CAPZA strengthens its investor relations team
Building on a strong growth dynamic, CAPZA, a leading player in private equity investments in European SMEs, pursues the reinforcement of its Investor Relations team.
Luca Morra joins CAPZA as Investor Relations Italy. He was previously Vice President at Blackrock, which he joined in 2015 in Milan.
Alvaro Correas, Investor Relations Spain, was previously Sales Manager in the business development team of Alantra Asset Management, which he joined in 2017 in Madrid.
They will oversee CAPZA’s existing investor relations in Italy and Spain as well as business development, working closely with the local Partners: José Tomas Moliner in Spain and Stefano Zavattaro in Italy.
With Luca’s and Alvaro’s arrivals, the Investor Relations team now consists of 6 professionals and provides a global coverage. Stefan Arneth is in charge of the DACH region, Erica Dan of Asia and Ricard Janson of the Nordic countries and the Netherlands.
Farah Fehaili, who joined CAPZA in 2021, in charge of Institutional Investor Relations in France, the Middle East, Switzerland and North America, is taking over the management of the Investor Relations team and is joining CAPZA’s Executive Committee.
The Investor Relations team, which was essentially formed in 2021, has already proven itself with the final closing of CAPZA 5 Private Debt above its target in 2021, but also in 2022 with the first closing of CAPZA 6 Private Debt at more than €1.2bn and a record fundraising of €600m for Artemid Senior Loan III and a parallel fund. The team is currently pursuing the fundraising of CAPZA 6 Private Debt and has just started the fundraising of CAPZA Flex Equity Mid-Market II, which focuses on accelerating the growth of SMEs/SMIs with EBITDA of more than €20m, particularly internationally, and is committed to decarbonation with active support for companies.
The team’s ambition is to further internationalise CAPZA’s LP base and help reach its goal of €10 billion under management by 2026. It demonstrates CAPZA’s determination to place its investors at the heart of its strategy.
To support its growth and to offer its clients the best quality of services, CAPZA Group has also strengthened its Marketing & Communication team, which now counts 7 professionals, and has doubled its operational teams over the last three years, with a division that now represents 25 people in charge of Middle Office, Legal, Human Resources, Data, IT, etc.
“CAPZA has experienced rapid growth in recent years and has exceeded €7 billion in assets under management. With the development of our 6 verticals and a diversifying LP base, the strengthening of the Investor Relations team is key to supporting fundraising and optimizing the client experience.” – Guillaume de Jongh, Managing Partner, CAPZA.
Prior to joining CAPZA in 2022, Luca worked 3 years in the business development and investor relations management team at BlackRock in London, after spending 4 years in the institutional sales team for alternatives products in Milan.
Luca holds an MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking from Edhec Business School, an Msc in International Finance from EADA Business School and a Bachelor’s in international economics, Management and Finance from Bocconi University.
Alvaro Correas Molina
Prior to joining CAPZA in 2022, Alvaro spent 6 years in the business development team of Alantra Asset Management where he was involved in the fundraising and investor relations activities. Before that, he worked in the Sales and Business Development team for the Iberian region at HSBC Global Asset Management.
Alvaro holds an MSc in Business Consulting and a BSc in Finance and Accounting from the University Carlos III of Madrid.
Farah joined CAPZA in 2021 to oversee Institutional Investor Relations. Today, she is Head of Investor Relations and is covering institutional clients in France as well as other geographies such as the Middle East or North America. She is a member of the CAPZA Executive Committee.
Prior to joining CAPZA, Farah was a Business Development Manager at Metropole Gestion since 2018, where she was covering the institutional investor segment (sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, retirement funds, insurers) and distributors (private banks and multi-managers) in North America, the Middle East and French-speaking Europe (France, Switzerland, Monaco). Before that, Farah was an RFP manager at Edmond de Rothschild AM.
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