H.I.G. Capital hired Giuseppe Mirante as managing director of Bayside Capital, the firm’s distressed investing affiliate. Mirante, who will be based in London, joined the firm from BNP Paribas, where he was head of distressed and loan research. Prior, Mirante worked as a European credit and distressed analyst at Cyrus Capital and Trafalger Asset Managers. He also co-founded Tigon Capital, an advisor for private equity and credit funds.
H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with €18 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce the appointment of Giuseppe Mirante as Managing Director of Bayside Capital, the distressed debt and special situations affiliate of H.I.G. Capital. He will be based in London.
Giuseppe has over 15 years of private equity and distressed debt experience in Europe. Prior to joining Bayside, Giuseppe was Head of Distressed and Loan Research at BNP Paribas in London. Previously, Giuseppe was a European credit and distressed analyst at Cyrus Capital and Trafalgar Asset Managers. He also co-founded and ran Tigon Capital, an advisory company for private equity and credit funds. He is fluent in German, Italian, Spanish and French and holds an MBA from Columbia University.
In commenting on the appointment, John Bolduc, Executive Managing Director, noted, “I am delighted to welcome Giuseppe to the firm. He is a very experienced, international distressed debt investor who significantly augments the expertise and capabilities of our team. I am confident he will play an instrumental role in growing H.I.G.’s distressed debt activities.”
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with €18 billion of equity capital under management.* Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Rio de Janeiro, H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies, utilizing a flexible and operationally focused/ value-added approach:
1. H.I.G.’s equity funds invest in management buyouts, recapitalizations and corporate carve-outs of both profitable as well as underperforming manufacturing and service businesses.
2. H.I.G.’s debt funds invest in senior, unitranche and junior debt financing to companies across the size spectrum, both on a primary (direct origination) basis, as well as in the secondary markets. H.I.G. is also a leading CLO manager, through its WhiteHorse family of vehicles, and manages a publicly traded BDC, WhiteHorse Finance.
3. Other H.I.G. funds invest in various real assets, including real estate and shipping.
Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of €22 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.
* Based on total capital commitments to funds managed by H.I.G. Capital and its affiliates.