Expertise: ExpansionDate of investment 2021Nature of the deal: LBOCountry: FranceEduserviceswww.groupe-eduservices.fr
With 30,000 students in 30 establishments throughout France, Eduservices is a leader in private higher and technical education. Founded in 2010, the Group trains students for careers in management and commerce, communication, hospitality (tourism-hospitality), digital, sports, and design-audiovisual through its national brands: Ipac Bachelor Factory, ISCOM, MBway, MyDigitalSchool, Pigier, StudioM, Ecole Internationale Tunon and Win. CAPZA has been accompanying the Group since 2016.
Expertise: ExpansionDate of investment 2021Nature of the deal: Growth FinancingCountry: FranceBig Mammawww.bigmammagroup.com
Big Mamma is a French Group of Italian restaurants founded in 2015. Since its inception, the Group has experienced a tremendous growth. At the end of 2020, the Group managed 13 restaurants in 5 cities (8 in Paris, 1 in Lille, 1 in Lyon, 2 in London and 1 in Madrid). The transaction consists in a convertible bonds investment to support the Group’s ambitious opening roadmap and the development of a dark kitchen activity.
Expertise: ExpansionDate of investment 2021Nature of the deal: EquityCountry: FranceNovarcwww.novarc.com
Founded in 1993 and based in the Drôme region, Novarc is an industrial Group historically specialized in the manufacturing and distribution of electrical safety equipment, which has gradually diversified into the market of premium maintenance products for the automotive and industrial sectors. The Group manufactures in-house 70% of its production via its 20 plants in Europe (including 17 in France) and distributes its products worldwide (70,000 references). Positioned as a leader in expanding niche markets, the Group has recorded growth of more than 10% per year over the last ten years. In 2020, Novarc achieved a turnover of 200 million euros, half of which generated internationally.
Expertise: Artemid Senior LoansDate of investment 2021Nature of the deal: Refinancing of existing debt and financing of external growth and developmentCountry: FranceFocus Entertainmentwww.focus-entmt.com
Focus Entertainment is one of the European leaders in the publishing and development of video games for PC and consoles, with a niche positioning on games with moderate budgets and sales prices. Its mission is to support leading French and international studios in the development, production follow-up, marketing, commercialization and financing of their projects.
Expertise: TransitionDate of investment 2021Nature of the deal: LBOCountry: FranceNorcanwww.mynorcan.com
Founded in 1987 in Haguenau, near Strasbourg, NORCAN is an independent French company and one of the main European players in the field of modular and customized industrial solutions based on aluminum profiles. As an extension of its know-how dedicated to the efficiency of industrial installations and flows, the Group has developed the SHERPA® range of tracking and autonomous handling robots, which make inter-line flows and stock-line-stock flows (transport of containers and pallets) reliable and autonomous. These robots enable a significant increase in productivity while considerably reducing the drudgery and accident risks associated with handling. With nearly 150 employees throughout France and in its five international subsidiaries, NORCAN achieves a turnover of 22 million euros.
Expertise: Artemid Senior LoansDate of investment 2021Nature of the deal: Refinancing of existing debt and acquisition financingCountry: FranceBridgewww.groupe-bridge.com
Bridge is a French Group that manages nursing homes. It is positioned in the small to medium-sized segment, located primarily in rural areas (mainly in the Ile-de-France, Grand Est and Normandy regions). Bridge focuses on operational excellence, offering comfort and well-being to residents, a management adapted to medium-sized facilities on a human scale and a know-how in optimizing underperforming facilities.