H.I.G. Partners Hires Paine's Freeman For Food & Agribusiness Role

Mar 28 2017 | 9:34pm ET

H.I.G. Capital’s dedicated middle-market private equity unit has hired former Paine Schwartz Partners executive Andrew Freeman as a managing director. 

Freeman will lead the affiliate’s food and agribusiness team out of San Francisco, the company said in a statement. He will focus on making LBO investments in the two sectors and will be responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and post-investment strategy development and value-creation execution.

Prior to his new role, Freeman was a partner at private equity firm Paine Schwartz Partners, formerly known as Paine & Partners, which he joined in 2005. Beforehand, he was a senior associate with Fremont Partners and began his career at Westbrooke Partners. 

H.I.G. middle market division invests in a wide range of industries, primarily via recapitalizations, private sales, corporate divestitures, and public-to-private transactions, the company continued. The unit works closely with other H.I.G. private equity funds and complements its lower middle market LBO and growth equity funds. 

Founded in 1993 and based in Miami, H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with more than $21 billion of equity capital under management deployed across private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and life sciences vehicles. Since inception, the firm has invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide. 

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