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H.I.G. Capital Continues Growing Its Infrastructure Team With the Addition of Ahmad Atwan as Managing Director

MIAMI & NEW YORK, October 15, 2020-- H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.), a leading global alternative investment firm with over $40 billion of equity capital under management, announced today that Ahmad Atwan has joined the firm as a Managing Director on the infrastructure team. He will be responsible for all aspects of the investment process including origination, transaction structuring, financing and execution of post-closing strategies.

Ahmad has over 20 years of experience as a private equity investor, operating executive, and entrepreneur. Before joining H.I.G., he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, where he led a number of successful transactions and served as a Board Director of multiple portfolio companies. Prior to that, Ahmad was a Managing Director at BlackRocks Global Private Equity Group, where he served as the Head of Energy and Resources investing.

Ed Pallesen, who co-leads H.I.G.s infrastructure team, added: We are excited to welcome Ahmad to H.I.G. His impressive background and experience in infrastructure investing will be instrumental to the team as we continue to grow."

H.I.G.s infrastructure investments are focused on mid-market opportunities and target mostly operating companies that can benefit from H.I.G.s value added operating expertise. H.I.G. has previously completed more than a dozen such investments.

About H.I.G. Capital

H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with over $40 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, Bogot, Rio de Janeiro and So 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 $30 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at

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

Edward Pallesen
Managing Director

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