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    James Hatchley
    Group Strategy Director

    UK

    James Hatchley

    Group Strategy Director
    UK
     

    James joined 3i in 2017. He is responsible for 3i’s Group Strategy and is a member of the Investment Committee.

    Prior to joining 3i, James was Chief Operating Officer of KKR in Europe and, before that, Co-CEO of Avoca Capital.  Earlier in his career, James was a corporate finance professional for 20 years, holding various roles at Freeman & Co., Greenhill & Co. and Schroders.  He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992.

    James is also the Senior Independent Director of Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. 

    He holds a First Class Joint Honours degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Surrey. 

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Rupert Howard
    Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Rupert Howard

    Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Rupert is a Director based in London, co-heads the UK PE team, leads consumer and sits on the board of MPM.

    Rupert joined 3i in 2018 prior to which he was a Director in the Consumer, Retail and Leisure team at Rothschild in London. He brings 12 years’ experience advising both public and private companies on transactions across the UK and Europe.

    Rupert graduated with a BA from Durham University.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    David Hutchison OBE
    Chairman

    Board of Directors

    David Hutchison OBE

    Chairman
    Board of Directors
     

    Non-executive Chairman since November 2021 and non-Executive Director since November 2013. Chief Executive of Social Finance Limited. 

    Previous experience

    Until 2009 Head of UK Investment Banking at Dresdner Kleinwort Limited and a member of its Global Banking Operating Committee. From 2012 to 2017, a non-executive director of the Start-Up Loans Company.

    Committee involvement:

    Nominations - Chairman
    Remuneration - Member
    Valuations - Member

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    Linus Jesch
    Analyst

    Germany / Private Equity

    Linus Jesch

    Analyst
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Linus joined 3i in 2021 and is an Analyst in the Private Equity team based in Frankfurt.

    He focuses on the origination and execution of investments in Germany as well as in the Consumer sector. He is involved in 3i’s investment in GartenHaus.

    Prior to joining 3i, he worked as an Analyst at DTCP in Germany.

    Linus holds a MSc in International Finance from Nova SBE in Lisbon and a BSc in International Business from the University of Maastricht.

    3i office address

    OpernTurm
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
    60306 Frankfurt am Main
    +49 69 710000 0
    +49 69 710000 113
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    Robert Jones
    Senior Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Robert Jones

    Senior Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Robert joined 3i in 2020 as a member of its North American Private Equity team based in New York. Robert focuses on Business & Technology Services and has been involved in 3i’s investments in WilsonHCG and arrivia.

    Prior to joining 3i, Robert worked as a Vice President at Bridge Growth Partners, where he invested in the technology and tech-enabled services sectors. He was also previously an Analyst at J.P. Morgan in the Financial Institutions investment banking group.

    Robert graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a BS in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School along with a History minor from the College of Arts & Sciences.

    3i office address

    One Grand Central Place
    60 E. 42nd St, Ste 4100
    New York, NY 10165
    +1 (212) 848 1400
    +1 (212) 848 1401

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    Mads Moller Jorgensen
    Senior Associate

    UK / Infrastructure

    Mads Moller Jorgensen

    Senior Associate
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Mads joined 3i in August 2017, and is a Senior Associate in the Infrastructure team based in London. He is responsible for the origination and execution of new investments in Europe, as well as supporting the activities of portfolio companies including ESVAGT and Joulz.

    He has previous experience from CPP Investments where he worked on private equity investments.

    Mads has a BSc in Management from the London School of Economics.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Laura Kaps
    Associate Director

    UK / Infrastructure

    Laura Kaps

    Associate Director
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Laura is an Associate Director in 3i’s Infrastructure team in London and joined 3i in August 2017. She is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of transactions in the infrastructure sector.

    Prior to joining 3i, Laura worked in the investment banking divisions of Evercore and J.P. Morgan in London and Frankfurt advising on Infrastructure, Transport and Energy transactions.

    Laura holds a MSc in International Business from Maastricht University, Netherlands and Queen’s University, Canada and a Master of European Studies from TU Berlin, Germany.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Boris Kawohl
    Partner, Managing Director, Head of Consumer

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Boris Kawohl

    Partner, Managing Director, Head of Consumer
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Boris Kawohl is Managing Director 3i Benelux, based in Amsterdam. He is responsible for 3i's global Consumer sector.

    He joined 3i in 2005 and has been involved in various deals including Action, Basic-Fit, Hans Anders, BoConcept, Eyes + More, Royal Sanders and Refresco.

    He is a Board Member at Action, BoConcept and Hans Anders.

    Prior to 3i, Boris worked in the M&A department of ABN AMRO and at Nederlandse Gasunie.

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
    0031 / 20 3057455
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    Charlie Kickham
    Senior Associate

    UK / Private Equity

    Charlie Kickham

    Senior Associate
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Charlie is a Senior Associate in the UK Private Equity team.

    Prior to joining 3i in 2019, Charlie worked in the Industrial group at Evercore, advising clients on M&A and restructurings. 

    Charlie graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Economics.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Lesley Knox
    Non-Executive Director

    Board of Directors

    Lesley Knox

    Non-Executive Director
    Board of Directors
     

    Senior Independent Director from November 2021. Non-Executive Director since October 2021. Also a non-executive director of Legal & General Group plc and Dovecot Studios Limited, Senior Independent Director and Chair of Remuneration Committee of Genus Plc, and a trustee of Grosvenor Group Limited pension fund and National Galleries of Scotland Foundation. Independent.

    Previous experience

    Formerly held a number of senior roles in financial services, including with Kleinwort Benson and the Bank of Scotland.  Also previously served as Chair of Alliance Trust PLC, as Senior Independent Director at Hays plc and non-executive director of SAB Miller plc, Centrica plc and Thomas Cook Group plc.

    Committee involvement:

    Nominations - Member
    Remuneration Committee - Member
    Valuations - Member

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    Benjamin Krause
    Partner

    North America / Infrastructure

    Benjamin Krause

    Partner
    North America / Infrastructure
     

    Ben joined 3i in 2017 as a Partner in the North American Infrastructure team. Prior to joining 3i, Ben was an Investment Director at Hastings Funds Management where he was responsible for the origination, execution and management of infrastructure equity investments. He was a member of Hastings’ Investment Committee and Asset Review Committee. Ben is on the board of Smarte Carte.

    Earlier in his career, Ben was an Associate in the Global Commodities Group at Lehman Brothers focusing on structured commodity transactions involving power, natural gas, coal, renewables and emissions for independent power and regulated utility clients.

    Previously, he was an Analyst in Lehman's Global Power Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings and corporate advisory to power and utility companies in the United States.

    Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Colgate University.

    3i office address

    One Grand Central Place
    60 E. 42nd St, Ste 4100
    New York, NY 10165
    +1 (212) 848 1400
    +1 (212) 848 1401

     

    Investments

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    Anil Kohli
    Banking Partner

    UK / Private Equity

    Anil Kohli

    Banking Partner
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Anil joined 3i in 2007 and is the Partner responsible for 3i's Banking & Risk Team within the Private Equity division. Anil and his team have worked on comprehensive transactions across 3i’s international platform including Scandlines, Mayborn, Norma, Xellia, Civica, Memora, Refresco, Action, Hilite, Amor, GEKA, Christ, WP, ATESTEO, Havea, Luqom, Formel D, Evernex and MPM.  In addition to the Debt Capital Markets activities of the team, Anil also acts as a Second Partner on new transactions evaluated by 3i Private Equity.

    Anil has over 25 years of experience, having started at Lloyds Bank Corporate Banking in 1995. Anil subsequently worked for Dresdner Kleinwort from 1999, where he held various positions in Credit Risk Management, Structured Finance and Corporate Finance & Advisory, completing landmark transactions across a wide range of geographies, sectors and financing structures.

    Anil studied at Sussex University and holds a BA in Economics. He is an Associate Member of Corporate Treasurers.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Rick Lethbridge
    Senior Associate

    UK / Infrastructure

    Rick Lethbridge

    Senior Associate
    UK / Infrastructure
     

    Rick is a Senior Associate in 3i’s Infrastructure team in London having joined in August 2018. He is responsible for supporting the portfolio and asset management activities of projects in the UK and continental Europe, as well as the origination and execution of new investments.

    Previously Rick worked at DWPF where he provided financial advice on infrastructure transactions, and prior to that at GE Energy in their renewable energy development team.

    Rick has an MSc in Infrastructure Investment & Finance from University College London.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 313
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Tony Lissaman
    Chief Operating Officer Private Equity

    UK / Private Equity

    Tony Lissaman

    Chief Operating Officer Private Equity
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Tony joined 3i in 1998 and became Chief Operating Officer in 2010.  He is a member of the Private Equity Leadership Team, with responsibility for portfolio monitoring, valuations, operations and the financial management of 3i’s international Private Equity business. 

    Outside 3i, Tony is a member of the International Private Equity Valuations (IPEV) Board; Invest Europe's Professional Standards Committee; and the Private Equity Reporting Group (PERG), an independent body that reviews transparency and disclosures within the UK Private Equity industry.

    Before joining 3i, Tony worked at KPMG where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. 

    Tony has a Geography degree from Loughborough University.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Ian Lobley
    Managing Partner, Asset Management Group

    UK / Private Equity

    Ian Lobley

    Managing Partner, Asset Management Group
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Ian joined 3i in 1987 and became a Partner in 1994 prior to its IPO on the London Stock Exchange. In his current role as Managing Partner, Asset Management, Ian is involved in investing and asset management activity across 3i Private Equity and Infrastructure, and is a member of the 3i Group Investment Committee.

    He sits on the boards of a number of leading, international companies including: AESSEAL (seals for rotating equipment), Cirtec Medical (medical device outsourcing), Audley Travel (tailored luxury travel) and Tato Holdings (biocides and specialty chemicals). Ian is also a Director of 3i Infrastructure plc, the FTSE250 listed long-term investor in infrastructure businesses and assets, and an NED of BSI Group, the global standards and services company driving company excellence and resilience.

    Prior to his current role, Ian led 3i’s Technology business in Europe having invested in areas including security software (Sophos), artificial intelligence (Searchspace), mobile technology (Nujira).

    Ian graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham. Prior to 3i, Ian worked as an Engineer for BOC Specialty Gases in the UK supplying the medical, semi-conductor and space research sectors.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232

     

    Investments

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    Rahul Lulla
    Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Rahul Lulla

    Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, Industrial, Healthcare  

    Rahul Lulla joined 3i in 2012 as a member of the North American Private Equity team.

    Rahul focuses on Business & Technology Services and Healthcare and has been involved in 3i’s investments in Mold-Masters, Quintiles, TouchTunes, Q Holdings, Dynatect Manufacturing, arrivia and WilsonHCG. He currently sits on the Boards of arrivia, Dynatect Manufacturing and WilsonHCG.

    Previously, Rahul worked at Monitor Clipper Partners in Boston, where he focused on investments in business services and consumer. Prior to this, Rahul worked at Credit Suisse in New York where he was a member of the Investment Banking Division’s Healthcare Group.

    Rahul received a BA in Economics and Mathematics with Honors from Vassar College, and an MBA with Honors from Columbia Business School.

    3i office address

    One Grand Central Place
    60 E. 42nd St, Ste 4100
    New York, NY 10165
    +1 (212) 848 1400
    +1 (212) 848 1401

     

    Investments

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