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.
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22Jul’ 2021CAPZA Expansion invests in the French industrial group NovarcCAPZA Expansion enters the capital of Novarc to back the Group in its "CAP 2025" strategic plan.Read more
21Jul’ 2021CAPZA Transition supports the NORCAN groupCAPZA Transition reinforces the transformation of the NORCAN Group and the development of the SHERPA® range alongside its management and its historical shareholdersRead more
15Jul’ 2021CAPZA exits Ivnosys after supporting the group's growthCAPZA sold its minority stake in Ivnosys, a Spanish leading e-identity company.Read more