Private Debt

Leading mid-market direct lender
Types of financing
Unitranche and mezzanine
Company profile

SMEs with EBITDA over €12m


Projects: LBO, external growth, refinancing, organic growth (capex)


Sectors: no sector restrictions but a list of preferred sectors (software, healthcare, financial services, education, etc.)


Regions: euro zone

Amount invested
€20m to €175m

Being a long-standing private debt manager and the chosen partner of top tier European private equity sponsors for mid-market financing, CAPZA has demonstrated over the past 16 years a unique capacity to generate high performing proprietary investments.

A cycle tested investment team and strategy: CAPZA has been operating in the private debt market since 2004. We have built a track record of over 16 years with 100 transactions and manage €2.4 billion1 of private debt assets. The team’s investment professionals have 27 years of experience on average1.


A unique sourcing capability built over 16 years: over 62% of the deals generated by the team have been proprietary/repeat transactions2, leveraging on existing private equity and private debt portfolios and long-standing relationships with management teams and sponsors. Proprietary dealflow is key when it comes to negotiating attractive financial and legal terms.


Proven ramp-up capabilities: an abundant proprietary dealflow has enabled CAPZA to arrange €2.6bn of financing in two and a half years3 while remaining very selective thanks to a meticulous investment process.


A robust track record: the team benefits from a strong track record with regular returns and a low annualized loss rate thanks to a cycle tested portfolio construction.



1 As at 03/31/2021

2 In Capzanine 4 Private Debt and CAPZA 5 Private Debt funds

3 As at 03/31/2020. Includes amounts arranged for transactions in which CAPZA was the arranger and amounts committed for transactions in which CAPZA was co-arranger or participant


Best Private Lender - Small & Mid Cap segment
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Best Private Lender - Small & Mid Cap segment
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Best Private Lender - Small & Mid Cap segment
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Key figures


transactions since 2005

As at 03/31/2021

investment professionals

As at 03/31/2021

arranged in 4 years

As at 03/31/2021
  • 10
    May’ 2021
    A successful final closing for CAPZA 5 Flex Equity Fund
    CAPZA 5 Flex Equity reaches its revised hard cap at €700m, doubling the final size of the previous Fund (€350m).
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  • 6
    May’ 2021
    CAPZA strengthens its investor relations team
    CAPZA appoints a Head of Sustainability & Impact and strengthens its investor relations team.
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  • 4
    May’ 2021
    CAPZA acquires a majority stake in Eidosmedia
    CAPZA supports Eidosmedia, a leading international player in Content Management System (CMS) solutions.
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  • 29
    Apr’ 2021
    CAPZA successfully finalizes the closing of its fund CAPZA 5 Private Debt
    CAPZA 5 Private Debt reaches 1.6 billion euros of investment capacity.
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