We are focused on one thing – helping our companies build market leading positions

We are dedicated to using our in-house operating expertise to help talented management teams and entrepreneurs build companies of significant value. We work closely with our portfolio companies and provide capital, operating and strategic expertise, and a network of strategic industry contacts to help them become industry leaders.

We align ourselves with visionary management teams and entrepreneurs who take substantial equity positions in their companies and help build businesses of significant value. Our team has substantial operating, consulting, technology, and financial management experience, enabling us to contribute meaningfully to our portfolio companies.

H.I.G. Europe’s investments fall into three categories:

  • Management-led buyouts or recapitalizations of well established, profitable, manufacturing, and service businesses.
  • Investments in special situations such as underperforming and distressed companies.
  • Growth / Development capital investments in promising high growth companies.

Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has been an active investor, acquiring more than 400 businesses, and has provided capital to a long list of promising growth-oriented companies.


H.I.G. Europe’s philosophy is to invest in operating companies that can take advantage of our ability to add value to a business. This expertise makes us better able to recognize the inherent value of a company, which allows us to place a higher valuation on a business enterprise than would a strictly financially driven investment firm.


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.


We work closely with management teams, providing strategic and consulting services as well as capital to help them acquire their company and also with company owners wishing to diversify their holdings by selling a stake in their companies while staying involved and retaining operational control of their business.


We invest in small and medium-sized enterprises, typically with revenues of up to $1 billion (depending on the specific industry sector), with high-quality, value-added products, favorable growth prospects, and proven, motivated management teams who take significant equity ownership positions in their companies.