RIO DE JANEIRO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--H.I.G. Capital ("H.I.G."), a leading global private equity investment firm with $25 billion of equity capital under management, announced today the acquisition of Parque Ana Costa, in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil.
Parque Ana Costa is a AAA office building with 17,997 square meters of space, located in Santos, an important coastal city in São Paulo state, 50 miles from the capital (São Paulo). The building was delivered in 2013 and is positioned in Ana Costa Avenue, the main business district in Santos.
Fernando Marques Oliveira, Head of H.I.G. Brazil and Latin America said, “We are very excited to complete this off-market transaction. It reflects our belief that the real estate sector in Brazil is set for a meaningful recovery. As such, H.I.G. is looking forward to committing a significant amount of capital to the sector, building on H.I.G.’s extensive local presence and relationships.”
Daniel Nader, Head of H.I.G. Realty in Brazil added, “It was a good opportunity to acquire a very well built and centrally located asset in Santos’ most desirable business district. The building has performed well in recent years and is the location of choice for foreign multinationals in Santos. Additionally, the Port of Santos is likely to benefit greatly from an economic recovery of Brazil and even more so from a recovery of the Oil & Gas industry.”
Financial terms were not disclosed.
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $25 billion of equity capital under management*. Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Bogotá and Mexico City, 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 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.