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    Tobias Middelkoop
    Associate

    Germany / Private Equity

    Tobias Middelkoop

    Associate
    Germany / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Tobias joined 3i in 2021 and is an 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 Business & Technology Services sector. He is involved in 3i's investment in MAIT and was part of the deal team.

    Prior to joining 3i, Tobias interned in private equity at Cinven and in investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

    Tobias holds a Master’s degree in Advanced Finance & Investments from Rotterdam School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Maastricht University.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Mick Mulder
    Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Mick Mulder

    Associate
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Mick joined 3i in September 2021 and is an Associate in the Amsterdam Private Equity team.

    He focuses on the origination and execution of investments in the Benelux as well as in the Consumer sector.

    Prior to joining 3i, Mick worked in the Benelux Investment Banking team at Lazard in Amsterdam.

    He holds a BSc in Economics and Business Economics from Utrecht University, and a MSc in Financial Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
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    Justine Nahum
    Associate

    UK / Private Equity

    Justine Nahum

    Associate
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Justine joined 3i in June 2021 as an Associate in the UK Private Equity team.

    Prior to joining 3i, Justine worked in the M&A team at Credit Suisse, advising clients on M&A transactions across the Consumer and Industrials sectors.

    Justine holds a Masters in Finance from Imperial College.

    3i office address

    16 Palace Street
    London SW1E 5JD
    +44 20 7975 3131
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    Marc Ohayon
    Director

    France / Private Equity

    Marc Ohayon

    Director
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Since joining 3i in 2016, Marc's investment track record includes 3i's current investments in Evernex (a global provider of maintenance services for critical IT infrastructure), Havea (a European leader in the natural consumer healthcare industry) and Weener Plastics (a manufacturer of innovative plastics packaging systems for FMCGs), as well as the past investment in Etanco (a manufacturer and distributor of fasteners). He is a board member of Evernex and Havea. As part of the sector work, Marc is particularly involved in Business & Technology Services and Consumer.

    Marc represents 3i as part of the Ashoka Support Network in France, a global community of 350+ leaders who share and contribute their time to support Ashoka's social entrepreneurs in systemic social change missions.

    Marc began his career in Financial Advisory at Lazard, in the Paris team where he was involved in French and cross-border transactions in the consumer, industrial and health sectors. He then assisted large corporates and European SMEs in their M&A strategy in Latin America during his time at Euro Latina Finance, an advisory boutique specialising in the region.

    Marc holds an MSc in Management from EM LYON Business School.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Drew Olian
    Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Drew Olian

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

    Drew joined 3i in 2019 and is based in New York. He leads 3i’s Industrial sector coverage for North America and is also a member of 3i’s North America Business & Technology Services sector coverage team. He has been involved in 3i’s investments in JMJ Associates (where he is a current Board member) and Q Holding.

    Prior to joining 3i, Drew was a Vice President at The Carlyle Group, where he evaluated and executed a broad range of middle market buyout transactions with a focus on the industrial, transportation & logistics, and business services sectors. Previously, Drew worked as an Associate at Aurora Capital Group, focusing on middle market buyout transactions across diverse industries. He began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors.

    Drew received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA cum laude in mathematical economics and international relations from Pomona College.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Justin Pabst
    Senior Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Justin Pabst

    Senior Associate
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Justin joined 3i in February 2018 and is a Senior Associate in the Amsterdam office. He is focused on the Consumer sector and is a deal team member for Mepal, BoConcept and nexeye (formerly Hans Anders). He currently serves on the board of BoConcept.

    Before joining 3i, Justin was a Commercial Project Manager at Coolblue in Rotterdam, and prior to this worked as a Consultant at McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam.

    He holds a BSc in Economics and Business Economics from Utrecht University, and a MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking from Duisenberg School of Finance, Amsterdam.

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444

     

    Investments

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    nexeye CEO, Bart van den Nieuwenhof, discusses how the partnership with 3i helped nexeye transform from a discount optical brand to a leading omni-channel retail platform.
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    Fabien Paradis
    Associate

    France / Private Equity

    Fabien Paradis

    Associate
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer, Healthcare, Business & Technology Services  

    Fabien is an Associate in the Private Equity team based in Paris.

    Prior to joining 3i in 2018, Fabien previously worked in the Industrial M&A division at Deutsche Bank in London, and in Private Equity across Paris and London (AnaCap, Apax, BlackFin).

    Fabien holds an MSc in Finance from SKEMA Business School.

    3i office address

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

    One Grand Central Place
    60 E. 42nd St, Ste 4100
    New York, NY 10165
    +1 (212) 848 1400
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    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, Dutch Bakery, Royal Sanders and Yanga.

    He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dutch Bakery, 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 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
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    Tyler Prebor
    Senior Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Tyler Prebor

    Senior Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, Industrial Technology  

    Tyler joined 3i in 2021 as a member of its North American Private Equity team based in New York.

    Prior to joining 3i, Tyler worked as a Senior Associate at Pine Island Capital Partners, where he evaluated and executed a range of middle market buyout transactions with a focus on the industrial, A&D, and business services sectors. Prior to Pine Island, Tyler was an Associate in the Private Equity group at Bessemer Trust, a multi-family office. He began his career at RBC Capital Markets, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions in the consumer and retail sectors.

    Tyler graduated as a Warrington Finance Scholar and Lampros Scholar from the University of Florida, where he earned an MS and BS (magna cum laude) in Finance.

    3i office address

    One Grand Central Place
    60 E. 42nd St, Ste 4100
    New York, NY 10165
    +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

    One Grand Central Place
    60 E. 42nd St, Ste 4100
    New York, NY 10165
    +1 (212) 848 1400
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    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 the law firm, Nabarro LLP, 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 & Accounting Committee.

    3i office address

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

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    Alec Rubenstein
    Associate Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Alec Rubenstein

    Associate Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, Consumer  

    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

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

     

    Investments

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    Paras Shah
    Senior Associate

    UK / Private Equity

    Paras Shah

    Senior Associate
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Paras joined 3i in 2016 and is a Senior Associate in the UK Private Equity team. He is focused on originating and executing Private Equity investments across a range of industry sectors and has been involved in 3i's investments in MPM, Audley Travel, AES and Infinis.

    Prior to joining 3i, Paras previously worked at MV Credit and UBS.

    Paras holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Jake Smith
    Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Jake Smith

    Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, 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 investments in Cirtec Medical, insightsoftware and WilsonHCG.

    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

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

    Investments
    Cirtec Medical

    insightsoftware

    WilsonHCG

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