H.I.G. Capital Expands Latin America’s Investment Team and Real Estate Transactions Capabilities
RIO DE JANEIRO – March 20, 2017 – H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity and alternative asset investment firm with $21 billion of equity capital under management, today announced the appointment of Daniel Nader as Principal in the H.I.G. Latin America team, as part of a strategy to expand its investment activity into real estate assets in the region. H.I.G. has been investing in Latin America since 2012 when it established operations in Brazil. The firm subsequently raised a dedicated Latin America Fund in 2016.
H.I.G.’s real estate platform, which has been investing in the U.S. and Europe since 2007, targets opportunistic real estate investments with a focus on adding value, improving performance and achieving attractive risk adjusted returns. 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 $5 million to $50 million.
Daniel Nader has joined H.I.G. Latin America to spearhead the firm’s Brazilian real estate business. Daniel brings over 12 years of experience in the Brazilian real estate market. Prior to H.I.G., he was a partner of GP Investments Real Estate, where he was responsible for commercial real estate investments. Earlier in his career, he worked for 4 years at Cushman & Wakefield.
In commenting on his new role, Nader noted: “I am delighted to join H.I.G.’s Latin America team. By combining H.I.G.’s global real estate expertise with my local knowledge of the Brazilian market, we will be very well placed to execute on this strategy in Latin America. I look forward to working with H.I.G.’s highly experienced team in driving investments.”
Fernando Marques Oliveira, Head of H.I.G. Latin America, added, “I am delighted to welcome Daniel to the firm. Daniel is an experienced real estate executive with a deep knowledge of the Brazilian real estate market, and an extensive network of contacts that we believe will serve us well. H.I.G. Latin America continues to expand, and having Daniel join our team both broadens our reach in terms of investable assets, and strengthens our focus on opportunistic and value added investing in small to medium capitalization transactions”.
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $21 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 Mexico City, 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 200 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of $30 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.