On 15 September, the whole Kartesia team gathered at the Brussels office to kickstart the new academic year with the first-ever Kartesia Procedures Day. As the group grows – seven new people joined the team in 2017 and new offices are opening in Paris, Madrid and Frankfurt – ensuring efficient coordination across all the offices and amongst all the team members is an increasing challenge.
- On 17 October, Kartesia welcomed its Limited Partners at Cercle de Lorraine in Brussels to discuss KCO III and KCO IV performances and provide market and deal flow updates. Guest speakers included Hans Bever, Chief Economist at Degroof Petercam, and Cyril Fournier-Montjieux, President of Babcok Wanson.
- The Kartesia Christmas Party will take place on 14th December in Paris.
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.