H.I.G. Latin America specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies where we can play a significant role in helping to unlock the value potential therein.

We align ourselves with visionary management teams and entrepreneurs, who take substantial equity positions in their companies, and help build businesses of significant value.

Our team has significant operating, consulting, technology, and financial management experience, enabling us to contribute meaningfully to our portfolio companies.

H.I.G.’s Latin America investments fall into two categories:

  • Management-led buyouts or recapitalizations of well established, profitable, manufacturing and service businesses
  • Growth / Development capital investments in promising high growth companies

Through H.I.G.’s global platform, our Latin America team is able to leverage strategic and operational expertise to create value through growth, performance, improvement, and synergistic add on acquisitions. With the largest private equity team in the region, H.I.G. Latin America has more than 60 investment professionals in the region and a local presence in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Goiânia, Recife, and Porto Alegre in Brazil, and Bogota, Colombia.

Investment Overview

H.I.G. is one of the most active private equity investors in middle market companies in Latin America, North America, and Europe with $64 billion of equity capital under management, with a focus on the small cap and mid cap segments of the market.


H.I.G.’s philosophy is to invest in operating companies that can take advantage of our ability to add value to a business. This expertise makes us better able to recognize the inherent value of a company, which allows us to place a higher valuation on a business enterprise than would a strictly financially driven investment firm.


H.I.G. takes a creative and flexible approach to private equity investment. Financing transactions in a sensible and prudent manner, we take into account the capital requirements necessary to meet the company’s growth and expansion plans and allow for a comfortable operating cushion to accommodate fluctuations in company performance.


Management Buyouts / Recapitalizations: Work closely with management teams, providing strategic and consulting services as well as capital, to help them acquire their company; and with company owners wishing to diversify their holdings by selling a stake in their companies while staying involved and retaining operational control of their business.


We invest in small and medium-sized enterprises with high-quality, value-added products, favorable growth prospects and proven, motivated management teams who take significant equity ownership positions in their companies.