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Why Hg Capital for Private Equity? / Overview of Hg Capital

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Hg Capital is a tech-oriented private equity firm with investments across the US and Europe, managing an AUM of $55B.

HG Capital specializes in investing in software and service companies. The firm was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in London, with additional offices in Germany and the United States.

HG Capital is known for its focus on mid-market companies, and it has a track record of partnering with management teams to drive growth and create value. The firm typically invests in companies with enterprise values between £50 million and £500 million.

Some of HG Capital's most notable investments include investments in software companies such as IRIS Software Group, Allocate Software, and Access Group, among others. The firm has also made investments in healthcare, education, and financial services companies.

From 2018 to 2021, Hg Capital was ranked among the top ten most acquisitive firms in the technology space.

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Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Hg Capital, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment team you are recruiting with has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We explain how to answer qualitative questions and research private equity firms in our Private Equity Course. We also teach how to build LBO models and prepare for case study interviews.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

Hg Capital led Europe's largest software buyout of Visma, a critical serivice provider to SMBs in Northern and Central Europe. Hg was a key shareholder for the previous 11 years and now holds 41% of the company.

  • Transaction Date: Closed September 2021

  • Transaction Value: $5.3B

Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: Hg Capital

  • Description: Hg Capital is a private equity firm targeting technology buyouts primarily in Europe and the US. Hg has made nearly 200 investments in the technology and services sectors

  • Firm Category: Private Equity / Upper Middle Market

  • Status: HG Capital is a privately held company

  • Founded: 2000

  • Assets Under Management: $55B

  • Flagship Fund Size: HgCapital 8 (£2.5B raised in 2017)

  • Chief Executive Officer: Nic Humphries

  • Headquarters: New York City, USA



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