Jens Alsleben, Managing Director, Germany. Prior to joining H.I.G., Jens was a Managing Director with Strategic Value Partners in Frankfurt, a multi-billion dollar firm focusing on distressed opportunities, including restructurings, insolvencies, and debt for equity transactions.
Prior to that, he was the CFO for a leading European embedded software company. Jens began his business career at Deutsche Bank, where he spent ten years in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Jens served 8 years as an officer in the German Airforce (1st Lieutenant).
Jens received an MBA from the University of Federal Armed Forces (Hamburg, Germany) and Ashridge Business College (London, UK).
John is an Executive Managing Director of H.I.G., having joined the firm in 1993. He is responsible for leading H.I.G.’s Credit Platform, which manages approximately $9 billion of capital across multiple investment funds.
John has more than 25 years of experience focused on credit investments, including primary loans and distressed debt, as well as private equity investments. He currently serves on the board of several privately held companies. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 1993, he was at the management-consulting firm of Bain & Company, a leading worldwide management-consulting firm, where he directed domestic and international assignments for Fortune 500 clients. Prior to joining Bain & Company, he worked for three years as the Assistant to the President of Chemed Corporation (NYSE: CHE), a specialty chemical company.
John is a graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S. degree in Computer Science and earned his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
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.
Guido Lorenzi is a Principal in the Milan office of H.I.G. WhiteHorse and focuses on the Italian direct lending activities of the firm.
Guido joined H.I.G. from Banca IMI, where he spent three years originating and structuring financing transactions for Financial Sponsor and Corporate clients across several European jurisdictions and being instrumental in establishing the Bank’s middle market European presence. Prior to that Guido was a Vice President at Barclays where he focused on arranging debt solutions predominantly for Southern European Corporate and Financial Sponsors clients. His career started at Deutsche Bank in Milan where he was part of the Work Out team within the Risk Management function.
Guido graduated in Financial Markets at Bocconi University in Milan.
Mathilde is a Director in the London office of H.I.G. WhiteHorse and Bayside Capital. She focuses on European corporate debt situations and is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination and research to structuring and execution.
Mathilde has nine years of performing and distressed credit investing experience in Europe. She has successfully completed a number of investments at all levels of the capital structure and in a broad range of industries. She previously worked for Nomura Investment Advisor Ltd for five years, where she was focusing on European senior and mezzanine debt investments.
Mathilde graduated from HEC Paris business school.
Matteo is a Director in the London office of Bayside Capital and H.I.G. WhiteHorse. He focuses on European corporate debt situations and is involved in all aspects of the investment process from origination and research to structuring and execution.
Before joining H.I.G., Matteo was a Senior Associate in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs where he worked on a wide range of M&A, equity and debt capital market transactions. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Matteo worked at Morgan Stanley and Compass Advisers.
Matteo received a B.A. in Economics from the Cattolica university in Milan and an M.B.A. from the London Business School.
Sami Mnaymneh is a Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital. He has directed the firm's development since its founding in 1993 and approves all capital commitments made by H.I.G. Sami currently serves on the Board of Columbia College and on the Dean's Council of the Harvard Law School.
Prior to founding H.I.G., Sami was a Managing Director with The Blackstone Group in New York. Prior to that, he was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he devoted a significant amount of his time to leveraged buyouts, serving as senior advisor to a number of prominent private equity firms. Over the course of his career, Mr. Mnaymneh has led over 75 transactions in a wide range of industries.
Sami earned a B.A. degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Columbia University where he graduated first in his class, and subsequently received a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree, with honors, from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, respectively.
Appu Mundassery is a Managing Director and Head of H.I.G. WhiteHorse in Europe. He is based in H.I.G.’s London office and is responsible for the European direct lending activities of the firm.
With over 17 years of experience in managing debt investments, Appu has extensive investment and transactional experience across Europe. Prior to joining H.I.G. WhiteHorse in 2009, Appu was a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager at Highland Capital Management Europe based in London, where he helped found the London office and directed its growth for 5 years. Appu was also an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and CSFB, where he worked on several leveraged finance, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Appu received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics & Economics from Brown University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Tony Tamer is a Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital. He has directed H.I.G.'s development since its founding in 1993 and approves all capital commitments made by the firm. Tony has led a number of successful investments at H.I.G. in both the management buyouts and growth capital arenas. He has extensive experience working with, and coaching, early stage and middle-market companies. Tony is a board member of several H.I.G. portfolio companies. He currently also serves on the Dean's Council of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
Prior to H.I.G., Tony was partner at Bain & Company where he developed business unit and operating strategies, implemented productivity improvement initiatives, and led acquisition and divestiture activities for a number of Fortune 500 clients. Tony has extensive operating experience. He has held marketing, engineering and manufacturing positions at Hewlett-Packard and Sprint Corporation.
Tony holds an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School, and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His undergraduate degree is from Rutgers University.
Henrik Telle is a Principal in the Madrid office of H.I.G. WhiteHorse and focuses on direct lending activities in Spain and Portugal.
Prior to joining H.I.G. WhiteHorse, Henrik worked as a Director in the debt advisory team at PwC where he originated, structured and executed direct lending solutions for corporate clients and private equity investors in Spain. Before that, Henrik was an Associate Director in the Structured Finance team at HBOS/Lloyds Banking Group, financing LBOs both in Spain and in other European countries. Henrik started his professional career in the investment team of Allianz Life Insurance with a focus on public and private equity investments.
Henrik graduated with a degree in European Business Administration from Otto-Friedrich-University in Bamberg, Germany.
Herman Vocking is a Principal in the London office of H.I.G. WhiteHorse and focuses on the direct lending activities of the firm in the Benelux region.
Herman has over eighteen years of investment banking experience in North Western Europe both in corporate and leveraged finance markets. Prior to joining H.I.G. WhiteHorse, Herman was at NIBC Bank, a regional merchant bank active in the mid-market, where he worked in a variety of roles including leading the Industries and Manufacturing team responsible for origination and structuring of transactions. Before that he was heading NIBC’s Financial Sponsors Team, advising on a variety of private equity transactions. Herman started his career at ABN AMRO Bank.
Herman holds an LLM degree in civil and corporate law from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Jerry is a Principal in the London office of H.I.G. WhiteHorse and focuses on the direct lending activities of the firm in the UK and Ireland.
He has a total of 24 years’ experience in structuring debt capital to support UK middle market companies across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. Jerry joined H.I.G. from Chenavari Investment Managers where he spent 5 years growing their direct lending capability in the UK. Jerry joined Chenavari when they purchased Palio Capital Partners, a start-up debt fund that Jerry founded. Previously, he worked in the leveraged finance business of The Royal Bank of Scotland, latterly as Managing Director and head of the mid-market team.
Jerry received a Bachelor of Music honours degree from the University of Surrey.