Who we are
Created in 2004, CAPZA is an established European private investment platform. The company is majority owned by its teams and supported by the AXA Group.
With €3.7 billion of assets1, CAPZA2 puts its experience and passion for investing in small & mid cap companies at the service of investors in Europe and around the world.
CAPZA offers financing solutions to small & mid cap companies at every stage of their development. Its unique platform allows CAPZA to support companies over the long term by providing them with flexible financing solutions (majority capital, minority capital, subordinated debt, senior debt, etc.).
CAPZA is a generalist but has built up strong expertise in supporting companies in the health, technology and BtoB services sectors.
“Since the company was created, we have built up a community of entrepreneurs who share our values and our vision of investing. Based on our passion for their business and our ability to challenge ourselves, we have designed CAPZA as a flexible investment platform that adapts to their needs”. Christophe Karvelis-Senn, CEO
“This community of entrepreneurs is the driving force behind the performance we deliver to our investors. It energizes us and enables us to identify opportunities. The connections we create and the long-term relationships we forge are at the heart of our value creation capability.” Laurent Bénard, Managing Partner
Creation of CAPZA
investments made since 2004
of assets managed and/or advised
France, Germany, Spain & Italy
for mid-sized corporates
1 CAPZA (previously Capzanine) is the commercial name of Atalante SAS, portfolio management company approved on 11/29/2014 by the « Autorité des Marchés Financiers » under GP-04000065.
2 As at 31/03/2020. Valuations as at 31/12/2019, also including funds raised during the first quarter of 2020.
3 The funds of the CAPZA Transition range are managed by the asset management company CAPZA, and advised by CAPZA Transition SAS which has financial investment advisor status (CIF in France), is registered under the Orias under the number 18001601 since the 23/03/2018.
4 The funds of the Artemid ranges are managed by the asset management company CAPZA and advised by Artemid SAS, which is a subsidiary of CAPZA and Amiral Gestion and has financial investment advisor status (CIF in France). Artemid SAS is registered by the Orias under the number 14003497 since the 05/28/2014.
4Jun’ 2020CAPZA carries out its first acquisition to expand in Growth TechCAPZA announced its first external growth operation through the acquisition of Time For Growth, a pioneering investment company in the Growth Tech segment and a recognised investor in the tech ecosystem.Read more
26May’ 2020AXA entrusts CAPZA with €500m to support French SMEsAXA will entrust CAPZA with €500m in order to enable SMEs to strengthen their balance sheets and recover from the COVID-19 shock after the implementation of emergency measures.Read more
1Apr’ 2020Covid-19 UpdateWe hope you and your families are well in the current environment. We would like to share with you some of the actions that CAPZA has taken in the context of Covid-19.Read more
5Mar’ 2020CAPZA on how lenders have key role in driving ESGOur partner Jean-Marc Fiamma explains how Private Debt managers can play a role in driving ESG commitments across portfolio companies.Read more