Last updated: 19:28 / Monday, 17 June 2013
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H.I.G. Capital Announces Strategic Investment in Raymond Express International

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H.I.G. Capital Announces Strategic Investment in Raymond Express International

H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a leading global private equity firm, is pleased to announce that its affiliate has made a strategic investment in Raymond Express International. Founded in 1983, REI is an asset-light logistics provider specializing in transportation solutions for temperature-sensitive products. From its facilities in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle, the Company primarily services military and commercial customers seeking to transport perishables from the West Coast of the United States to Asia.

“H.I.G. recognizes the critical role we play for our customers and is committed to expanding our capabilities to even better serve our markets.”

H.I.G. has partnered with REI’s founder, CEO Raymond Wong, and his co-shareholder and EVP David Moore to continue the Company’s thirty-year track record of providing the most reliable and efficient logistics services to its customer base. Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense & government focused investment firm, invested alongside H.I.G.Capital.

“We are excited to have H.I.G. Capital lead this investment in REI,” said Raymond Wong. “H.I.G. recognizes the critical role we play for our customers and is committed to expanding our capabilities to even better serve our markets.” Dave Moore added, “We see a number of factors driving greater demand for our services in the years ahead and this investment will help us grow to meet that demand with our same exceptional customer service levels.”

H.I.G. is a global private equity investment firm with more than $12 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, and San Francisco in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Paris, and Rio de Janeiro, H.I.G. specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential.

Raymond Express is an asset-light logistics solutions provider headquartered in South San Francisco, California. REI provides logistics and transportation solutions for perishable, temperature sensitive products, including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, seafood, and medicine. The Company specializes in the movement of goods from the U.S. West Coast to Asia.

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