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 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 4 complementary areas of expertise: Flex Equity, Private Debt, Transition3 and Artemid Senior Loans4.

 

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 at 31/03/2020
€4bn

of assets managed and/or advised

As at 30/06/2020. Valuations as at 31/03/2020, also including funds raised during the first semester of 2020.
53

People

As at 31/03/2020
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 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

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 30/06/2020. Valuations as at 31/03/2020, also including funds raised during the first semester 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.

Newsroom
  • 23
    Sep’ 2020
    CAPZA realizes the first investment of its new Flex Equity fund
    CAPZA realizes the first investment of CAPZA 5 Flex Equity by acquiring a majority stake in IMF, one of the leading online business schools in Spain.
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  • 20
    Jul’ 2020
    CAPZA successfully raises €450m
    CAPZA successfully raises €450m in the first closing of the CAPZA 5 Flex Equity Fund
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  • 9
    Jul’ 2020
    CAPZA signs the acquisition of the Eurofeu group
    CAPZA acquires a majority stake in Eurofeu group*, a leader of the French fire safety market.
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  • 4
    Jun’ 2020
    CAPZA carries out its first acquisition to expand in Growth Tech
    CAPZA 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.
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