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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    benefits from over 35 years of experience and more than 50 000 satisfied customers In addition to family homes Hanlo also builds commercial projects including retirement homes and nurseries Hanlo has developed an outstanding reputation through its commitment to excellent quality and architectural sophistication With the Green Building Group GmbH we aim to be the European market leader in environmentally friendly and sustainable housing and commercial building construction and to do so with the highest quality standards said Dr Wolfgang Marka CEO of Green Building Group GmbH Through the use of sustainable resources and significantly improved insulation prefabricated construction is an energy saving environmentally friendly alternative to conventional construction and will gain increasing market share Dr Marka and Phillippe von Stauffenberg supervisory board chairman of the Green Building Group GmbH will work closely with Hanlo s existing management team at sites in Austria and Germany In addition Hanlo founder Hanno Loidl will remain active in the company in an advisory role The aim is to fully utilize the potential of Hanlo through strengthened sales initiatives international expansion improved commercial construction activities as well as through the extension of the product portfolio with complementary services The Green Building Group GmbH is the second partnership between H I G and Solidus focused on sustainable business following the acquisition of a stake in the recycling company Der Gruene Punkt Duales System Deutschland GmbH DSD in February 2011 H I G has significant experience with buy and build strategies Together with Solidus we will assist the Green Building Group s management team with further acquisitions of medium sized prefabricated manufacturers to create a European market leader said Dr Matthias Allgaier Managing Director of H I G Europe We are convinced that so far there are too few businesses capitalising on the trend of environmentally friendly construction We want to take advantage of this and consolidate prefabricated construction companies with low energy intensity building processes that use renewable materials With Dr Marka Hanlo s experienced management team and H I G s international presence we are optimally positioned to achieve our goals said Philippe Graf von Stauffenberg Managing Partner of Solidus H I G and Solidus have already identified other companies that ideally complement Hanlo Further acquisitions are planned over the next few months The acquisition of Hanlo is subject to merger control clearance About Hanlo Hanlo is a market leading provider of energy efficient prefabricated houses in the German speaking region The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Graz Austria with production sites in Freiwalde and Ziesar in Germany as well as international distribution outlets in Great Britain Netherlands France and Poland Hanlo markets its houses under the Hanlo and Bau mein Haus brands and has a strong track record in commercial construction of multi storey buildings With more than 35 years experience and over 50 000 satisfied customers Hanlo stands for exceptional quality and architectural sophistication www hanlo at About Solidus Partners Solidus is an investment platform for private investors

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/42 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    H I G Europe commented Silentnight is a strong profitable business with a leading position as the largest manufacturer in its sector throughout the UK and Ireland We are delighted to have acquired a business of this standing and heritage and look forward to working with the current management team to further strengthen and develop its position over the coming years Lionel Laurant of Bayside Capital commented Silentnight had been starved of capital for many years but still retains a strong brand with a powerful market presence H I G Europe will invest in the business to support core growth and to develop new business lines About Silentnight Silentnight Group Limited is the UK s leading bed and mattress manufacturer Home to some of the most prestigious brand names in the industry including Sealy UK Rest Assured and the UK consumer superbrand Silentnight Beds The Lancashire based company employs 1 250 employees The Group prides itself on innovation and has a vision of making its brands the most sought after in the UK and Ireland About H I G Capital H I G Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than GBP 6 billion of equity capital under management Based in Miami and with offices in Atlanta Boston New York and San Francisco in the U S as well as affiliate offices in London Hamburg and Paris in Europe H I G specializes in providing capital to small and medium sized companies with attractive growth potential H I G invests in management led buyouts and recapitalizations of profitable and well managed manufacturing or service businesses H I G also has extensive experience with financial restructurings and operational turnarounds Since its founding in 1993 H I G invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide The

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/46 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    owners The path is now clear for the necessary financial restructuring by H I G and Anchorage The debt will be significantly reduced and we will be injecting new capital in the company to facilitate growth The debt reduction and recapitalization is a far sighted decision and releases the great potential of Walter Services We are committed to support management s growth plans for Walter Services for the years to come on the basis of the newly gained financial flexibility and a solid and profitable platform said Jörn Marc Vogler Principal of H I G Europe in Germany Klaus Gumpp Managing Director of Walter Services added The management expressly welcomes the entry of H I G Europe and Anchorage The implementation of necessary restructuring measures will clearly strengthen the competitive position of Walter Services and accelerate the transition to a customer oriented provider of value added services Wolfgang Biedermann Managing Director of H I G Europe in Germany noted Walter Services is an excellent example of a successful De Leverage Buy Out where the entry of a private equity investor doesn t increase the debt of a company but quite contrary it drastically reduces the debt load In addition management is provided with the necessary fresh liquidity needed to strengthen the operations of the company H I G has significant experience with the development of call centers and business process outsourcing businesses and in the past has made several investments in the sector Most recently it developed Stream Holdings a global call center BPO firm from USD 75 million in revenues to over USD 500 million About Walter Services The Walter Services group with approximately 8 000 employees is the second largest call center operator in Germany and with 21 locations in Central Europe is a strong outsourcing partner for

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/54 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    s growth strategy Fibercore s plans include continued global leadership through product innovation and high quality service delivery helping increase both its geographic penetration and expansion into other related and developing markets Matthias Allgaier Managing Director at H I G Europe commented We are very pleased to announce our investment in Fibercore and our backing of Chris Emslie and his team in the management buyout from Cisco The business is a global industry leader in this highly specialised field its reputation achieved through a combination of strong blue chip customer relationships and a wealth of scarce in house manufacturing and development expertise Fibercore is a genuine UK export success story and we look forward to supporting the business in its continued international expansion Chris Emslie CEO of Fibercore commented With H I G Europe Fibercore has found an investor with deep financial resources and global reach We have been impressed with the H I G team their dynamism and approach and welcome them as partners for the next stage in Fibercore s expansion Alastair Mills Director at H I G Europe further added We look forward to working with Chris and his team to continue to grow a phenomenally successful business and global innovator in the field of specialty fibers The long tenure of Fibercore s customer relationships and unparalleled market position provide the perfect foundations for its future development The Fibercore investment marks H I G Europe s tenth new deal investment in the last 12 months and fourth since the start of 2011 About H I G Capital H I G Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than GBP 6 billion of equity capital under management Based in Miami and with offices in Atlanta Boston New York and San Francisco in the U

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/61 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    in January 2005 and transformed the retail and industry sector sponsored non profit organisation into a private sector company operating in a deregulated market Together with its new investors DSD s management team plans to expand the Company s recycling platform throughout Europe and expand into complementary environmentally friendly services Matthias Allgaier Managing Director at H I G Europe commented DSD has an outstanding management team and is a pioneer in development of leading recycling solutions We are excited to back DSD to expand its geographic footprint and grow its product offering into adjacent environmentally friendly services We view this investmentas an excellent example of H I G working closely with management teams to grow internationally and develop new markets and product lines Stefan Schreiter CEO of DSD said DSD has successfully transformed itself into a private sector company and a leading player in the dual system market My management board colleagues and I remain committed to ensuring continuity for our clients and employees Together with our new partners we are looking forward to continuing the successful development of DSD in our new role as owner entrepreneurs Philippe von Stauffenberg added We believe that DSD has great potential not only in Germany With the strong Der Grüne Punkt brand and together with the management team we will embark on a growth strategy over the next few years As the leader in the dual system market DSD has a strong client base with some 18 000 environmentally aware customers We want to further expand this platform in Europe and develop additional green services with a focus on sustainability and environmental protection for both existing and new clients We believe that together with H I G s pan European presence and resources we will be well positioned to achieve these goals The DSD investment marks H I G Europe s ninth new deal investment in the last 12 months About DSD Der Grüne Punkt Duales System Deutschland GmbH DSD organises collection sorting and recycling of waste packaging in Germany co operating with and working in parallel to municipal waste collection DSD was founded in 1991 as Germany s first dual system and remains a leading provider of take back systems The company is headquartered in Cologne with additional offices in Berlin Norderstedt and Augsburg In 1990 the German government enacted the German Packaging Ordinance that requires industrial firms and retailers to take back and recycle all transport and product packaging materials In response a consortium of major retailers and manufacturers formed DSD as a jointly funded solution to meet the requirements of the German Packaging Ordinance DSD established a second dual disposal system in parallel to the public sector waste disposal service As the first system of its kind worldwide it has since 1991 been providing nationwide collection and processing of used packaging materials like yoghurt cups glass bottles or beverage cartons from which DSD obtains raw materials which it then resells on the open market thereby forming a closed loop recycling

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/62 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    Under the leadership of Chief Executive Darryl Edwards who joined the business in October 2009 the company has taken advantage of the rapid growth in mobile traffic Edwards said AIRCOM is incredibly well placed to grow with our clients more and more of whom are turning to us to help them get the most out of their networks With H I G s support we can ensure our products and services remain at the cutting edge of the industry Barclays and HSBC have provided a joint debt package to support the Group going forward The AIRCOM investment marks H I G Europe s eighth new deal investment in the last 12 months With a full pipeline of activity H I G expects to make further deal announcements in the coming months About AIRCOM AIRCOM is an independent provider of network management tools and services Our I View framework allows mobile network operators to rapidly efficiently and seamlessly plan manage configure and optimise their networks I View enables operators to regain visibility and control of their entire network enabling radical shifts in business dynamics to become more efficient more agile and more profitable The market leader in the provision and deployment of network engineering tools AIRCOM products are in use across 135 countries by over half the world s mobile operators Every day the 20 top global operators depend upon AIRCOM s tools and consultants to improve network coverage and quality for more than 1 1 billion subscribers worldwide Established for 15 years we have built our reputation on creating and releasing additional value from within cellular networks Headquartered in the UK with offices in 14 countries we provide global and regional viewpoints and resource as well as ensuring that our operator customers benefit from our global knowledge By looking ahead

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/63 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    transaction are the Bagatelle Park the Aquarium at Saint Malo the Mini Château Park and Val de Loire Aquarium the Bouveret waterpark in Switzerland Avonturenpark Hellendoorn in the Netherlands and Pleasurewood Hills in the United Kingdom The objective of the H I G Group is to accelerate the development of the parks by combining an organic and dynamic external growth strategy within this highly fragmented market Over the next five years approximately 20 million Euros will be invested to accelerate the development of the group Olivier Boyadjian H I G Europe Managing Director in France commented These European parks have demonstrated their attractiveness by continuing to show strong results even in a depressed economic environment With a return to growth in French and European tourism we intend to provide the financial and operational means to this group in order to strengthen its established regional positions while improving its performance to become a European leader in the regional parks sector Laurent Bruloy I am delighted to lead this important project with a long term partner such as H I G Their team of professionals has actively supported me for almost a year and has provided financial expertise sharp knowledge of our sector and precious operational and industrial skills I am confident this will be a very successful investment for all of us This transaction represents H I G Europe s seventh new investment in the last 12 months About H I G Capital H I G Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than GBP 6 billion of equity capital under management Based in Miami and with offices in Atlanta Boston New York and San Francisco in the U S as well as affiliate offices in London Hamburg and Paris in Europe H I G specializes in

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/64 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    Anvis Group will generate revenues of over EUR 250 million With H I G Europe Anvis has found the long term partner with deep financial resources and industry knowledge we were seeking This is a key step allowing us to concentrate on growth and sustainable strengthening of our earnings power commented Olaf Hahn who will continue to lead the group as its CEO H I G is pleased to support Anvis Group by providing the right balance of operational expertise international network and financial prowess the company requires to continue building on its leading market position added Wolfgang Biedermann Managing Director at H I G European Capital Partners GmbH the German advisor to funds managed by H I G Capital About Anvis Group The Anvis Group founded in 2000 by Woco and Michelin AVS is a developer and manufacturer of innovative solutions for driving dynamics comfort and road safety The Anvis Group is represented in Europe America Asia and South Africa at 9 production sites and additional sales locations The company s services cover the entire anti vibration system process chain from the concept to the production line stage The Anvis Group product range includes chassis components aggregate suspension exhaust system hangers as well as decoupling elements and mass dampers Apart from the automobile industry e g Volkswagen Renault Peugeot Citroën Daimler and Ford the company s customers include the railway industry and other industrial sectors where oscillation and noise reduction systems are used Ever since its founding days the group maintains a comprehensive R D program supported by 120 engineers responsible for numerous product innovations and filed patents About H I G Capital H I G Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than 8 5 billion of equity capital under management Based in Miami

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/69 (2016-04-26)
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