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Despite the mass rollout of vaccinations against the coronavirus, 2021 has continued to be a year of uncertainty, with new variants and question marks over vaccine efficacy leading to a seemingly continual tightening and loosening of restrictions worldwide. International travel has been disrupted, domestic political agendas are being rewritten but, above all, the lifeblood of Europe’s economies, its small and medium-sized businesses, are having to adapt their business models (in some cases significantly) in order to survive the pandemic and give themselves the room to thrive in its aftermath.
Edito 2021

The private debt model has continued to display its resilience to the impact of the coronavirus which, despite the encouraging rollout of vaccines and lifting of global lockdown restrictions, continues to bring volatility to public equity and fixe

Eidto
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.
The four managing partners

The current crisis faced by the world’s economies, companies and people has been described throughout as “unprecedented”.

Insight Kartesia N°11

Ordinarily we dedicate the bulk of these newsletters to the exciting investments we’re making and provide you additional detail on the businesses that we are working with and supporting.

paving the way
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. 
Investing through the cycle

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

A milestone year

Kartesia has enjoyed a milestone year in 2017.

KARTESIA, LENDER OF THE YEAR

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.

Flexibility: the best response to short cycles

Recent years have shown that credit markets, notably in Europe, are increasingly subject to short cycles.

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