Investment Strategy

CORDET is an alternative credit investor that provides bespoke and scalable financing solutions to smaller mid-market companies (with up to €20 million in EBITDA) in Northern Europe (based in the UK, Ireland, the Nordics, DACH, or Benelux).

We typically provide financing for acquisitions, growth plans, or refinancings, and primarily structured as senior secured debt, with the flexibility to provide other instruments across the capital structure.

We invest exclusively in sectors where we have extensive knowledge and experience (our circle of competence), underpinning all judgements we make on risk, return, and impact.

CORDET is committed to enabling transformational growth for the companies we invest in, and we have a strong track record of providing follow-on capital to support the growth initiatives of our portfolio companies, be it by financing add-on acquisitions or organic expansion plans.

Portfolio

CORDET provides bespoke and scalable financing solutions to smaller mid-market companies in Northern Europe and aspires to act as a trusted, long-term partner.

Our primary focus is on resilient businesses that generate up to €20 million in EBITDA and are based in the UK, Ireland, the Nordics, DACH, or Benelux.

We only work within our circle of competence and focus on the Business Services, Technology, Healthcare, Financials, Consumer, and Industrials sectors.

CORDET’s portfolio companies are often leaders in their respective market niches and benefit from mega trends, such as technological change, climate change, or the ageing population.

Responsible Investment

Having been a signatory to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment (“UN PRI”) since 2014 (our performance recognised through a consistent A or A+ rating), we have a strong commitment to Responsible Investment:

– Sustainability framework alignment with the UN PRI, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the Task Force for Financial Climate Disclosures

– 5 star score and top 7th percentile in Private Debt asset class (UN PRI 2021)

– Strict ESG exclusion criteria (going further than UN PRI requirements)

We integrate ESG assessments into all of our investment decisions and promote sustainability by including ratchets linked to the achievement of ESG targets for individual borrowers.