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H.I.G. Capital Announces Fourth Real Estate Investment in Italy

H.I.G. Capital announced today its investment through an Italian securitization in a portfolio of non-performing loans backed by a mixture of residential and commercial real estate, predominantly in the regions of Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Tuscany in Northern Italy. Terms were not disclosed.

The transaction represents H.I.G. Capital's 23rd real estate investment in Europe since the start of 2013. H.I.G. continues to add to its sizeable portfolio of Real Estate assets in Europe, consisting of equity, debt investments and NPL portfolios with a particular focus on its target market of value-added small/midcap opportunities.

Riccardo Dallolio, Managing Director at H.I.G. in London commented: “This marks the third NPL investment completed by H.I.G. in Italy in the last twenty four months. This underscores our continued focus on the Italian real estate market where we have invested both in NPLs and direct assets”.

About H.I.G. Capital

H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with €17 billion of equity capital under management.* Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, and Atlanta 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 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. Other H.I.G. funds invest in various real assets, including real estate and shipping.

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 100 companies with combined sales in excess of €22 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com .

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

Contact:

H.I.G. Capital
Riccardo Dallolio, +44 (0) 207 318 5700
Managing Director
rdallolio@higcapital.com
F +44 (0) 207 318 5749
www.higcapital.com

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