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  • Telman Pipikyan
    Telman Papikyan
    Senior Associate

    Germany / Private Equity

    Telman Papikyan

    Senior Associate
    Germany / Private Equity
    Industrial Technology

    Telman joined 3i in 2022 and is a Senior Associate in the Private Equity team based in Frankfurt.

    He focuses on the origination and execution of investments in Germany as well as in the Industrial Technology sector. He is involved in 3i’s investment in Weener Plastics.

    Prior to joining 3i, Telman worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at BNP Paribas in Germany, and as an Investment Associate at Palladio Partners.

    Telman holds an MSc in Finance from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

    3i office address

    OpernTurm
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
    60306 Frankfurt am Main
    +49 17 2655263 8

    Investments

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    Lars Parnet
    Analyst

    Germany / Private Equity

    Lars Parnet

    Analyst
    Germany / Private Equity
    Services, Software

    Lars joined 3i in 2023 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 Business & Technology Services sector. He is involved in 3i’s investment in MAIT.

    Prior to joining 3i, he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Credit Suisse and gained further work experience at Montagu Private Equity and Rivean Capital.

    Lars holds a BSc in Business Administration with a focus on Banking & Finance from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

    3i office address

    OpernTurm
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
    60306 Frankfurt am Main
    +49 69 710000 0

    Investments

  • 69 Nikhil Patel
    Nikhil Patel
    Partner

    North America / Private Equity

    Nikhil Patel

    Partner
    North America / Private Equity
    Healthcare

    Nikhil joined 3i in 2016 in the New York office and is a member of 3i’s Healthcare sector coverage team. 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 SaniSure, ten23, 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

    300 Park Ave, 23rd floor
    New York, NY 10022
    +1 (212) 848 1400
  • 13Websiteibenelux310122 Bastiaan
    Bastiaan Peer
    Partner

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Bastiaan Peer

    Partner
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Industrial Technology

    Bastiaan is a Partner in the Amsterdam Private Equity team. He is a deal team member for Basic-Fit, European Bakery Group, Royal Sanders and Yanga.

    He currently serves on the Board of Directors of European Bakery Group, Royal Sanders and Yanga. Previously, Bastiaan served on the Board of Directors of Kinolt and was an Observer on the Boards of Azelis and BoConcept.

    Prior to joining 3i, Bastiaan worked in the Benelux Investment Banking team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Amsterdam. He holds a Masters degree in Financial Economics and a Masters degree in Financial Law from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 74
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
  • Saty
    Saty Rao
    Senior Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Saty Rao

    Senior Associate
    North America / Private Equity

    Saty joined 3i in 2022 as a member of its North America Private Equity team based in New York.

    Prior to 3i, Saty was a Consultant at A.T. Kearney, where he advised corporate and private equity clients in North America and Europe on growth strategy, M&A diligence and integration, operational improvement, and digital transformation. 

    During his graduate studies, he interned with Cerberus Capital Management, Access Holdings, and Johnson & Johnson’s San Francisco-based Digital Health team. 

    Saty received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and BA with High Honors in Political Science and Philosophy from Swarthmore College. 

    3i office address

    300 Park Ave, 23rd floor
    New York, NY 10022
    +1 (212) 848 1400
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    Richard Relyea
    Partner, Managing Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Richard Relyea

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

    Richard joined 3i in 2007 and is Head of 3i’s North American Private Equity team and the Global Head of Healthcare.

    He has been involved in 3i’s investments in Mold-Masters, Quintiles, Q Holding, Dynatect Manufacturing, Cirtec Medical, SaniSure and ten23 Health. He currently sits on the Boards of Q Holding, Dynatect Manufacturing, Cirtec Medical, SaniSure and ten23 Health, 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.

    3i office address

    300 Park Ave, 23rd floor
    New York, NY 10022
    +1 (212) 848 1400
  • Valerie
    Valerie van Rhijn
    Analyst

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Valerie van Rhijn

    Analyst
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer

    Valerie joined 3i in 2022 as an Analyst in the Benelux Private Equity team. She is deal team member of Konges Sløjd and Action.

    Prior to joining 3i, Valerie gained internship experience in the Investment Banking team at Lazard Benelux and mid-market Private Equity firm Bencis Capital Partners.

    She holds a BSc degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Amsterdam, and a MSc in Finance and Investments from the RSM Erasmus.

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 74
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444

    Investments

  • Alastair Richardson
    Alastair Richardson
    Head of Legal

    UK / Private Equity

    Alastair Richardson

    Head of Legal
    UK / Private Equity

    Alastair is Head of Legal for 3i's Private Equity team, with responsibility for legal risk management and the provision of legal support for new investments, portfolio matters, exits and fundraising activities to 3i's international Private Equity business.

    Alastair joined 3i in 1998 from a London law firm where he worked as an Associate specialising in international corporate M&A and private equity. He holds a BA joint honours degree in Economics & Law from Durham University and is qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales. Alastair is also vice chair of the BVCA Legal Committee.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0) 20 7975 3131
  • 75 Christoph Rinnert
    Christoph Rinnert
    Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Christoph Rinnert

    Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Industrial Technology

    Christoph joined 3i in 2015 and is a Director in the German Private Equity team. He is responsible for the Industrial Technology sector in the German-speaking region.

    He was part of the deal team in 3i's investment in Weener Plastics, a leading manufacturer of innovative plastic packaging systems for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies, and is a Member of Weener Plastics' Supervisory Board. He was also part of the deal team in 3i's investment in Formel D.

    Prior to joining 3i, Christoph worked at Rothschild in the German M&A advisory team, where he was involved in a number of German and cross-border transactions for industrial and consumer companies. Previously, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Advisory Transactions Valuation & Strategy division focusing on clients in the technology sector.

    Christoph holds a Master of Engineering from Imperial College in London.

    3i office address

    OpernTurm
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
    60306 Frankfurt am Main
    +49 69 710000 0

     

    Investments

  • 76 Alec Rubenstein
    Alec Rubenstein
    Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Alec Rubenstein

    Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Consumer, Software

    Alec joined 3i in 2015, based in 3i's North American Private Equity team. He focuses primarily on software and business & technology services with a focus on new investments in supply chain software, ERP, digital commerce, and infrastructure software. He also spends time in eCommerce and consumer. Alec has been involved in 3i’s platform investments in WilsonHCG, MPM, Magnitude Software, insightsoftware, arrivia (formerly International Cruises & Excursions), Audley Travel, and Dynatect. He has also been involved in the SOR Technology, iCruise/WMPH and Thodacon GMBH transactions. He is currently a Board Director for arrivia and WilsonHCG.

    Prior to 3i, Alec was an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company where he worked in the private equity group and for corporate clients in the business services, consumer products and telecommunications sectors. His work included commercial due-diligence, growth strategy, post-merger integration, performance improvement and supply-chain restructuring.

    Alec graduated as a Robertson Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, where he earned a BS in Business Administration and BA in Economics.

    3i office address

    300 Park Ave, 23rd floor
    New York, NY 10022
    +1 (212) 848 1400

     

    Investments

  • Fabian Schneider
    Fabian Schneider
    Associate

    Germany / Private Equity

    Fabian Schneider

    Associate
    Germany / Private Equity
    Industrial Technology

    Fabian joined 3i in 2022 and is an Associate in the Private Equity team based in Frankfurt.

    He focusses on the origination and execution of investments in Germany as well as in the Industrial Technology sector.

    He is involved in 3i’s investment in Formel D.

    Prior to joining 3i, he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Credit Suisse in Germany.

    Fabian holds a MSc in Finance from Nova SBE in Lisbon and a BSc in Business Administration and Economics from the Goethe University Frankfurt.

    3i office address

    OpernTurm
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
    60306 Frankfurt am Main
    +49 69 710000 0

    Investments

  • Matthias 3I
    Matthias Senft
    Senior Associate

    Germany / Private Equity

    Matthias Senft

    Senior Associate
    Germany / Private Equity
    Healthcare

    Matthias joined 3i in 2022 and is a Senior Associate in the Private Equity team based in Frankfurt.

    Prior to joining 3i, he spent six years at the Boston Consulting Group where he advised corporate and private equity clients in North America and Europe on a broad range of topics including growth strategy and commercial due diligence. In addition, Matthias worked as Senior Director of Strategy & Business Development for A Place For Mom.

    Matthias holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen and a M.Sc. in International Finance from HEC Paris.

    3i office address

    OpernTurm
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
    60306 Frankfurt am Main
    +49 69 710000 0
  • Carson Seramur
    Carson Seramur
    Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Carson Seramur

    Associate
    North America / Private Equity

    Prior to joining 3i, Carson worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Asset Managers group at Citi, where he focussed on M&A advisory and capital raising transactions.

    Carson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in Finance and certificates in Organisational Leadership and Sustainability.

    3i office address

    300 Park Ave, 23rd floor
    New York, NY 10022
    +1 (212) 848 1400
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    Armand Silly
    Associate

    France / Private Equity

    Armand Silly

    Associate
    France / Private Equity

    Armand joined 3i in 2024 as a member of its European Private Equity team based in Paris.

    Prior to 3i, Armand was an Investment Banking Analyst with J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Group in London, where he focused on M&A advisory and capital raising transactions for European large caps and sponsors.

    During his studies, Armand interned with Rothschild & Co in Paris and Lafayette RE, a Real Estate Private Equity house, in New York.

    Armand holds a Master of Science in Management from ESCP Business School.

    3i office address

    29 rue de Berri,
    75008 Paris
    + 33 1 73 15 11 00
  • Jake Smith
    Jake Smith
    Senior Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Jake Smith

    Senior Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Healthcare

    Jake joined 3i in 2021 as a member of its North American Private Equity team based in New York. Jake has since been involved in 3i’s investment in Cirtec Medical.

    Prior to joining 3i, Jake worked as an Analyst in the Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on M&A advisory and capital raising transactions.

    Jake graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Economics.

    3i office address

    300 Park Ave, 23rd floor
    New York, NY 10022
    +1 (212) 848 1400

    Investments

  • 83 Michael Specht
    Michael Specht
    Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Michael Specht

    Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Services, Software

    Michael joined 3i in 2015 and is a Director in the German Private Equity team. He is responsible for the Business & Technology Services sector in the German-speaking region.

    He led the investments in xSuite, a software provider and MAIT, an IT services provider and was part of the deal team for the investment in Luqom (Lampenwelt), an online retailer of lighting products. He is currently on the Boards of xSuite, MAIT and DNS:NET, a provider of fibre telecommunication solutions.

    Prior to joining 3i, Michael worked at Warburg Pincus in Frankfurt and London, where he was involved in a number of private equity investments in Germany and Europe. Previously, he worked in the Transaction Advisory Services division of Ernst & Young and in consulting with Deloitte Consulting.

    Michael holds a Master degree in Economics from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

    3i office address

    OpernTurm
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
    60306 Frankfurt am Main
    +49 69 710000 0
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