Kartesia - Kartesia

We are a private debt manager

Kartesia is a Pan-European leader

We hold an incumbent advantage in the lower mid-market space. Through our extensive network, we conduct over 70% of our investments on a proprietary, off-market basis, allowing us to access leading SMEs across Europe. Our goal is to deliver consistent alpha to our investors across cycles, by building well-diversified and resilient portfolios. Kartesia originates opportunities from both primary and secondary transactions. We have also positioned ourselves as the most active player in the fast-growing sponsorless opportunity. Our platform offers four complementary strategies which are focused on generating unrivaled risk-adjusted returns and strong downside protection. We are proud to be recognised as the European lower mid-market lender of the decade.

Kartesia Portfolio
  • 10

    Credit funds

  • 6.5 bn+

    Invested capital

  • 90

    Realized exits

  • 70 %

    Deals sourced off-market

  • 500

    Investment opportunities reviewed LTM


Over the past seven years, Kartesia has proudly earned a total of 20 highly esteemed awards, showcasing our dedication to excellence in the industry. We take immense pride in this recognition, which underscores our commitment to delivering outstanding results.

  • Grand Prix de la Philanthropie

    • Prix Espoir for funding Institut Curie’s Adolescents and Young Adults Unit 2023
  • ESG AAA European Awards

    • AA winner of Best ESG Manager of the year 2023
    • AAA winner of Best GP ESG reporting solution for LPs 2023
  • Private Debt Investor (PDI)

    • Europe Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Decade 2023
    • Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Year 2020
    • Lower Mid-Market Lender of the Year 2019
    • Lender of the Year 2017
    • Junior Lender of the Year 2017
    • Junior Lender of the Year 2016
  • Environmental Finance

    • ESG Fixed Income Fund of the Year, Europe (KIF I) 2023
  • Unquote British Private Equity Awards

    • Responsible Investor of the Year 2023
    • Responsible Investor of the Year 2021
  • AltCredit Intelligence European Performance Award

    • Direct Lending 2021
    • Mid-market Lending 2020
    • Special Situations 2020
    • Niche Lending 2019
    • Direct Lending Fund 2018
  • Creditflux Manager Awards

    • Best European direct lending fund (KCO V) 2021
    • Best European direct lending fund 2018
  • The Hedge Fund Journal Alternative & Private Credit Award

    • Best performing funds (KCO IV & KCO V) 2021


With three complementary strategies, we provide solid and diverse lending solutions to small and mid-market businesses.


Kartesia Credit Opportunities

Kartesia Credit Opportunities Strategy (KCO) has been at the forefront of the European Lower Mid-Market since 2013. It focuses on opportunistic lending. This KCO strategy allows for flexible dual-track, primary or secondary origination model, focused on valuable, differentiated financing solutions across the capital structure.

Kartesia Senior Opportunities

Kartesia Senior Opportunities Strategy (KSO) provides pure direct lending. It benefits from dynamic deal flow and strong pipeline driven by a structural imbalance in the supply of credit. KSO enjoys strong capital deployment, ahead of expectations. The approach is still highly selective, securing investments in some of Europe’s strongest businesses.

Kartesia Impact Fund

The Kartesia Impact Strategy (KIF) covers two core themes of “creating a better society” and “a healthier planet”. It addresses 11 of the 17 UN SDGs by setting a clear ESG agenda for portfolio companies. We support companies achieving these targets and incentivize them through meaningful interest rate reductions.

Corporate porfolio

Our SFDR Article 8 direct lending strategies, targeting primary and secondary, sponsored and sponsorless transactions, support European companies in their growth.

Impact portfolio

Our SFDR Article 9 direct lending strategy, with a unique position in the Lower Mid-Market, supports European companies with both their growth as well as their ESG ambitions. In particular we aim at generating direct social and/or environmental impact by supporting truly ESG driven businesses.