Anthony O'Carroll

Director
Private Equity

Tony is a Director in 3i’s UK Private Equity team. He focuses on originating private equity investments across Europe and on the operational improvement of 3i portfolio companies. He has worked closely with a number of 3i portfolio companies, including OneMed (Nordics) and Mold-Masters (Canada). Tony currently sits on the board of MKM Building Supplies Ltd.  He helps lead 3i’s UK activities in the Industrial and Energy sectors.

Prior to joining 3i, Tony spent four years at TowerBrook Capital Partners where he was involved in originating new deals and helped found the portfolio group focused on improving portfolio company performance. Deals he worked on closely include the launch of HayFin (UK) and Autodistribution (France), Odlo (Switzerland), Pack2Pack (Benelux), Capquest (UK), and Broadlane (USA).

Before this, Tony spent ten years at Bain & Company leading strategy, performance improvement and turnaround assignments across a range of sectors. His last role there was managing Bain’s UK Private Equity Group, leading investment diligence for private equity clients. During his time at Bain, Tony was also based in Bain’s Singapore, Australia and South Africa offices.

Tony previously served as non-executive Director of a corporatewear company, based in Ireland.

Tony holds an LLB from Trinity College Dublin and is a qualified UK Barrister (member of Honorable Society of Lincolns Inn).