John Thomson

Private Equity / Singapore

John joined 3i in 1996 and moved to Singapore in 2000 where he is a Partner. John is responsible for 3i’s South East Asia Private Equity business.

He led 3i’s investments in Franklin Offshore, a rapidly growing service provider to the offshore and marine industries, and was part of the team that led a capital raising for Asia Capital Re, the first pan-Asia re-insurance start-up. In 2007, he led the buyout of LHi, a Medtech company based in China that manufactures and supplies medical leads and harnesses globally.

John has been on the deal teams for a number of 3i’s Indian investments including Mundra and BVG. He currently sits on the boards of ACR, LHi, John Hardy and the Investment Committee of India REIT.

Prior to joining 3i, John spent seven years at Coats Viyella plc.

He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiology from the University of Glasgow.