Sino-European Mid Cap Fund

500 M€


December 31, 2014

Closing date of the last vintage

25 M€ to 75 M€

Equity investment
(and more in consortium)

Type of investment

Transmission, capital growth, majority or minority role,
sole investor or part of a consortium

Partners in charge

Hervé Descazeaux

Managing Partner

Based in Paris


Andreas Holtschneider


Based in Munich


Hervé Descazeaux

Managing Partner

Hervé Descazeaux is a Managing Partner of Cathay Capital, and is based in Paris.

Prior to joining Cathay in 2012, Hervé was a Partner and member of the Investment Committee at Apax Partners France since 2005. Hervé joined Apax as a Senior Associate in 1998 specializing in leveraged buy-outs in financial and business services and the healthcare sector in France.

Prior to this, he was a Senior Manager in charge of audit and due diligences on international group's operations at PricewaterhouseCoopers for eight years, in France and in the US.


Hervé currently holds board positions at Cenexi, Ponroy, Byzance, Surys (ex Hologram), Caillau and Neoxam. Prior boards include Echosens.

Hervé is a Chartered Accountant. He graduated from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP business school) in Paris.


Andreas Holtschneider


Andreas is a Partner of Cathay Capital, based in Munich. Andreas joined Cathay Capital in 2015, after having gained more than 12 years of experience in Private Equity, M&A and as manager of his family owned TV cable network business.

Prior to Cathay Capital, Andreas was a Principal in the German office of Silverfleet Capital Partners. His responsibilities included origination, execution and portfolio management in the mid-market, in particular in the German industry, healthcare and business services segment.

He was involved in the execution of twelve successful projects and numerous deal opportunities. The executed projects covered a wide transaction value range of €5m to more than €200m and included in particular leveraged financing and refinancing of portfolio companies, as well as the implementation of buy-and-build strategies.

Prior to this, Andreas worked with Ferber & Co (Munich) and ING-Barings (London) as an M&A advisor. Andreas completed a banking apprenticeship with a German private bank and holds a degree in Business Administration from the Munich University of Applied Sciences.



Partners in charge and their team

They Trusted Us

« The strategic positioning of Cabio is to become an invisible champion of the niche market for high-end food ingredients based on highly effective biological technology. Cathay Capital has extensive resources in the cross-border investment field and food industry, which will provide a strong support for Cabio's development (...) »

Dewei Yi, Founder & President,

« Cooperating with this consortium of investors led by Cathay Capital will help diversify and strengthen our shareholding structure. These new investors will provide us with the means (...) to ensure our leadership in the field of liver disease diagnosis. »

Claude Lenoir, CEO,

« Our company begins a new and exciting stage of its growth story today, which we would label as Datawords 3.0. We are delighted to welcome investors with specific expertise in our core geographies and who understand our main business areas perfectly. We are pleased to be working closely with Cathay again (...) »

Alexandre Crazover, Co-Founder and CEO,

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