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 €5.1 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, Executive Chairman and Founder
“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, CEO
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 12/31/20 and also including funds raised until March 2021.
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.
17Jun’ 2021Exclusive agreement between CAPZA and AdvensCAPZA signs an exclusive agreement to acquire a stake in Advens, the first pure player in cybersecurity and leader in Security-as-a-Service in France. An unprecedented operation that paves the way for a new corporate model with a societal impact.Read more
16Jun’ 2021CAPZA acquires a stake in Dubbing BrothersCAPZA and IDI, accompanied by Pechel, organized the new LBO of Dubbing Brothers, the European leader in premium dubbing for movies and series, alongside the managers Alexandre and Mathieu Taïeb.Read more
1Jun’ 2021CAPZA acquires a stake in WSHOPCAPZA is acquiring a minority stake in WSHOP, a publisher of a Digital Unified Commerce Solution.Read more
25May’ 2021CAPZA invests in Xenocs, a French deep tech companyCAPZA Growth Tech acquires a minority stake in Xenocs, a worldwide technological leader in nanoscale material analysis.Read more