Launched in 2013, Kartesia is an LBO debt fund headquartered in Luxembourg with offices in Brussels and London.


Kartesia offers liquidity and credit solutions to mid-sized European companies, while providing a higher stable return to its investors.

More generally, Kartesia wishes to facilitate the participation of institutional investors and major individual investors in the European LBO debt market, by offering them exposure to highly rated, resilient and diversified credit through primary, secondary or rescue financing operations carried out with duly selected mid-sized companies.

Sienna Capital & Kartesia

KCO III (previously named KCO I) successfully closed at EUR 507.5 million, of which EUR 150 million from Sienna Capital. In exchange for providing Day 1 capital to support the launch of Kartesia, Sienna Capital receives certain preferred economics.

Kartesia successfully launched a new fund, KCO IV, in which Sienna Capital committed EUR 150 million.

Financial year 2017

At 31 December 2017, KCO III and KCO IV have invested EUR 112 million and EUR 302 million respectively in primary and secondary transactions. In 2017, KCO III has distributed to its investors an amount of EUR 147 million.


Value of investment

EUR 200 million (30/06/2018)

Business area

Debt fund

Registered office


Key data from GBL Annual Report 2017


Hana Witzke
General Counsel
+35 2 27 860 783