Kartesia is pleased to announce that the investment of the KCO III into the unitranche debt issued by Kufner was repaid at par following the exit of the Company by VMS. Kufner, founded in 1862 and headquartered in Munich, is a global manufacturer of technical textiles with a particular focus on interlinings used in apparel applications as well as in other technical textile segments, e.g. automotive seating.
Kartesia is pleased to announce that the investment of Altercap I and Altercap II funds into the senior and mezz debt issued by EDS was repaid at par following the sale of the Company to DPE. Euro-Druckservice GmbH (EDS), headquartered in Germany, is the leading provider of retail marketing communications solutions (around printed leaflets) in the CEE region. With more than 1500 FTEs across 8 sites in 5 countries, EDS has an unmatched footprint in the region and is able to serve its large and diversified blue-chip customer base (international retailers) locally.
Kartesia is pleased to announce that the investment of the KCO III fund into the senior debt issued by SAG was repaid at par following the sale of the Company to SPIE S.A. SAG is the leading German utility infrastructure service provider, with almost 100 years of experience in the design, construction and maintenance of power generation, distribution and transmission infrastructure.
A few weeks ago KCO III arranged and purchased a €15M unitranche bond to finance the recapitalisation of Kufner Group, a German portfolio company of Austria-based private equity house Value Management Services (VMS). Kartesia’s Investment Manager Thomas Pöhler and Director Debt Advisory Daniel Gebler from DC Advisory tell us about the deal and current recapitalisation strategies.
Kartesia announced today that its credit opportunity fund KCO III has arranged & underwritten a 15 M€ unitranche bond financing the recapitalisation of Kufner Group, a portfolio company of Austria-based Private Equity house Value Management Services (VMS).
Nedschroef consists of 20 operating companies with establishments in 12 countries & 1400 FTEs. It focuses on the production of metal fasteners (screws, nuts and bolt, 65% of sales, 9 plants).
GHH is a European leading that produces wheels, axles, and wheel sets for world-wide use (32% of sales for export i.e. outside Germany, France, and Belgum) in rail vehicles, at its plants in Germany, France, and Belgium.