Private Equity Firm HGGC Adds to Its Roster

One of the top mid-market private equity firms, in the Silicon Valley area, recently made a number of key appointments. That company, HGGC, is expanding its roster with a number of specialists tasked to grow and manage the company’s growing portfolio operations. These recent appointments add to the company’s already growing staff.

Joining HGGC is Colin Phinisey who comes to the firm as Principal officer tasked with leading the company’s capital market efforts. As an experienced investment banker, Mr. Phinisey will be able to help the firm with a number of financial transactions and financial management decisions. Mr. Phinisey’s experience includes working on capital markets transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and debt financings. Previous to HGGC, Mr. Phinisey spent eight years as a Director in the Leveraged Finance Group at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

Also joining the firm is Christopher Guinn who is coming onboard as a Executive Director. Mr. Guinn’s work will focus exclusively on the company’s portfolio of holdings. Prior to his position at the firm, Mr. Guinn worked on acquisition integration at Ply Gem Industries. Additionally, Mr. Guinn held the position of Chief Financial Officer role at both Atrium Corporation and Neways International.

Other key hires at HGGC include Zachary Adams who previously served as an Associate at Boston Consulting Group and a Market Risk Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. William Spector comes from consulting firm McKinsey & Company where he served as a Corporate Finance Business Analyst. Patrick Malanga comes from Credit Suisse where he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst. Finally, Hao Qin joins the firm from Onex where he worked as an associate.

HGGC is a top mid-market private equity firm with a portfolio of over 60 companies with a total investment value of over $4.3 billion. Some of the companies in the firm’s portfolio include RPX, AutoAlert, HelpSystems, Mi9, IDERA, Aventri, and iQor. As the company continues to expand, HGGC will seek to find new investment opportunities in the mid-market space.

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