Does anyone here have thoughts on pre-MBA opportunities at Miami-based H.I.G. Capital? In particular, I was just wondering how transaction experience, quality of people, business school placement, and overall reputation of H.I.G. compare to private equity firms such as Audax Group, Riverside Company, and other mid-market firms of similar size.
As for what little I know about HIG, I'm aware of their reputation of being able to generate very significant IRR's and their strategy of targeting companies that are either underappreciated or would make for a good turnaround story. It also seems like they have a pretty sizable pre-MBA class, though I was also somewhat alarmed by the number of job postings I've seen from there on Doostang and other job boards. I'm not quite sure whether they're just rapidly expanding or if they have had trouble filling their pre-MBA positions, so any insights that you guys could provide would be much appreciated. Thanks a bunch guys.