PE vet Paldino joins Hidden Harbor as a founding partner

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Hidden Harbor Capital Partners has tapped private equity veteran Chris Paldino as a founding partner. He will also join the firm’s investment committee.

In his new role at Hidden Harbor, Paldino will manage all aspects of the investment process that includes deal sourcing, transaction negotiation and structuring, company diligence and overseeing portfolio company value creation strategies.

Previously, Paldino worked at H.I.G. Capital LLC where he most recently served as a managing director. While at H.I.G., Paldino led numerous investments that included Trinity Services Group, Texas Honing, Securus Technologies, and Amerijet International.

Before joining H.I.G., Paldino worked at Spire Capital Partners, a mid-market private equity firm focused on business services, information services, education, and media and communications.

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