Crédit Agricole Private Equity becomes Omnes Capital

Crédit Agricole has sold off its private equity arm, Crédit Agricole Private Equity to Coller Capital, the secondaries market specialist. The sale was completed on 29th March.

The new business is renamed Omnes Capital. Coller Capital is the sole shareholder in Crédit Agricole Private Equity, and will steer the business towards autonomy. Coller Capital will introduce Omnes Capital to leading international investors, while the company intends to maintain strong links with entities within the Crédit Agricole Group: the regional banks, Predica and LCL.

Coller Capital had already acquired a portfolio of assets managed by Crédit Agricole Private Equity from Crédit Agricole S.A. These will continue to be managed by Omnes Capital.

Fabien Prévost, chairman and chief executive of Omnes Capital, said: “It is a natural development for a captive asset management company to become independent. From the start, Crédit Agricole S.A. involved us in seeking out the best partner to ensure our development.

“We are delighted with the arrival of Coller Capital, which will allow us to move into this next phase of our growth with confidence. With more than ten years’ experience together, our teams have built up a first-rate track record and have demonstrated their ability to thrive across several economic cycles. We will maintain our position as a generalist player in the private equity field, dedicated to SMEs at all stages of their growth, and will continue to offer our clients innovative products.”

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