H.I.G. Europe Adds Managing Director in London
LONDON – January 18, 2012 – H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity firm, today announced that Henry Gregson has joined its London office as a Managing Director.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Mr. Gregson was a Partner at Pamplona Capital, a €1.3 Billion fund based in London. Before that, he spent several years at the private equity arm of Royal Bank of Scotland, where he led a number of successful transactions.
In commenting on his appointment, Mr. Gregson noted, “I am delighted to join a leading organization such as H.I.G., with a unique business model focused on providing deep operational and strategic resources, and a very flexible capital base which enables it to invest both in debt and equity. I believe H.I.G. is uniquely positioned to continue building on it past success, especially in the difficult current economic environment”.
Sami Mnaymneh, co-Founder and Managing Partner of H.I.G., added, “We are very excited to have Henry join our team and help us further build our European capabilities. With more than 40 investment professionals based in the U.K., Germany and France, we already have the largest private equity team focused on small and lower mid-market transactions across Europe”.
H.I.G. Europe, the European arm of H.I.G. Capital, manages a dedicated fund and completed 11 new European investments in 2011.
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than £6 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 affiliate offices in London, Hamburg and Paris in Europe, 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 and well managed 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. invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 50 companies with combined revenues in excess of £6 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.