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    Marc Ohayon
    Senior Associate

    France / Private Equity

    Marc Ohayon

    Senior Associate
    France / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Marc is a Senior Associate in the French Private Equity team and joined 3i in 2016.

    He was notably involved in 3i’s investment in Etanco, the leading European manufacturer and distributor of fasteners.

    Marc began his career in Financial Advisory at Lazard, spending three and a half years 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
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    Andrew Olinick
    Partner, Managing Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Andrew Olinick

    Partner, Managing Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Andrew Olinick joined 3i in 2007 and is co-Head of 3i’s North America Private Equity team and the Global Head of Business & Technology Services. Andrew has played a key role in 3i’s investments in International Cruise and Excursions, Inc. (ICE), Element, JMJ Associates and TouchTunes. He currently sits on the Board of JMJ Associates and ICE.

    Prior to joining 3i, Andrew was an Associate at VSS, where he focused on the media, business services and education sectors. Prior to joining VSS, Andrew was an Associate at ZelnickMedia, a media-focused private equity firm.

    Andrew received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    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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    Justin Pabst
    Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Justin Pabst

    Associate
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Justin joined 3i in February 2018 as an Associate in the Amsterdam office. He is focused on the Consumer sector.

    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
    0031 / 20 3057455
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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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    Bastiaan Peer
    Associate Director

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Bastiaan Peer

    Associate Director
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Bastiaan Peer is an Associate Director in the Benelux Private Equity team.

    He is a deal team member for Basic-Fit (European value-for-money fitness chain), BoConcept (global furniture brand), Euro-Diesel (manufacturer of power back-up systems) and Royal Sanders (producer of personal care products). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Royal Sanders, BoConcept (Observer) and Euro-Diesel. Previously, Bastiaan was an Observer on the Board of Azelis, a pan-European specialty chemicals distribution company.

    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
    0031 / 20 3057455

     

    Investments

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    André Perwas
    Partner

    Germany / Private Equity

    André Perwas

    Partner
    Germany / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    André joined 3i’s German Private Equity team in 2006. His key investments include Formel D, Lampenwelt, Christ, Amor, GEKA and Novem. André is currently a Board member of Lampenwelt and a former board member of Formel D, Christ, GEKA and Amor.

    André is also leading the Business & Technology Services sector for 3i in Germany.

    Prior to joining 3i, André was a Senior Manager at Accenture's strategy practice, leading client projects and corporate development/ M&A initiatives throughout Europe and the US.

    André has a Masters in Mathematics and holds an MBA from the University of California in Berkeley.

    3i office address

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

     

    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

     

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    Alastair Richardson
    Director, Head of Legal

    UK / Private Equity

    Alastair Richardson

    Director, Head of Legal
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Alastair is Director, 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 a member of the BVCA Legal & Accounting Committee.

    3i office address

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

    Germany / Private Equity

    Christoph Rinnert

    Associate Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Christoph joined 3i in 2015 and is an Associate 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 an Observer on the 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
    +49 69 710000 113

     

    Investments

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    Alec Rubenstein
    Senior Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Alec Rubenstein

    Senior Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Alec joined 3i in 2015, based in 3i's North American Private Equity team. Alec focuses primarily on the Business & Technology Services sector and has been involved in 3i’s investments in International Cruises & Excursions (“ICE”), Vascotube, Quintiles, Audley Travel, and Dynatect. He is currently a Board Observer on ICE.

    Prior to 3i, Alec worked as 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.  Alec also sits on the board of the National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD). 

    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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    Rudi Schembri
    Banking Associate Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Rudi Schembri

    Banking Associate Director
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Rudi Schembri joined 3i’s Banking Team in June 2015 and has since worked on banking for several acquisitions and portfolio companies including Action, ATESTEO, Formel D, GEKA, Hans Anders, Lampenwelt, Ponroy, Scandlines and Schlemmer.

    Before joining 3i Private Equity, Rudi spent 4 years in Deutsche Bank’s Leveraged Debt Capital Markets Team, where he worked across both the term loan and high yield bond products. Prior to this, Rudi spent 5 years at UBS in the Leveraged Finance Team and the UK Investment Banking Team. In addition, Rudi worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ consulting services for 1 year.

    Rudi holds an MSc Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and is a Certified Public Accountant. He also holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Malta, both with first class honours.

    3i office address

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

    North America / Private Equity

    Zack Shaftal

    Senior Associate
    North America / Private Equity
     

    Zack joined 3i in 2018 as a member of the North American Private Equity team based in New York. Since joining, Zack has been involved with 3i’s investment in JMJ Associates.

    Prior to joining 3i, Zack was an Associate at Madison Dearborn Partners, where he focused primarily on investments in the industrial, consumer, and business services sectors. Zack was previously an Analyst at Greenhill & Co.

    Zack received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    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
    JMJ Associates

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    Michael Specht
    Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Michael Specht

    Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Michael joined 3i in 2015 and is a Director in the German Private Equity team. He was part of the deal team for the investments in Lampenwelt, an online retailer of lighting products, and in Schlemmer, an automotive supplier, where he is currently a Board member.

    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
    +49 69 710000 113

     

    Investments

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    David Stephens
    Director

    UK / Private Equity

    David Stephens

    Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    David focuses on originating, executing and representing 3i on the Boards of Private Equity investments across Europe. He predominantly focuses on 3i's activities in the Industrial sector in the UK, but has also spent significant time on deal execution in the US.

    Recent deals David has worked on include 3i’s investments in 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 designed to protect and elongate equipment lifetime and promote worker safety.

    David also supported the sale of London-based Civica, the international provider of specialist IT systems and business process services, and was previously a Director on the Board of ESG before recently completing its disposal to Socotec.

    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
    +44 (0) 20 7975 3232

     

    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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    Nicola Tassell
    Senior Counsel

    UK / Private Equity

    Nicola Tassell

    Senior Counsel
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Nicola Tassell is Senior Counsel for 3i's Private Equity and India Infrastructure team, with responsibility for legal risk management and the provision of legal support for new investments, portfolio matters, exits and fundraising activities for 3i's international private equity and India Infrastructure business.

    Nicola joined 3i in 2004 from the law firm, Clifford Chance LLP, where she worked as an Associate specialising in international corporate M&A and private equity. She holds a LLB honours degree in English and Spanish Law from Kent University and is qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales.

    3i office address

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