HGGC has been able to distinguish themselves despite the heavy competition in the financial markets through an approach they call Advantaged Investing. Located in Palo Alto, California, HGGC has become a top private equity company with more than 4 billion dollars invested around the nation and internationally. The company’s specialties include platform investments, recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, growth equity, acquisitions, and restructuring throughout the middle markets.
The firm was first founded in 2007 as Huntsman Gay Global Capital and they have focused on investing in chemicals, business services, healthcare, industry, finances, consumers products, manufacturing, information processes, technology, infrastructure, and more. The majority of HGGC’s capital investments are kept within North America, but they are open to opportunities internationally as well. Today, HGGC has offices around the United States in Florida, Utah, Massachusetts, and California.
Towards the end of 2018, company management made a statement that they would be expanding their current management by adding several new hires to their roster to cover operations, investments, and financial functions across the company. These new hires to HGGC all come from reputable and respected positions at prominent companies, including Colin Phinisey, Christopher Guinn, Zachary Adams, William Spector, Patrick Malanga, and Hao Qin.
The new executive director position has been handed off to Christopher Guinn and he will be responsible for bolstering the company’s investment portfolio. Before his arrival, Christopher worked forPly Gem Industries, Neways International, and Atrium Corporation, all of which are Golden Gate Capital subsidiaries.
The position of Principal for HGGC has also been filled and it is an important one for Colin Phinisey as he will be responsible for overseeing the company’s entire portfolio and pushing its market efforts. Colin has extensive experience in capital markets and his former position was at Deutsche Bank Securities where he operated as a Director for nearly a decade. New talent and innovation is a priority for any company that wants to rise to the top and stay there. These six new admits will be crucial in helping the company execute successful strategies for investments while continuing to promote company growth.