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
  • 20
    Jul’ 2020
    CAPZA successfully raises €450m
    CAPZA successfully raises €450m in the first closing of the CAPZA 5 Flex Equity Fund
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  • 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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