Hidden Harbor Capital Partners has hired Brett Craig as a principal. Previously, Craig worked at H.I.G. Capital where he served as a vice president. In addition to the new appointment, Hidden Harbor has also moved to a new office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – August 1, 2016 –Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, announced today that it has named Brett Craig as a Principal in the firm. In this role, Mr. Craig will be responsible for sourcing and closing new investments, conducting due diligence, and working closely with the partners in managing the firm’s portfolio.
At the same time, Hidden Harbor noted that it has moved to a new office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to accommodate recent hires and continued expansion.
“Brett’s specialized investment experience in our core industries of manufacturing, business services and industrials will be invaluable as we build the firm’s portfolio,” said John Caple, Managing Partner of Hidden Harbor. “Having previously worked with Brett, we know that he is a strong asset to our team, thanks to his work ethic, intellect, and track record for adding value to portfolio companies.”
Prior to joining Hidden Harbor, Brett served as Vice President at H.I.G. Capital, where he sourced and executed distressed buyouts, conducted due diligence, and managed portfolio companies post-investment through operational improvement initiatives, executive recruiting, add-on acquisitions, and assessment of exit alternatives. He also managed portfolio company sale processes and refinancings. Along the way, Brett developed strong relationships with management teams, industry experts and investment bankers, which will be of great benefit to Hidden Harbor. Previously, Brett held the position of Associate at Quad-C Management, a leading middle market leveraged buyout fund, and served as an analyst for The Blackstone Group in New York City.
Mr. Craig received his M.B.A from Columbia Business School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
On the announcement of the new office space, David Block, Partner of Hidden Harbor, said, “Our new office in Fort Lauderdale accommodates the need for additional space, now and over the next couple of months as we invest in growing our highly qualified team and ensuring a productive workplace to serve our investors, portfolio companies and other partners, including our local community.”
About Hidden Harbor Capital Partners
Hidden Harbor Capital Partners is a private equity firm with an operations soul and intense passion for building great companies. Hidden Harbor brings large-scale, private equity experience and resources to the lower middle market with a focus on value-oriented, operationally intense situations. Our principals are investor operators who have both extensive transaction and operating experience to truly understand your business. As one team, we partner and work hand-in-hand with our portfolio companies to drive business successes. For more information, visit www.hh-cp.com.