João is a Director in H.I.G.’s London office where he focuses on investments across a range of industries, including TMT and Healthcare.
Prior to joining H.I.G., João worked at AMERRA Capital and Lead Edge Capital, both US based private equity firms. João started his career at Bain & Company, where he spent most of his time helping Private Equity firms with commercial due diligence and post-acquisition work.
João holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a MSc in Civil Engineering from the Instituto Superior Tecnico.
Luciano Anzanello is a Principal in our Milan office. Prior to joining H.I.G., Luciano spent more than twelve years in the mergers and acquisitions industry, both as advisor and investor.
As partner at Atlantis Partners in Milan, the leading independent institutional investment firm focused on Italian mid-size companies in Special Situations, Luciano focused on investments in Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Media and Green Energy companies.
Before that, Luciano was a manager with H&C in Milan, an industrial family office, where he completed several investments in a broad range of sectors and situations, including start-ups, buyouts and restructurings. Previously, Luciano worked in Camuzzi Group, a multinational utility company.
Luciano graduated in Economy of International Commerce and Currency Market from University of Trieste.
Antoine Baudesson, Principal, Paris. Prior to joining H.I.G., Antoine worked as an Investment Manager in the private equity arm of the Quilvest Group in London and in Paris, where he notably participated in the analysis, structuring and monitoring of various direct transactions in Europe, the Middle-East and Mexico. He was also involved in the Fund of Funds activity of the Quilvest Group with coverage of the French territory.
Antoine graduated with an MSc from HEC, Paris and with a CEMS Master in International Management from the Copenhagen Business School.
Jaime Bergel est Managing Director pour l’Espagne. Avant de rejoindre H.I.G., Jaime était le fondateur et Président de Gala Capital, un fonds de capital- investissement nommé parmi les « trois premiers fonds de capital- investissement d’Espagne » par le magazine Private Equity Investor.
Avant de créer Gala Capital en 2004, Jaime était Country Chairman chez Merrill Lynch, en charge de l’Espagne et du Portugal. Il était ainsi à la tête de la plus grande banque d’investissement et d’intermédiation financière de la péninsule ibérique, avec plus de 300 professionnels sous sa houlette. Avant d’officier pour Merrill Lynch, Jaime était Managing Director au sein de la division banque d’investissement de Goldman Sachs. Jaime a également siégé au conseil d’administration de diverses entreprises cotées ou non, dont la Bourse de Madrid. Il siège actuellement au conseil d’administration de Bacardi Limited.
Jaime est titulaire d’un MBA de l’Université de Northwestern et d’une licence en génie civil de l’Université du Texas.
Wolfgang Biedermann, Executive Managing Director, responsable des activités de H.I.G. en Europe et en Allemagne. De nationalité allemande, M. Biedermann était auparavant P.D.G de Pricap Venture Partners, une société d'investissements qu'il a cofondée en 2000 et spécialisée dans les rachats de petites et moyennes entreprises et capital développement.
Il était précédemment Managing Director de Thomas J.C. Matzen GMBH, une société d'investissement en PME, fondée par Thomas Matzen, créateur de Schroders Private Equity (aujourd'hui Permira) en Allemagne. M. Biedermann a auparavant travaillé pour Schroders Private Equity, toujours en Allemagne, et auparavant au Boston Consulting Group.
M. Biedermann est titulaire d'un M.B.A. de la Harvard Business School. Il parle l'anglais, l'allemand, l'italien et le français.
Dominik is a Principal in H.I.G. Europe’s Hamburg office, where he focuses on LBO and growth equity investments, in particular in the TMT and industrials sectors. Dominik is responsible for all aspects of the investment process and represents H.I.G. on the board of several portfolio companies.
Prior to joining H.I.G., he worked for six years with McKinsey & Company as an Engagement Manager. As part of the Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Restructuring Practice he advised various corporates and medium-sized companies and supported several M&A transactions. Before McKinsey & Company, Dominik developed software for small and medium-sized companies on a freelance basis.
Dominik earned an M.B.A., with distinction, from INSEAD in France and Singapore and studied at the University of Münster, Germany, and at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid obtaining a dual diploma degree in mathematics and computer science.
Tobias is a Principal in H.I.G.'s London office and member of the European Middle Market LBO team, where he is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Tobias co-led the private equity investment operations of a well known family office in London. Before that, he was a Principal at Rhône Group, a global private equity firm, where he focused on a diverse range of investments, including leveraged buy-outs and corporate carve-outs, across several industries and geographies. He started his career in M&A with Citigroup in London.
Tobias earned a B.A. from International School of Management, Dortmund, Germany.
Olivier Boyadjian, Managing Director, France. Olivier est responsable de l’équipe d’H.I.G. Capital à Paris. Avant de rejoindre H.I.G. Capital, Olivier dirigeait l’équipe d’investissement de CDC Capital Investissement qui gère un fonds d'un montant supérieur à 700 millions d’euros. Au cours de cette expérience, il a mené à bien l’acquisition de plusieurs sociétés en France.
Précédemment, Olivier était responsable du département « Leveraged Finance » de la Halifax Bank of Scotland (« HBOS ») en France où il a structuré et exécuté le financement de l’acquisition de nombreuses opérations de private equity.
Olivier est titulaire d’un diplôme de Droit des Affaires (CNAM Paris) et d’un DESS de l’université de Lyon.
Andrea is a Director in H.I.G. Capital's Milan office, where he focuses on LBO and growth equity investments across a range of industries. Andrea has responsibility for all aspects of the investment process, and sits on the board of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.
Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital in 2014, Andrea worked at Boston Consulting Group, with a specific focus on the Industrial goods sector, working on profitability and growth projects. Andrea also worked in the corporate finance department of PwC, focusing on M&A transactions in the mid-sized Italian market.
Andrea graduated in Economics and Business Administration at Bocconi University in Milan.
José María de León
José Mª de León is a Principal of H.I.G. Capital based in Spain. He focuses on growth, LBO and special situations investments in the Iberian Peninsula.
Before joining H.I.G., he worked at Gala Capital Partners, a leading Spanish Mid-Market Private Equity firm, completing several transactions in a diverse range of industries and situations.
José Mª holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE).
Borja de Parias
Borja de Parias, Principal, Spain. Before joining H.I.G., Borja worked at Houlihan Lokey (Special Situations team) covering the Iberian market and completing several transactions in a diverse range of industries. Borja began his career at Morgan Stanley in London.
Borja graduated from ICADE (Madrid) and Northeastern University (Boston) in International Business.
Emeric Déramaux, Directeur, France. Avant de rejoindre H.I.G. Capital en 2016, Emeric était Principal au sein de l’équipe Private Equity du cabinet de conseil en stratégie Roland Berger. Auparavant, Emeric était Senior Manager chez PricewaterhouseCoopers à Paris et à New York.
Emeric est diplômé de l'école de commerce ESCP Europe (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris).
Richard is a Director in H.I.G. Europe’s London office and focuses on leveraged buy-out opportunities across a range of industries, including Business Services and Healthcare. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.
Before joining H.I.G., Richard was a member of the deal team at Terra Firma Capital Partners and, prior to that, started his career at Rothschild & Co.
Richard obtained a First Class BSc in Mathematics and Economics from the London School of Economics.
Stefano is a Managing Director in the European Middle Market team in London and is responsible for covering the Italian market as well as Consumer investments across Europe.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Stefano was a partner and founding member of Amlon Capital, an investment vehicle focused on consumer goods and retail. Prior to Amlon Capital, Stefano worked at Apax Partners and BC Partners in London and Milan. He started his career in investment banking at Citigroup and Merrill Lynch in London.
Stefano holds a degree from the Bocconi University in Milan and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Giovanni is a Principal in H.I.G.’s Milan office, and is responsible for the whole investment process from deal origination, transaction structuring and negotiation, to post-closing portfolio company management.
Giovanni has over 15 years of experience of private equity, mostly gained while at Synergo, a private equity firm focused on mid-market investments. While at Synergo, Giovanni, lately as a Partner, completed a number of buyouts and growth capital investments across a wide range of industries including business services, industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and information technology.
Giovanni earned a Master of Science, summa cum laude, in Corporate Finance and an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in Business Administration from Bocconi University.
John is a Managing Director and Head of the LBO Fund’s London team, responsible for leading investments in the UK, Ireland, Holland and the Nordic region. He has 26 years’ experience of mid-market private equity investing.
John started his career at HSBC Private Equity in London and Düsseldorf and subsequently held senior positions at Duke Street and LDC. Prior to joining H.I.G., he was a Partner at Inflexion. John has originated, transacted and exited numerous investments across sectors including financial and business services, manufacturing, healthcare, IT and consumer and leisure.
John speaks German and French and holds a BA in Modern Languages from Durham University.
Johannes Huttunen is a Principal in our London office, covering growth equity, leveraged buy-out and distressed investments across the United Kingdom and the Nordic region.
Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2014, Johannes worked at Silverfleet Capital, a pan-European mid-market private equity fund, where he focused on investments in the UK and Nordic region. Previously, he was at European Capital, working on UK buyouts, and in the Investment Banking Division of Deutsche Bank in London, concentrating on Mergers & Acquisitions.
Johannes obtained a First Class BSc Honours degree in Management Sciences from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.
Rohin is a Managing Director in H.I.G.’s London office. He is responsible for all key aspects of the private investment transaction process including deal origination, transaction structuring and negotiating, and post-closing portfolio company oversight. Rohin is a member of the Investment Committee of the Europe Middle Market fund.
Rohin has over 15 years of experience in Private Equity covering a wide range of sectors, regions and investment strategies. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2020, he lead the Healthcare Sector Team at Triton Partners. Prior to that, he worked at Mistral Equity Partners and UBS Investment Bank.
Rohin has a BScE and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Holger Kleingarn, Managing Director and Head of H.I.G.’s German office, is a German national who has been working in the Private Equity Industry for over fifteen years. Throughout his private equity career Dr. Kleingarn has focused on mid cap buyouts, growth investments and turnarounds across Europe with a focus on the German-speaking countries.
Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, he was a Partner and Member of the Management Committee at London-based Palamon Capital Partners, a private equity group focusing on mid-sized companies across Europe. Previously Holger led the management-buy-out of a Mittelstand software company as CEO. He started his career in strategic management consulting with Bain & Company and Roland Berger, most recently as Partner and member of its financial services management team.
Holger holds a doctoral degree in business administration from the University of Federal Armed Forces in Munich and graduated from the University of Hamburg.
Christian Kraul-von Renner
Christian Kraul-von Renner is a Managing Director in our Hamburg office. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2007, he was a senior consultant with L.E.K. Consulting in Munich and London, where he advised numerous financial and strategic investors in merger & acquisition situations. In addition, he supported larger corporations in the course of portfolio valuations and implementing growth strategies.
Before L.E.K., he worked as a consultant with the Brand Science Institute, a research-based consultancy.
Christian obtained a Diploma in Business Administration at the University of Hamburg. During his studies he worked over one year in New York and London.
Daniel is a Director in H.I.G. Europe’s Hamburg office, where he focuses on LBO and growth equity investments, in particular in the healthcare, chemicals, natural resources and industrials sectors. Daniel is responsible for all aspects of the investment process and represents H.I.G. on the board of several portfolio companies.
Daniel has more than a decade of experience in private equity, M&A and strategy consulting. Prior to joining H.I.G. Europe in 2014, Daniel worked for McKinsey & Company as an Engagement Manager and was part of the Private Equity leadership group in Germany. Before that, he worked at Credit Suisse’s M&A group in New York City, where he focused on transactions in the healthcare, chemicals, natural resources and industrials sectors.
Daniel earned an M.B.A., with distinction, from New York University Stern School of Business and a masters-equivalent degree in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) from EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.
Raffaele Legnani, Managing Director, heads up H.I.G.'s activities in Italy. Raffaele has been investing in the Italian private equity market since 1996.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Raffaele was founding partner of Atlantis Partners in Milan, the leading independent institutional investment firm focused on Italian mid-size companies in Special Situations. Before that, Raffaele has successfully invested in a significant number of buyout transactions, both directly and through specialized private equity funds (the London based Stellican and the US based Wexford Management) serving as operating board member for several portfolio companies. Previously, Raffaele worked in investment banking for Goldman Sachs in London.
Raffaele graduated with honors in Finance and Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan.
Alastair Mills, Managing Director en charge du Private Equity et des investissements distressed au bureau de H.I.G. Capital à Londres.
Avant de rejoindre H.I.G., Alastair était Partner de Gresham LLP, au sein de l’équipe investissements, qui se concentrait plus particulièrement sur des opérations de rachat, d’achat et de montages sur le lower mid market britannique.
Précedemment, Alastair a travaillé au sein des équipes de Private Equity britanniques de RBoS et Bridgepoint Capital. De nationalité britannique, il dispose d’une expérience de dix-neuf ans dans le Private Equity du lower mid market britannique. Son expérience comprend l’achat et le montage de l’opération 2e2 Group, la privatisation de RP Martin et le MBO de Swift Technical Group.
Alastair est titulaire d’un MSC in International Securities Investment & Banking de ISMA Centre, Reading University et il est membre du Securities Institute.
James Mitchell is a Principal in our London office, covering growth equity, leveraged buy-out and distressed investments across the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordic region and leads our Healthcare activities in Europe.
Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2014, James worked at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he focused on Healthcare and Retail sectors. Previously, he was a Surgical registrar at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.
James obtained an MBA from INSEAD, as well as Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medical Science degrees from the University of Nottingham.
Sami Mnaymneh, fondateur et co-président de H.I.G. Capital a développé la firme depuis sa création en 1993. Il approuve toutes les décisions d'investissement prises par H.I.G. M. Mnaymneh est un investisseur reconnu dans plusieurs secteurs, notamment les services aux entreprises, le marketing direct et la production. Il a par ailleurs mené de nombreux investissements de H.I.G liés aux consolidations industrielles.
Avant de créer H.I.G., M. Mnaymneh était Managing Director chez Blackstone, à New York, où il s'était spécialisé dans le conseil aux sociétés de "Fortune 100". Auparavant, il était Vice-Président dans le département de Fusions & Acquisitions de Morgan Stanley où il a conseillé les principaux fonds américains de Private Equity sur leurs opérations de LBO. Au cours de sa carrière, M. Mnaymneh a dirigé plus de 75 transactions, d'une valeur globale de plus de 10 milliards de dollars. Il siège actuellement au conseil d'administration de plusieurs sociétés en portefeuille de H.I.G.
M. Mnaymneh est titulaire d'un B.A., Summa Cum Laude, de la Columbia University, d'un J.D. de la Harvard Law School et d'un M.B.A., avec mention, de la Harvard Business School.
Dr. Johannes Natterer est Principal au bureau de Londres. Il a débuté sa carrière chez Hoechst AG à Frankfurt en qualité de Directeur d’Usine et Black Belt en Méthode Six Sigma. Par la suite il a travaillé chez McKinsey & Company en tant que Engagement Manager sur des projets dans le domaine de l’industrie automobile, de l’énergie et de la chimie ainsi que dans le secteur public. Avant H.I.G. Johannes s’est concentré sur l’optimisation de la production des sites de Degussa AG. De par son expérience, Johannes est un expert en restructuration et améliorations opérationnelles. Il est titulaire d’un PhD en Chimie Physique de l’Université de Bonn et a aussi étudié à Berkeley, Berlin et Bayreuth.
Nishant is a Managing Director in H.I.G.’s European Middle Market team based in H.I.G.'s London office where he leads H.I.G.’s technology and telecom investment efforts across Europe. He is responsible for all key aspects of the private investment transaction process including deal origination, transaction structuring and negotiating, and post-closing portfolio company oversight.
Nishant has over 14 years of private equity experience investing across the technology and business services sectors including tech enabled services, telecoms, software, and business services.
Prior to H.I.G., he was a Principal at Apax Partners where he spent 10 years on the TMT industry and led several successful investments. Before that, Nishant was a private equity investor at Warburg Pincus. Nishant began his career as a consultant at Bain & Co. Nishant received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from Williams College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Markus is a Managing Director and Head of the European Middle Market LBO team. He has 30 years of experience in finance and leveraged buyouts.
Prior to joining H.I.G., he was a partner and founding member of Pamplona Capital where he led a number of successful investments. Prior to Pamplona, Markus was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and was co-head of the financial sponsors group in London. He started his career in mergers and acquisitions with Merrill Lynch in New York.
Markus graduated with honors with an MA degree in Economics from Northwestern University.
Dr. Klaas Reineke est Managing Director au bureau H.I.G. de Hamburg. Préalablement, il était Directeur chez KPMG Restructuring Advisory Services à Munich. Il conseillait les Directions et propriétaires de nombreuses entreprises de taille moyenne en situation de crise; il a aussi apporté sa contribution dans des transactions de Private Equity que ce soit à l’achat ou à la vente. Avant KPMG, Klaas était Engagement Manager chez McKinsey & Company à Berlin et Singapore. Il a piloté de nombreux projets pour des multi-nationales et pour des investisseurs en les conseillant sur la gestion de leur portefeuille en matière de stratégies de développement et d’amélioration de la performance. Klaas est titulaire d’un MBA et d’un diplôme de Journaliste de l’Université de Fribourg (Suisse), où il a aussi obtenu un PhD en Business Administration. Klaas parle couramment l’Anglais et le Français.
Rick is Co-President of H.I.G. Capital with over twenty-five years of private equity and M&A experience. In his current position, along with Co-President Brian Schwartz, he helps run the day-to-day operations of the firm and sits on the investment committees for all H.I.G. funds. Since joining H.I.G. in 1998, he has been involved in all aspects of the investment process; and has held leadership positions in several of the firm's funds. Located in the Miami office, Rick currently serves on the Board of numerous H.I.G. Capital portfolio companies. He has worked with companies in a variety of industries, with a focus on healthcare, business services, specialty chemicals, and niche manufacturing.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Rick worked at General Electric Company and GE Capital. As part of their Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions teams, he coordinated a variety of strategic acquisitions in the financial services, plastics, medical systems, electronics, and aerospace industries. Before joining the M&A group, Rick was a member of the GE Corporate Finance Staff, where he helped design and implement improved business strategies and operating processes for GE Capital business units.
Rick received his undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Brian is Co-President of H.I.G. Capital. He joined the firm in 1994. In his current position, along with Co-President Rick Rosen, he helps run the day-to-day operations of the firm and sits on the investment committees for all H.I.G. funds. Prior to this role, Brian held a number of leadership positions at the firm, as well as having led the acquisition of over 25 platform investments in a variety of industries.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Brian worked in PepsiCo’s strategic planning group. His responsibilities included managing strategic acquisitions for PepsiCo and evaluating new business opportunities. Brian began his career with the investment banking firm of Dillon, Read and Co. where he split his time between the corporate finance group and the private equity funds, Saratoga Partners and Yorktown Partners.
Brian earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his B.S. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.
Tony Tamer, fondateur et co-président de H.I.G. Capital a développé la firme depuis sa création en 1993. Il approuve toutes les décisions d'investissement prises par H.I.G. Il a réalisé de nombreux investissements pour H.I.G., en LBO et en capital développement, et est un investisseur reconnu. M. Tamer bénéficie d'une grande expérience dans le développement de jeunes entreprises et de PME. Il est membre du conseil d'administration de plusieurs sociétés en portefeuille de H.I.G. En outre, il siège au conseil d'administration de la Kennedy School of Government à Harvard University.
Avant de créer H.I.G, Tony était associé chez Bain & Company, où il a conseillé ses clients, sociétés de "Fortune 500", afin de définir leur stratégie, améliorer leur compétitivité, accroitre leur productivité ainsi que diriger leurs activités d'acquisition et de cession de filiales. M. Tamer dispose d'une grande expérience et il a notamment occupé des postes de direction du marketing, d'ingénierie et production chez Hewlett-Packard et Sprint Corporation.
M. Tamer est titulaire d'un M.B.A. de la Harvard Business School et d'un Masters en Electrical Engineering de Stanford University. Il a obtenu sa licence à Rutgers University.
Adam is a Director in H.I.G.’s London office, covering growth equity, leveraged buy-out and distressed investments across the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Adam is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Adam worked for Credit Suisse’s M&A Group in New York City and for Booz & Company in their London office.
Adam earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an MEng in Engineering Science from Oxford University.