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Haseeb Aziz
Managing Director
haziz@higwhitehorse.com

H.I.G. WhiteHorse
25 St. George Street
London
W1S 1FS
+44 (0) 20 7318 5700
www.higwhitehorse.com

Haseeb Aziz Joins H.I.G. WhiteHorse as Managing Director in London

LONDON - September 18, 2012 - H.I.G. Capital, a leading global investment firm, announced today that Haseeb Aziz has joined the London team of H.I.G. WhiteHorse. H.I.G. WhiteHorse is the credit arm of H.I.G. Capital, specialising in providing debt capital to profitable middle market companies in Europe and the U.S.

Prior to joining H.I.G., Haseeb was a Partner at Hutton Collins Partners, a leading subordinated debt and preferred equity fund manager, where he was responsible for originating, structuring and monitoring investments. He has completed and led a significant number of transactions over the last ten years. Haseeb’s career has involved leveraged finance at Merrill Lynch, management consulting at Marakon, private debt placements at Deutsche Bank and mergers and acquisitions at Morgan Stanley. Haseeb is a graduate of Oxford University and INSEAD.

In commenting on the appointment, Sami Mnaymneh, co-Founder and Managing Partner of H.I.G. Capital stated, “We are excited to have Haseeb on board. He is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable investors in the European non-bank loan origination market, and we expect him to play a leading role in helping to significantly expand H.I.G.’s activities in this arena.”

H.I.G. WhiteHorse is currently investing from funds with available capital in excess of $1.5 Billion.

About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private investment firm with more than $10 Billion of capital under management and a team of more than 225 investment professionals. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, debt/credit, growth equity, real estate, life sciences, and public equities. Based in Miami, and with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, and San Francisco in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Paris and Rio de Janeiro, H.I.G. specialises in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential. H.I.G. invests in management-led buyouts and recapitalizations of profitable and well managed businesses. H.I.G. also has extensive experience with financial restructurings and operational turnarounds. Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide. The firm's current portfolio includes more than 80 companies with combined revenues in excess of $12 Billion.

About H.I.G. WhiteHorse
H.I.G. WhiteHorse is the credit affiliate of H.I.G. Capital focused on providing debt financing to middle market companies in the U.S. and Europe. H.I.G. WhiteHorse has a broad investment mandate and provides senior and subordinated debt and preferred equity for buyouts, add-on acquisitions, growth capital and refinancings or balance sheet recapitalizations. Credit facilities range from €10 to €100 Million for companies with revenues of €50 Million or more.

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