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HIG boosts European fundraising with trio of new hires

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Alternative investment giant HIG Capital has brought in a trio of experienced execs to bolster its fundrasing-focused capital formation group in Europe.

Daniel Rosenthal Ayash has joined from placement agent Eaton Partners as a managing director, responsible for managing the firm’s European client partnerships for its global private equity platform.

Prior to joining Eaton he was head of European fundraising for Patria Investimentos, where he was responsible for all European fundraising.

Bernice Berschader joins as a principal from Castlelake, where she was head of EMEA Capital Formation.

At Castlelake she was responsible for capital raising activities across the firm’s private credit, private equity, and real asset strategies. The HIG role will see her take on responsibility for managing HIG’s European client partnerships for its global credit platform.

Prior to Castlelake Berschader was a member of Park Hill Group / PJT’s European private credit and hedge fund distribution team. focused on capital raising activities across Europe.

Micael Hagelin, who becomes a managing director at HIG, was formerly a managing partner at New End Associates, where he was responsible for the capital formation of primary funds and direct investments covering institutional clients across the Nordics and Netherlands.

At HIG he will be responsible for managing European client partnerships for its global credit platform.

Prior to New End Hagelin held similar roles at Oaktree Capital and Pictet.

Jordan Peer Griffin, global head of capital formation at HIG, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Daniel, Bernice and Micael to HIG.

“Their expertise and knowledge of alternative assets, across the European markets, will play a meaningful role in our continued efforts of providing compelling and differentiated offerings focused on the middle market and supporting our global platform across private equity, credit, and real assets.

“Daniel, Bernice and Micael’s recent appointments reinforce our commitment to our long-standing partners in Europe, especially during a time when HIG’s investment activities are at an all-time high.”

HIG currently has more than $52bn of assets under management across buyout, debt, real estate and infrastructure.

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