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 06/30/2023
Private Equity Magazine
transactions since 2004
arranged in 4 years
26Apr’ 2023Charles Devevey joins CAPZA's Private Debt teamCharles Devevey joins CAPZA as Principal on the Private Debt expertise in Paris.Read more
6Apr’ 2023CAPZA supports Ortivity’s next stage of growthCAPZA has arranged a Unitranche financing to support Ortivity’s buy-and-build strategyRead more
9Mar’ 2023CAPZA brings its direct lending capabilities to the Italian MarketCAPZA is now authorized to carry out lending activity in Italy through Artemid and Private Debt range of funds.Read more
6Mar’ 2023PDI Awards 2022: CAPZA has been voted Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Year in EuropeThe Private Debt Investor (PDI) Annual Awards recognize the most-coveted asset classes in three key regions of Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America.Read more