Private Debt

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

SMEs with EBITDA between €10m and €40m

 

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

 

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

 

Regions: euro zone

Amount invested
€20m to €150m

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 15 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 15 years with 86 transactions and manage €1.8 billion1 of private debt assets.

The team is structured around 7 senior investment professionals with 24 years of experience on average.1

 

A unique sourcing capability built over 15 years: over 65% of the deals generated by the team have been proprietary/repeat transactions3, 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 €1.1bn of financing in less than two years2 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 At 30/04/2019

2 At 30/04/2019. Includes amounts arranged for transactions in which CAPZA was the arranger and amounts committed for transactions in which CAPZA was co-arranger or participant

3 In the Capzanine 4 Private Debt fund

Awards

2019
Best Private Lender - Small & Mid Cap segment
Private Equity Magazine
2018
Best Private Lender - Small & Mid Cap segment
Private Equity Magazine

Key figures

86

transactions since 2005

At 30/06/2019
18

investment professionals

At 30/06/2019
€1.1bn

arranged in less than 2 years

At end-February 2019
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