Kartesia bolsters investment team

The mid-market lender has appointed three new people to its London and Brussels offices.

Mid-marketing lending specialist Kartesia has recruited three people to its UK and Belgian offices.

Both Guillermo Ferré and Iltay Sensagir join the firm as associates from US investment banks and will work in the London office. Ferre joins from JP Morgan, where he worked in the firm’s acquisition and leveraged finance team for five years. Before that he served at Barclays.

Sensagir arrives from Goldman Sachs, where he specialised in investments in the retail, consumer, healthcare and real estate sectors.

Gaëtan Valcke joins the Brussels office as an analyst.

Jaime Prieto, managing partner at Kartesia, said: “The appointments will support the growth of Kartesia, as it continues to build on the success of recent years.”

In May, the firm completed a €25 million investment via a convertible loan in Vet+a, a software company based in Spain. The firm also provided capital to mining company Foraco International to assist with restructuring its debt operation.

Kartesia invests in the mid-market across Europe and has more than €1 billion of assets under management. The firm provides a range of debt instruments and is active in both the sponsored and non-sponsored space.