Approach

Flexibility, speed of execution, and delivering on commitments are our hallmarks

H.I.G. Europe takes a creative and flexible approach to private equity investment. Financing transactions in a sensible and prudent manner, we take into account the capital requirements necessary to meet the company's growth and expansion plans and allow for a comfortable operating cushion to accommodate fluctuations in company performance. Our investments take a variety of forms, from control private equity investments, management-backed recapitalizations and industry consolidations, to minority investments.

We are able to act responsively and fund investments quickly, with a high degree of confidentiality. We are well known in the financial community for our ability to close transactions in a very short timeframe. This is a result of H.I.G.'s large investment team, the extensive transactional experience of our team, and our ability to bridge any financing required. We have on many occasions completed transactions in under 30 days, from start to finish.

We make a concerted effort to structure each transaction to meet the specific financial and personal requirements of each seller. An owner can generate maximum liquidity by selling all of his interest in the company, or alternatively, "take some chips off the table" while retaining a meaningful equity interest and management role in the company by partnering with H.I.G. Similarly, we can accommodate the wishes of an owner to have one or more key employees or family members participate in an H.I.G.-led transaction.

We work closely with corporations whose plans call for the divestiture of certain non-core operations. We aim to complete such transactions rapidly, causing as little disruption as possible to the parent company, ongoing operations, management and the workforce. The certainty of closure and speed of execution which we can commit to have made us a very attractive alternative for corporate sellers.