STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WhiteHorse Capital (“WhiteHorse”) announced the expansion of its direct lending team with the addition of Kimberly Massa as a Managing Director and Peter McLaughlin as a Principal. WhiteHorse is the direct lending affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $21 billion of equity capital under management.
Kimberly, based out of Stamford, will focus on credit underwriting across the WhiteHorse platform. Peter will lead WhiteHorse’s Midwest originations out of Chicago and will focus on both sponsor and non-sponsor originations.
Stuart Aronson, Group Head of WhiteHorse’s U.S. direct lending platform, said, “We are excited to welcome these accomplished professionals to the team. Their experience and unique skill set will help us grow our capabilities as we continue to build our platform.”
Prior to WhiteHorse, Kimberly was the Chief Credit Officer for Telecom, Media and Technology at GE where she managed a portfolio of accounts with over $4 billion of credit exposure. Previously, she was a Managing Director for Antares Capital. Peter is joining WhiteHorse from Medley Capital where he originated, executed and managed middle market loans. He has more than 15 years of experience in middle market private equity, investment banking and lending.
About WhiteHorse Capital
WhiteHorse is the direct lending affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $21 billion of equity capital under management.* WhiteHorse provides debt financing to middle market companies across a broad range of industries, including business services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, food/agriculture, and specialty finance. WhiteHorse has a broad investment mandate and provides senior and subordinated debt for refinancings, growth capital, acquisitions, buyouts, and balance sheet recapitalizations. WhiteHorse professionals, across the U.S. and Europe, have extensive experience and a proven track record of providing creative financing structures and employing a long term relationship oriented portfolio management philosophy.
* Based on total capital commitments managed by H.I.G. Capital and affiliates.