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Jun 18, 2008 - 1:44am

We actually just worked on a deal with Bayside Capital, their distressed debt group.

Their guys seem to be pretty chill and all come from pretty high pedigree. I can't speak too much about their deal flow but I'm sure its alive and well. I believe they have 140ish professionals with $7.5B AUM.

Banking > VC > Tech PE; PM me if you would like any advice I'm happy to help
Jun 18, 2008 - 1:26pm

Deal flow is pretty strong and HIG's funds have done really well historically, i.e. top quintile. Their teams do come from a pretty high pedigree and the analysts say it's a pretty laid-back place on their level (the analysts are pretty close to one another, probably because most of them moved down to Miami without knowing too many people there and the South Beach scene plays itself out pretty quickly)...but on a more senior level, the place has a more cutthroat reputation. I really recommend you meet with them in person (assuming you have the opportunity) before forming an opinion though, especially on their culture

Jun 20, 2008 - 1:46pm

Great track record, think top ~1-2% of private equity returns over the past few years. Very focused on the lower middle market and more aggressive on price than leverage. Just closed on second distressed debt fund, Bayside II, with $3B. Also, in terms of pedigree, everyone has a top degree with a very large Harvard contingent.

Sep 7, 2008 - 10:46am

While I have no idea what it is like to work there, I can tell you what it is like to work with HIG as a client:

One of my fellow analysts worked on a transaction with them and said that every friday night they would email him directly asking him to do some "task" for them. Basically, they outsourced their personal research to this poor guy who spent his weekends doing stuff he shouldn't have been doing. Completely wrecked half of his first year.


Nov 12, 2011 - 10:50am

Does anybody know anything about H.I.G out of Miami, Fl?
I know they do a little of everything but I'm trying to find out, what are their strongest groups, how's the deal flow?

They have entered into lots of deals lately but they've also started come across lawsuits. Her's one I found on the web.…

Nov 12, 2011 - 11:10am

Phone Interview with H.I.G. Capital - Miami Tomorrow - Any Advice? (Originally Posted: 08/25/2010)

I have a phone interview with H.I.G. Capital - Miami tomorrow and would like for anyone's advice who either works for the firm or has interviewed with the firm.

I have a 1 year MM investment banking background and 1 year distressed debt fund background - both analyst roles and from small shops.

I applied straight through an HR contact via LinkedIn, and a lower level HR recruiter contacted me for the interview.

I was looking for an Analyst function, but not specifically in PE, HF, or DD - but based on my resume, I am guessing it will be with Bayside Capital, their DD arm, versus PE.

Any advice? Idea of things I will be asked? How to answer? Culture? Comp?


Nov 12, 2011 - 11:13am

Interviewer was a super nice lady - it was for a back office Analyst position supporting associates at Bayside Capital.

Unfortunately, she gets on the phone and says, "I still wanted to keep our interview schedualed because I wanted to learn about your background - but I found out this morning that they filled the position."

WTF!!! I was like "Bummer! - Seriously!" As odd as it may seem, this made me extremely comfortable the rest of the interview and I think it went OK. It was just me talking and she didn't ask any questions. She said she would definitely keep me in mind for future roles (for whats thats worth - $0). We will see I guess. She said they were having a problem filling the role and thats why it came to her, which surprised me. She is a recruiter there.

Bummed out big time - glad I have a job right now at a distressed debt fund or I would be extremely depressed. So close...........

@sofib09 - tell me about your friend

Oct 11, 2018 - 1:46am

Any advice on breaking in? I'm at a PE shop where the CEO is ex-HIG.

I would... but the truth is I can't sell my soul to myself...
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