Self-described as “relationship investors,” the seasoned professionals at HGGC combine their savvy with their intrigue in hopes of ushering in a new era of advantaged investing. Since opening their doors in 2007, the company’s propelled to the forefront of the investment niche, subsequently earning a distinguished status in the financial domain. This private equity firm boasts a wealth of knowledge, and their expertise is impressively extensive. Given how intricate and seemingly inscrutable the dynamics of investing are, HGGC’s boundless knowledge goes a long way. Some areas in which they excel include growth equity, corporate carve-outs, recapitalizations, platform investments, and leveraged buyouts.
At their core, this PE firm is an investment partner seeking relationships with sponsors, management teams, and founder-owners. After establishing a rapport with their clients, HGGC intends to help them “build differentiated middle-market businesses.” Though the lion’s share of their clientele is American., one of their future goals is to extend beyond North American roots and delve into international affairs. In the meantime, their executive team is working diligently to diversify and uphold an honorable repute. Steve Young, Robert Gay, Richard Lawson, and Lance Taylor comprise the management team, with each assuming an integral role in operations.
As the co-founders, Young, Gay, and Lawson aim to evolve into an enhanced network while burnishing a vast skill set. These days, HGGC is keen to collaborate with companies that have an EBITDA between $15 million and $75 million. As an attempt to expand their reach, HGGC aims to partner with various corporations. Some industries that particularly pique their interest include healthcare, technology, software, consumer products, manufacturing, financial services, and information services. Forging these business relations will be a cinch given the company’s client-oriented practices. The future of HGGC looks exceedingly bright, and they hope to maintain their reputation for years to come.