WhiteHorse Capital adds principal to Sponsor Originations team

WhiteHorse Capital (WhiteHorse), the direct lending affiliate of HIG Capital, has appointed Jason Hicks as Principal. 

Hicks will be based in WhiteHorse’s New York office and will be responsible for originating and executing middle market debt financings for private equity sponsored transactions.

Jason has over 20 years of experience in leveraged finance, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity across a broad range of sectors including aerospace and defence, business services, consumer/retail, energy, general industrials, healthcare, media, technology, telecom, and transportation & logistics. Previously, Jason was a Managing Director at MC Credit Partners where he spent 7 years as an origination and execution professional for sponsored and non-sponsored transactions. Prior to MC Credit, Jason worked for seven years at a private equity fund, and he spent the initial 9 years of his career in Citigroup’s mergers & acquisitions and leveraged finance groups.

Stuart Aronson, Group Head of WhiteHorse Capital’s US Direct Lending Platform, says: “The addition of Jason, an extremely talented and seasoned investment professional, demonstrates our commitment to growing our private equity sponsored business and we are delighted to welcome him to the team. He will be instrumental to WhiteHorse as we continue to grow."