H.I.G Capital Names Borton MD Of WhiteHorse Direct Lending Unit

Jan 25 2017 | 9:46pm ET

Global alternative asset manager H.I.G. Capital has named former Citigroup executive Kenneth Borton as managing director of its WhiteHorse Capital direct lending affiliate.

Borton will be based in London, the company said in a statement, and has more than 17 years of experience in direct lending, structured finance and special situations.  As a managing director at Citigroup with responsibility for the Credit Opportunities business in EMEA, he managed more than $500 million of direct lending transactions across sectors and throughout the region. Prior to his business career, Borton was an infantry officer in the Scots Guards regiment of the British Army. 

“I am delighted to welcome Kenneth to the firm,” said John Bolduc, H.I.G. executive managing director, in the statement. “He is a very experienced, international direct lending investor who augments the capabilities of our team. I am confident he will play an instrumental role in continuing to grow H.I.G.’s direct lending activities in Europe."

Founded in 1993 and based in Miami, H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with more than €20 billion of equity capital under management deployed across private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and life sciences vehicles. The company’s debt funds invest in senior, unitranche and junior debt financing to companies across the size spectrum, both on a primary (direct origination) basis and in secondary markets. 

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