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 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 06/30/2023


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

Key figures


transactions since 2004

As of 06/30/2023

investment professionals

As of 06/30/2023

arranged in 4 years

As of 06/30/2023
  • 26
    Apr’ 2023
    Charles Devevey joins CAPZA's Private Debt team
    Charles Devevey joins CAPZA as Principal on the Private Debt expertise in Paris.
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  • 6
    Apr’ 2023
    CAPZA supports Ortivity’s next stage of growth
    CAPZA has arranged a Unitranche financing to support Ortivity’s buy-and-build strategy
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  • 9
    Mar’ 2023
    CAPZA brings its direct lending capabilities to the Italian Market
    CAPZA is now authorized to carry out lending activity in Italy through Artemid and Private Debt range of funds.
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  • 6
    Mar’ 2023
    PDI Awards 2022: CAPZA has been voted Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Year in Europe
    The Private Debt Investor (PDI) Annual Awards recognize the most-coveted asset classes in three key regions of Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America.
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