Flex Equity

Flexible financing solutions combining equity and mezzanine
Types of financing
Equity (majority or minority), convertible bonds and mezzanine
Company profile

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.

Amount invested
From €12m to €70m

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.

Key figures

77

transactions since 2004

As of 03/31/2021
27

investment professionals

As at 03/31/2021
Newsroom
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    Jun’ 2021
    Exclusive agreement between CAPZA and Advens
    CAPZA signs an exclusive agreement to acquire a stake in Advens, the first pure player in cybersecurity and leader in Security-as-a-Service in France. An unprecedented operation that paves the way for a new corporate model with a societal impact.
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  • 16
    Jun’ 2021
    CAPZA acquires a stake in Dubbing Brothers
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  • 1
    Jun’ 2021
    CAPZA acquires a stake in WSHOP
    CAPZA is acquiring a minority stake in WSHOP, a publisher of a Digital Unified Commerce Solution.
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  • 25
    May’ 2021
    CAPZA invests in Xenocs, a French deep tech company
    CAPZA Growth Tech acquires a minority stake in Xenocs, a worldwide technological leader in nanoscale material analysis.
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