Ken Hanau

Partner, Managing Partner
Private Equity

Ken is the Managing Partner of 3i’s private equity business in North America and focuses on international investment opportunities in the Industrial and Business Services sectors. He played a lead role in 3i's investment in Mold Masters, a world-leading supplier of specialty components to the plastic industry which generated a 2.7x return. He has also been involved in 3i's investments in Phibro, a global supplier of animal health products; Hilite, a global manufacturer of leading automotive solutions; and TouchTunes, one of the largest interactive entertainment platforms in the world with over 60,000 venues.

Prior to joining 3i, Ken held senior positions with Weiss, Peck & Greer and Halyard Capital, leading investments in the Industrial and Business Services sectors. Previously Ken worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and at K&H Corrugated Case Corporation, a family-owned packaging business. Ken is a CPA and started his career with Coopers & Lybrand.

He received his BA with honors from Amherst College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.