Ceva & EMZ
EMZ has supported Ceva since 1999 on the occasion of its first two LBOs led by PAI Partners and Industry Kapital.
After two successfull LBOs, Ceva became independent in 2007. EMZ actively contributed to the structuration of a deal enabling the Management to acquire the majority of the capital. EMZ invested €75 million, raised to €100 million to finance acquisitions.
This deal crowned the success of the company and of its management team by weaving the company’s enterprise spirit into its ownership structure. The staff’s involvement in the ownership structure, with more than 800 management staff owning shares, has become a management tool as well as an element of motivation.
In 2014, EMZ once again showed its confidence in the management team by reinvesting as part of an expanded financing round including investors from Asia.