For immediate release — Paris, October 25, 2023
The Banque des Territoires is announcing today its strategic partnership with Omnes Capital through its investment in the CEP2 fund, to boost the economic activity of regions by promoting ecological real estate.
Classified Article 9 (with sustainable investment objectives), the CEP2 fund aims to finance the development of essential real assets that actively contribute to the decarbonization of cities. The investment strategy of CEP 2 combines a wide range of interventions (building infrastructure, digital infrastructure, energy efficiency infrastructure, mobility infrastructure), as well as a partnership approach with operators, beginning at the project development phase, and a proprietary impact assessment methodology.
The CEP2 fund is building a portfolio of assets, with CO2 emissions that comply with the CO2 reduction targets set by the Paris Agreement.
Since its first closing in the second half of 2022, CEP2 has successfully raised 180 million euros from institutional clients, including the FEI, Ethias, and several banks and insurance companies. The Fund has already made 4 investments and is currently reviewing several other opportunities.
Omnes Capital’s CEP2 fund offers a unique opportunity to invest responsibly in impactful regional projects. Serge Savasta, CEO of Omnes, emphasizes the importance of these committed funds: “We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with the Banque des Territoires to accelerate the ecological transition of our metropolises. This ‘sustainable city’ strategy that we developed 8 years ago, which involves supporting entrepreneurs in decarbonized urban real asset projects, presents a potential for both financial and environmental performance at the highest level. It fits perfectly with Omnes’ strategic line, which is to invest in the ecological transition in France and Europe, in partnership with the best entrepreneurs in the sector and with the dual objective of generating high financial performance while working for future generations.”
CEP 2 has already invested in Redman, a French B-Corp certified developer and a leader in urban rehabilitation, Aventim, a low-carbon developer mainly present in the Hauts de France region, Omniprom 2 alongside Promoval to redevelop obsolete office buildings in the Lyon region, and Eclairion, the first computing center in France dedicated to high-density multi-tenant computers in container modules.
The collaboration between the Banque des Territoires and Omnes Capital is another step towards realizing concrete projects with a proven impact, with a positive impact on cities, infrastructure, and the quality of life of citizens.
“This investment in the development and rehabilitation of more virtuous and sustainable real estate projects represents a significant step in our strategic plan for adapting metropolises to the effects of climate change. It reflects our deep conviction that investment decisions can play a crucial role in boosting the economic activity of regions while making a difference in the ecological transition,” says Christophe Genter, Director of the Social and Territorial Cohesion Department at the Banque des Territoires.
Omnes is a leading private equity firm dedicated to the energy transition and innovation. With over €5.7 billion in assets under management, our teams support long term partnerships with entrepreneurs through its 4 core businesses: renewable energy, sustainable cities, deeptech venture capital and co-investment. For over 20 years, Omnes has been bringing its expertise to help companies grow, with a focus on sustainability, in over 15 countries. As part of its approach as a responsible investor, the company set up the Omnes Foundation to support non-profits helping children in the fields of education, health, social and economic integration.
About Banque des Territoires
Established in 2018, the Banque des Territoires is one of the five entities of the Caisse des Dépôts. It consolidates internal expertise dedicated to regions within a single structure. Serving as a unique client entry point, it offers customized advisory and financing solutions, including loans and investments, to meet the needs of local authorities, social housing organizations, local public enterprises, and legal professions. It caters to all territories, from rural areas to metropolises, with the ambition of combating social inequalities and territorial disparities. The Banque des Territoires operates in the 16 regional offices and 37 territorial branches of the Caisse des Dépôts to be better identified by its clients and to be closer to them. For more attractive, inclusive, sustainable, and connected territories.
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