Companies: SMEs with an EBITDA between €12M and €50M impacted by the COVID crisis
Project: strengthening of balance sheet, external growth financing, sponsorless operations, cash-outt
Sectors: all sectors
In order to contribute to the post-crisis recovery, AXA has entrusted CAPZA with the management of a €500M fund dedicated to support French SMEs.
The ambition of CAPZA Expansion is to provide these companies with the financial means and support they need to continue their expansion. For CAPZA Expansion it is essential to help SMEs’ families, entrepreneurs and managers to take advantage and emerge stronger from this recovery phase, thanks to “tailor-made” equity solutions.
An experienced team: CAPZA Expansion is made up of investors with several decades of experience in supporting entrepreneurs and managers in France and abroad.
A Support for SMEs: Thanks to this €500 million envelope allocated by AXA France, CAPZA Expansion supports French mid-cap companies across all sectors. CAPZA Expansion is dedicated to SMEs owned by families or management teams, with the aim of backing them in the post-pandemic rebound, either organically or through acquisitions, and in cash-out and cash-in operations.
A tailor-made approach: CAPZA Expansion has the capacity to invest a minimum of €20M (up to €50M) in transactions aimed at strengthening the capital structure of companies. CAPZA Expansion differentiates itself through a “tailor-made” approach combining investments in minority equity, quasi-equity and a wide range of non-dilutive financial instruments.
A pragmatic investor: as a true partner of management teams, CAPZA Expansion favors a strategy of rapid execution in order to limit the impact on the activity and to preserve the corporate culture of each company, a guarantee of its future success.
A Committed investor: CAPZA Expansion aims at actively supporting companies in their CSR approach.
transactions since December
16Sep’ 2021CAPZA Expansion supports Big Mamma in its development in France and in EuropeCAPZA Expansion and Zencap are supporting the French group of Italian restaurants Big Mamma.Read more
22Jul’ 2021CAPZA Expansion invests in the French industrial group NovarcCAPZA Expansion enters the capital of Novarc to back the Group in its "CAP 2025" strategic plan.Read more
21Jul’ 2021CAPZA Transition supports the NORCAN groupCAPZA Transition reinforces the transformation of the NORCAN Group and the development of the SHERPA® range alongside its management and its historical shareholdersRead more
15Jul’ 2021CAPZA exits Ivnosys after supporting the group's growthCAPZA sold its minority stake in Ivnosys, a Spanish leading e-identity company.Read more