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H.I.G. Capital Completes Growth Investment in Circle Graphics Holdings, Inc.

MIAMI – October 2, 2019 – H.I.G. Capital ("H.I.G."), a leading global private equity investment firm with over $34 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce that one of its affiliates has made a significant growth investment in Circle Graphics Holdings, Inc. (“Circle Graphics” or the “Company”), a leading provider of made-to-order wall décor and branded out-of-home visual solutions.

Headquartered near Denver, CO, Circle Graphics produces best-in-class digital graphics for consumers, professionals, and businesses through two distinct divisions: Online Wall Décor and Out-of-Home Visual Solutions. The Company’s Online Wall Décor segment enables consumers and professional photographers to procure customized photos and pre-designed art images via wholly-owned direct-to-consumer websites and market-leading reseller relationships. Circle Graphics’ Out-of-Home Visual Solutions segment represents the leading large-format digital graphics provider to billboard operators with a growing offering in branded business signage to small and medium-sized businesses.

“H.I.G. will enable Circle Graphics to scale its product offering while further expanding the Company’s sales, marketing, and distribution capabilities across new and existing markets,” said Andrew Cousin, Circle Graphics’ CEO. “We are very excited about the future of the Company and believe our customers and employees will greatly benefit from this support.”

“We believe Circle Graphics represents an ideal opportunity to invest in a differentiated, best-in-class operator serving the highly attractive art & photo wall décor and wide-format business signage markets,” said Ryan Kaplan, Managing Director at H.I.G. “We are looking forward to partnering with Andrew and the rest of the executive team as they lead the organization through a new phase of organic and inorganic growth.”

About Circle Graphics
Founded in 2000, Circle Graphics produces best-in-class digital graphics for consumers, professionals, and businesses through two distinct divisions: Online Wall Décor and Out-of-Home Visual Solutions. The Company’s Online Wall Décor segment enables consumers and professional photographers to procure made-to-order photos and pre-designed art images via wholly-owned direct-to-consumer websites and market-leading reseller relationships. Circle Graphics’ Out-of-Home Visual Solutions segment represents the leading large-format digital graphics provider to billboard operators with a growing offering in branded business signage to small and medium-sized businesses. Based near Denver, CO, Circle Graphics employs approximately 600 people in multiple locations across the United States to efficiently serve the Company’s nationwide customer base. For more information, please visit www.circlegraphicsonline.com.

About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with over $34 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 $30 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.

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