H.I.G. hires leader for London small-cap LBO team

John Harper has joined H.I.G. Capital as head of the firm’s London-based small cap LBO team, spearheading the $38 billion firm’s small cap investments in the U.K., Ireland, Scandinavia and Holland.

Prior to joining the private equity firm, Harper was a partner at Inflexion, having previously held senior positions at Duke Street and LDC. He brings with him 25 years of mid-market private equity investing experience across a wide range of sectors including financial and business services, manufacturing, healthcare, IT and consumer and leisure.

“We are delighted to welcome John to the team,” said Wolfgang Biedermann, executive managing director and head of Europe buyouts. “He has an impressive track record of successful investments and I am absolutely confident that he is the right person to further strengthen H.I.G.’s franchise in northern Europe.”

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.

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