In our last newsletter we focused on the immediate aftermath of the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and how Kartesia’s flexible approach meant we were able to first address the challenges faced by our portfolio companies by providing additional liquidity and then to continue deploying capital from our KSO and KCO funds.
With the festive season and the year-end just a few weeks away, this is a good time to look back over some of the highlights of 2018. For Kartesia, it was a year that brought industry recognition of our decisive approach with a lower mid-market focus, which has driven the alpha delivered to our investors over four fund generations. In fact, KCO III won not one but two Best Direct Lending Fund awards in 2018, beating 30 peers managed by some of Europe’s top managers.
After being named Lender of the Year in 2016 by Private Debt Investor, a highly regarded magazine within the European private debt industry, Kartesia has come away this year with not one but two prestigious awards: Lender of the Year Europe 2017 a
Since pioneering pan-European secondary investments in the lower mid-market space in 2009, we have continuously strived to offer investors superior performance while delivering innovative financing solutions to companies.
Like anyone living and working in Brussels, we were horrified by the terrible attacks on our city in March. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. Luckily, none of the Kartesia’s team members nor their families were affected by these attacks.