A new governance for CAPZA
CAPZA, which has passed the €5.6 billion* mark in assets in 2021 and reached 90 employees, implements a new partnership governance.
This new governance will support CAPZA’s objective to become a major player in Private Equity and Private Debt in Europe with a goal to reach c.a. €10 billion under management by 2025. It aims at consolidating the strategy implemented in recent years especially focusing on:
- Strengthening the 6-strategy platform dedicated to the private financing of SMEs based in Paris, Madrid, Munich and Milan and capitalizing on the quality of the historical performance, the portfolio companies and the relationships with its managers, investors and its ecosystem
- Pursuing business development in Europe and Asia with the support of the 10-strong team dedicated to investor relations, marketing and communication
- Strengthening the Sustainability and Impact strategy, by mobilising the necessary resources to support SMEs and the financial ecosystem in their ESG transformation
In this context, CAPZA’s Executive Committee will be enlarged and will be welcoming representatives from the different investment teams. It will report to a Management Board, composed of Christophe Karvelis Senn, President, Benoit Choppin, Maxence Radix and Guillaume de Jongh. The latter three, all of them historical partners of CAPZA, will become Managing Partners. They have been with CAPZA for over 10 years and have more than 15 years of experience in the Private Equity and Private Debt each. They have actively participated in the expansion of CAPZA through fundraising in France and abroad.
Laurent Bénard is stepping down as Managing Partner to pursue new opportunities.
Christophe Karvelis Senn, President of CAPZA, comments: “Laurent has significantly contributed to the success of CAPZA over the last few years. His energy, his ability to develop the company and make it grow have enabled CAPZA to become a fully fledged platform and a reference player in private finance for SME. I would like to thank him warmly for his contribution to the success of CAPZA but also for our years of common collaboration. I wish him all the best for the future.”
Benoit Choppin, Guillaume de Jongh & Maxence Radix, members of CAPZA’s Management Board, add: “Our mission, through this new partnership governance, is to promote team empowerment, to facilitate synergies between teams and to pursue the consolidation of the structure. Our objective is to best serve the interests of our community of investors and entrepreneurs by turning CAPZA into a major European Private Equity & Private Debt player.”
Christophe Karvelis Senn continues: “Guillaume, Maxence and Benoît joined CAPZA before the financial crisis of 2008 and are at the heart of the success of the historical Private Debt and Flex Equity expertises. I give them my full confidence to collectively build this new chapter in the history of CAPZA, together with the other partners, and the support of the 90 employees who contribute every day to the growth of CAPZA.”
* Including assets managed by a third party and advised by Artemid SAS. Based on valuations as of 30/06/21 and also including funds raised until October 2021.
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