Building Capza

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 a platform of 6 complementary areas of expertise: Flex Equity, Private Debt, Transition3, Artemid Senior Loans4, Growth Tech and Mid-Cap Expansion.

 

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

We have built up a community of entrepreneurs who share our values and our vision of investing.
“ 
CHRISTOPHE KARVELIS-SENN, CEO

Key figures

2004

Creation of CAPZA

199

investments made since 2004

As of 03/31/2020
€4.7bn

of assets managed and/or advised

As of 09/30/2020. Valuations as of 06/30/20, also including funds raised until July 2020.
68

People

As of 12/16/2020
4 countries

France, Germany, Spain & Italy

100+

clients

Discover our expertise
Private Debt
Private Debt
Leading mid-market
direct lender
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95 transactions since 2005
Source: CAPZA as of 31/03/2020
Flex Equity
Flex Equity
Flexible financing solutions combining equity and mezzanine
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70 transactions since 2004
Source: CAPZA as at 31/03/2020
Artemid
Artemid
Senior Loans
The senior financing expert
for small and mid-sized corporates
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56 transactions since 2015
Source: Artemid as of 31/03/2020
Transition
Transition
Top balance-sheet solutions for strategic turning points
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Dedicated support from a team of experts
Growth Tech
Growth Tech
A partner of choice for high growth Tech companies
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24 transactions since 2005
Source: CAPZA as at 30/06/2020. Data based on the joint CAPZA and Time for Growth track-record.

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.

Newsroom
  • 13
    Jan’ 2021
    Appointment of Stefano Zavattaro as head of CAPZA's Italian office
    CAPZA today announced the appointment of Stefano Zavattaro as head of its Italian branch.
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  • CAPZA-capital-Ynov
    11
    Jan’ 2021
    CAPZA acquires a stake in the Ynov group
    CAPZA acquires a minority stake in the capital of Ynov Group, a leading French player in digital education.
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  • 7
    Jan’ 2021
    CAPZA renews its support to Questel
    CAPZA has co-arranged €555 million for one of the first European ESG unitranche to support the acquisition of the Questel Group.
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  • 17
    Dec’ 2020
    A new transaction in Tech for CAPZA, acquiring a stake in Sirsa
    CAPZA is acquiring a stake in Sirsa, the European leader in ESG measurement in the financial industry.
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