HIG Capital appoints lead for dedicated technology buyouts team

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HIG Capital (HIG) has hired John Woyton to lead its dedicated technology buyouts platform, which combines HIG’s existing technology sector capabilities across multiple investing funds.

Woyton has spent over 18 years as a private equity investor in the technology sector. Most recently, he was a Managing Director and Partner at Advent International, where he helped form and lead the firm’s global technology team.

HIG has previously completed, across its various private equity funds, more than 60 investments in the technology sector, with a particular focus on software, fintech, and software-enabled services. The dedicated technology buyouts team will build on HIG’s track record of investing in leading technology businesses which can benefit from HIG’s proven value-added, operationally focused capabilities.

Sami Mnaymneh and Tony Tamer, founders and Co-CEOs of HIGm say: “We are delighted to welcome John to HIG He brings a distinguished pedigree and track record to the firm and is the ideal person to lead our tech buyout activities. By consolidating HIG’s existing tech resources into a dedicated platform, we will be an even more impactful investor in our core mid-market segment.”

Woyton adds: “I am excited to help grow HIG’s purpose-built tech investing platform and build on the firm’s outstanding track record in the tech sector. By combining the focus of a dedicated tech franchise with the power of HIG’s broad global platform, we are exceptionally well-placed to help growing companies reach their full potential and generate superior returns for our investors.”