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WhiteHorse Capital Continues Expanding Direct Lending Team with the Addition of Principals Mario Shaffer and Eric Von Stafford
STAMFORD – October 19, 2017 – WhiteHorse Capital (“WhiteHorse”) hired two principals, Mario Shaffer and Eric Von Stafford. WhiteHorse is the direct lending affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $24 billion of equity capital under management.
Mario Shaffer, based in Washington, DC, will be responsible for sourcing and executing middle market debt financings for both non-sponsored and private equity sponsored transactions. Mario was previously with Capitala Group, where he made debt and equity investments in middle market companies.
Eric Von Stafford, based in San Francisco, will be responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring and execution. Prior to joining WhiteHorse, Eric held senior positions at White Oak Global Advisors and Medley Capital, where he sourced, executed and managed debt investments.
Pankaj Gupta, a Managing Director at WhiteHorse, said, “We are delighted to welcome Mario and Eric to the direct lending team. They each bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team that we believe will greatly contribute to our continued success.”
About WhiteHorse Capital
WhiteHorse is the direct lending affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $24 billion of equity capital under management.* WhiteHorse provides debt financing to middle market companies across a broad range of industries, including business services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, food/agriculture, and specialty finance. WhiteHorse has a broad investment mandate and provides senior and subordinated debt for refinancings, growth capital, acquisitions, buyouts, and balance sheet recapitalizations. WhiteHorse professionals, across the U.S. and Europe, have extensive experience and a proven track record of providing creative financing structures and employing a long term relationship oriented portfolio management philosophy.
* Based on total capital commitments managed by H.I.G. Capital and affiliates.