3i appoints Kevin Dunn as General Counsel

01 Nov 2007

3i, global private equity and venture capital firm, has appointed Kevin Dunn as General Counsel, Company Secretary and member of 3i’s management committee, with effect from today. Kevin succeeds Tony Brierley who formerly held the role as Tony steps down to take planned retirement after 24 years in the business.

In his new position at 3i, Kevin is responsible for the group’s legal, compliance, internal audit and company secretariat functions. He also succeeds Tony Brierley as Chairman of 3i’s Group Corporate Responsibility (CR) Committee, to ensure that 3i’s investments fall within its CR policy.

Kevin joins from General Electric, where he was a Senior Managing Director, running the European Leveraged Finance business for GE’s Commercial Finance division. During this time, he led a business employing more than 150 people across four countries and managed a large portfolio of loans and equity investments.   In Kevin’s former role as European General Counsel, GE Commercial Finance, he built a legal and compliance team of around 75 professionals in 11 countries supporting the business during a period of rapid growth. Kevin brings to 3i extensive knowledge of European financial services transactions and regulations as well as an understanding of the legal and commercial aspects of acquiring and integrating businesses and portfolios of financial assets.  Prior to joining GE in 2002, Kevin was a Partner in the finance and banking department of the law firms Travers Smith and then Latham & Watkins.

Baroness Hogg, Chairman of 3i commented: “We are delighted to welcome Kevin to 3i. He brings with him outstanding experience and expertise which will help build on 3i’s international success to date.”

Kevin Dunn added: “3i is an impressive firm with a well diversified private equity business throughout the world. I am looking forward to helping the firm to build on its world leading position in the future.”

Kevin Dunn holds an MA in Law from the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall) and is a UK qualified solicitor.  He is a member of The Law Society.

About 3i

3i is a world leader in private equity and venture capital.  We focus on Buyouts, Growth Capital, Venture Capital, Infrastructure and Quoted Private Equity (“QPE”) and invest across Europe, the United States and Asia.  Our competitive advantage comes from our international network and the strength and breadth of our business relationships.  These underpin the value that we deliver to our portfolio and to our shareholders.

For further information please contact:

Rachel Richards
email. rachel.richards@3i.com
tel.  +44 207 975 3573