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    Jo Thomson
    Active Partnership Practice Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Jo Thomson

    Active Partnership Practice Director
    UK / Private Equity
     

    Jo joined 3i in 2010 and leads the Active Partnership team. Jo is responsible for the delivery of our value creation and operational improvement model by our investment team.

    Her responsibilities include the delivery of key events such as the CEO and Chairman Forums, organising Active Partnership related training and creating visibility of advisor performance on Active Partnership initiatives. She is also responsible for the marketing and internal communications for the Private Equity business. She has a particular interest in and focus on the development of our approach to digitisation.

    Prior to joining 3i, Jo worked at EY for 14 years, initially in their Transaction Advisory Services group and then as Operations Director for their Global Private Equity team. She started her career at BDO.

    Jo has a degree in Economics from the University of Manchester.

    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. In 2007, 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, LHi and John Hardy.

    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
    • BVG India
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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, OneMed and Royal Sanders.

    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 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 the Benelux Private Equity team in 2015. He has recently been involved in 3i’s investment in Hans Anders and the portfolio management of Action and Refresco. Prior to joining 3i, Rutger worked in J.P. Morgan’s Benelux M&A team in London.

    Rutger holds a Masters degree in Finance from Duisenberg School of Finance, and Bachelor degrees in Political Science and Economics & Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam, respectively.

    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
    Partner, Managing Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Peter Wirtz

    Partner, Managing Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Peter joined 3i Germany in 1998 and was appointed Managing Director in May 2009.

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

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