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H.I.G. Capital Expands European WhiteHorse Team with the Addition of Michael Lucas

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H.I.G. Capital, LLC ("H.I.G."), a leading global alternative investment firm with over €35 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce the expansion of its European WhiteHorse team with the addition of Michael Lucas as a Managing Director. Michael will be based in H.I.G.’s London office.

Michael has 27 years of experience in leveraged finance and direct lending. Prior to joining H.I.G., he was a Founding Partner and Head of the UK at Bridgepoint Credit. Prior to that, he spent over 20 years at ING where he was most recently acting as Global Head of Financial Sponsors.

Commenting on the hire, Pascal Meysson, Head of H.I.G. WhiteHorse Europe, said, “We are thrilled to have Michael join the firm. He is one of the most respected and well-known professionals within the direct lending community in Europe, and I am confident he will have an immediate impact on our growing European direct lending platform.”

About H.I.G. Capital

H.I.G. is a leading global alternative assets investment firm with over €35 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, 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:

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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.

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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.

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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 300 companies worldwide. The firm's current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of €27 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.

Contact information

Pascal Meysson
Managing Director
pmeysson@higcapital.com

T +44 (0) 207 318 5700
F +44 (0) 207 318 5749
www.higeurope.com

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