H.I.G. Growth Partners Appoints Rob Dreier as Head of Business Development
SAN FRANCISCO – June 21, 2022 – H.I.G. Growth Partners (“H.I.G. Growth”), the dedicated growth capital investment affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, has appointed industry veteran Rob Dreier as the Head of Business Development, focused on sourcing new opportunities for the Growth fund.
Having worked in the sector for over 20 years, Rob brings a wealth of experience in managing business development activities across a variety of asset classes and business types. Rob joins H.I.G. Growth after twelve years with Bunker Hill Capital, where he was a Partner and was responsible for the Firm’s business development and sourcing efforts.
Prior to Bunker Hill, Rob was the Co-Head of the Financial Sponsors Coverage Group at BB&T Capital Markets. Earlier in his career Rob had been in the M&A Group at RBC Capital Markets (and its predecessor firms). Rob holds a Masters of Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. from the University of Arizona (Finance and Accounting).
In addition to deep experience, Dreier’s appointment comes shortly after being named a Middle Market Growth “Private Equity Business Development Professional to Watch.” The publication features PE business development professionals who are well-respected by deal partners and peers, and who have achieved success in their roles.
H.I.G. Growth Partners co-heads Ross Hiatt and Scott Hilleboe spoke of the addition, “I’m thrilled to have Rob join H.I.G. Growth Partners. His appointment reflects the ambitions and confidence we have in our commitment to expand and accelerate our investments in growth-stage companies,” said Hiatt. “Dreier’s talent and outstanding track record will be key as we continue investing in industry-leading, technology-forward organizations.” said Hilleboe.
“It’s great to join H.I.G. Growth’s growing team at such an exciting time for the firm,” said Mr. Dreier, “I very much look forward to leveraging my extensive network to build on the success at H.I.G. Growth Partners.”
About H.I.G. Growth Partners
H.I.G. Growth Partners is the dedicated growth capital investment affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global alternative investment firm with over $49 billion of equity capital under management.* H.I.G. Growth seeks to make both majority and minority investments in strong, growth-oriented businesses located throughout North America, Europe and Latin America. H.I.G. Growth Partners considers investments across all industries but focuses on certain high-growth sectors where it has extensive in-house expertise such as technology, healthcare, internet and media, consumer products and technology-enabled financial and business services. H.I.G. Growth strives to work closely with its management teams to serve as an experienced resource, providing broad-based strategic, operational, recruiting, and financial management services from a vast in-house team and a substantial network of third-party relationships. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.HIGgrowth.com.
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global alternative assets investment firm with over $49 billion of equity capital under management.* Based in Miami, and with European offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, and U.S. and Latin American offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, 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. Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 300 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.