Omnes Capital, through its Construction Energie Plus fund, has set up a strategic partnership with the ETPO Group through a joint subsidiary, ETPOMNIA.
With the partnership, the ETPO Group and Omnes Capital aim to develop 50,000 sq. m of high-energy efficiency commercial real estate projects in the next five years, primarily in the Nantes region. Six projects in line with the fund’s investment criteria have already been identified and are under development.
Construction Energie Plus is backed by Pro BTP with €50 million, and has a target size of €100 million. The fund finances the construction or renovation of high energy efficient public- and private-sector buildings in France’s main cities. To this end, technical specifications drafted by Omnes Capital set out the expected environmental performance targets and the process for selecting projects. The overall objective of the fund is to develop a total capacity of 500,000 sq. m.
The ETPO Group or CIFE is a century-old construction company with a 630-strong workforce and annual revenue of over €150 million. Active mainly in western France, the ETPO Group stands apart through its top-flight technical abilities and high-performance construction processes inspired by industrial methods, such as TAKT.
Commenting, Serge Savasta, Managing Partner, Omnes Capital, said : “The ETPO Group possesses proven construction expertise, particularly in complex structures, and has been present locally for a century. Enabling us to roll out high energy efficiency projects in the Nantes region alongside an emblematic company, the partnership will allow us to contribute to local and regional development and France’s energy transition.”
Pierre Champy, ETPO Group, said : “Omnes Capital is a major player in infrastructure. Our partnership in high energy efficiency buildings is aimed at developing projects that exceed current standards. In office spaces, for example, we are seeking to combine environmental performance and workplace well-being through well thought-out design and location choices. Our objective is to strengthen the Group’s proximity with its public- and private-sector customers by bringing them turnkey construction solutions through our real estate subsidiary ETPO RED together with ETPOMNIA.”
About Omnes Capital
Omnes Capital is a major player in private equity and infrastructure. With €3.4 billion in assets under management, it brings businesses the capital needed to finance their growth through its three main business segments: Venture Capital, Buyout and Growth Capital, and Infrastructure.
Omnes Capital is a frontrunner in the field of energy transition, having launched its first Capenergie fund in 2006. Since then, the company has made more than 35 investments in France and Europe in renewable energy projects for a total production capacity of 1.5 GW. In 2016, Omnes Capital launched Construction Energie Plus, the first French fund dedicated to the construction of high energy and environmental performance buildings.
Omnes Capital was a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole until March 2012. The company is now wholly owned by its employees. Omnes Capital is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
About the ETPO Group
Founded in 1913 by a group of manufacturers in Nantes, the ETPO Group is responsible for a number of remarkable structures including the François 1er canal, the Bellevue bridge, the Anne de Bretagne bridge, the Eric Tabarly bridge in Nantes, and the Sea World Carrousel.
In Nantes, the Group has notably built the offices of the Departmental Council, the Mother and Child Hospital, the Technocampus, the Therapeutic Research Institute, the international high school, and the new offices of Accenture in St. Herblain.
The ETPO Group’s core businesses are construction (maritime and waterway works and underwater works; bridges and civil engineering; special buildings and works) and real estate (property development and finance structuring). ETPO has obtained ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment) and OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety) certification and its CSR policy has received ISO 26000 AFAQ certification with a “Confirmed” rating.
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