About Highland Capital Management
Founded by Mark Okada and James Dondero in 1993, Highland Capital Management is a duly registered investment adviser located in Dallas, Texas. Together with its subsidiaries, Highland manages about $15.4 billion worth of assets. It’s one of the world’s largest alternative credit managers. Highland Capital Management specializes in distressed and special situation private equity, long-only funds and separate accounts, collateralized loan obligations, and credit hedge funds. Besides, it offers alternative investment strategies such as equities, natural resources, and emerging markets.
Highland Capital Management’s diversified client base comprises of corporations, high net-worth individuals, endowment, public pension plans, financial institutions, foundations, governments, corporations, and funds of funds. Beyond Dallas, Texas, Highland operates offices in Seoul, Sao Paulo, New York, and Singapore. Besides financial markets, Highland Capital Management is passionate about investing in its surrounding communities. The firm is proudly invested in communities where its staffs live and work. Highlands devotes to making a positive impact through financial donations to both local and national nonprofit organizations, advisory board involvement, and volunteerism. Since 2005, Highland Capital Management has donated approximately $10 million to nonprofit organizations around the world.
Highland Capital Management runs a health care-oriented equity fund in Asia. Over the past two years, Asian investors have shown increased interest in private equity funds. Highland’s private equity funds are well aligned with its core capabilities. According to Carl Moore, Highland’s Managing Director, healthcare is the firm’s largest industry exposure. In fact, half of Highland’s 15-year track record in equities market relates to healthcare. Highland targets middle-market healthcare companies in Asia and North America. As of May 2017, Highland has over $1.5 billion worth of healthcare assets under management.
Highland Capital Management’s Managing Director of private equity, Matt Jameson, admits that companies in the middle-markets are acutely affected by disruptive forces in the U.S. healthcare industry. As such, increased access to health services is driving more demand for private equity fund in Asia and the U.S. In Asia; Highland Capital Management looks forward to work with Stonebridge Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm to co-manage the fund.