Xavier de Prevoisin
Xavier is a Partner and has been at 3i since 2000. He started his career in 1995 in the UK as a Financial Controller for Trouvay Cauvin Ltd, subsequently joining Arthur Andersen in Corporate Recovery Services in 1996 where he supported companies in turnaround situations.
Xavier originally joined 3i's Portfolio Development team where he was involved in the management of existing investments, exit processes and post acquisition action plans. He has sat on the boards of circa 15 companies, notably Aura (IT services company), Mediapublication (magazine publisher) Libération (French national newspaper), Mediaperformance (in-store marketing company), Gekatex (Technical textile distribution) and Roche Fortune (Tableware distribution).
He has been involved a number of European deals, from origination, to deal execution, board membership and exit. He has sat on the board of SIA (European home decoration product retailer), VNU (European B2B media editor) and Trescal (global calibration services provider). He currently sits on the board of Etanco (European distributor of fixing systems).
Xavier has a post-graduate degree in Corporate Finance and Financial Strategy from University of Paris Dauphine and a Master's degree in Corporate and Tax Law from the University of Paris Assas.