HGGC, a middle-market private equity firm with over $6.9 billion of cumulative capital commitments, has promoted Colin Phinisey to partner.

Since joining HGGC as a principal, Phinisey has led debt capital markets activities for all new and existing portfolio company investments, including acquisitions, recapitalization, refinancings and capital structure management. Prior to HGGC, Phinisey spent eight years working for Deutsche Bank Securities where he began his career as a leveraged finance associate and worked his way up to being a leveraged finance director for the company. Previously, he worked as a senior financial analyst at Wachovia Securities.

“Colin has been an invaluable member of the HGGC team since joining us nearly five years ago,” comments Rich Lawson, CEO and co-founder of HGGC. “He drove implementation of best practices around financing our transactions and has strengthened our relationships with private direct lenders and commercial and investment banks.”