• January 20, 2020
  • Europe

Florian Kawohl Joins H.I.G. Bayside Capital as Managing Director

LONDON – January 20, 2020 – H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with over €31 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce the appointment of Florian Kawohl as Managing Director of Bayside Capital, the distressed debt investing affiliate of H.I.G. Capital. Florian will split his time between the Hamburg and London offices.

Florian has 24 years of relevant experience across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining Bayside, Florian spent 14 years at Strategic Value Partners, a distressed and deep-value investment firm, where he was a Managing Director. Prior to this, Florian spent two years at Carlyle Group Private Equity. Florian started his career as a Senior Associate at McKinsey & Company.

Florian earned a German law degree from the University of Hamburg and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Commenting on the appointment, Duncan Priston, Managing Director and Co-Head of Bayside Capital in Europe, noted, “I am delighted to welcome Florian to the firm, having previously worked with him for many years. He is a very experienced distressed debt investor who augments the capabilities of our team. I am confident he will play an instrumental role in continuing to grow Bayside’s activities in Europe”.

About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with over €31 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, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, 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. H.I.G.’s real estate funds invest in value-added properties, which can benefit from improved asset management practices.

Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 300 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of €27 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.hig.com.

* Based on total capital commitments managed by H.I.G. Capital and affiliates.


John Bolduc
Executive Managing Director

Duncan Priston
Managing Director

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