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 (software, 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 95 transactions and manage €2.2 billion1 of private debt assets. The team is structured around 6 senior investment professionals with 25 years of experience on average1.

 

A unique sourcing capability built over 15 years: over 65% 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 €1.4bn 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 31/03/2020

2 In the Capzanine 4 Private Debt fund

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

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

95

transactions since 2005

As at 31/03/2020
21

investment professionals

As at 31/03/2020
€1.4bn

arranged in 2 years and a half

As at 31/03/2020
Newsroom
  • 9
    Jul’ 2020
    CAPZA signs the acquisition of the Eurofeu group
    CAPZA acquires a majority stake in Eurofeu group*, a leader of the French fire safety market.
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  • 4
    Jun’ 2020
    CAPZA carries out its first acquisition to expand in Growth Tech
    CAPZA announced its first external growth operation through the acquisition of Time For Growth, a pioneering investment company in the Growth Tech segment and a recognised investor in the tech ecosystem.
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  • 26
    May’ 2020
    AXA entrusts CAPZA with €500m to support French SMEs
    AXA will entrust CAPZA with €500m in order to enable SMEs to strengthen their balance sheets and recover from the COVID-19 shock after the implementation of emergency measures.
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  • 1
    Apr’ 2020
    Covid-19 Update
    We hope you and your families are well in the current environment. We would like to share with you some of the actions that CAPZA has taken in the context of Covid-19.
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