Ignacio is a Managing Director at H.I.G. WhiteHorse. He is based in the Madrid office and is responsible for all key aspects of private debt transactions in Spain, including deal origination, transaction structuring and negotiating, and post-closing portfolio company oversight. He has 30 years of experience in finance and investment banking, with most of his career focusing on structured and leveraged loans.
Prior to joining H.I.G., he was a Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey’s Corporate Finance division in Madrid, being responsible for Capital Markets Advisory and Financial Sponsor Coverage. Before that, Ignacio was a Managing Partner at Montalbán Debt Funds.
From 2011 to 2016, Ignacio was Head of Leveraged Capital Markets EMEA for Société Générale in London. Before that, he was Head of Leveraged and Acquisition Finance for Société Générale in Spain.
Ignacio holds a Law degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an M.B.A. from ESADE in Barcelona.
John est Executive Managing Director de Bayside Capital. Depuis son arrivée chez H.I.G. en 1993, il est en charge de l’origination de l’exécution ainsi que du suivi des participations.
John compte plus de vingt ans d’expérience dans le domaine des
fusions-acquisitions, du capital-investissement et du conseil stratégique. Il a mené avec succès ou participé à plus de 50 transactions dans des entreprises de taille moyenne, pour une valeur cumulée supérieure à $3 milliards.
Avant de rejoindre H.I.G. Capital, John a dirigé des missions au niveau national et international pour des clients du Fortune 500 pour le compte de la société Bain & Company, l’un des plus importants cabinets de conseil en stratégie dans le monde. Ses missions ont été principalement orientées sur la stratégie de distribution, l’efficacité de la production et la conception de l’organisation sur un large éventail de secteurs d’activité. Avant de travailler chez Bain & Company, John a officié en qualité d’assistant du Président de Chemed Corporation (CHE, NYSE), entreprise du secteur de la chimie de spécialité au chiffre d’affaires de $500 millions.
John est titulaire d’une licence en informatique de la Lehigh University et d’un M.B.A. obtenu à l’école de commerce Darden de l’Université de Virginie.
Kenneth Borton is a Managing Director of H.I.G. WhiteHorse in London, with a focus on primary lending in the U.K. Mr. Borton has over seventeen years of experience in direct lending, investment banking, structured finance and special situations. Prior to joining H.I.G. WhiteHorse, he was a Managing Director at Citi with responsibility for the Credit Opportunities business in EMEA, managing over $500 million of direct lending transactions across sectors and throughout the region.
Mr. Borton received a BSc in Economics and Politics from the University of Bristol. After university, Mr. Borton spent 6 years as an infantry officer in the British Army.
Charles is a Principal at H.I.G. WhiteHorse based in the Paris office. He focuses on the French market and is responsible for all key aspects of private debt transactions, including deal origination, transaction structuring and negotiation, and post-closing portfolio company oversight. He has 13 years of experience in direct lending and corporate finance.
Prior to joining H.I.G., he was an Executive Director in the Private Debt division of Tikehau Capital in Paris. Before that, Charles worked at GE Capital, SG and LD&A Jupiter.
Charles holds an MSc in Management from EMLyon Business School.
Rob de Bruin
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 MSc in Finance and Investments from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Keith is a Principal with H.I.G. WhiteHorse based in London. He is responsible for originating and executing debt financings to middle market companies, with a focus on Private Equity clients in the UK market.
Keith has over 15 years of experience, having worked at Lloyds Banking Group, ING Bank and National Australia Bank previously. He has primarily focused on leveraged finance debt products covering first and second lien facilities, asset-backed facilities, high yield bonds, bridge financing and mezzanine financing to assist clients in raising capital for acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, refinancings and recapitalisations.
Keith earned a BSc in Economics and Business Finance from Brunel University.
Pankaj is the President of WhiteHorse U.S. and Global Head of Originations. In this capacity, he oversees the U.S. Direct Lending business, as well as origination and deployment efforts for WhiteHorse globally.
Pankaj serves on the management and investment committees of both WhiteHorse U.S. and WhiteHorse Europe. He has over twenty three years of experience in private debt and equity investing across a broad range of industries, including business services, manufacturing, distribution, telecom, healthcare, consumer products and consumer services.
Before joining WhiteHorse, Pankaj was a Managing Director with American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS), a middle-market investment firm. While at ACAS, he was a co-head of the debt investment business. Pankaj also sat on the Board of Directors of several ACAS portfolio companies. Prior to ACAS, Pankaj spent six years at Audax Group, a Boston and New York-based private equity and mezzanine firm with $5 billion under management. As a Senior Vice President with Audax, Mr. Gupta was responsible for the origination, structuring, execution and monitoring of mezzanine investments.
Pankaj received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College.
Alex is a Director at H.I.G. WhiteHorse, based in the London office. He is responsible for transaction underwriting and execution, and post-closing portfolio company oversight.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Alex was at Barclays in London within the Leveraged Finance team. He had previous experiences in private equity with Nordic Capital and leveraged finance with Morgan Stanley.
Alex holds a MSc in Economics and International Financial Economics from the University of Warwick and a BSc in Economics and Finance from the University of York.
Marcel is a Principal at H.I.G. WhiteHorse in London, where he focuses on providing financing to middle market companies across Europe. Marcel is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including the origination, underwriting, structuring and execution of both private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions.
Marcel has extensive experience investing in the European middle market, covering both credit and equity transactions across a broad range of industries, jurisdictions and risk profiles. Prior to joining H.I.G., Marcel was an analyst in the investment banking division of J.P. Morgan in London, where he worked on several M&A and capital market transactions.
Marcel earned a BSc from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany.
Sebastian is a Principal at H.I.G. WhiteHorse. He is the Head of the DACH region for WhiteHorse and is responsible for all key aspects of private debt transactions including deal origination, transaction structuring and negotiating, and post-closing portfolio company oversight. He has 11 years of experience in direct lending and leveraged finance.
Prior to joining H.I.G. he was leading the DACH region for the Private Finance division of Barings. Before that, Sebastian was working at Ares Management.
Sebastian holds a Diploma in Business Administration from University of Bayreuth, Germany.
Michael is a Managing Director at H.I.G. WhiteHorse. He is based in the London office and is responsible for all key aspects of private debt transactions including deal origination, transaction structuring and negotiating, and post-closing portfolio company oversight. He has 27 years of experience in direct lending and leveraged finance.
Prior to joining H.I.G. he was a Founding Partner and Head of the UK at Bridgepoint Credit. Before that Michael spent over 20 years at ING, where he most recently served as Global Head of Financial Sponsors.
Michael holds a BSc in Business Economics from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.
Pascal, based in London, is a Managing Director and Head of H.I.G.’s European WhiteHorse Fund.
Pascal has 24 years of experience including 16 years in the European direct lending market. Prior to joining H.I.G., he was a Managing Director at Alcentra, where he was a founding member of the European direct lending platform. Before Alcentra, he was with Deutsche Bank and Charterhouse in London.
Pascal earned an MSc in Management from ESSEC Business School.
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.
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 Brian Schwartz, he directs 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.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Rick worked at General Electric Company and GE Capital. As part of the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions team, he coordinated a variety of strategic acquisitions in the financial services, plastics, medical systems, electronics, and aerospace industries. Previously, 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 Rick Rosen, he directs 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 1994, Brian held a number of leadership positions at the firm.
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.
Laurent is a Principal at H.I.G. WhiteHorse based in the London office. He focuses on the French market and is responsible for all key aspects of private debt transactions, including deal origination, transaction structuring and negotiation, and post-closing portfolio company oversight. He has 13 years of experience in direct lending and corporate finance.
Prior to joining H.I.G., he was an Executive Director in the Private Debt division of Tikehau in Paris. Before that, Laurent worked at Ernst & Young and Deloitte Finance.
Laurent holds an MSc in International Strategy Management & Consulting from Audencia Nantes School of Management.
Hendrik is a Director at H.I.G. WhiteHorse. He is responsible for transaction underwriting and execution, and post-closing portfolio company oversight with a focus on the DACH region.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Hendrik worked for J.P. Morgan in London and was a Vice President in the Leveraged Finance team. Hendrik has extensive experience in underwriting financings for sponsor-backed companies in a broad range of industries.
Hendrik earned a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick in the UK.