SMEs with EBITDA ranging from €4m to €12m
Projects: MBO, development capital, external growth, organic growth
Sectors: no sector restrictions but a list of preferred sectors (tech, healthcare, financial and BtoB services, training/education, etc.)
Regions: Eurozone, primarily France, Spain, Italy and Germany.
CAPZA’s Flex Equity funds support small and mid-caps in their development plans as a reference shareholder (majority or minority).
The Flex Equity teams have carried 77 transactions since 2004 (as of march 2021), combining equity and mezzanine financing. We maintain close ties with the entrepreneurs and can offer flexible top balance sheet solutions that can be adapted to the business’s goals.
An experienced team: the team benefits from a dual mezzanine/capital expertise and relies on senior partners who have weathered various economic cycles.
A focus on creating value: we establish close ties with the management teams, leaving them plenty of managerial freedom while supporting them in their strategic development plans: structural organization, organic growth in France or abroad, external growth.
Importance of primary deals: we support businesses in their first partnership with a fund, by informing them about the operation, supporting their development, establishing key indicators, giving employees a stake in the capital, reinforcing governance and helping them take decisions on strategic issues.
Strong sector verticals: the team has built up considerable expertise in growth sectors such as tech, healthcare, financial services and BtoB services.
Local sourcing capacity: the team has built up long-term relationships with an ecosystem of business facilitators. We operate locally with offices in France, Germany, Spain and Italy, and partners in the rest of the world. Our sector expertise makes us the go-to intermediary ahead of transactions.
transactions since 2004
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