H.I.G. Bayside Capital, the special situations and distressed debt affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a global alternative investment firm with more than $49 billion of equity capital under management, promoted Mathilde Malezieux to managing director.

Malezieux has more than 16 years of investment banking and distressed investment experience. She previously worked at Nomura where she focused on European senior and mezzanine debt investments.

“Since joining the firm, Mathilde has helped to grow the firm’s distressed debt portfolio in Europe, successfully completing a number of investments at all levels of the capital structure and in a broad range of industries,” John Bolduc, executive managing director at H.I.G. Bayside, said. “We are delighted to expand her role within Bayside.”

“We congratulate Mathilde on her well-deserved promotion. She has been a significant contributor to Bayside’s success in Europe,” Duncan Priston and Andrew Scotland, co-heads of European special situations debt activities at Bayside, said.