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H.I.G. Capital Relocates to 10 Grosvenor Street, London

LONDON – September 28, 2017 – The UK affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, LLC (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity and alternative asset investment firm with over €20 billion of equity capital under management, has relocated to new offices in London, located at 10 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair.

The move coincides with the tenth anniversary of H.I.G.’s expansion into Europe, and will accommodate for the growth in the size of the firm. Since the firm launched its operations in Europe in July 2007, the team has grown to more than 200 members. Beyond London, the firm has European offices in Hamburg, Madrid, Milan and Paris, underscoring its capability to invest internationally in the mid-market across the continent.

In addition to the private equity practice, H.I.G.’s activities in Europe encompass H.I.G. Bayside Capital and H.I.G. WhiteHorse, the firm’s credit affiliates, and H.I.G. Realty Partners, the firm’s real estate affiliate.

Carl Harring, Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital, based in London commented: “Over the last ten years, H.I.G. has firmly established itself as a leading mid-market investor in Europe delivering exceptional returns for our global investor base. We look forward to the next ten years, and our new office will allow room for our continued growth.”

In the last year, the London team has completed a number of successful private equity exits including the sale of Zmarta, a leading fintech marketplace in Northern Europe, to Bauer Media Group, and Brand Addition, a leading global service provider in the design, sourcing and distribution of promotional merchandise, to Elysian Capital. It has also completed a number of notable real estate sales including the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Docklands Riverside in London, to a Chinese investor group, and a portfolio of industrial assets in the Netherlands to the Blackstone Group.

About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with over €20 billion of equity capital under management.* Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Bogotá, Mexico City 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. H.I.G.’s real estate funds invest in value-added properties, which can benefit from improved asset management practices.

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 €28 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.

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