Rob de Bruin Principal

StrategyDirect Lending


EducationM.Sc., the Erasmus University Rotterdam

Prior ExperienceLloyds Banking Group

Rob is a Principal in H.I.G. WhiteHorse and is based in Amsterdam, where he focuses on direct lending activities in Benelux. Rob is responsible for originating and executing debt financings to middle market companies.

Rob has 12 years of experience in various leveraged finance roles, having worked at Lloyds Banking Group, Jefferies, NatWest Markets and NIBC previously. He has primarily focused on leveraged finance and sponsor coverage in the UK and Benelux, originating a wide range of financing structures including senior, stretched senior, “ABL plus cash flow”, “first-out, last-out” and super senior facilities for sponsor-led transactions.

Rob earned a M.Sc. in Finance and Investments from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.