H.I.G. Capital Closes H.I.G. Europe II Fund at €825 Million
MIAMI – July 2, 2013 – H.I.G. Capital announced today that it has successfully closed H.I.G. European Capital Partners II at €825 million ($1.1 billion), significantly above its initial target. The fund will follow the strategy of its predecessor fund, focusing on private equity, buyout and growth capital investments in lower middle-market companies primarily in Western Europe.
Sami Mnaymneh and Tony Tamer, co-founders and Managing Partners of H.I.G. Capital, commented: “We are very pleased to have completed this fundraising in less than three months, and, in particular, that the fund was significantly over-subscribed from existing H.I.G. investors. The new fund will continue our successful strategy of investing in privately-held companies and non-core subsidiaries of larger companies, especially those which present significant opportunities for earnings improvement and value creation.”
H.I.G. Europe’s team is based in four offices in London, Paris, Hamburg and Madrid, and consists of over 50 investment professionals with significant operating and turnaround experience. It has completed 28 European investments since it began investing in 2008.
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $13 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York and San Francisco in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro, H.I.G. specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential. H.I.G. invests in management-led buyouts and recapitalizations of profitable manufacturing or service businesses. H.I.G. also has extensive experience with financial restructurings and operational turnarounds. Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 250 companies worldwide with combined revenues in excess of $30 billion.