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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    years the success of Engine s unique marketing services model of best in class under one roof has been proven by our strong record of growth and by the broadening of our working relationships with our clients In an increasingly complex and fragmented media world Engine s model brings together a full suite of marketing and communications disciplines to work together more effectively and efficiently for our clients Our clients are global businesses and we now want to take the model that we have built in the UK to other markets Earlier this year we established Engine USA which was the first step in exploring international expansion We will now take the Engine model and re create it in key markets around the world with our teams able to work together to deliver the best in integrated global solutions for the biggest worldwide businesses and brands A strong financial partner offers the best route to provide the necessary capital for the next stage in Engine s expansion Critical in our consideration of the right financial partner was our confidence that they genuinely understood our model the marketing sector and that they shared our vision of the opportunity for growth We have been impressed with the H I G team their dynamism and approach and welcome them as true partners in Engine Matthias Allgaier Managing Director at H I G Europe commented Engine has an outstanding management team and enjoys a strong market position in the UK We are excited to provide the capital to accelerate Engine s growth both in the UK and internationally We view this investment as an excellent example of H I G using its global presence and experience to back a complex international business with outstanding prospects Thomas Scriven Director at H I G added Engine

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/70 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    and Information Technology It will continue its successful buy and build strategy as well as its development into a fully integrated HR services house H I G Capital is a highly experienced partner for growth comments Dr Christian Speidel Together we will continue to expand the service range and specialization of 7 S enabling 7 S to offer an even more comprehensive set of services to its customers H I G Capital is highly experienced in the personnel services sector having made a number of successful investments in the industry including Insight Global Inc which it acquired in 2007 and grew from USD 100 million in revenues at that time to over USD 350 million in 2010 According to Wolfgang Biedermann Managing Director at H I G European Capital Partners GmbH The capital strength and experience of H I G will enable 7 S to drive the consolidation process in the European market and to strengthen its leading position as an independent provider of qualified personnel and workforce solution services Jörn Marc Vogler Principal at H I G European Capital Partners GmbH added H I G Europe is pleased to invest in 7 S a leading personnel services provider led by an excellent management team During the recent financial crisis 7 S accomplished to improve its market positioning and gain additional market share Currently 7 S expands dynamically and we are glad to support the growth plan of the management team in the years to come About 7 S 7 S Group is an independent specialist for temporary staffing business support services and career services 7 S concentrates on temporary staffing of qualified personnel in seven focus industries Industry and Technology Aviation Engineering Office Finance Catering Service Medical Information Technology According to statistics by market research firm Lünendonk 7 S

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/75 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    Núter s management team The new equity investment will serve to bolster the Company s balance sheet and to help fund future growth Terms were not disclosed Núter is one of the leading animal feed and nutrition companies on the Iberian Peninsula employing over 500 people and producing over 1 million tonnes of animal feed annually from its 11 manufacturing plants located in Spain and Portugal The Company sells its produce to over 40 000 farmers both directly and via 1 500 exclusive distributors Núter was formed in 2007 following the merger of Saprogal S A U and Piensos Pascual S A U Backed by H I G and Mercapital two leading European private equity firms as well as Grupo Leche Pascual one of Spain s preeminent players in the food industry Núter will continue to focus on realising profitable growth in the forthcoming years by diversifying its product range and strengthening its market position in the Iberian market Matthias Allgaier Managing Director at H I G Europe commented We are extremely pleased to have completed our successful investment in Núter which will enable the first class management team to maximize the future growth potential of the business and harness its leading brand in the Spanish and Portuguese animal feed markets Lionel Laurant Principal at Bayside Capital said This is H I G s first investment in Spain and illustrates the flexible and creative approach we can bring to transactions We expect to complete a number of similar transactions in the future About H I G Capital H I G Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than 7 billion of equity capital under management across a number of strategies including buyouts venture capital distressed debt and public securities Since its founding H I G has

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/77 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    accelerated completion of the acquisition The full financing package will enable H I G to support Synseal s continuing operational improvement program as well as the company s organic and acquisitive growth plans The H I G deal team was led by Paul Canning and Andrew Steel We are very pleased to announce our investment in Synseal a best in class business led by an excellent management team commented Paul Canning Managing Director at H I G We believe that with the resources H I G brings coupled with the strength of the team Synseal is well placed to drive consolidation in the market and to further build on its position as a leading supplier in the UK Our partnership with H I G is a significant step in the development of the company commented David Leng CEO of Synseal We have maintained our competitive advantage over the past few years and look forward to maximizing the growth opportunities that the market will present going forward This is an exciting time for our business staff and existing customers Andrew Steel Principal at H I G who has a significant background in the building materials industry added Synseal has been a stand out performer in a difficult market during the past two years We are delighted to back the current management team plans for expansion About Synseal Synseal is the UK s number one supplier of PVC for windows doors and conservatories with around 500 employees from a 32 acre site in Huthwaite Synseal is known in the industry as highly efficient in all aspects of production and distribution giving customers excellent products delivered in exceptional turnaround times This service has taken Synseal to the top of the industry for both windows and conservatories the only company to hold both number

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/87 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    makers explained Olivier Boyadjian Managing Director of H I G Capital in France In collaboration with the French State and French industry minister Christian Estrosi we are working to find alternative markets that will allow us the production site to continue operations H I G Capital has experience of this kind of operation and has worked with businesses to revitalize production and redeploy sales With more than 150 investment professionals globally H I G Capital is one of the most active investors exclusively dedicated to serving small and mid size businesses H I G leverages the same principles that have brought it success in the U S over the past 15 years and raised its European fund with more than 600 millions euros dedicated to serving the region H I G s office in Paris has more than a dozen investment specialists which makes them one of the country s largest teams dedicated to mid market investing in France With a majority of operational experts H I G Capital actively works with management teams of existing portfolio companies and assists them in becoming market leaders H I G has available capital strategic and operations expertise as well as a broad network of contacts across all industries H I G plans on developing its presence in France with long term investments in businesses with potential for turnaround and growth In April of 2009 H I G Capital was one of the first investment firms funds in France to agree to a partnership with the government association Mediation du Credit for funding small and medium sized enterprises In this structure the company appoints operational and financial counsel for businesses facing difficulties and supports the Mediation du Credit in its mission About H I G Capital H I G Capital is a leading

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/92 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    the incumbent majority shareholder 3i to restructure the balance sheet In July 2009 H I G and 3i underwrote a 17 2M new equity investment in VNU in conjunction with a significant reduction in the amount of debt on the company s balance sheet resulting in a healthy capital structure and substantial new capital to fund future investments and growth Following the restructuring H I G and 3i will own equal stakes in VNU Erik Hoekstra CEO of VNU Media Unanimous consent for restructurings is very uncommon and we believe we are now well positioned for the future This agreement with H I G 3i and our existing lenders demonstrates a strong belief in our people and our brands and provides us with the funds to take advantage of the current market conditions Although the downturn has impacted our revenues the company has remained profitable and we expect to be able to grow EBITDA margins further when the markets recover Matthias Allgaier Managing Director of H I G Capital We are very excited to back an outstanding management team in a fundamentally sound and well positioned business and look forward to working with the team and 3i in growing the company over the coming years This transaction highlights the constructive role we can play alongside existing lenders and existing sponsors to help facilitate a restructuring solution for companies facing operational and financial challenges We anticipate completing many more such recapitalisations in the current difficult economic environment About H I G Capital H I G Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than 7 5 billion of equity capital under management Based in Miami and with offices in Atlanta Boston San Francisco and New York in the U S as well as affiliate offices in London Hamburg

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/95 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    billion of UK consumer assets are currently administered on software based platforms whereas total UK consumer assets are forecast to reach 3 trillion by 2010 indicating considerable potential for growth Significant opportunities exist with pension accounts which are only just starting to make their way onto platforms FNZ was formed within New Zealand investment bank First NZ Capital in 2003 It employs approximately 220 staff in offices in Edinburgh Bristol London and Wellington New Zealand FNZ has an excellent record of delivery It has grown from a standing start in New Zealand in 2003 to its position today as a major provider of Software as a Service SaaS commented Matthias Allgaier Managing Director at H I G We believe that FNZ has the best technology in its class and we are excited to provide the capital to further accelerate FNZ s growth both in the UK and internationally We view this as a long term investment and it is an excellent example of H I G using its global experience to back a complex niche international businesses with outstanding prospects Adrian Durham Chief Executive of FNZ commented H I G is an ideal partner for FNZ H I G has a strong understanding of the complex retail financial services industry as well as the technology that underpins it FNZ is pursuing significant opportunities in a number of international markets and H I G s commitment brings the support contacts and access to capital required to take full advantage of that growth potential Standard Life Savings Limited Chief Executive Geoff Towers said Standard Life s Adviser Wrap and FundZone propositions are key components of our UK asset managing strategy We have made good progress in the market since our launch and we look forward to continuing to work with FNZ to

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/97 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    s leading technology computing communications software consumer electronic and media clients H I G s platform investment was made in 2003 through its acquisition of a 75 million call center division of Software Spectrum and later acquired Stream from Solectron in 2004 forming a scalable global footprint The Company has consistently grown through market penetration and new site expansion The Company has successfully grown revenues to greater than 500 million Toni Portmann CEO of Stream said During the last five years with H I G as our financial sponsor and partner we have had tremendous successes and growth They have been alongside us supporting our rapid expansion and have been instrumental with both strategic direction and capital H I G has been a value added partner throughout the process Rick Rosen Managing Director of H I G Capital remarked We are delighted to have partnered with such an energetic hard working and effective management team They have methodically grown both infrastructure and client revenues have integrated acquisitions and achieved a reputation for industry leading customer satisfaction The Company has exceeded our expectations and has delivered a fantastic return for H I G s investors we are confident that Stream will continue to be successful in the future This has been an outstanding investment for our firm About H I G Capital H I G Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than 7 5 billion of equity capital under management Based in Miami and with offices in Atlanta Boston 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

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/104 (2016-04-26)
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