Omnes Capital is concluding a strategic partnership with Evolution by investing in La Foncière des Lunes via its Construction Energie Plus fund.
Through this partnership, Omnes Capital aims to invest, alongside Evolution, in Darwin, a flagship renovation project on the right bank of the Garonne in Bordeaux. It will also promote several other projects (particularly renovation and restructuring of existing assets) with high environmental standards, dedicated to combined uses and the development of integrated ecosystems. These projects will be developed in the Bordeaux region as well as in other French cities. In total, Omnes Capital plans to invest up to €10 million in the context of this partnership.
PRO BTP has provided €50 million to Construction Energie Plus as a cornerstone investor and sponsor and the fund is targeting €100 million. It is dedicated to funding the construction and renovation of highly energy-efficient public and private buildings in large regional cities in France. Investment criteria are based on specific environmental performance targets developed by Omnes Capital in regards to energy efficiency and usage. The fund’s overall objective is to develop a total capacity of 500,000 sq. m.
Evolution is a project incubator dedicated to the ecological transition. As the designer and developer of the Darwin ecosystem, it has been recognised for several years for the expertise it has developed in urban intensity, resilient architecture and high ecological performance, particularly in projects to renovate historical built heritage.
Serge Savasta, Managing Partner, Omnes Capital: “We are particularly proud of partnering with Evolution, which has made Darwin a landmark in the renewal of Bordeaux by combining environmentally-friendly renovation with combined uses. We are thrilled at the prospect of developing new projects within this partnership to promote regional development and the country’s energy transition.”
Philippe Barre, President and Founder of Evolution: “Our association with Omnes Capital creates new opportunities to disseminate the Darwin ecosystem’s resilient approach and provides a catalyst to expand the ecological, entrepreneurial and societal transition beyond Darwin’s original region, in close cooperation with local players from each region involved. We are delighted that Omnes Capital is placing its trust in us and participating in this challenge alongside us.“
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 pioneer in the energy transition, having launched its first fund, Capenergie, in 2006. The company has since made 35 investments in renewable energies in France and Europe for a total production capacity of 1.5 GW. In 2016, Omnes Capital launched Construction Energie Plus, the first French fund entirely focused on the construction of high-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).
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