H.I.G. WhiteHorse Expands West Coast and Southeast Presence
MIAMI – December 18, 2013 – H.I.G. WhiteHorse, the credit affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, announced that it has expanded its direct lending effort with the additions of Matthew Brown and Scott Barfield. Matt will be based in Los Angeles where he will cover the West Coast; Scott will be based in Atlanta and responsible for Southeast regional coverage.
Matt brings 18 years of investment and advisory experience to H.I.G. WhiteHorse. Matt has been based in Los Angeles his entire career, and most recently was with UnionBanCal Equities. At UnionBanCal, Matt provided debt capital in support of middle market financings.
Scott has 20 years of investment and advisory experience in the middle market within the Southeast. Most recently, Scott was a Principal with Nancy Creek Capital in Atlanta, where he was responsible for originating, structuring and executing middle market debt investments. Prior to Nancy Creek, Scott was a Director within the Investment Banking division of Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo Securities).
In commenting on the two appointments, Lewis Schoenwetter, a Managing Director at H.I.G. WhiteHorse noted, “We are very pleased to welcome Matt and Scott to the team. They are both experienced deal professionals with sustained track records as successful capital providers. Their addition to the team will further strengthen our ability to support middle market borrowers, intermediaries, investment banks, and other deal partners. Matthew and Scott have built tremendous professional networks that complement our network, allowing our firm to expand its regional presence.”
About H.I.G. WhiteHorse
H.I.G. WhiteHorse provides debt financing to small and middle-market companies, as well as larger companies in the U.S. and Europe. H.I.G. WhiteHorse has a broad investment mandate to provide senior and subordinated debt for refinancing, growth capital, acquisitions, buyouts and balance sheet recapitalizations. Our funds participate in credit facilities ranging in size from $15 to $100 million for middle-market companies up to several billion dollars in the broadly syndicated market. With twelve offices throughout the U.S., Europe and South America and over 250 investment professionals to draw upon, H.I.G. WhiteHorse has the experience, resources, and flexibility required to provide capital solutions quickly, and the strategic and operational expertise to help support its investments. H.I.G. WhiteHorse is an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private investment firm with more than $13 billion of equity capital under management. Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. Capital has invested in more than 200 companies worldwide and has developed an extensive track record for creating value for its partners and investors. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. WhiteHorse website at www.higwhitehorse.com.