H.I.G. Capital LLC said Monday that it appointed David Hunter as a Senior Adviser for European Real Estate. Previously, Hunter set up his independent real estate advisory firm in 2005 and was also Managing Director of Aberdeen Asset Management’s property fund business.
October 26, 2015 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–H.I.G. Capital, LLC (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity investment firm with €17 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Hunter as a Senior Adviser for European Real Estate.
With more than 40 years of experience, David is a leading figure in the European Real Estate Industry. Prior to setting up his own independent real estate advisory firm in 2005, he was Managing Director of Aberdeen Asset Management’s £6.5bn property fund business and was President of the British Property Federation in 2004. Since then, he has held a variety of roles in both quoted and private property funds.
H.I.G. Capital’s real estate platform targets small/midcap opportunities with a meaningful value-added component. With resources based in offices in London, Madrid, and Milan, the H.I.G. European real estate team is active across a wide spectrum of real estate asset classes. It has completed 21 transactions across multiple jurisdictions in Europe since the beginning of 2013 including in the U.K., Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland and Portugal. With the ability to invest in all parts of the capital structure, H.I.G. Capital is able to develop creative financing solutions and consummate transactions on an expedited basis. Typical investment size ranges from €10 million to €100 million.
In commenting on the appointment, Sami Mnaymneh, Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G., noted, “I am delighted to welcome David as an adviser to the firm. He is a very experienced and successful real estate investor who significantly augments the expertise and capabilities of our team. I am confident he will play an instrumental role in H.I.G. Capital’s continued success in the European real estate sector.”
David Hunter commented, “I am delighted to be working with H.I.G.’s team. I am truly impressed by their success in sourcing and closing such a wide range of attractive transactions in the current environment.”
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with €17 billion of equity capital under management.* Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, 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.