Kartesia announced today that its two funds KCO III and KCO IV invested the subordinated notes of Oak Hill European Credit Partners VI as a meaningful minority investor. Oak Hill European Credit Partners is originally a US manager set up in 1991 focused on credit instruments, which currently manages over 30 bn$ of assets of which 13 bn$ in the performing loan space. More specifically, they raised a total of 26 CLO since inception of which 5 were issued in Europe (including 3 “2.0” CLOs).
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.
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.
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.
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
Kartesia announced today that it invested into Ecore, alongside HIG Capital investment. Created in 1965 by Guy Dauphin, Ecore’s main subsidiary “GDE” is the #2 leading French company in the collection and recycling of waste materials, primarily specialized in metal (mostly ferrous metals, destined to the steelmaking industry; and non-ferrous metals, destined to a wider range of end industries) as well as plastic, batteries, and other materials. Ecore has an extensive coverage of the French territory, with a network of 65 collection centres and 10 waste transformation centres.