Tareck Safi Joins H.I.G. Realty Partners as Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Debt in Europe

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/EuropeRealty?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#EuropeRealtylt;/agt;–H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global alternative asset management
firm with over $30 billion of equity capital under management, is
pleased to announce that Tareck Safi has joined the firm’s real estate
team as Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Debt. Tareck brings
over 20 years of experience originating, structuring and investing in
real estate debt. He is based in H.I.G.’s London office.

Prior to H.I.G., Tareck was Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt
Investments for EMEA at PIMCO, focusing on private transactions. He
previously held senior positions at Societe Generale and RBS.

He holds a master’s degree in finance from the London School of
Economics. He also has a statistics degree from ENSAE and an engineering
degree from the Ecole Polytechnique.

Riccardo Dallolio, Managing Director and Head of H.I.G. Realty Partners
in Europe, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Tareck to the firm.
Tareck is a very experienced and successful real estate debt
investor who brings a wealth of real estate knowledge and experience.
Under his leadership, we will continue expanding our real estate debt
platform across Europe.”

About H.I.G. Capital

H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets
investment firm with over $30 billion of equity capital under
management.* Based in Miami, and with European offices in London,
Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, and U.S and Latin American offices in New
York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Stamford,
Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, 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 growth investments, 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. H.I.G.’s real estate funds invest in value-added properties, which
can benefit from improved asset management practices.

Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than
300 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than
100 companies with combined sales in excess of $30 billion. For more
information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.

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

Contacts

Riccardo Dallolio
Managing Director
[email protected]

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