Giuseppe Mirante joins Kartesia to expand our Credit Opportunity activities in the D/A/CH region
Kartesia, the European specialist provider of capital solutions for small and mid-sized companies, has hired Giuseppe Mirante as Head of Credit Opportunities for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (D/A/CH).
Giuseppe will be responsible for the origination, analysis and execution of Credit Opportunities in the region. He will initially be based in Frankfurt and open a second German office in Munich later in the year. Before joining Kartesia, Giuseppe was a Managing Director at H.I.G. Bayside, the credit investment arm of H.I.G. Capital, and Head of Distressed & Loan Research at BNP Paribas in London. Giuseppe has 25 years of Finance experience, including 19 years in Private Equity and Credit investing. Previously, he worked in Private Equity at Morgan Stanley and Rhône Capital, and in Corporate Finance at Citibank and Goldman Sachs. He started his career as an Accountant in 1993. Giuseppe holds an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Hochschule München and speaks fluent German, Italian, English, Spanish and French.
Kartesia has been investing in Credit Opportunities in D/A/CH since 2011, delivering consistently high risk-adjusted returns across the four funds it has raised so far. Its funds target to have 10-15% invested in this region.
Giuseppe Mirante commented: “I am excited to join Kartesia, which has already established itself as a European market leader with deep credit expertise. Given its focused approach on SMEs and its strong existing presence in Europe, Kartesia is well positioned to become the leading mid-market private and special situations credit player in the D/A/CH region.”
Jaime Prieto, co-founder and managing partner of Kartesia, said: “We are delighted to welcome Giuseppe to the Kartesia team and are confident that his extensive experience will perfectly complement our existing capabilities in the D/A/CH region as we continue to grow and diversify our offering.”