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    Mark Bakker
    Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Mark Bakker

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

    Mark joined 3i in 2008 in the Benelux team and is a Director currently based in the New York office.

    As a member of the deal team, he was involved in the buyout of ICE, a global travel & loyalty business. Mark was also involved in the buyout, portfolio management and exit of Element Materials Technology, a global materials and product qualification testing business, as well as 3i’s investments in Refresco and EURO-DIESEL and several add-on investments in the Netherlands for Onemed. Mark led the sale of German automotive supplier Hilite International to AVICEM from China and was previously a Board member of VNU Media, which was sold to Belgian media conglomerate de Persgroep in 2012.

    Previously Mark worked at ABN AMRO Corporate Development and ABN AMRO Global Clients. During his time at ABN AMRO, he was involved in the sale of ABN AMRO to a consortium of Fortis, RBS and Santander. Mark started his career at Heineken where he executed a commercial excellence program in Seoul, South Korea.

    Mark holds a Masters degree in Technology Management from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

    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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    Guillaume Basquin
    Director

    France / Private Equity

    Guillaume Basquin

    Director
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer, Healthcare  

    Guillaume is a Director in the French Private Equity team and has been based in Paris since 2006.

    His investment track record includes the investments and exits of the leading French online broker Empruntis; Cerenicimo, a distribution platform for specialty rental real estate investment products; Labco, the European medical diagnostic network; WFCI, the leading player in the GSSA market (cargo freight management); Loxam, the European leader in rental equipment for the construction industry; and the current investment in Ponroy Santé Group, a European leader in the natural consumer healthcare industry. Guillaume is currently on the board of Ponroy Santé Group.

    Guillaume graduated from the French engineering school ENSAM and has a Masters in Finance from ESCP. Before joining 3i, he worked in the Transaction Services department of PwC (providing due diligence services for PE houses and corporates) and in the Leverage Finance team of the French bank Société Générale in New York.

    3i office address

    29 rue de Berri,
    75008 Paris
    + 33 1 73 15 11 00
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    Rowena Gracey
    Associate Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Rowena Gracey

    Associate Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Consumer, Healthcare  

    Rowena joined 3i in 2007 and is based in London, focusing on originating, executing and representing 3i on the Boards of Private Equity investments. She has been involved in 3i's investments in Audley Travel, Aspen Pumps and Phibro Animal Health, and the sale of Centrul Medical Unirea to Advent International. Rowena currently sits on the Board of Audley Travel.

    Previously, Rowena worked for venture capital firm Scottish Equity Partners in London, and for boutique funds management group Quest Asset Partners in Sydney.

    Rowena holds a Bachelor of Advanced Science/Commerce degree from the University of Sydney, Australia and spent one year of her degree on exchange at Royal Holloway, University of London.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Jacques-Henry Grislain
    Associate

    France / Private Equity

    Jacques-Henry Grislain

    Associate
    France / Private Equity
    Healthcare  

    Jacques-Henry is an Associate in the French Private Equity team and joined 3i in 2018.

    Prior to joining 3i, Jacques-Henry co-founded Cambridge Crops, a biotechnology company based in Boston, USA, which he successfully sold in summer 2018.

    He began his career in Private Equity at Astorg Partners, spending four years in the Paris team where he focused on healthcare and industrial investments across Europe.

    Jacques-Henry is a graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and EDHEC Business School.

    3i office address

    29 rue de Berri,
    75008 Paris
    + 33 1 73 15 11 00
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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 (includes HR, IT, Legal and other outsourced services), Healthcare (includes pharmaceutical services & consumer health), and Industrial (includes fluid management and other engineered products) and has been involved in 3i’s investments in Mold-Masters, Quintiles, TouchTunes, Q Holdings, Dynatect Manufacturing and ICE. He currently sits on the Board of Dynatect Manufacturing and ICE.

    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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    Jeremy Nakache
    Associate Director

    France / Private Equity

    Jeremy Nakache

    Associate Director
    France / Private Equity
    Industrial, Healthcare  

    Jeremy joined 3i in 2012 and is based in the Paris office. He focuses on originating, executing and representing 3i on the Boards of Private Equity investments across a range of industry sectors in Europe.

    At 3i, Jeremy is currently on the Board of Ponroy Santé Group, a European leader in the natural consumer healthcare industry, and has been involved in EURO-DIESEL, the leading provider of Diesel Rotary Uninterruptable Power Supply (“DRUPS”) systems headquartered in Belgium. Previously, he worked on Vedici, a leader in private healthcare in France; and Loxam, the European leader in rental equipment for the construction industry.

    Prior to 3i, Jeremy worked at Citigroup in London where he focused on Telecom Media and Technology transactions in EMEA. He has also worked at HSBC in Paris where he focused on executing deals in the French market.

    Jeremy has a Masters degree from ESSEC Business School.

    3i office address

    29 rue de Berri,
    75008 Paris
    + 33 1 73 15 11 00

     

    Investments

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    Nikhil Patel
    Associate Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Nikhil Patel

    Associate Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Healthcare, Industrial  

    Nikhil joined 3i in 2016 in the New York office. He participates in all elements of the investment process, including industry segment analysis, identification and screening of new opportunities, due diligence, transaction structuring, financing and execution. He currently sits on the Board of Q Holding and Cirtec Medical.

    Prior to joining 3i, Nikhil was a Vice President at Chicago Pacific Founders, where he was an integral member of a debut middle market private equity fund and participated in the acquisition of three portfolio companies. Prior to joining CPF, Nikhil was a Senior Associate at Water Street Healthcare Partners, a mid-market private equity firm with approximately $2 billion of capital under management. While at Water Street, he helped execute a number of platform investments and successful portfolio company exits. Nikhil was previously an Analyst in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking division of UBS Investment Bank.

    Nikhil graduated from New York University’s Leonard Stern School of Business with Honors.

    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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    Richard Relyea
    Partner, Managing Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Richard Relyea

    Partner, Managing Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Industrial, Healthcare  

    Richard joined 3i in 2007 and is co-Head of 3i’s North American Private Equity team.

    He focuses on Healthcare and Industrials and has been involved in 3i’s investments in Mold-Masters, Quintiles, Q Holding, Dynatect Manufacturing, Cirtec Medical, Hilite International and Schlemmer. He currently sits on the Boards of Q Holding, Dynatect Manufacturing and Cirtec Medical, and previously sat on the Boards of Quintiles and Mold-Masters.

    Prior to joining 3i, Richard was a Principal at Halyard Capital, where he invested in companies in the media, business services and communications sectors. Prior to joining Halyard, Richard was an Associate at Entrade, where he invested in technology and internet infrastructure businesses.

    Richard began his career at Security Capital's Preferred Growth Private Equity fund.

    He is actively involved in several non-profit organisations and is the Chairman of the New York Private Equity Network. Richard received a BA in Economics from Williams College.

    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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    Jamie Supple
    Senior Associate

    UK / Private Equity

    Jamie Supple

    Senior Associate
    UK / Private Equity
    Healthcare  

    Jamie joined 3i in 2017 as a Senior Associate. He is focused on originating and executing Private Equity investments across a range of industry sectors, primarily within the UK.

    Prior to joining 3i, Jamie was an Investment Manager at Duke Street, where he focused on the healthcare and services sectors. Prior to that, he worked in the investment banking team at Hawkpoint Partners in London advising on public and private transactions across a variety of sectors.

    Jamie holds a BA in Economics 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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