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    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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    David Stephens
    Partner

    UK / Private Equity

    David Stephens

    Partner
    UK / Private Equity
    Industrial Technology, Services

    David is a Partner based in London and is co-head of the UK Private Equity team, leading its efforts in the Industrial and broader Technology sectors.

    David has worked on a number of 3i investments, including its acquisition of London-based Digital Barriers, a leading provider of IoVT surveillance and security products; Sussex-based Aspen Pumps, the global market leader in condensate removal pumps; Oxfordshire-based Audley Travel, the leading provider of tailor-made travel; Ohio-based Q Holding, manufacturer of precision moulded rubber and silicone components for the auto and medical industries; and Wisconsin-headquartered Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc, manufacturer of critical components to protect and elongate equipment lifetimes and promote worker safety.

    David currently sits on the boards of Audley Travel and Digital Barriers.

    Prior to joining 3i, David worked in investment banking at DC Advisory Partners, advising clients on European mid-market M&A.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0) 20 7975 3131
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    Rohith Sunkaraneni
    Senior Associate

    UK / Private Equity

    Rohith Sunkaraneni

    Senior Associate
    UK / Private Equity

    Rohith is a Senior Associate in the Banking team within 3i Private Equity. He has worked on financing transactions for a number fo 3i's portfolio companies, including: Action, European Bakery Group, Konges Sløjd, nexeye, SaniSure, Wilson HCG and xSuite.

    Prior to joining 3i in 2022, Rohith spent over seven years at NatWest Bank working across a range of teams. He spent most of his time in Leveraged Finance, working on European mid-market and large-cap buyouts and financings across all sectors.

    Rohith holds a BSc in Biology with Business Management from Imperial College, London.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
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    Jamie Supple
    Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Jamie Supple

    Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Services, Software

    Jamie joined 3i in 2017. 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 services and healthcare 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

    Investments

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    James Thompson
    Associate Director

    UK / Private Equity

    James Thompson

    Associate Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Industrial Technology

    James is an Associate Director in the UK Private Equity team. He focuses on originating and executing Private Equity investments across a range of industry sectors within the UK and observes the Board for 3i's investment in Scandlines.

    Prior to joining 3i in 2016, James worked as a consultant at Roland Berger and Deloitte where he focussed on aerospace, advanced materials and other industrial opportunities.

    James holds a MEng in Materials Science from the University of Oxford.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
  • Joanna Thomson
    Jo Thomson
    Active Partnership Practice Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Jo Thomson

    Active Partnership Practice Director
    UK / Private Equity

    Jo Thomson leads the Active Partnership team. Her core responsibilities include the sharing of best practice across our investors as well as our portfolio companies. This incorporates the delivery of key events such as the CEO and Chairman Forums, developing Active Partnership related training, creating visibility of advisor performance on Active Partnership initiatives as well as working on key business priorities, for example digitisation, sustainability and D,E&I. 

    Jo is also responsible for the marketing and internal communications for the Private Equity business.

    Prior to joining 3i, Jo worked at EY in their Global Private Equity team. 

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 (0)20 7975 3131
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    Nicolas Urban
    Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Nicolas Urban

    Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer

    Nicolas joined 3i in 2014 and is a Director in the Private Equity team based in Frankfurt.

    He was part of the deal team in 3i's investments in Luqom Group, GartenHaus, MPM, Weener Plastics and KINOLT. He currently sits on the Board of Luqom Group. Nicolas previously sat on the Board of Christ and was an Observer on the GEKA Board.

    Previously, Nicolas worked in Deutsche Bank’s investment banking team with a focus on M&A. Nicolas holds a Masters degree in Finance & Accounting from London School of Economics and a Bachelors degree in Business from WHU.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Rutger Vos
    Director

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Rutger Vos

    Director
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer

    Rutger Vos joined 3i in 2015 where he is a Director in the Benelux Private Equity and global Consumer teams. He is currently involved in 3i’s investments in VakantieDiscounter, Mepal, nexeye and Action and serves on the Boards of nexeye, Mepal and VakantieDiscounter. He previously worked on the acquisitions of European Bakery Group, Royal Sanders and the divestment of Refresco.

    Prior to joining 3i, he worked in J.P. Morgan’s Benelux M&A team in London. He holds an MSc in Finance from Duisenberg School of Finance, a BSc in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam and a BSc in Economics & Business from VU University Amsterdam.

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 74
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
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    Ross Warshauer
    Senior Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Ross Warshauer

    Senior Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Healthcare

    Ross joined 3i in 2021 as a member of its North American Private Equity team based in New York. Ross has since been involved in 3i’s investments in SaniSure and ten23 Health.

    Prior to joining 3i, Ross was an Investment Banking Analyst with Perella Weinberg Partners in the Healthcare Group, where he focused on M&A advisory and capital raising transactions.

    Ross graduated from Emory University with a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics.

    3i office address

    300 Park Ave, 23rd floor
    New York, NY 10022
    +1 (212) 848 1400
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    Peter Wirtz
    Co-Head, Private Equity

    Germany / Private Equity

    Peter Wirtz

    Co-Head, Private Equity
    Germany / Private Equity

    Peter joined 3i Germany in 1998. He was appointed co-Managing Director 3i Deutschland in May 2009 and Co-Head of 3i Private Equity in April 2019. He is a member of the Investment Committee as well as of 3i Group Executive Committee.

    During his time at 3i, Peter has taken a leading role across more than 15 transactions including YDEON (GartenHaus), Luqom (Lampenwelt), Christ, Scandlines, Amor and MotorenWerkeMannheim (MWM).

    Further transactions in which Peter has been involved include 3i’s investments in arrivia (ICE), Action, Basic-Fit, NORMA, Hyva and Azelis. Peter currently sits on the Boards of Luqom and YDEON.

    Prior to joining 3i, Peter worked for Procter & Gamble and Deutsche Bank. He holds a degree in Business and Administration from the University of Bamberg.

    3i office address

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

    Investments

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