Highland forms new alternative investment platform

Highland Capital Management LP has launched Highland Alternative Investors, an alternative investment platform. The firm has named Michael Gregory as global head and CIO of Highland Alternative Investors. Gregory will continue as managing director and head of healthcare credit and equity at Highland Capital.

American HomePatient hires SVP of business development

American HomePatient, which is backed by Highland Capital Management, has named Barbara Stark as senior vice president of business development. Previously, she worked at Univita Health where she served as senior vice president of sales. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., American HomePatient is a home healthcare provider.

Highland Capital Names New Director

Highland Capital Management has appointed Nikki Aquino Gill as director of business development and David Lyon as director of client services. Both report to Clay Shumway, managing director, head of business development and are based in the firm’s Dallas office.

Lloyd, Baker Join Highland Capital

Highland Capital Management said Monday that Andrea Lloyd has rejoined the firm as a credit trader, while Scott Baker was named a director. Lloyd will be responsible for trading bank loans and high yield bonds in the primary and secondary markets. Baker will be responsible for identifying new opportunities, assessing risk and conducting due diligence on the firm’s investment ideas.

Highland Capital Appoints Business Development Associate

Dallas-based Highland Capital Management has appointed Jill Naponic as a business development associate. Naponic will be responsible for business development and investor relations support. She will report to Clay Shumway, head of business development and will be based in Dallas. PRESS RELEASE Dallas-based Highland Capital Management, L.P. (“Highland”), one of the largest global alternative investment […]

Terrell Joins Highland Capital Management

Artis Terrell has joined Highland Capital Management as a director of business development. Terrell was previously a principal at The Williams Capital Group. PRESS RELEASE Dallas-based Highland Capital Management, L.P. (“Highland”), one of the largest and most experienced global alternative credit managers, today announced that Artis Terrell Jr. has joined the firm as Director of […]

Highland Appoints MD

Dallas-based investment management firm Highland Capital Management, has appointed Brian Rice as managing director. Based in Highland’s New York office, Rice reports to Clay Shumway, head of business development. PRESS RELEASE Highland Capital Management, L.P. (“Highland”), a Dallas-based investment management firm, which together with its affiliates has approximately $23 billion in assets under management, today […]

Jakob Joins Commerce Street Investment Advisor

Commerce Street Investment Advisor said Monday that it has hired Richard Jakob as an MD. He will work with Kurt Plumer, who recently joined CSIA earlier this year. Jakob and Plumer had both worked at Highland Capital Management.

DFINE Adds $25M in Fresh Capital

DFINE Inc., a maker of minimally invasive radiofrequency targeted therapies for the treatment of vertebral pathologies, closed a $25 million. Investors include OrbiMed Advisors, Prospect Venture Partners, Split Rock Partners, BBT Fund/Apothecary Capital, Highland Capital Management and Vanguard Ventures.

Tony Roma’s, Known for Its Ribs, Is Up for Sale

Highland Capital Management has put Tony Roma’s up for sale, sources say.

Five bidders, a mix of strategics and private equity, are vying for the company, one person said. Houlihan Lokey is advising. The auction began one month ago, the source said.

One banker said the sale of Tony Roma’s is a small deal. The company has less than $20 million EBITDA, the banker said. A strategic is expected to acquire Tony Roma’s, the first source said.

Highland Capital Adds Casey Herren as Director

Dallas-based investment firm Highland Capital Management LP has named Casey Herren to the newly created post of director. Herren will help manage relationships with institutional investors, including public and corporate pension plans, endowments and foundations and wealth management firms, the firm said. He will be based in Dallas. Prior to joining Highland, Herren served as director at Vaughan Nelson Investment Management, a Houston-based asset manager.

CCS Medical Creditors Eye Talks, After Plan Rejected

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – Creditors to CCS Medical are hoping to reach agreement to bring the medical equipment supplier out of bankruptcy after a court rejected a plan backed by Highland Capital Management, a source said on Wednesday. The plan to transfer the company’s ownership to creditors led by hedge funds of Highland Capital was […]

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