HIG’s Bayside poaches SVP’s Kawohl

The hire of Florian Kawohl is part of the firm’s intention to grow its business in Europe.

HIG Capital’s distressed debt arm, Bayside Capital, has hired Florian Kawohl as a managing director.

Kawohl joins Bayside from Strategic Value Partners, another distressed investment specialist, where he spent 14 years, most recently as a managing director.

Before joining SVP he spent two years at Carlyle Group working on private equity investment. He began his career as a senior associate with McKinsey & Company.

At Bayside, Kawohl will divide his time between the firm’s Hamburg and London offices and contribute to growing its activities in Europe.