Kartesia, the European specialist provider of capital solutions for small and mid-sized companies, is pleased to announce that it has completed a new financing for McIntosh Group (“McIntosh” or the “Company”), a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end audio equipment. McIntosh distributes products in over 70 countries under the iconic brands McIntosh, Sonus Faber and Audio Research.
Kartesia, the European specialist provider of capital solutions for small and mid-sized companies, announces that the shareholders of Tiama (“the Group” or “the Company”) have reached a sale agreement with Caravelle, a French midmarket private equity investor. Caravelle will purchase 100% of the shares of the Group, pending the customary competition regulatory authorities’ approval.
In December 2016, Kartesia became one of the first European collateralised loan obligation (CLO) investors to lead a full reset of one of its majority-held CLOs, Euro-Galaxy III. The deal illustrates the appropriateness of Kartesia’s investment strategy for the CLO market, which is based around being a proactive and opportunistic investor.
Kartesia changed the destiny of High Tech Hotels by supporting the minority shareholders to take over the Spanish hotel operator, aligning the interests of all stakeholders for the next growth phase. Jaime Prieto, Managing Partner, and Tomás Neuhaus, Investment Manager, explain the steps and implications of this new scenario