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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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    Jelle Klein Teeselink
    Analyst

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Jelle Klein Teeselink

    Analyst
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Healthcare, Industrial  

    Jelle joined 3i in January 2018 as an Analyst in the Benelux Private Equity team, after completing an internship at 3i, and is involved in the portfolio management of BoConcept. 

    Prior to joining 3i he also completed an internship at Nordian Capital Partners.

    Jelle holds a Masters degree in Financial Engineering & management (Cum Laude) from the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
    0031 / 20 3057455

     

    Investments

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    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 work streams, for example digitisation and sustainability. She is also responsible for the marketing and internal communications for the Private Equity business.

    Prior to joining 3i, Jo worked at EY, initially in their Transaction Advisory Services group and then as Operations Director for their Global Private Equity team.

    3i office address

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

    Singapore / Private Equity

    John Thomson

    Partner
    Singapore / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    John joined 3i in 1996 and moved to Singapore in 2000 where he is a Partner. John is responsible for 3i’s South East Asia Private Equity business.

    He led 3i’s investments in Franklin Offshore, a rapidly growing service provider to the offshore and marine industries, and was part of the team that led a capital raising for Asia Capital Re, the first pan-Asia re-insurance start-up. He led the Buyout of LHi, a Medtech company based in China that manufactures and supplies medical leads and harnesses globally.

    John has been on the deal teams for a number of 3i’s Indian investments including BVG. He currently sits on the boards of ACR Capital Holdings and LHi.

    Prior to joining 3i, John spent seven years at Coats Viyella plc. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiology from the University of Glasgow.

    3i office address

    3i Asia Limited
    6 Battery Road
    Level 42, Unit 07
    Singapore 049909
    +65 6232 2937
    +65 6232 2943

     

    Investments

    • ACR Capital Holdings
    • Indiareit
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    Nicolas Urban
    Senior Associate

    Germany / Private Equity

    Nicolas Urban

    Senior Associate
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer  

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

    He was part of the deal team in 3i´s investments in Lampenwelt, Weener Plastics, Schlemmer and EURO-DIESEL. He currently sits on the Board of Christ, is an Observer on the Board of Lampenwelt and was an Observer on the GEKA Board.

    Previously, Nicolas worked in Deutsche Bank’s investment banking team with a focus on M&A.

    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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    Karel van der Voorden
    Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Karel van der Voorden

    Associate
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Karel joined 3i in 2017 as an Associate in the Benelux Private Equity team. He is a deal team member for Basic-Fit, Euro-Diesel and Royal Sanders.

    Previously, Karel was involved in the divestment of OneMed.

    Prior to joining 3i, Karel worked in Morgan Stanley’s Benelux investment banking team in London.

    Karel holds a BSc degree in Econometrics and an MSc degree in Financial Economics 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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    Robert Van Goethem
    Partner, Head of Consumer

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Robert Van Goethem

    Partner, Head of Consumer
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Robert is responsible for 3i's global Consumer sector focusing on consumer products, food and beverage, retail and leisure. He also leads 3i's efforts into developing and executing digital strategies for 3i itself and its portfolio companies.

    He joined 3i in 2005 as a Partner and is based in 3i's Benelux office. He has been involved in, amongst others, Action, Hans Anders, BoConcept, Basic-Fit, Euro-Diesel, Amor, ABX Logistics, Azelis, Aviapartner, Hyva, Ponroy, Christ and VNU Media. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Action and Euro-Diesel.

    Prior to joining 3i, Robert was a Partner at Permira and before that Robert worked in private equity related finance areas at Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup) in London, Citibank in London and Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan) in New York.

    He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a degree in Business Administration for the University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), and a Law degree from the University of Louvain (Leuven, Belgium).

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
    0031 / 20 3057455

     

    Investments

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    Flore Van Schaik
    Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Flore Van Schaik

    Associate
    Benelux / Private Equity
     

    Flore joined 3i in 2018 as an Associate in the Benelux Private Equity team. She focuses on the origination and execution of investments in the Benelux region.

    Flore was previously an Investment Banking Analyst at J.P. Morgan in London, where she focused on M&A transactions in the Benelux region and on the TMT sector.

    She holds a BSc degree in System Engineering, Policy Analysis & Management from Delft University of Technology, and a MSc degree in Econometrics from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

    3i office address

    Cornelis Schuytstraat 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
    0031 / 20 3057455
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    Martin von Berg
    Associate

    Germany / Private Equity

    Martin von Berg

    Associate
    Germany / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Martin joined 3i in 2016 as an Associate in the Frankfurt Private Equity team. He focuses on the origination and execution of investments in Germany as well as in the Industrial sector. He is part of the team responsible for 3i's investment in Schlemmer, a global leader in cable management solutions for the automotive industry.

    Prior to joining 3i, Martin worked as an analyst in the German investment banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

    Martin holds a M.Sc. in Management, with a focus on Corporate Finance, from University of Mannheim, Germany.

    3i office address

    OpernTurm
    Bockenheimer Landstraße 2-4
    60306 Frankfurt am Main
    +49 69 710000 0
    +49 69 710000 113
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    Ulf von Haacke
    Partner, Managing Director, Head of Industrial

    Germany / Private Equity

    Ulf von Haacke

    Partner, Managing Director, Head of Industrial
    Germany / Private Equity
    Industrial  

    Ulf joined 3i Germany in 2001 and was appointed joint Managing Director and co-head of Germany in May 2009.

    Ulf has worked on a number of Private Equity transactions at 3i and is responsible for 3i’s global Industrial sector. His most recent deals include FORMEL D, Schlemmer, and Weener Plastics, where he also sits on the board. He has also led the successful exits of ATESTEO, GEKA, and HILITE International.

    Ulf studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH), where he also received a PhD. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University Hagen.

    3i office address

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

    Wolfgang Schmitz, CEO of ATESTEO, explains how 3i’s expertise in the automotive industry helped ATESTEO accelerate its international growth.
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    Rutger Vos
    Senior Associate

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Rutger Vos

    Senior Associate
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Rutger joined 3i in 2015 and is a member of the Benelux Private Equity and global Consumer teams. He has been involved in 3i’s investments in Hans Anders, Royal Sanders, Action and Refresco. He currently serves on the Board of Hans Anders.

    Prior to joining 3i, he worked in J.P. Morgan’s Benelux M&A team in London.

    He holds a Masters degree 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 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
    0031 / 20 3057455

     

    Investments

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    Pete Wilson
    Partner

    UK / Private Equity

    Pete Wilson

    Partner
    UK / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services  

    Pete is the partner leading the UK private equity team with a particular focus on the Business & Technology Services sector. Since joining 3i in 2006, he has worked on a number of deals including most recently the acquisition of Aspen Pumps, the global leader in design, manufacture and distribution of condensate removal pumps to the air conditioning industry.

    Other deals and portfolio companies that he has been involved in include Civica (IT software and services), Q Holdings (specialist manufacturer), Inspicio (testing, inspection and certification), the sale of Inspectorate to Bureau Veritas, SLR Consulting (environmental consulting), Bestinvest (wealth management) and BVG India (facilities management).  He is currently a Director on the Boards of Aspen Pumps and SLR Consulting Limited. Previously he was a Director of Civica, ESG and Bestinvest.

    Prior to joining 3i, Pete worked in the Strategy Group at Accenture, where he advised clients on transactions as well as corporate and market entry strategy projects in the technology, media and telecommunications sector.  Pete has a First Class honours degree in Management Science from the University of Warwick.

    3i office address

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

     

    Investments

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    Peter Wirtz
    Co-Head, Private Equity

    Germany / Private Equity

    Peter Wirtz

    Co-Head, Private Equity
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Peter joined 3i Germany in 1998. He was appointed Managing Director in May 2009 and Co-Head of Private Equity in April 2019.

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

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

    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
    +49 69 710000 113

     

    Investments

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