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CAPZA targets $1.36bn for its second flex equity fund

Monday, July 04, 2022

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

European private investment platform CAPZA has launched Flex Equity Mid-Market II, which will focus on supporting SMEs with decarbonization and has a EUR 1.3bn target ($1.36bn).

France-headquartered private equity firm said in a press release that the fund will support companies in their transition to carbon neutrality, as well as companies that develop products and services that contribute positively to sustainable development issues.

"This new fund will support companies accelerating their growth by leveraging on the tailored "Flex-Equity" approach that has made CAPZA so successful since 2004, which is now extended to the mid-market segment," the release explained.

The fund will target European SMEs with mainly more than €20m EBITDA through majority or minority investments as reference shareholders, using a wide range of flexible financial instruments (ordinary shares, preference shares, convertible bonds), allowing to best meet the specific needs of the company and its managers and to diversify the type of transaction and risk profile for investors.

Meanwhile, CAPZA Flex Equity Mid-Market II will also support these companies in accelerating their growth, with an ambitious buy & build and internationalization strategy, leveraging on CAPZA's European network in 5 countries (France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Benelux1) and its historical portfolio (116 companies currently in portfolio).

The fund will be managed by a team of 12 peo......................

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