João is a Director in H.I.G.’s London office where he focuses on investments across a range of industries, including TMT and Healthcare.
Prior to joining H.I.G., João worked at AMERRA Capital and Lead Edge Capital, both US based private equity firms. João started his career at Bain & Company, where he spent most of his time helping Private Equity firms with commercial due diligence and post-acquisition work.
João holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a MSc in Civil Engineering from the Instituto Superior Tecnico.
Luciano Anzanello è Director dell’ufficio di Milano. Prima di unirsi a H.I.G. Luciano ha maturato un’esperienza di oltre dodici anni nel mercato M&A, sia come advisor che come investitore.
Come partner, a Milano, di Atlantis Partner, primaria società d’investimento indipendente focalizzata sulle medie imprese italiane in Special Situations, Luciano si è specializzato su investimenti in aziende attive nel settore manifatturiero, dei beni di consumo, media e green energy.
In precedenza, a Milano, Luciano è stato investment manager di H&C, family office di estrazione industriale, dove ha completato diversi investimenti in un ampio spettro di settori e situazioni, inclusi start-up, buyout e ristrutturazioni. Precedentemente Luciano ha lavorato nel Gruppo Camuzzi, multinazionale attiva nel settore delle utility.
Luciano si è laureato in Economia del Commercio Internazionale e dei Mercati Valutari all’Università di Trieste.
Antoine Baudesson, Principal, Paris. Prior to joining H.I.G., Antoine worked as an Investment Manager in the private equity arm of the Quilvest Group in London and in Paris, where he notably participated in the analysis, structuring and monitoring of various direct transactions in Europe, the Middle-East and Mexico. He was also involved in the Fund of Funds activity of the Quilvest Group with coverage of the French territory.
Antoine graduated with an MSc from HEC, Paris and with a CEMS Master in International Management from the Copenhagen Business School.
Jaime Bergel, Managing Director, Spain. Prior to joining H.I.G., Jaime was the Founder and Chairman of Gala Capital, a private equity firm named as a "top three Private Equity house in Spain" by Private Equity Investor Magazine.
Prior to founding Gala Capital in 2004, Jaime was Country Chairman of Merrill Lynch for Spain and Portugal and headed the largest investment banking operation and broker-dealer in the Iberian Peninsula with over 300 professionals. Before Merrill Lynch, he was a Managing Director in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs. Jaime has served on several Boards of public and non-public companies, including the Madrid Stock Exchange, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Bacardi Limited.
Jaime received an MBA from Northwestern University and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas.
Ishan is a Director in H.I.G. Capital’s London office and member of the European Middle Market LBO team, where he focuses on investments across a range of industries and is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Ishan worked at Terra Firma Capital Partners with 10 years of private equity experience across a broad range of industries including business services and consumer.
Ishan holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Warwick University.
Wolfgang Biedermann, Executive Managing Director and Head of Europe buyouts, leads H.I.G.'s private equity team in Europe.
Wolfgang, a German national, was prior to H.I.G. the CEO of Pricap Venture Partners, an investment firm he co-founded in 2000 focused on small buyouts and growth capital investments in Germany. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Thomas J.C. Matzen GmbH, a small cap buyout firm founded by Thomas Matzen who built Schroders (today Permira) in Germany. Before that, he was with Schroders Private Equity in Germany and BCG in Germany for three years.
Wolfgang earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and speaks English, German, Italian, and French.
Dominik is a Principal in H.I.G. Europe’s Hamburg office, where he focuses on LBO and growth equity investments, in particular in the TMT and industrials sectors. Dominik is responsible for all aspects of the investment process and represents H.I.G. on the board of several portfolio companies.
Prior to joining H.I.G., he worked for six years with McKinsey & Company as an Engagement Manager. As part of the Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Restructuring Practice he advised various corporates and medium-sized companies and supported several M&A transactions. Before McKinsey & Company, Dominik developed software for small and medium-sized companies on a freelance basis.
Dominik earned an M.B.A., with distinction, from INSEAD in France and Singapore and studied at the University of Münster, Germany, and at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid obtaining a dual diploma degree in mathematics and computer science.
Tobias is a Managing Director in H.I.G.'s London office and member of the European Middle Market LBO team, where he is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Tobias co-led the private equity investment operations of a well known family office in London. Before that, he was a Principal at Rhône Group, a global private equity firm, where he focused on a diverse range of investments, including leveraged buy-outs and corporate carve-outs, across several industries and geographies. He started his career in M&A with Citigroup in London.
Tobias earned a B.A. from International School of Management, Dortmund, Germany.
Olivier Boyadjian, Managing Director, France. Olivier heads up H.I.G.'s team in France. Prior to joining H.I.G., Olivier was the head of the investment team at CDC Capital Investissement, managing a fund of € 700 Million. At CDC, he led a number of successful private equity investments in France.
Prior to that, Olivier was the managing director of leverage finance for Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) in France, where he led a significant number of financings for private equity transactions.
Following a business school degree (ISG), Olivier has earned a MA degree in business from Lyon University and subsequently received a MA degree in corporate law.
Andrea is a Director in H.I.G. Capital's Milan office, where he focuses on LBO and growth equity investments across a range of industries. Andrea has responsibility for all aspects of the investment process, and sits on the board of several H.I.G. portfolio companies.
Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital in 2014, Andrea worked at Boston Consulting Group, with a specific focus on the Industrial goods sector, working on profitability and growth projects. Andrea also worked in the corporate finance department of PwC, focusing on M&A transactions in the mid-sized Italian market.
Andrea graduated in Economics and Business Administration at Bocconi University in Milan.
Antonin is a Director in H.I.G. Capital’s Paris office where he focuses on business services and industrials. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Antonin worked at Roland Berger for 6 years where he advised a wide array of clients on strategic and operational initiatives.
Antonin graduated with an MSc in Business from HEC, Paris and an MSc in Economics from Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
Alessandro is a Director in the London office of H.I.G.’s Bayside Capital, where he focuses on corporate stressed and distressed credit and special situations in Europe. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, from origination and research, to structuring, execution and portfolio monitoring.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Alessandro worked in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse in London, where he advised clients on M&A, equity and debt transactions, primarily in the transport and logistics and business services sectors.
Alessandro earned his BSc in Economics and Finance and his MSc in Finance from Bocconi University in Milan, studying also at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics.
José María de León
José Mª de León is a Principal of H.I.G. Capital based in Spain. He focuses on growth, LBO and special situations investments in the Iberian Peninsula.
Before joining H.I.G., he worked at Gala Capital Partners, a leading Spanish Mid-Market Private Equity firm, completing several transactions in a diverse range of industries and situations.
José Mª holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE).
Borja de Parias
Borja de Parias, Principal, Spain. Before joining H.I.G., Borja worked at Houlihan Lokey (Special Situations team) covering the Iberian market and completing several transactions in a diverse range of industries. Borja began his career at Morgan Stanley in London.
Borja graduated from ICADE (Madrid) and Northeastern University (Boston) in International Business.
Emeric Déramaux is a Director of H.I.G. based in the Paris office. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2016, he worked as a Principal in the private equity team of the strategy consulting firm Roland Berger. Previously, Emeric was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris and New York.
Emeric graduated with an MSc in Finance from ESCP Europe Business School (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris).
Richard is a Director in H.I.G. Europe’s London office and focuses on leveraged buy-out opportunities across a range of industries, including Business Services and Healthcare. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.
Before joining H.I.G., Richard was a member of the deal team at Terra Firma Capital Partners and, prior to that, started his career at Rothschild & Co.
Richard obtained a First Class BSc in Mathematics and Economics from the London School of Economics.
Stefano is a Managing Director in the European Middle Market team in London and is responsible for covering the Italian market as well as Consumer investments across Europe.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Stefano was a partner and founding member of Amlon Capital, an investment vehicle focused on consumer goods and retail. Prior to Amlon Capital, Stefano worked at Apax Partners and BC Partners in London and Milan. He started his career in investment banking at Citigroup and Merrill Lynch in London.
Stefano holds a degree from the Bocconi University in Milan and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Giovanni is a Managing Director in H.I.G.’s Milan office, and is responsible for the whole investment process from deal origination, transaction structuring and negotiation, to post-closing portfolio company management.
Giovanni has over 15 years of experience of private equity, mostly gained while at Synergo, a private equity firm focused on mid-market investments. While at Synergo, Giovanni, lately as a Partner, completed a number of buyouts and growth capital investments across a wide range of industries including business services, industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and information technology.
Giovanni earned a Master of Science, summa cum laude, in Corporate Finance and an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in Business Administration from Bocconi University.
Bernardo is a Director in H.I.G. Capital’s London office and a member of the European Middle Market LBO team, where he focuses on investments across a range of industries.
Prior to joining H.I.G. he was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co. based in London, where he advised companies in their transformation and value-creation journeys. He also supported a number of Private Equity transactions in Europe. He started his career at Goldman Sachs in London.
Bernardo holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a MSc in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Tecnico.
John is a Managing Director and Head of the LBO Fund’s London team, responsible for leading investments in the UK, Ireland, Holland and the Nordic region. He has 26 years’ experience of mid-market private equity investing.
John started his career at HSBC Private Equity in London and Düsseldorf and subsequently held senior positions at Duke Street and LDC. Prior to joining H.I.G., he was a Partner at Inflexion. John has originated, transacted and exited numerous investments across sectors including financial and business services, manufacturing, healthcare, IT and consumer and leisure.
John speaks German and French and holds a BA in Modern Languages from Durham University.
Johannes Huttunen is a Principal in our London office, covering growth equity, leveraged buy-out and distressed investments across the United Kingdom and the Nordic region.
Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2014, Johannes worked at Silverfleet Capital, a pan-European mid-market private equity fund, where he focused on investments in the UK and Nordic region. Previously, he was at European Capital, working on UK buyouts, and in the Investment Banking Division of Deutsche Bank in London, concentrating on Mergers & Acquisitions.
Johannes obtained a First Class BSc Honours degree in Management Sciences from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.
Rohin is a Managing Director in H.I.G.’s London office. He is responsible for all key aspects of the private investment transaction process including deal origination, transaction structuring and negotiating, and post-closing portfolio company oversight. Rohin is a member of the Investment Committee of the Europe Middle Market fund.
Rohin has over 15 years of experience in Private Equity covering a wide range of sectors, regions and investment strategies. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2020, he lead the Healthcare Sector Team at Triton Partners. Prior to that, he worked at Mistral Equity Partners and UBS Investment Bank.
Rohin has a BScE and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Philipp is a Director in H.I.G. Europe’s Hamburg office, where he focuses on private equity and growth equity investments, particularly in the industrials, healthcare, and TMT sectors. Philipp is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Philipp has worked with McKinsey & company as a Senior Engagement Manager in private equity and strategy consulting for eight years where he advised various international corporations and private equity funds in strategy development, operational excellence, and M&A transactions.
Philipp earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in New York City and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and business law from EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.
Holger Kleingarn, Managing Director and Head of H.I.G.’s German office, is a German national who has been working in the Private Equity Industry for over fifteen years. Throughout his private equity career Dr. Kleingarn has focused on mid cap buyouts, growth investments and turnarounds across Europe with a focus on the German-speaking countries.
Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, he was a Partner and Member of the Management Committee at London-based Palamon Capital Partners, a private equity group focusing on mid-sized companies across Europe. Previously Holger led the management-buy-out of a Mittelstand software company as CEO. He started his career in strategic management consulting with Bain & Company and Roland Berger, most recently as Partner and member of its financial services management team.
Holger holds a doctoral degree in business administration from the University of Federal Armed Forces in Munich and graduated from the University of Hamburg.
Christian Kraul-von Renner
Christian Kraul-von Renner is a Managing Director in our Hamburg office. Prior to joining H.I.G. in 2007, he was a senior consultant with L.E.K. Consulting in Munich and London, where he advised numerous financial and strategic investors in merger & acquisition situations. In addition, he supported larger corporations in the course of portfolio valuations and implementing growth strategies.
Before L.E.K., he worked as a consultant with the Brand Science Institute, a research-based consultancy.
Christian obtained a Diploma in Business Administration at the University of Hamburg. During his studies he worked over one year in New York and London.
Raffaele Legnani, Managing Director, è a capo delle attività di H.I.G. in Italia. Raffaele opera nel mercato del private equity italiano dal 1996.
Prima di unirsi a H.I.G. Raffaele è stato il partner fondatore di Atlantis Partners a Milano, primaria società d’investimento indipendente focalizzata sulle medie imprese italiane in Special Situations. In precedenza Raffaele ha completato un significativo numero di investimenti, sia direttamente che con fondi di private equity (Stellican, basato a Londra, e Wexford Management, basato negli Stati Uniti) ricoprendo il ruolo di consigliere d’amministrazione operativo in diverse partecipate. Precedentemente Raffaele ha lavorato nell’investment banking di Goldman Sachs a Londra.
Raffaele si è laureato con lode in Economia Aziendale e Finanza all’Università Bocconi di Milano.
Stephan is a Managing Director in the European Middle Market team based in the London and is responsible for covering the Nordic region. Stephan is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.
Stephan has over 12 years of private equity experience across a broad range of industries including healthcare, business services, industrials and consumer.
Before joining H.I.G., Stephan was a Managing Director at BC Partners. Prior to that, Stephan worked at IK Partners. He started his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs.
Stephan earned his MSc and BSc from Copenhagen Business School.
Gian Matteo Franzoia
Gian Matteo Franzoia is a Director in H.I.G. Europe’s private equity team and is based in the Milan office, where he focuses on all aspects of the investment process including origination, deal structuring and execution, financing and post-closing organic and inorganic value creation initiatives.
Gian Matteo has 5 of experience in a broad range of industries with particular focus on the industrial and ICT sectors. Prior to joining H.I.G., Gian Matteo worked for Bain & Company where he focused on supporting the design and implementation of strategic initiatives for international clients.
Gian Matteo earned his undergraduate degree and Master of Science degree at Bocconi University.
Alastair is a Managing Director in the London office of H.I.G. Capital and the European head of Business Services. He focuses on both private equity and distressed investments. Alastair joined H.I.G. Capital from Gresham LLP where he was a Partner in the London Investment team focused on growth buy-out and buy and build transactions in the UK lower mid market.
Prior to Gresham, Alastair worked for the UK private equity teams of RBoS and Bridgepoint Capital. A British national he has a total of nineteen years private equity experience in the UK lower mid-market. Recent transaction experience includes the acquisition of Petrochem Carless, the turnaround of Smallsteps, the MBOs of Brand Addition, Synseal and Kondor and the corporate carve-outs of Fibercore (from Cisco) and Brand Addition (from 4imprint).
Alastair has an MSc in International Securities Investment & Banking from the ISMA Centre, Reading University and is a Member of the Securities Institute.
Sami Mnaymneh è fondatore e co-CEO di H.I.G. Capital. Ha guidato lo sviluppo della società dalla sua fondazione nel 1993 e ne approva tutti gli investimenti. Sami attualmente fa parte del Consiglio di Amministrazione del Columbia College e del Dean’s Council della Harvard Law School.
Prima di fondare H.I.G., Sami è stato Managing Director di Blackstone Group a New York. In precedenza è stato Vice President della divisione M&A presso Morgan Stanley & Co. dove ha dedicato la maggior parte del suo tempo ad operazioni di leveraged buyout, lavorando come Senior Advisor per importanti società di private equity. Durante la sua carriera Sami ha condotto oltre 75 transazioni in una ampia gamma di settori.
Sami si è laureato, con lode e primo del proprio corso, alla Columbia University e successivamente ha conseguito un J.D. degree ed un M.B.A. con lode, rispettivamente presso la Harward Law School e la Harvard Business School.
Diego is a Director in H.I.G. Capital’s London office and member of the European Middle Market LBO team, where he focuses on investments across a range of industries and is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Diego worked at Oaktree Capital Management, focusing on control and special situation investments in Europe. He began his career in M&A with UBS in London.
Diego holds a B.A. in Economics and a M.Sc. in Finance from Bocconi University in Milan.
Dr. Johannes Natterer is a Managing Director in our London office. He started his career with the Hoechst AG/Celanese AG where he worked as a plant manager in the basic chemicals division and as a Six Sigma Black Belt. He then joined McKinsey & Company and worked as an engagement manager on restructuring and efficiency enhancement projects in various industries. At his last position before joining H.I.G. in 2008, Johannes led an effort for global production site optimization with the specialty chemical company Degussa AG/Evonik AG. At H.I.G., he focusses on chemical investments as well as restructuring and operational improvement topics.
Johannes has obtained a PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Bonn after studying in Berkeley, Berlin and Bayreuth.
Markus is a Managing Director and Head of the European Middle Market LBO Fund. He has 30 years of experience in finance and leveraged buyouts.
Prior to joining H.I.G., he was a partner and founding member of Pamplona Capital where he led a number of successful investments. Prior to Pamplona, Markus was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and was co-head of the financial sponsors group in London. He started his career in mergers and acquisitions with Merrill Lynch in New York.
Markus graduated with honors with an MA degree in Economics from Northwestern University.
Pierre-André is a Director in the European Middle Market LBO team where he focuses on investments across a range of industries and is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.
Prior to joining H.I.G., he was with Pamplona Capital Management, a global private equity firm, where he worked on several corporate investments across industries and in Western Europe. Pierre-André started his career with the TMT Investment Banking team at J.P. Morgan in London.
Pierre-André holds a Master of Science in Management (MSc) from EMLyon Business School in France.
Thomas is a Director in H.I.G. Capital’s Hamburg office and a member of the European Middle Market LBO team where he focuses on investments across a range of industries and is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Thomas worked at Triton Partners where he focused on buy-outs in the DACH region across industries. Before that, he worked as a Consultant at BCG and as an Associate in the M&A department of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and London.
Thomas holds a MSc degree in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim.
Dr. Klaas Reineke is a Managing Director in the Hamburg office of H.I.G. Prior to joining H.I.G., he was as a Director with KPMG's Restructuring Advisory Services in Munich where he advised management and owners of numerous mid-sized companies in crisis situations; he also supported a number of Private Equity transactions, both on the buy and sell side.
Before KPMG, Klaas worked as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company in Berlin and Singapore. He led numerous consulting projects for large corporations as well as for financial investors and their portfolio companies in the areas of strategy development and operational performance improvement.
Klaas holds a master-equivalent degree in Business Administration as well as a diploma in Journalism from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), where he also obtained a PhD in Business Administration. He is fluent in English and French.
Rick is Co-President of H.I.G. Capital with over twenty-five years of private equity and M&A experience. In his current position, along with Brian Schwartz, he directs the day-to-day operations of the firm and sits on the investment committees for all H.I.G. funds.
Since joining H.I.G. in 1998, he has been involved in all aspects of the investment process; and has held leadership positions in several of the firm’s funds.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Rick worked at General Electric Company and GE Capital. As part of the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions team, he coordinated a variety of strategic acquisitions in the financial services, plastics, medical systems, electronics, and aerospace industries. Previously, Rick was a member of the GE Corporate Finance Staff, where he helped design and implement improved business strategies and operating processes for GE Capital business units.
Rick received his undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Brian is Co-President of H.I.G. Capital. He joined the firm in 1994. In his current position, along with Rick Rosen, he directs the day-to-day operations of the firm and sits on the investment committees for all H.I.G. funds.
Since joining H.I.G. in 1994, Brian held a number of leadership positions at the firm.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Brian worked in PepsiCo’s strategic planning group. His responsibilities included managing strategic acquisitions for PepsiCo and evaluating new business opportunities. Brian began his career with the investment banking firm of Dillon, Read and Co. where he split his time between the corporate finance group and the private equity funds, Saratoga Partners and Yorktown Partners.
Brian earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his B.S. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.
Fritz is a Director at H.I.G. Capital and is based in the Hamburg office, where he focuses on private equity and growth equity investments particularly in the business services, TMT and industrials sectors. Fritz is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Fritz was Co-Founder of a global venture backed by Rocket Internet and worked in business development roles across numerous e-commerce companies based out of
Fritz earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an MA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.
Tony Tamer è fondatore e co-CEO di H.I.G. Capital. Ha guidato lo sviluppo della società dalla sua fondazione nel 1993 e ne approva tutti gli investimenti. Tony ha guidato innumerevoli investimenti di successo presso H.I.G., sia management buyout che growth capital. Vanta una vasta esperienza avendo lavorato e guidato sia aziende in via di sviluppo che medie imprese. Tony è membro del Consiglio di Amministrazione di diverse società del portafoglio di H.I.G. Attualmente fa parte anche del Dean’s Council della Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
Prima di H.I.G., Tony è stato partner di Bain & Company dove ha sviluppato business unit e strategie operative, implementato progetti di performance improvement e completato acquisizioni e cessioni per vari clienti Fortune 500. Tony ha una vasta esperienza operativa. Ha ricoperto ruoli operativi nelle funzioni marketing, engineering e produzione presso Hewlett Packard e Sprint Corporation.
Tony, dopo una laurea triennale presso la Rutgers University, ha conseguito un M.B.A. presso la Harvard Business School e un Master in Ingegneria Elettronica presso la Stanford University.
Adam is a Principal in H.I.G.’s London office, covering growth equity, leveraged buy-out and distressed investments across the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Adam is responsible for all aspects of the investment process.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Adam worked for Credit Suisse’s M&A Group in New York City and for Booz & Company in their London office.
Adam earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an MEng in Engineering Science from Oxford University.
Alex is a private equity Principal based in H.I.G.'s Miami office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and implementation of post-closing growth, operational and add-on acquisition strategies. With nearly a decade of private equity experience, Alex has made investments across a wide range of industries including business services, industrials, technology and consumer/retail in both the U.S. and Europe.
Prior to joining H.I.G., Alex worked at Harvest Partners, a mid-market private equity firm, and at BHI Energy, where he led a variety of strategic initiatives. He began his career in M&A at Wells Fargo Securities.
Alex earned his M.B.A. from the Wharton School and his undergraduate degree cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Operations Research & Financial Engineering.