HIG Capital (HIG) has expanded its European WhiteHorse Direct Lending team with the addition of Ignacio Blasco as a Managing Director. Blasco will be based in HIG’s Madrid office.
Blasco has over 28 years of experience in leveraged finance and direct lending, covering a wide range of sectors and investment strategies. Prior to joining HIG, he was a Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey in Madrid. Prior to that, he was a Managing Partner of Montalban Debt Funds, after a long and successful career at Société Générale in Madrid and London.
Commenting on the hire, Pascal Meysson, Head of HIG WhiteHorse Europe, says: “We are delighted to welcome Ignacio to the firm. He brings a wealth of knowledge and connections within the Spanish private equity and advisory communities that will prove invaluable to the team as we continue growing our European direct lending activities.”