SYZ Capital is a private markets investment and advisory specialist founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. It focuses on investment opportunities in segments of private markets overlooked by traditional market participants because of size, complexity or varying investment horizons.
Based in Zurich, Switzerland, and co-managed by Marc Syz and Olivier Maurice, the company delivers a partnership model which aims to attract the next generation of private market specialists. This approach is supported by a large advisory network of private equity specialists, debt and real estate practitioners, as well as recognised industry experts.
Marc Syz, co-manager of SYZ Capital explains:
“Finding the best trends requires specific skills. SYZ Capital aims to offer unique access to select niche opportunities across private markets and direct investments. It strives to ensure alignment of all parties’ interests by being actively involved in every transaction.”
The offering is underpinned by two pillars. Firstly, SYZ Capital will offer a diversified, multi-manager fund, which will use a proprietary asset allocation model to assess opportunities on an absolute and relative value basis across markets, while being cognisant of market cycles. Its unconstrained approach strives to find the best risk-reward opportunities throughout the capital structure. SYZ Capital will also offer bespoke mandates to investors seeking tailored portfolios across private market sub-segments.
Secondly, a dedicated team will specifically focus on growth investment opportunities, such as buy-and-build strategies, where sector leaders can be created by consolidating a fragmented market. It will team up with established and experienced family businesses – embedded in industries and possessing deep operational knowledge – to maximise value creation. With execution expertise in Europe and Asia, SYZ Capital offers deal-by-deal direct investment opportunities to family offices and investors.