Specialist provider of credit solutions
Specialist provider of credit solutions


Kartesia has enjoyed a milestone year in 2017. On the fundraising side, we closed Kartesia Credit Opportunities IV, a 862 million fund that continues Kartesia’s strategy of investing in primary and secondary debt and CLO transactions for small and middle market companies in Europe. We are delighted to welcome new world-renowned investors from the USA, Europe and Israel, and we are equally pleased by the renewed faith shown by our KCO III investors.

Fri 27 October 2017 by tina | Tags: KCO III, KCO IV

Foraco, a leading global mineral drilling services company facing the challenges of industry-wide overcapacity

Foraco International is a leading global mineral drilling services company that provides a comprehensive and reliable service offering in mining and water projects. Supported by its founding values of integrity, innovation and involvement, Foraco has grown into the world’s third-largest global drilling firm, with a presence in 22 countries across five continents.

Fri 27 October 2017 by tina | Tags: Foraco, KCO IV

In July 2017, KCI IV embarked on one of its largest investments to date, providing over $50 million in refinancing for the Fine Sounds Group.

A world-renowned maker of high-end audio equipment

Fri 27 October 2017 by tina | Tags: Fine Sounds, McIntosh Group, KCO IV

Kartesia is pursuing its strategy of investing opportunistically in the collateralised loan obligation (CLO) market, thereby continuing KCO III investment thesis. In July, KCO IV closed its first CLO deal by acquiring the majority of the subordinated notes of BNP Paribas AM 2017 CLO, a new European CLO vehicle.

Finding the best deal on a favourable CLO market

Fri 27 October 2017 by tina | Tags: BNP IP, CLO, KCO IV

In October 2017, Kartesia supported an opportunistic acquisition that enabled Aten Oil to speed up its build-up strategy.

Aten Oil, a growing presence in the Spanish fuel retail space

Fri 27 October 2017 by tina | Tags: Aten Oil, KCO IV

In May 2017, Kartesia provided a €25 million convertible loan to insurance software group Vet+a. Investment Manager Tomás Neuhaus, who handled the deal alongside Founding Partner Jaime Prieto, describes how the Spanish company leverages technology to serve insurance companies.

Fri 27 October 2017 by tina | Tags: KCO IV

We are pleased to welcome Laura Martinez, who joins Kartesia offices in Madrid. Her role as Operating Director will include attendance to meetings of the Board of Directors of some portfolio companies, assistance to the execution team of Kartesia on the due diligence of new investment opportunities and helping Kartesia and the management team of portfolio companies in its monitoring.

Fri 27 October 2017 by tina | Tags: Laura Martinez

Kartesia’s 2017 Offsite Day was a little bit special. It may have taken place in the southern French village of Collioure, but there were no dips in the sea or suntan sessions. Instead, military fatigues and army boots were the order of the day. All the Kartesia team members went on a four-day course provided by St-Cyr Executive Education at a military base. Focusing on team efficiency and leadership skills, the course included simulation challenges with gradually increasing complexity, with close monitoring by an ex-military mentor.

Fri 27 October 2017 by tina | Tags: Kartesia Offsite 2017