Groupe Berto has sold Simpliciti to Omnes
Simpliciti is a French green technology “entreprise à mission” organization that partners with smart cities and territories to foster circular economy initiatives, in particular in the field of waste management and mobility. The group provides an agile combination of innovative software, in-house designed and assembled hardware and data consulting solutions to a balanced portfolio of private and public sector clients. Leveraging its 25-year sector expertise and a proven technological edge, the company serves more than 30 million citizens worldwide.
Simpliciti can rely on both a solid recurring revenue business model and a fast-growing market to further develop through innovation and acquisitions in France and internationally. The group positioned itself, among other things, as a key player in the progressive implementation of the “pay as you throw” mechanism in waste management (a mechanism allowing the adjustment of the household waste collection tax according to the quantity of waste produced and encouraging the reduction and better sorting of waste).
Through its investment, Omnes Capital aims to support Simpliciti in accelerating innovation, developing new services and partnerships and running strategic acquisitions.
Ludovic Rodié, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Paris office, commented, “We are particularly pleased to have advised Groupe Berto in this transaction. Simpliciti’s positioning and strategy to become the one-stop-technology reference for connected territories generated a strong interest from a large number of financial sponsors, confirming the growing appetite for green equity stories.”
Groupe Berto is the French leader in industrial vehicle rental with or without drivers. It offers a complete range of bespoke services in logistics including smart services for people, equipment and flows management optimization. It currently operates 82 locations and employs more than 4,700 people through nine countries, with consolidated revenues of €450 million in 2022.
Omnes is a leading Paris-based European investor in private equity and infrastructure. With €5 billion of assets under management, Omnes provides small and medium-sized enterprises with the capital needed to finance growth. The firm has dedicated investment teams across three key areas: venture capital, buyout and growth capital and infrastructure. Omnes is committed to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and has set up the Omnes Foundation in aid of children’s charities. It is also a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
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