Daily News: February 16, 2017

WhiteHorse Capital Adds Two to Direct Lending Team

WhiteHorse Capital expanded its direct lending team with the addition of Kimberly Massa as a managing director and Peter McLaughlin as a principal.

Massa, based out of Stamford, CT will focus on credit underwriting across the WhiteHorse platform. Prior to joining WhiteHorse, Massa was chief credit officer for Telecom, Media and Technology at GE. She was also a managing director at Antares Capital.

McLaughlin, who joins from Medley Capital, will lead WhiteHorse’s Midwest originations out of Chicago and will focus on both sponsor and non-sponsor originations. He has more than 15 years of experience in middle market private equity, investment banking and lending.

Stuart Aronson, group head of WhiteHorse’s U.S. direct lending platform, said, “We are excited to welcome these accomplished professionals to the team. Their experience and unique skill set will help us grow our capabilities as we continue to build our platform.”

WhiteHorse is the direct lending affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with $21 billion of equity capital under management.