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
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 18 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 18 years with more than 125 transactions and manage €4.9 billion1 of private debt assets. The team’s investment professionals have 27 years of experience on average2.
A unique sourcing capability built over 18 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 €4.7bn 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 Of which assets managed by a third party and advised by Artemid SAS, valuations as of 12/31/2022.
2 Data as of 12/2022 (investment professionals include, Christophe Karvelis-Senn, Guillaume de Jongh, Jean-Marc Fiamma, José Tomas Moliner, Stefano Zavattaro, Bertram Schütz, Oriane Mizrahi).
3 Based on Capzanine 4 Private Debt,CAPZA 5 Private Debt and CAPZA 6 Private Debt portfolio
4 As of 12/31/2022
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transactions since 2004
arranged in 4 years
5Oct’ 2022CAPZA supports iC Consult in its external growthCAPZA arranged a new Unitranche financing to support iC Consult in the acquisition of Kapstone Technologies LLC.Read more
7Sep’ 2022CAPZA completes its first transaction in the BeneluxCAPZA arranged a Unitranche financing for Dentius, its first transaction in the Benelux after opening an office in AmsterdamRead more
27Jul’ 2022David Schulte joins CAPZA's Munich teamDavid Schulte joins CAPZA as Director on the Private Debt expertise in Germany.Read more
1Jun’ 2022A successful first closing for CAPZA 6 Private DebtCAPZA successfully raises ca. €1.2bn in the first closing of its unitranche fund, CAPZA 6 Private DebtRead more