H.I.G. Middle Market, the dedicated middle market investment affiliate of private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, added Andrew Freeman as a managing director in San Francisco.

Freeman was formerly a partner at Paine & Partners. Freeman will focus on making LBO investments in the food and agribusiness sectors and will be responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing and post-investment strategy development and value-creation execution.

Through recapitalizations and private sales, corporate divestitures, and public-to-private transactions, H.I.G. Middle Market targets businesses with EBITDA typically between $35 million and $200 million.