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
Up to €250m

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 more than 100 transactions and manage €4.2 billion1 of private debt assets. The team’s investment professionals have 26 years of experience on average2.

 

A unique sourcing capability built over 16 years: over 60% 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 €3.8bn of financing in four years4 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 of 31/12/2021 (including funds advised by Artemid)

2 Data as of December 2021 (investment professionals include, Christophe Karvelis-Senn, Guillaume de Jongh, Jean-Marc Fiamma, José Tomas Moliner, Stefano Zavattaro, Bertram Schütz, Orianne Mizrahi).

3 Based on Capzanine 4 Private Debt,CAPZA 5 Private Debt and CAPZA 6 Private Debt portfolio

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

4 As of December 2021. 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

2020
Best Private Lender - Small & Mid Cap segment
Private Equity Magazine
2019
Best Private Lender - Small & Mid Cap segment
Private Equity Magazine
2018
Best Private Lender - Small & Mid Cap segment
Private Equity Magazine

Key figures

113

transactions since 2005

As of December 2021
30

investment professionals

As at 01/04/2022
€3.8bn

arranged in 4 years

As at 31/12/2021
Newsroom
  • 27
    Jul’ 2022
    David Schulte joins CAPZA's Munich team
    David Schulte joins CAPZA as Director on the Private Debt expertise in Germany.
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  • 1
    Jun’ 2022
    A successful first closing for CAPZA 6 Private Debt
    CAPZA successfully raises ca. €1.2bn in the first closing of its unitranche fund, CAPZA 6 Private Debt
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  • 15
    Nov’ 2021
    CAPZA supports the acquisition of CSS
    CAPZA arranges a unitranche facility for the acquisition of CSS by Carlyle.
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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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