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
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
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.
Kartesia is pleased to announce that the investment of the KCO III fund into the senior debt issued by Grupo Cortefiel was repaid at par following a refinancing in the context of the reinvestment of PAI Partners and CVC Capital Partners. Grupo Cortefiel is based in Madrid, Spain and is one of Europe's leading fashion retailers. It is made up of four own brands: Cortefiel, Springfield, Women'Secret, Pedro del Hierro and an outlet chain: Fifty Factory.
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 is pleased to announce that the investment of the KCO III and Altercap II funds into the senior debt issued by HMY was repaid at par following the sale of the Company to LBO France. HMY offers a wide range of shelving equipment, checkout counters and point-of-purchase (‘POP’) material, ranging from standard metal products through to bespoke customised fittings incorporating aluminium, wood and glass. The Group provides its clients with an integrated service, from conception and design to in-store installation.