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    Jake Shuster
    Associate Director

    North America / Private Equity

    Jake Shuster

    Associate Director
    North America / Private Equity
    Healthcare, Industrial  

    Jake joined 3i in 2019 as a member of its North American Private Equity team based in New York. Jake has since been involved in 3i’s investment in Q Holdings. 

    Prior to joining 3i, Jake worked as an Associate at Golden Gate Capital, where he invested in the healthcare and industrial sectors. Prior to Golden Gate, Jake was a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, the management consulting firm, and Head of FP&A at Bowery Farming, a VC-backed start-up. 

    Jake graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania.

    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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    Kevin Silverstein
    Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Kevin Silverstein

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

    Kevin joined 3i in 2020 as a member of its North American Private Equity team based in New York. Kevin has since been involved in 3i’s investments in Q Holding and WilsonHCG.

    Prior to joining 3i, Kevin worked as a consultant at Strategy&, conducting commercial diligence, growth strategy, value creation, and post-merger integration engagements for private equity firms, portfolio companies, and corporations.

    Kevin graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in English.

    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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    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 investment in Luqom Group, an online retailer of lighting products.

    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 is a Director based in London and is co-head of the UK PE team, leading its efforts in the industrial technology sector. 

    David has worked on a number of 3i investments, including its acquisition of 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.

    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
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    Jamie Supple
    Associate Director

    UK / Private Equity

    Jamie Supple

    Associate Director
    UK / Private Equity
    Business & Technology Services, Healthcare  

    Jamie joined 3i in 2017 and is an Associate Director. 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
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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    Jerin Thomas
    Associate

    North America / Private Equity

    Jerin Thomas

    Associate
    North America / Private Equity
    Healthcare, Business & Technology Services  

    Jerin joined 3i in 2019 as a member of its North American Private Equity team based in New York. Since joining, Jerin has been involved in 3i’s investments in Cirtec Medical and JMJ Associates.

    Prior to joining 3i, Jerin was a member of the Global Healthcare Group at Credit Suisse where he focused on advising clients on mergers & acquisitions, capital raising and other corporate activities.

    Jerin graduated with Honors from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business with a B.S. in Finance and Economics and Minor in Psychology.

    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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    James Thompson
    Associate Director

    UK / Private Equity

    James Thompson

    Associate Director
    UK / Private Equity
     

    James is an Associate Director in the UK Private Equity team. He is focused on originating and executing Private Equity investments across a range of industry sectors within the UK.

    Prior to joining 3i in 2016, James worked as a consultant at Roland Berger and Deloitte.

    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
    +44 (0)20 7975 3232
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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 priorities, 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
    Investment Advisor

    UK / Private Equity

    John Thomson

    Investment Advisor
    UK / Private Equity
     

    John joined 3i in 1996. He moved to Singapore in 2000 where he was responsible for 3i’s South East Asia Private Equity business. He is currently an Investment Advisor, based in the UK.

    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. 

    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.

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    Nicolas Urban
    Associate Director

    Germany / Private Equity

    Nicolas Urban

    Associate Director
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Nicolas joined 3i in 2014 and is an Associate 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 Boards of Luqom Group and 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.

    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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    Robert Van Goethem
    Partner

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Robert Van Goethem

    Partner
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Robert joined 3i in 2005 as a Partner and is based in 3i's Benelux office. As former head of 3i's global Consumer sector, he remains an active member of the sector team. Robert has also led 3i's efforts into developing and executing digital strategies for 3i itself and its portfolio companies.

    He has been involved in, amongst others, Action, Hans Anders, BoConcept, Basic-Fit, KINOLT (formerly known as Euro-Diesel), Amor, ABX Logistics, Azelis, Aviapartner, Hyva, Havea, Christ and VNU Media. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Action.

    Prior to joining 3i, Robert was a Partner at Permira and before that 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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    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. He is responsible for 3i's Industrial sector.

    Ulf has worked on a number of Private Equity transactions at 3i. His most recent deals include Formel D 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
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    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
    Director

    Benelux / Private Equity

    Rutger Vos

    Director
    Benelux / Private Equity
    Consumer  

    Rutger Vos joined 3i in 2015 and is a member of the Benelux Private Equity and global Consumer teams.

    He is currently involved in 3i's investments in Hans Anders, eyes + more and Action, and previously worked on the acquisition of Royal Sanders and the divestment of 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 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 72
    1071 JL Amsterdam
    0031 / 20 3057444
    0031 / 20 3057455

     

    Investments

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    Kristina Wiren
    Senior Associate, Private Equity

    Germany / Private Equity

    Kristina Wiren

    Senior Associate, Private Equity
    Germany / Private Equity
    Consumer, Healthcare  

    Kristina joined 3i in 2019 and is a Senior Associate in the Private Equity team based in Frankfurt.

    She focuses on the origination and execution of investments in Germany as well as in the Consumer and Healthcare sectors. She was part of the deal team in 3i's investment in GartenHaus. She is involved in 3i's investment in Luqom Group.

    Prior to joining 3i, Kristina worked as an Investment Banking analyst at ALANTRA in Germany.

    Kristina holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Copenhagen Business School.

    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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    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 co-Managing Director 3i Deutschland 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
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