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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    and the remainder franchises Antonio Pérez founder and CEO of Panaria will continue to own an equity stake in the company and will become CEO of the resulting entity with the ultimate goal of positioning the company as a leading operator of foodservice concepts in the Iberian Peninsula Gustavo Ron Founder of Café Té will continue supporting Mr Pérez as a Director of the combined company Jaime Bergel Managing Director of H I G Europe said We are very pleased to back the combination of Café Té and Panaria two very successful concepts in the Iberian foodservice industry which have proven resilient in the face of a competitive environment We fully support management s vision of building a leading platform in Spain through internal and external growth opportunities About Café Té Founded in 1973 by Mr Gustavo Ron Café Té is a leading Spanish coffee shop chain Café Té operates a network of 147 coffee shops 101 owned and 46 franchises The company s owned and franchised coffee shops sell coffee tea ice cream tropical juices paninis baguettinis toast pancakes natural shakes pastries hamburgers salads chocolate smoothies milkshakes and frappes cake pasta pizza sandwiches and fresh baked goods Café Té is top of mind with Spanish consumers and it ranks second compared with the rest of coffee shop franchises in Spain http www cafeandte com About Panaria Panaria is a fast growing premium bakery and coffee shop concept based on a high quality product offering Its wide product offering comprises bread and bakery sandwiches pizza etc It also offers lunches and catering services Panaria was founded in Valencia in 2010 by Mr Antonio Pérez and in 4 years has achieved a network of more than 60 coffee shops with 10 DOS and more than 300 employees http www panariapanaderias es

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/759 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    offering This is good news for both the employees of WERU and UNILUX as well as for our customers and suppliers Harald Pichler CEO of WERU commented Together with management H I G is pursuing a strategy to develop WERU both organically and through strategic acquisitions to become the leading manufacturer of windows and doors in Europe The acquisition of UNILUX represents a critical milestone We are very pleased with this achievement coming less than three months after our investment in WERU explains Wolfgang Biedermann Managing Director of H I G Europe and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of WERU About WERU WERU is one of the leading manufacturers of windows and doors in Europe It produces 460 000 windows and 15 000 doors annually at its two production facilities in Rudersberg near Stuttgart and Triptis near Leipzig With a modern product range the result of its strong innovative capabilities 70 of the turnover is achieved from products that are younger than three years WERU sets the standard in terms of safety energy efficiency and comfort WERU has approximately 1 000 employees and generates a turnover of approximately 150 million Further information at www weru de About UNILUX UNILUX is a leading full range supplier in the premium segment for windows and doors in private housing It produces both windows and doors made of wood wood aluminum plastic and plastic aluminum mostly with passive house standard At its headquarter in Salmtal UNILUX produces around 110 000 windows and 3 400 doors It is known for its comprehensive range of excellent and innovative products for windows and doors as well as high quality service More information at www unilux de About H I G Capital H I G is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than 15 billion

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/735 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    Major online partners include Amazon and Ebay The Company which employs 200 people in its Christchurch Dorset headquarters and Hong Kong sourcing office ships up to 270 000 units per week Kondor expects to generate revenues of over 100m in 2014 The purchase from Kondor s founder is led by Kondor s chief executive Robert Haycock who joined Kondor in 2005 Paul Canning Managing Director H I G Europe said Kondor is the established UK market leader in this sector and management has ambitious plans to continue to expand both in the UK and internationally This aligns perfectly with H I G s experience and expertise We look forward to working with them in supporting their growth plans Robert Haycock Chief Executive of Kondor said Kondor is well positioned to deepen and broaden its client relationships more and more of whom are taking advantage of our fully integrated offering With H I G s support we can ensure our customer offering continues to be the industry benchmark whilst we continue to grow Kondor marks H I G Europe s maiden investment from H I G Europe II the 825m fund which closed last year About Kondor Kondor is a major distributor of consumer electronics accessories Kondor has been focused on consumer electronics accessories for 20 years and has a proven record in supplying a full category managed solution to grocers networks and specialist channels We deliver solutions and propositions that set the industry standard rather than following it Kondor supplies more than 50 major brands from Beats by Dre Harman Kardon Nokia Port Designs Samsung Skullcandy Sony Speck Supertooth and TDK Customers include 3 Amazon Argos Asda Boots Dixons Carphone Warehouse eBay Everything Everywhere Halfords House of Fraser John Lewis Maplins O2 Phones 4 U Sainbury s Selfridge s Shop

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/723 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    the origination and execution of transactions as part of the team in London Before that he was at European Capital working on UK buyouts and in the healthcare M A team at Deutsche Bank in London Johannes has a first class honours degree in Management Sciences from the London School of Economics Johan was previously a Senior Investment Manager at publically listed Swedish private equity company Ratos where he worked on buyout transactions Before that he was at Bain Co Johan has an MSc from Stockholm School of Economics and a BSc from Lund University School of Economics and Management Commenting on the appointments Paul Canning H I G London Managing Director said We are delighted to welcome Johannes and Johan These appointments will further strengthen our team s in house operational financial and strategic expertise as we continue to seek opportunities to drive value creation working with businesses in the mid market About H I G Capital H I G is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than 10 billion of equity capital under management Based in Miami and with offices in Atlanta Boston Chicago Dallas New York and San Francisco in the U S as well as international affiliate offices in London Hamburg Madrid Milan Paris and Rio de Janeiro 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 Since its founding in 1993 H I G has invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide The firm s current portfolio includes more than 80 companies with combined sales in excess of 22 billion For more information please refer to the H I G website at www

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/711 (2016-04-26)
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    in a significant number of buyout transactions both directly and through specialized private equity funds the London based Stellican and the US based Wexford Management serving as operating board member for several portfolio companies Previously he worked in investment banking for Goldman Sachs in London In commenting on his appointment Mr Legnani stated I am very excited to join the H I G team H I G is ideally positioned to successfully invest in Italy given the significant amount of capital at its disposal and its experience in working with both growth companies and businesses facing operational and or financial challenges Focusing on midsize companies with a turnover above 50 million H I G targets the backbone of the Italian economy Mr Legnani also added that he expects H I G to be flexible in its approach in Italy providing both debt and equity capital and investing in either majority or minority stakes in promising Italian businesses with a strong and sustainable competitive position He also expects H I G to assist Italian companies to capitalize on international growth and expansion opportunities given its global presence and its wide team of international experienced professionals Sami Mnaymneh co founder and Managing Partner of H I G added I am delighted to welcome Raffaele to the firm Few in the Italian market can match his deep knowledge investment experience and professionalism I believe the market opportunity in Italy is a perfect fit with H I G s capabilities and under Raffaele s leadership we hope to be a very active investor in Italy There are many attractive businesses and talented managers in Italy and despite short term challenges we have every confidence that in the long run the Italian economy will recover and get back on a growth path Mr Mnaymneh noted

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/715 (2016-04-26)
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    submitted by H I G Capital Sareb took into account the proposed business plan to manage the properties which would provide it with a greater potential for return on investment Chris Zlatarev from Bayside Capital commented We are pleased to have been able to partner with Sareb on this portfolio This transaction demonstrates H I G s commitment to investing in Spain and growing our Real Estate and NPL business H I G Capital has a significant presence in Spain led by Jaime Bergel who heads its Madrid office This is the first Sareb real estate asset portfolio to be put on the wholesale market Sareb was set up at the end of last year to divest the portfolio of loans and real estate assets transferred by banks which had received government funding The Project Bull portfolio is comprised of residential developments more specifically 939 homes located in Andalusia 275 Canary Islands 129 Cantabria 5 Catalonia 38 Balearic Islands 19 Madrid 86 Murcia 44 and the Community of Valencia 343 The portfolio also includes 750 ancillary premises parking spaces and storage rooms and one retail unit The transaction has been structured via the creation of a Bank Asset Fund FAB a first in Spain Sareb will retain a 49 share in the FAB whilst H I G Capital will own 51 The properties in the hands of the FAB will be managed by an independent servicer selected by H I G Monthisa a Spanish company with more than thirty years of real estate management experience About Sareb The Management Company for Assets Arising from the Banking Sector Reorganisation Sareb is a private institution which was created in November 2012 in order to help clean up the Spanish financial sector and more specifically the institutions that received government funding Sareb is

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/676 (2016-04-26)
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    000 títulos El acuerdo coloca a VSA en una posición estratégica muy ventajosa al poder ofrecer una amplia gama de servicios en el sector audiovisual Jaime Bergel Socio de H I G Europe comentó VSA fue la primera inversión de H I G Capital tras la apertura de nuestra oficina en Madrid el pasado año Hoy estamos muy satisfechos con esta segunda operación y la toma de control de VSA que constituye una gran oportunidad de inversión para nosotros Creemos que VSA está llamada a jugar un papel protagonista en el sector y desde nuestra posición de accionistas únicos seguiremos como hasta ahora apoyando al equipo directivo Manuel García Duran Presidente Ejecutivo y Consejero Delegado de Vértice 360 declaró Esta operación respalda la estrategia de Vértice 360 de incrementar su músculo financiero para continuar enfocándose y añadiendo valor a su negocio principal de creación y explotación de contenido Hace casi un año iniciamos un proceso de cooperación con H I G Europe que hoy se ve reforzado con este nuevo acuerdo por el cual VSA apoyará en la explotación comercial de nuestro catálogo de más de 2 000 películas y como queda claro supone una mejora sustancial en nuestra posición financiera para abordar nuestros proyectos creativos actuales y futuros Por su parte Giovanni Rier Director General de VSA indicó La apuesta firme de H I G por VSA es una gran noticia que refuerza nuestro proyecto de futuro y nuestra posición de liderazgo en el panorama audiovisual español en segmentos tan diversos como producción posproducción externalizaciones venta de contenidos y publicidad a los diferentes players del mercado FIN Acerca de H I G Capital H I G es un inversor global líder con más de 13 000 millones de capital bajo gestión Con sede en Miami y con oficinas en

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/673 (2016-04-26)
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  • H.I.G. Europe Private Equity
    I G Capital commented We are very pleased to have completed this fundraising in less than three months and in particular that the fund was significantly over subscribed from existing H I G investors The new fund will continue our successful strategy of investing in privately held companies and non core subsidiaries of larger companies especially those which present significant opportunities for earnings improvement and value creation H I G Europe s team is based in four offices in London Paris Hamburg and Madrid and consists of over 50 investment professionals with significant operating and turnaround experience It has completed 28 European investments since it began investing in 2008 About H I G Capital H I G Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than 13 billion of equity capital under management Based in Miami and with offices in Atlanta Boston Chicago Dallas New York and San Francisco in the U S as well as international affiliate offices in London Hamburg Madrid Paris and Rio de Janeiro 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

    Original URL path: http://higcapital.es/news/release/667 (2016-04-26)
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