Who we are

Created in 2004, CAPZA is an established European private investment platform.

With €7.4 billion of assets, CAPZA 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, Transition1, Artemid Senior Loans2, Growth Tech and Flex Equity Mid Market.

 

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. 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.” Christophe Karvelis-Senn, Executive Chairman and Founder

 

We have built up a community of entrepreneurs who share our values and our vision of investing.
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CHRISTOPHE KARVELIS-SENN, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND FOUNDER

Key figures

2004

Creation of CAPZA

286

investments made since 2004

As of 07/31/2022 (including funds advised by Artemid).
€7.4bn

of assets managed and/or advised

Of which assets managed by a third party and advised by Artemid SAS, valuations as of 06/30/2022 also including funds raised until 09/21/2022
103

People

As of 09/30/2022
5

countries

France, Germany, Spain, Italy & the Netherlands
200+

clients

Discover our expertise
Private Debt
Private Debt
Leading mid-market
direct lender
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120 transactions since 2005
Source: CAPZA as of 09/30/2022
Flex Equity
Flex Equity
Flexible financing solutions combining equity and mezzanine
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87 transactions since 2004
Source: CAPZA as of 09/30/2022
Artemid
Artemid
Senior Loans
The senior financing expert
for small and mid-sized corporates
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More than 80 transactions since 2015
Source: Artemid as of 09/30/2022
Transition
Transition
Balance sheet solutions at strategic turning points
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Tailor-made support from a team of experts
Growth Tech
Growth Tech
A partner of choice for high growth Tech companies
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5 transactions since 2021
Source: CAPZA as of 09/30/2022.
Flex Equity Mid-Market
Flex Equity Mid-Market
Tailor-made solutions to accelerate mid-market SMEs in their growth story, transformation and sustainable development
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10 transactions since January 2020
Source: CAPZA as of 09/30/2022

1The 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 03/23/2018.

2The 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 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
  • 24
    Nov’ 2022
    CAPZA supports the development of PCE Services
    CAPZA announces an investment in the PCE Services group, a well-known French player in the telecom and energy markets.
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  • 15
    Nov’ 2022
    Launch of MAIF Dette à Impact Environnemental Fund
    MAIF and CAPZA/ARTEMID launch a dedicated environmental impact debt fund.
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  • 17
    Oct’ 2022
    Decarbonization of SMEs: the challenges of private equity
    This opinion paper was co-authored by CAPZA’s Founder & Executive Chairman Christophe Karvelis-Senn and Aurore Gauffre, Head of Sustainability & Impact. It was published by the French newspaper Les Echos.
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  • 5
    Oct’ 2022
    CAPZA supports iC Consult in its external growth
    CAPZA arranged a new Unitranche financing to support iC Consult in the acquisition of Kapstone Technologies LLC.
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