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 €4.7 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 small and mid-sized corporates
1 including assets managed by a third party and advised by Artemid SAS. Based on valuations as of 30/06/20 and also including funds raised until July 2020.
2 CAPZA (formerly 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.
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 range 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.
13Jan’ 2021Appointment of Stefano Zavattaro as head of CAPZA's Italian officeCAPZA today announced the appointment of Stefano Zavattaro as head of its Italian branch.Read more
11Jan’ 2021CAPZA acquires a stake in the Ynov groupCAPZA acquires a minority stake in the capital of Ynov Group, a leading French player in digital education.Read more
7Jan’ 2021CAPZA renews its support to QuestelCAPZA has co-arranged €555 million for one of the first European ESG unitranche to support the acquisition of the Questel Group.Read more
17Dec’ 2020A new transaction in Tech for CAPZA, acquiring a stake in SirsaCAPZA is acquiring a stake in Sirsa, the European leader in ESG measurement in the financial industry.Read more