A(nother) year of recognition for Kartesia
This year has seen Kartesia hit new highs when it comes to both fundraising and deployment of capital, with the closing of our KCO V and KSO I funds this year giving us €2.5bn to invest in Europe’s most innovative and robust companies. And all this amidst the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, through which we have supported our portfolio companies with additional liquidity and guidance.
Given the circumstances, it is even more pleasing to have received more external recognition and endorsement for this difficult but successful year for the Kartesia team, from two of the industry’s most important sources of information.
In March this year, we were thrilled to win the 2020 Private Debt Investor (PDI) European “Lower Mid-Market Lender” award, being recognised as the best lender in the category for the third year in a row against some very tough competition. At around the same time, Kartesia also placed fifth on Debtwire’s 2020 Western Europe Direct Lending League Table for senior and subordinated debt, judged on the number of transactions and market share. Placing among such established market players is evidence of the impressive progress we have made in these markets and our position at the top of this asset class.
We’d like to thank the teams at Private Debt Investor and Debtwire for their consideration, as well as our investors and counterparties, without whom we would not be able to celebrate this continued success.