“As we continue to grow our portfolio and build value in our companies, we’re very excited that we have been able to continue to recruit and retain some of the industry’s best talent,” said Rich Lawson, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of HGGC. “These promotions and additions come only five months after a similar growth announcement, and we see no slowdown in our current trajectory.”
The promotions and additions cap a highly successful first half of 2020, which included the firm’s first all-virtual annual meeting and first platform investment from Fund IV, PCF Insurance, as well as 28 other transactions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since inception in 2007, HGGC has completed more than 180 platform investments, add-on acquisitions, recapitalizations and liquidity events with an aggregate transaction value of over $26 billion.
“Our new hires bring differentiated skills and unique backgrounds to the table, and we’re confident they will be key to our growth as we close out this year,” added Steve Young, President and Co-Founder of HGGC. “This group has the experience and intellect to execute great deals, allowing us to create momentum in today’s marketplace.”
Promoted team members include:
Peter Cozzi, promoted to Vice President
Cozzi, who joined HGGC in 2017, is active in the firm’s Fund IV investment in PCF Insurance, Fund III investment in Nutraceutical International Corporation and the Fund II investment in Integrity. Prior to joining HGGC, Cozzi was an Investment Banking Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he focused on leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and debt offerings. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Vanderbilt University.
Patrick Malanga, promoted to Senior Associate
Malanga, who joined HGGC in 2018, is active in the firm’s Fund IV investment in PCF Insurance, Fund III investment in RPX, as well as the Fund II investments in Aventri and Selligent. Prior to joining HGGC, he was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse. Malanga holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting from New York University.
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