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H.I.G. Capital Promotes Christopher Paldino to Managing Director

MIAMI – August 13, 2015 – H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global investment firm with $19 billion of equity capital under management, announced today that Christopher Paldino has been promoted to Managing Director of H.I.G. WhiteHorse, H.I.G.’s credit affiliate.

Christopher joined H.I.G. Capital in 2007 as a member of H.I.G.’s LBO group and will now be joining H.I.G. WhiteHorse as a Managing Director. He is based in H.I.G.’s Miami office and has over 15 years of private equity experience across a variety of industries including business services, specialty manufacturing, transportation & logistics, general industrials, government services, and oil and gas services. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Christopher was a Principal at Spire Capital Partners and a member of the Financial Sponsors Group at Salomon Smith Barney.

John Bolduc, Executive Managing Director of H.I.G. Capital, commented, “Chris has led a number of successful investments at H.I.G. and we look forward to his continued success as a member of our Managing Directors Group.”

About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $19 billion of equity capital under management.* Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Rio de Janeiro, H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies, utilizing a flexible and operationally focused/ value-added approach:

  1. H.I.G.’s equity funds invest in management buyouts, recapitalizations and corporate carve-outs of both profitable as well as underperforming manufacturing and service businesses.
  2. H.I.G.’s debt funds invest in senior, unitranche and junior debt financing to companies across the size spectrum, both on a primary (direct origination) basis, as well as in the secondary markets. H.I.G. is also a leading CLO manager, through its WhiteHorse family of vehicles, and manages a publicly traded BDC, WhiteHorse Finance.
  3. Other H.I.G. funds invest in various real assets, including real estate and shipping.

Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide. The firm's current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of $30 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.

About H.I.G. Whitehorse
H.I.G. WhiteHorse is the credit affiliate of H.I.G. Capital. H.I.G. WhiteHorse provides debt financing to middle market companies in the U.S. and Europe. H.I.G. WhiteHorse has a broad investment mandate and provides senior and subordinated debt for refinancings, growth capital, acquisitions, buyouts, and balance sheet recapitalizations. Credit facilities typically range from $15 to $100 million for companies with revenues of $30 million or more.

* Based on total capital commitments to funds managed by H.I.G. Capital and its affiliates.