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Capzanine closes first private debt investment in Germany

Capzanine, a European private investment management company, has completed its first transaction in Germany – an investment via a unitranche instrument in Magix, a provider of video and music editing software and digital content.

Founded in 1993, Magix provides software for designing, editing, archiving and presenting videos, music, photos, graphics and websites. Its solutions go beyond the PC platform and include seamlessly integrated online and mobile applications as well as cloud services. The company is one of the pioneers in Virtual Reality editing and markets its products to 15 million users in 179 countries across the globe. Via its academy, Magix also offers personalised training courses in Europe.
Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Magix has internationally diversified operations employing 243 people (mostly engineers) in Germany, the US, Canada, UK and the Netherlands.
Bertram Schütz, Country Manager for Germany, says: “Capzanine has an extensive expertise in the digital sector. In France, we have recently invested in Datawords (provider of multilingual digital campaigns), Smile (leading player for the integration and outsourcing of open source solutions) and Labelium (international online marketing agency). It’s the logical next step for Capzanine to invest in Magix which is a major multimedia software house in Europe offering excellent growth prospects.”

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