construction professionals

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