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 87 transactions(1) since 2004 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, Italy, the Netherlands and partners in the rest of the world. Our sector expertise makes us the go-to intermediary ahead of transactions.
1 As of 09/2022
transactions since 2004
5Oct’ 2022Audensiel acquires a stake in Cognodata in Spain and MexicoCAPZA and Sagard have supported the Group in this new external growth operation.Read more
16Sep’ 2022CAPZA acquires a stake in NEOXCAPZA acquires a minority stake in NEOX, the new leader for software solutions dedicated to opticians and hearing aid practitioners.Read more
20Jul’ 2022Dubbing Brothers accelerates its international expansionThe Group completed 4 strategic acquisitions in Europe in the first half of 2022.Read more
6Jul’ 2022CAPZA supports Eurofeu in its external growthCAPZA supports Eurofeu, French leader in fire safety, in its partnership with AMI2S.Read more