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 €3 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, agri-food 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

182

investments made since 2004

As at 30/06/2019
€3bn

of assets managed and/or advised

€3 billion as at 31/08/2019, of which assets advised by Artemid SAS and managed by a third party
50

People

As at 31/08/2019
4 countries

France, Germany, Spain & Italy

100+

clients

Discover our expertise
Private Debt
Private Debt
Leading mid-market
direct lender
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86 transactions since 2005
Source: CAPZA as of 30/06/2019
Flex Equity
Flex Equity
Flexible financing solutions combining equity and mezzanine
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67 transactions since 2004
Source: CAPZA as of 30/06/2019
Artemid
Artemid
Senior Loans
The senior financing expert
for mid-sized corporates
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43 transactions since 2015
Source: Artemid as of 30/06/2019
Transition
Transition
Top balance-sheet solutions for strategic turning points
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Dedicated support from a team of experts

1CAPZA (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€3 billion as at 31st of August 2019, of which assets advised by Artemid SAS and managed by a third party

3The 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.

4The 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
  • 1
    Apr’ 2020
    Covid-19 Update
    We hope you and your families are well in the current environment. We would like to share with you some of the actions that CAPZA has taken in the context of Covid-19.
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  • 5
    Mar’ 2020
    CAPZA on how lenders have key role in driving ESG
    Our partner Jean-Marc Fiamma explains how Private Debt managers can play a role in driving ESG commitments across portfolio companies.
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  • 17
    Feb’ 2020
    Expert Talk
    4 questions to Laurent Bénard, Managing Partner of CAPZA.
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  • 13
    Feb’ 2020
    CAPZA arranges unitranche financing for Datawords
    CAPZA arranges unitranche financing for Datawords as part of its capital change to support the acceleration of its international development.
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